Online Learning Design for Educators Specialization

This specialization is for educators seeking to improve and expand their repertoire of online teaching skills related to the design, development and delivery of effective and engaging online courses and lessons for school age and adult learners.
Learning in the 21st century no longer takes place exclusively between the four walls of a physical classroom. With advances in technology, learners now expect to be offered flexible study modes outside of the traditional face-to-face model. This specialization explores the foundational skills required to design, develop and deliver an effective and engaging online course or lesson – a vital capability for any modern-day educator.
This specialization is for anyone who is responsible for designing and/or delivering online learning experiences, as well as educators and teachers who are familiar with face-to-face learning and teaching and are now adapting to online environments.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
1. Investigate a range of challenges faced when learning in online environments
2. Select and use a variety of design-thinking principles to develop basic digital multimodal texts
3. Demonstrate an understanding of a range of techniques an educator can use to improve online learning environments and synchronous online classes

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Online education: The foundations of online teaching (Coursera)

Oct 25th 2021
Online education: The foundations of online teaching (Coursera)
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In a world that’s quickly becoming dominated by mobile technology, flexible working opportunities and a post-pandemic economy, online learning is here to stay. This course introduces you to the basics of reimagining, redesigning and optimising face-to-face offerings for the online environment so that learners feel connected, engaged and motivated [...]
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Create video, audio and infographics for online learning (Coursera)

Oct 25th 2021
Create video, audio and infographics for online learning (Coursera)
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Multimodal texts make learning interesting. Video, podcasts and infographics not only have the capability to excite and engage, but to reach a broader demography of learners who don’t thrive on verbal language knowledge acquisition and exchange alone. Multimodal texts provide a variety of ways in which to communicate and [...]
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Online teaching: Using Zoom to connect with learners (Coursera)

Using cloud-based video conferencing platforms such as Zoom has become, for many people, a part of everyday life. This is particularly true for learners of all ages who are now spending more time online connecting with their peers or studying remotely. To ensure a successful learning experience for our [...]
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