To train tutors in techniques and approaches to online tutoring for both student-oriented and teacher-oriented courses on the IH Virtual Learning Environment (Platform). The course focuses on the demands of the asynchronous environment and how this is different from face-to-face teaching.
Four modules taken over a 5-week period. Modules include: how to get students started on a course, exploring learning styles online and a comparison of face-to-face and online tutoring. Acquired skills include: dealing with reluctant students, summarising skills and adapting activities.
The course is run entirely online by qualified online tutors. There is no necessity to be online at a scheduled time, but synchronised meetings with tutors are available. Participants submit a course portfolio comprising of a set of compulsory tasks to be externally moderated. Course participants must make regular and relevant contributions to the online Discussion Board.
IH staff: £180
Non-IH staff: £330
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50 hours over 5 weeks, including online and offline work. The course is usually broken down into 5 phases with approximately 1 - 2 hours’ work per day, but the timetable is flexible.