Adult Education: How to Teach Online
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. 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.
Who is it 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.
This is a practical course, during which you will create online educational resources to share with colleagues to obtain their views and feedback. You will explore the opportunities and challenges of online teaching and will understand what it takes to teach online as well as what it is like to be an online learner. These experiences will help you to improve your online teaching methods.

You will gain valuable insight into the world of online adult education by exploring what an online learning experience should be like and looking at practical examples and effective pedagogical approaches to online learning design.
The course is widely available for anyone to take part regardless of age or location, or level of education or professional work experience.
You will however need access to the internet whether it is on your PC, tablet, mobile or other electronic device. You will also need a valid email address to register with Canvas Network on order to take part in the course.
You will be required to agree to the terms and conditions, which will be available when you enrol, before you start the course.
Learners should have an understanding of the English Language and the ability to study in English

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