Strategies and Tools for Teaching Adults Online

Code: EDCA112
Apply this course towards: Adult and Continuing Education

Course description

Available for 1.0 elective credit in the CACE program, but can be taken without registering for the program.

Only offered online.

This course focuses on the practical aspects of teaching adults online. You’ll learn how to apply adult teaching and learning principles to make your courses more meaningful and memorable.

Using online tools and strategies, you will create activities, content/curriculum, and projects that:

  • encourage participation
  • build community
  • engage learners

You will discuss the challenges you and others may face in teaching online and find ways to overcome them.

*formerly titled Instructional Skills for Teaching Adults Online

Learning objectives

  • Apply adult teaching and learning principles and concepts to teaching online.
  • Apply best practices for teaching and engaging learners in the online environment.
  • Identify primary / key features and capabilities of online technologies such as: learning management systems, discussion tools, blogs, wikis, e-portfolios, streaming media, mash-ups, etc. for supporting teaching online,
  • Make informed technology choices for teaching online based on adult teaching and learning principles.
  • Effectively use online technologies to teach, engage, and assess learners in the online environment.



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Info you should know:

Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course may require the use of education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies and the instructor to use other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).