Around the globe, many institutions are recognising online learning as a valid alternative to traditional face-to-face learning. Many educators are finding themselves in a position of requiring to rapidly upskill their teaching methodologies and learn how to virtually connect with their students. For many face-to-face teachers, lecturers or facilitators, understanding the online learning environment can be a daunting task and many may lack the confidence to start the transitioning process.
This short learning programme aims to ease the transition from face-to-face to online facilitation, and has been specifically designed to be replicable, providing the learner with skills to create their training material that is built on sound pedagogical principles.
This course will ease you into the world of online learning by guiding you to apply the educational knowledge you practice already, and transfer these to the online space. On completion, you will be empowered to run your classroom from Anywhere, Anytime. Your students will love you for it!
Dr Franci Cronje is an educator, researcher and academic with a passion for learning. Lifelong learning found her relatively late in life when she enrolled for a BA (Fine Art) degree at the age of 35, and she has never stopped learning since. Four post-graduate degrees later, she realised that being the eternal student gave her an acute awareness of learners’ experience and desires.
Her broad experience combined with her educational studies in creativity, youth identity, research methodologies and critical studies; enable her to apply knowledge on a practical, as well as theoretical level. Over the last 12 years, her focus has been on teaching and learning in the online, and blended learning environment, at a private higher education institution. Her primary focus has always been to make digital learning easy and useful.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offering advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.