This stimulating and informative teacher training course provides a learner-centred approach to online teaching, with a focus on creating interactive online classroom lessons and collaborative online learning environments. Starting with key fundamentals such as how to adapt common communicative activities to the online classroom, the course also looks at designing and organising a fully online programme and creating relevant and meaningful materials including various forms of media, feedback routines and principles of learning design. The course is highly interactive and full of practical and user-friendly tips, techniques and materials from experienced online teachers and trainers.
This course is available in a face-to-face, blended and fully online format.
Face-to-face: a one-week intensive in York
Blended: a 10-hour digital course followed by a 20-hour one-week intensive course in York
Fully online: a 10-hour digital course
After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:
At the end of the course, you will:
If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.
In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.
Introduction to online learning approaches
|YORK WEEK: |
Establishing course expectations and group dynamic building
Virtual Classrooms 3:
- how interactive can a virtual class be?
- practical ideas for creating engagement in virtual classrooms
what goes in a virtual class; what doesn’t?
Online asynchronous environments: defining levels of collaboration
Virtual classrooms 1
- comparison of functionalities
- problem solving with technology issues
libraries, creating galleries,
free sources, copyright issues, etc
Delivering feedback in asychnronous environments:
- types of feedback
- automated feedback
feedback in richer media
Virtual classrooms: putting it all together:
planning for virtual classroom practice
Virtual classrooms 2
- collaboration boards
- breakout rooms
quizzes, word searches, crosswords and language testing
Providing input through media 2: talking head videos:
-‘how-to’ on video creating and practice
Learner journeys: looking at the more broader experience of the learner and the online course
Collaborative activity: mapping your learner journey
Providing input through media 1: infographics:
‘how-to’ on infographic creation and practice
Managing motivational levels of students online
Providing input through media 3: podcasting
Virtual classroom practice:
feedback, evaluation and debrief on virtual classroom lessons
Virtual classroom practice:
delivering virtual lessons and feedback
Safeguarding your learners:
- open source platforms
- security guidelines
- risk-assessment for online and virtual classroom course design
Field Trip and project task