Coaching for Online Discussion Facilitation
Learn how to apply and evaluate the main strategies for enhancing online discussions
This course is designed to give you the freedom to go through the content and complete the assignment at your own pace. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for special rates for groups and institutions.
Globally, we are already experiencing closures in schools and universities, postponements or even cancellations of conferences and other organised events, and social distancing. To ensure a continuity in students’ learning, most governments are looking to find a solution in online education initiatives. Such initiatives may include the use of online synchronous communication and the design, delivery and assessment of online learning activities within a virtual learning environment. This training course aims to support teachers in their new role in online education, through the completion of 3-hour autonomous modules, teachers will be introduced to the most important elements of online learning.
Apart from the training and the learning activities that will take place within each autonomous module, teachers will have the opportunity to share questions, concerns, challenges, but also good practices related to effective online teaching. Support will be given to participants, ensuring a safe and open space of collaboration, co-creation and development.
After successful completion of the course, participants should be able to understand:
- Understand the main strategies for enhancing online discussions
- Apply these strategies for effective online discussions
- Evaluate online discussion as part of the teaching and learning practice
A certificate of completion will be sent to successful participants. Successful completion can be achieved by completing the learning task assigned.
For whom is this course?
- This course is for teachers who work in primary, secondary, higher and vocational education.
- Also for people who facilitate online workshops and events and want to know more about online education and the different pedagogical approaches.
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Meet the course instructors
Dimitrios Vlachopoulos has worked as faculty member in different universities in the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, Spain and Cyprus, mainly conducting research in education sciences and teaching in post-graduate and doctorate programs in the field of pedagogy and business administration. He is a committed lifelong learner with a PhD in distance education and instructional technology and 6 MA degrees in education and social sciences. His research focuses on new and emerging pedagogies, instructional design, research methodology, digital transformation, teachers’ training and quality assurance in education. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He has more than 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals, books and international conferences and has participated in more than 15 EU projects related to education and ICT.