PURPOSE OF THE TRAIN THE TRAINERS ONLINE COURSE
This unit standard will provide recognition for those who facilitate or intend to facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies. Formal recognition will enhance their employability and also provide a means to identify competent learning facilitators.
- People credited with this unit standard are able to:
- Plan and prepare for facilitation;
- Facilitate learning; and
- Evaluate learning and facilitation.
Online courses are revolutionizing formal education, and have opened a new genre of outreach on cultural and scientific topics. These courses deliver a series of lessons to a web browser or mobile device, to be conveniently accessed anytime, anyplace.
An “online course is designed as a built environment for learning. It’s constructed as an experience that can be followed sequentially or can be accessed throughout the designated time period,”
Online courses are typically a mix of video recordings or live lectures supplemented with readings and assessments that students can complete on their own time.
Online study – The method of study typically associated with online courses and programmes relies on a higher level of interaction than distance study, with a teaching style which is a bit similar to a traditional classroom setting – but without the actual classroom! Online study is facilitated by offering the student a range of resources that serve to assist them throughout their learning journey.
According to the dictionary, a course is a series of lectures or lessons about a particular subject, leading to an examination or qualification. The term became popular in the 1800s and comes originally from the Latin word cursus, which contains the idea of something that runs, or flows. Which is very related to how a course works: there’s a curriculum, or study plan you must follow in order to complete the training.
What is an online course?
An online course is a way to learn a new skill or gain some new knowledge from the comfort of your own home. They can either be paid or offered for free. Some are offered by educational institutions, while others are produced by experts in their field. The most important thing for an online course is for it to be engaging and to deliver a clear outcome.