E-Learning is playing an increasingly important role in Human Capacity Development. Teaching and moderation techniques needed in distance teaching are somewhat different compared to traditional face-to-face workshops. Trainers have to adapt their skills and methods in order to meet the demands of e-learning participants.
This course makes experienced «traditional» trainers familiar with the arguments pro and contra e-learning, introduce various e-learning courses as examples, and try to highlight the organizational prerequisites which have to be obtained to make an e-learning course successful.
This course works best as a «Blended Learning», an approach which combines online and face-to-face elements. The course deals with the didactic background of e-Learning, with technologies and organizational issues. It introduces communication and collaboration techniques used in virtual learning communities. The (optional) face-to-face component is used to practically train virtual moderation techniques.
Participants should be familiar with moderation and facilitation of trainings and workshops in water-sector related topics in general. It is expected that participants know how to access the internet and how to overcome simple net-connection problems on their own. It is helpful to participate in a real e-Learning course as a participant before taking part here.
English and French