Take your online training delivery to a higher dimension
”I enjoyed Online Course Delivery immensely. The training provider has designed a detailed course that gives fantastic value for money, incorporating both individual and group forms of communication and tasks. The course has given me the knowledge and tools to further my career teaching online. I can highly recommend Online Course Delivery.” – Matt in Brazil
Our signature training in Online Course Delivery is designed for teachers and trainers in any field who wish to develop their career in online education. It covers the essentials of moderating a virtual learning environment (VLE), content design, how to effectively balance self-access content with live sessions, the facilitation of learner-centred knowledge construction, and assessment.
If you think ‘teaching online’ just means live lessons in a virtual classroom, then get ready to think again!
This is an interactive group course, which requires active participation and collaborative work. While some pedagogical theory is covered, it is largely practical and experiential.
You will come to understand the needs of online learners by being an online learner yourself.
The training is tutor-facilitated, and you will have daily contact and feedback.
Skills you will learn
- Working with virtual learning environments (i.e. Moodle)
- Encouraging participation in online courses
- Dealing with learner issues
- How eLearning can be better than face-to-face training
- How to effectively balance synchronous and asynchronous tasks
- The importance of socialisation in online education
- Engaging and motivating online learners
- Creating tasks for different learner types
- Essential elements of multimedia design
- How to create powerful presentations for live online sessions
- The keys to teaching in a virtual classroom
- How to productively moderate online forum discussions
- Creating and sourcing content for asynchronous courses
- The psychology of online learning
- The crucial components of instructional design
- Effective assessment in the online world
The final assessment is a group project in which you will be developing a sample unit for an asynchronous course. Our hope is that beyond the course, you will continue to develop your courseware and deliver it to your own learners.
Course length, dates & times
This 35-hour course is delivered over 5 weeks, therefore 7 hours each week.
There will be a weekly 1-hour live session, the timing of which will be negotiated per the availability of the group.
Apart from the live session, much of the interaction takes place in online forums. Participants can log in and work through each unit at any time during the week.
A new run of the course begins every 6 weeks. CLICK HERE for dates and fees.
- Access & Climate Setting
We’ll begin our journey by exploring our virtual learning environment (VLE), finding our way around some of the course resources, and in getting to know each other. As a virtual learning community, we will be working very closely together throughout the course. We’ll start thinking about how to effectively moderate online courses, and will also consider the advantages of eLearning over face-to-face training.
- Online Socialisation
Unit 2 is based on the concept of learning being a social process and looks at how a tutor can encourage interaction in a learner-centred online environment. We’ll also think about learner types and how to cater for these. We will learn how to develop a lively social learning environment, consider some important tutor skills, and try out a variety of Moodle activities.
- Information Exchange
Online learning environments allow a multitude of ways to present multimedia content. In this unit, we’ll cover essential principles of multimedia learning, and experiment with a range of tools and online resources. This is a very practical unit!
- Knowledge Construction
In Unit 4 we’ll look at how the dynamics of our initial stages of course design result in the main aim of socialisation: the establishment of a true online learning community. We’ll explore some important theory at the heart of knowledge construction, try out some more digital learning activities, and begin work on a collaborative project.
In this final unit of our voyage we’ll look at how to bring a course to an end. We’ll consider assessment in the online context, and think about how to ensure that our learners leave our courses with the confidence to continue their learning autonomously. A large amount of this week is scheduled to allow everyone time to complete the collaborative project, which is used for summative assessment. The final assessment is a group project in which you will be developing a sample unit for an asynchronous course. Our hope is that beyond the course, you will continue to develop your courseware and deliver it to your own learners.
“This has been an inspirational, amazing, fun and challenging course, one for which I’m very grateful for. Being online felt like being at home. Thank you so much for this opportunity.” – Sissy in South Africa
Private Group Bookings
This training course is also available to private groups and can be tailored for specific organisations.
Our prices for private group bookings are:
- 5 – 10 participants £355
- 11 – 20 participants £710
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
By the end of this course, you will be fully-versed in designing and delivering highly-effective online courses in virtual learning environments (i.e. Moodle). This will allow you to start delivering your own independent online training.
Supporting independent practitioners is our main aim. Our ideal is that participants will go on to create their very own virtual learning environments and to launch their very own online school / training platform.
Graduates of our training automatically become MisterBee Associates.
MisterBee Associates gain access to The Beehive – a free community resource, established to support independent online practitioners. Our aim is to provide resources and encouragement to help our members establish themselves as independent training providers.
In addition, we aim to provide teaching / training work through our sister project, ASEAN Business English, and through other projects as they arise
We also offer support in setting up your very own online school. ASEAN Business English was established to help you get started, but our main goal is for you to be successful as an independent practitioner.
“I felt so inspired by this course, which I learned so much from. It gave me a better perception of online teaching.” – Margo in South Africa