Instructional Design: Facilitation Skills
University of California, Irvine
  • Start Date: 06 Jun, 2022
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos

Help prepare instructors for course facilitation as you learn the skills to train and guide them to success.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Go beyond your role as an instructional designer

Often when a course is developed, many instructional designers move on to the next project, without considering how the instructor facilitates the course.

To ensure effective teaching, each instructor needs to be trained and guided to touchpoints in the course that require their attention and engagement. On this three-week course, you will create practical materials that prepare instructors for successful course facilitation.

Explore the best practices for promoting student engagement

As you delve into the techniques for promoting student engagement, you’ll use this knowledge to help guide the course instructor.

You’ll learn how to explain the elements of effective student engagement to ensure your course instructor uses them throughout.

Help instructors with course evaluation and grading

Examining the importance of course evaluations, you’ll learn how to explain this to instructors to ensure a high standard is maintained throughout the course.

You’ll also learn the techniques for analysing feedback. This useful exercise will provide you with insightful instructor critique which can lead to more effective facilitation.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the tools and materials to successfully train your instructors to deliver your course to a high standard. With these skills, you’ll be able to pass your project on with confidence every time.

This course is designed for anyone interested in developing their skills in instructional design.

You may be a new or experienced instructional designer, or you could be an educator looking to transition into a new role.

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Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

University of California, Irvine

This university is part of the partnership between eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn.

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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