Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the role of the affiliated guide within the context of online conversations

  • demonstrate knowledge of the organisational, technical and communication skills required of a successful affiliated guide

  • communicate effectively online with learners, paying attention to their diverse needs and backgrounds

  • suggest further areas of study for learners, promoting relevant Open University content

  • reflect on and apply different approaches to your role as an affiliated guide depending on the context.

1 Building a reflective log