As online learning continues to grow, most of us have had some experience with online courses, either as a learner or as a facilitator. Have you considered what makes the online learning experience successful for learners? The online environment presents unique challenges - distractions, motivation, technical issues and isolation - that limit learners' abilities to achieve the outcomes we all need and want. This course is designed to provide facilitators with practical insights and approaches to help overcome these challenges. It draws from a solid body of research and practice that will enable you to facilitate a successful online community of learners.
This competency-based course focuses on specific best practices that you will use to demonstrate your ability to establish an online community of inquiry. Through a series of learning activities and collaborative exercises, you'll consider what makes a community of inquiry so important in an online learning environment, identify best practices, and create a plan to establish an online community of inquiry in your own online course. As you engage in reflection and discussion, you'll consider the value of these skills, and identify the specific skills most relevant to you.Contact Us