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Technological advancements are creating a revolutionary change for the educational and training sectors as we see more and more courses and educational material consumed through online or e-learning. The ability to design and deliver online courses is becoming a vital skill for educators of today.
This self-guided professional development course offers a practical introduction to online teaching for adult education and looks at how to re-create the traditional classroom experience in an online context. It explains the difference between e-learning and online learning and explores frameworks for teaching online as well as strategies for delivering effective adult online learning.
With a specific focus on adult education, the aim of this course is to provide you with an understanding of how to create online courses, the ability to build online student communities and the knowledge of what is required to effectively teach online. Additionally, Education Leaders will benefit from these insights to support curriculum development, teaching, learning and self-assessments.
Who is the Adult Education: How to Teach Online professional development course for?
Though open to anyone, this professional development short course is ideally suited for those working in adult education or training including colleges and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) or organisational training providers and consultancies. It will be of particular interest to people in roles such as:
Gain a Certificate and digital badges to recognise your CPD achievement
Upon successful completion of this Adult Education: How to Teach Online course, you will be awarded with an E-Certificate of Completion from the University of Derby to recognise your achievement and your commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), allowing you to provide evidence to a professional body or to your employer or simply for inclusion in your personal development portfolio.
You will also gain a digital badge for each unit that you complete, recognising your efforts for each stage of the course.
Whilst this course does not lead to University credits, it can be used to evidence your CPD and experiential learning.
During the Adult Education: How to Teach Online professional development course, you can expect to:
A flexible course that fits in with working and family life
This learner led course is open for continuous enrolment, which means it can be studied at any time and delivered 100% online, allowing you to manage your studies around work and family commitments. This is a self-guided course which involves reflective activities to assess subject understanding whilst completing a personal portfolio. Our online short courses are designed to be intellectually stimulating, thought provoking and rewarding.
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Course duration: 4 units, 5 hours of study per unit
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Cost includes VAT
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