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Why choose this course?
This tutor-led course is designed to introduce participants to the technical skills as well as the soft skills required to be an effective moderator in an online teaching and learning environment.
You will get hands on practice with the technical tools such as navigation, HTML coding and using collaborative tools. You will explore some of the concepts behind online moderating and the tools and techniques to help you successfully manage an online course.
The course addresses the key skills e-moderators or e-tutors need and answers questions such as how to drive participation and evaluate your participants’ learning.
This is a challenging course and you will work individually and in groups to build your understanding, knowledge and practice of online moderation.
20 October 2016 - Applications now closed
6 weeks (6 hours per week)
Teacher educator framework:
Understanding the teaching context; Taking responsibility for professional development.
Who it's for:
This course is designed to prepare experienced educators to become moderators of online courses. It is particularly aimed at developing teachers, teacher trainers and lecturers who work in or are going to be working in institutions that offer blended or fully online courses.
Starting E-moderating is designed to give you the confidence to implement the technical skills as well as the soft skills required to be an effective moderator in an online teaching and learning environment.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- plan and customise effective online teaching
- integrate communication tools into an online learning platform
- use online editing tools including HTML code
- upload assignments and assess grade books and reports
- use appropriate tools from video conferencing platforms to achieve learning aims
- employ a range of techniques (e.g. interaction patterns, communication tools) to keep course participants engaged and motivated for the duration of an online course
- demonstrate characteristics of reflective teacher trainers
Minimum level of English required
CEF level B2
Participants lead on their own record of work which is assessed at the end of each unit, and these assignments form a portfolio on which the participants are given a final assessment of excellent/successful/unsuccessful.
Participants successfully completing the course will receive a British Council certificate of completion.