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How to become an online facilitator

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How to become an online facilitator
    • Welcome to How to become an online facilitator

      This course is for anybody who would like to become a facilitator on an online course. You'll be introduced to concepts and ideas such as how best to engage with learners, encourage conversation and identify good practice for responding to learners online.

      You should become an online facilitator if you are keen to motivate and encourage other learners, and can use your own organisational and communication skills to support their learning – particularly within an online environment. The focus of this role is on support and conversation rather than teaching or subject knowledge.

      From being an online facilitator you will:

      • gain informal recognition for your skills and experience
      • enhance your CV
      • engage with new pedagogy
      • improve your communication and social skills
      • increase your confidence and motivation
      • enjoy a sense of fulfilment and personal growth.

        At the end of this course, you will be invited to complete an end-of-course survey and an interactive quiz. By completing the course you will be eligible to gain a Statement of participation which will appear in your OpenLearn Create profile, normally within 24 hours.

      • This course is part of a collection

        This course is part of a collection

        This course is part of a collection of courses called Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education: Staff. There are 4 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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      • Course learning outcomes

        After studying this course, you should be able to:

        • understand the role of the facilitator within the context of online conversations
        • demonstrate knowledge of the organisational, technical and communication skills required of a successful facilitator
        • communicate effectively online with learners, paying attention to their diverse needs and backgrounds
        • suggest further areas of study for learners, promoting relevant content
        • reflect on and apply different approaches to your role as a facilitator depending on the context. 

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      • Level 0: Beginner


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