Teacher/Trainer for Online Learning (Part-time)
- Program Code:
- Continuing Education
About the ProgramThis program has been designed to provide teachers and trainers with the knowledge and skills to develop and deliver online courses for adults. The emphasis of the program will be on adult learning principles as well as instructional strategies and assessment tools for online delivery. This program is delivered entirely online in order to give the learner practical experience of internet-based courses. As the demand for online learning increases, the need for qualified online instructors also increases.
Note: COMP1205 How to Develop a Course Using Angel has been replaced by COMP1327 Developing a Course with Desire2Learn.
Program InformationAll courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
How to ApplyStudents may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for CoursesGo to How to Register for detailed registration information.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
Learn more about PLAR.
Graduate OpportunitiesFor more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Program Related Resources
- Apply the concepts of adult learning principles to online instruction and program development.
- Apply instructional strategies to online learning
- Employ an online platform to develop and manage an online course.
- Develop effective assessment strategies to evaluate adult learners online.
Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.
|Course Code||Course Title||Status|
|COMP1327||Developing a Course with Desire2Learn
Description: Desire2Learn is a learning management system that allows users to develop and manage a course in an online environment. This course is designed to introduce learners to the D2Lenvironment and familiarize them with the tools available. Learners will develop their own D2L course during this learning experience. Moderate computer and internet skills are required.
Pre-Requisites: ADED1010 or OLRN1995
|OLRN1050||Assessment And Evaluation
Description: This course is designed to give learners an overview of the processes involved in assessment and evaluation. A variety of types of evaluation will be utilized in order to understand and meet the needs of learners and stakeholders. Learners will be encouraged to evaluate their own practice as a teacher or trainer in their environment.
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1200, OLRN1995, OLRN1460
Description: Acquire the skills and knowledge to develop a systematic approach to curriculum development based on a training/education model. Curriculum development includes needs assessment, learning outcomes, course outlines, lesson plans with an introduction to choosing instructional techniques and developing a marking system to evaluate participant success. Develop a course outline and lesson plan for content with which you have taught or would like to teach. Attention will be given to the integration of planning, learning styles, instructional techniques and course assessment/evaluation methodologies.
Description: Through lectures, discussion (synchronous and asynchronous) and various assignments, participants will explore a wide variety of instructional techniques including: lecture, group discussion, demonstration, icebreakers, case study, brainstorming, debate, fishbowl, collage, role-play, panel discussions and skits. Factors affecting the selection of techniques will also be addressed. Participants will demonstrate their mastery of instructional techniques through the design and on-line delivery of a lesson. Instructional strategies or approaches to learning which include a wide variety of techniques will also be covered by reviewing some of the most common strategies including co-operative learning, problem-based learning and action learning. In addition to instructional techniques and strategies, classroom management issues and the use of media and resources will also be covered. Students will be required to use a microphone for some of the course assignments.
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1995, OLRN1200
|OLRN1760||Instructional Technology in Adult Education
Description: This course will equip teachers of adults with specific tools for successful use of technology in teaching both in face-to-face and online environments. It examines effective integration of instructional technology into curriculum design, teaching techniques and assessment for adult learners. Considerable research and reading are required. Excellent computer and Internet skills are advised. You will be using multiple technologies including Turnitin.
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1995, OLRN1200
|OLRN1780||Adults with Learning Disabilities
Description: This course provides insight into the abilities, needs and issues of Adults with Learning Disabilities in an educational or training setting, and society as a whole. You will gain general knowledge and awareness of the various exceptionalities with a primary focus on understanding adults with Learning Disabilities. Strategies and skills are explored so that educators/trainers can provide appropriate modifications and accommodations to course content, delivery and evaluation, to ensure that all learners have an opportunity to be successful. You should have completed the "Adult Learning" course prior to registering for this course.
Description: This course will provide participants the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to develop a systematic approach to curriculum development based on a training/education model. Topics include needs assessment, learning outcomes, course outlines, lesson plans and an introduction to choosing instructional techniques and assessment and evaluation techniques.
Each participant will be responsible for developing a course outline and a lesson plan for content with which she/he has taught, is teaching, or would like to teach. Attention will be given to the integration of planning, learning styles, and to a lesser degree, instructional techniques and course assessment/evaluation methodologies.
|Electives: Program Option|
Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours
Select from the list below
Introduction To Needs Analysis
Description: A needs analysis provides value to organizations by providing a structured rationale to improve their current situation. Conducting a needs analysis will help determine the difference between the way things are and the way they should be. Stages in a needs analysis typically involve determining the facts about the current situation and identifying areas for possible improvement; gathering quantitative and qualitative data that will help identify those needs; and making a plan to address the needs identified. In this course, students will apply the process and steps required in the design of a needs analysis based upon a selected situation and propose an applicable solution to address the identified needs.
Description: Students experience hands-on teaching in an online environment, and review the fundamental concepts for online instructional design. Emphasis in this course is placed on online andragogy; best practices in an online teaching environment; basic online instructional design; analyzing online teaching tools; planning, facilitating, creating and assessing collaborative and interactive e-learning experiences; and future trends in online learning. In this online course students engage in varied self-directed learning experiences including: posts; the opportunity to teach peers about an online teaching tool; the development of a personal teaching philosophy; development of an online lesson plan; the creation of formative and summative evaluations; the preparation of grading rubrics and criteria; and self-reflection.
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