Introduction to Online Course Delivery

I attended this online event, organised by JISC Regional Support Centre Yorkshire & Humber in October 2011.

The session was taught using Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate), which I had not used before. I liked it! It was easy and the trainers were very good at introducing us to the software and let us play to get used to the new environment. I have since used Tinychat which is similar but more basic (and free). Other platforms to explore for online training are:

And for online publishing:

Why deliver training online?

  • interactive
  • what and when you want -> time benefits
  • adapt to new environment

Key differences to on-site training:

  • no venue or travel necessary
  • no food
  • when you deliver live training (on or offline) you need two people really, in case one of them is ill, called away, etc.
  • need a place to share materials, e.g. moodle, slideshare > share resources and session afterwards

Think about teaching live and offering different modules. Think about blended approach.

Can market your online courses to the whole world (global market).

I think the success of online training depends a lot on the trainer (as most training) as they need to engage the learner and keep them on the right track, especially if training isn’t delivered live. A support group of learners that works together through online sharing is important too, depending on the learner’s learning style.

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About Carolin

Librarian, amongst other things.
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