Who is this course for?
This online course is designed for anyone interested in developing their skills in facilitating online events and courses. There is no cost to take this course. It is offered as an open educational resource by INASP.
Note: This course is different from our self-study tutorial on online facilitation. This course contains facilitated activities and facilitator support which are not available in the self-study tutorial.
What did previous participants say about their experience on this course?
- "Every part of the course was relevant to me. Thank you very much for impacting my life through this course."
- "It was a really great course with a lot of input both from facilitators and the reading material provided."
- "A good course especially for [those working] in open, distance and electronic learning."
What will you learn?
Once you have completed this course and all of its activities, you will be able to:
- Choose facilitation techniques that work for different types of online engagement
- Facilitate an online course
- Run an online event, such as a video conference or webinar
- Choose tools to engage with online participants
Length of the course
TBA (4 to 6 weeks)
- Unit 1: Introduction to online learning and facilitation
- Unit 2: Moving events online
- Unit 3: Facilitating online events
- Unit 4: Facilitating online courses
Expected time commitment
4 hours per week
Nature of learning resources and activities
What support you can expect
There will be a course moderator, a team of facilitators, and a technical administrator. They will support you with your learning on the discussion forums.
When the course begins, limited technical support will be available on the “technical support” forum in the course. Unfortunately we will not be able to respond to individual email requests for support before or during the course.
Internet and device requirements
To make the most of this course, you should ideally have reliable access to the internet for the duration of the course. The course materials are largely text based but there may be a few videos and live sessions.
We recommend that you use a computer for learning on the course. You can access the guided readings using a browser on your smartphone, but please note that some elements might not be rendered well on a small screen.
Is there any advice on how to learn online?
This PDF document may be useful to help you prepare to learn online. It also contains answers to frequently asked questions.
Can the learning resources be reused or adapted?
Yes. The learning resources have been developed by INASP and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.