Online Learning: A Crash Course for Parents

Online Short Course

R5 486.00 R4 936.00

Course Fees
6 weeks


Amidst the global pandemic, the world changed overnight and online learning (or remote learning) became the logical alternative to the traditional classroom approach. Parents and caregivers found themselves having to step into a new role and get involved with children who are learning from home. In the wake of this, and many other life-reorienting challenges, parents may feel anxiety, stress, and general uncertainty around how best to approach this new role. This course will provide support for parents by guiding them through the basics of online learning and what role they should play to ensure they provide optimum support for their children. While this course is presented during a time of great shift, any parent who may be thinking about home-schooling their children in the future can use this course as a steppingstone.


This course will provide parents with the information and skills necessary to understand and use online learning tools and platforms essential to remote-learning. They will be able to design a working timetable and implement structured learning in a safe, clear workspace. Parents will be able to experiment with resources beyond those provided by their schools and integrate these into their learning plans.

Subject Expert

Dene Le Roux is a Master’s candidate in Social Anthropology with a keen research interest in the intersections between education, mental health and trauma. Le Roux has applied her research interest to practical use by establishing a small business catered towards academic support and tutorage. She has engaged with parents and their children from all walks of life providing them with guidance on how to assist their children with their educational endeavours. She aims to provide parents with frameworks that promote critical thinking skills applied across all subjects.

Inspirational quote from the SME regarding course subject:

“Parents must create a positive and meaningful learning space for a child to have a positive and meaningful relationship with education”.

Tutor Support

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, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS 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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 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.

How You Will Learn

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Learn through all your interactive course notes
  • Review case studies and supplementary resources
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Course Facilitator via the discussion forum and Zoom webinars


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.


  • MODULE 0
    Orientation Module
  • MODULE 1
    Introduction: Getting set up
  • MODULE 2
    Setting healthy boundaries
  • MODULE 3
    Creating a network
  • MODULE 4
    Thinking beyond the classroom
  • MODULE 5

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