Online ExpertTrack in Teaching

Developing Online Teaching and Learning Environments

Expand your knowledge of online teaching and learning perspectives and learn to create engaging, exciting eLearning content.

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Transform your delivery of online and blended learning

As a response to the COVID pandemic, educators have had to completely alter their approach to delivering learning, with a continued emphasis on eLearning and online education in post-COVID learning environments.

This teacher CPD ExpertTrack will give you the technological knowledge to improve online learning provision by equipping you with the relevant skills to create highly engaging content for all learners, whether accessing fully online or hybrid learning.

The Wintec facilitators of this ExpertTrack have over fifteen years’ experience in delivering online learning and teaching Information Technology in Education. With specific expertise in the effective integration of information communication technologies into learning from early childhood, primary, secondary, and tertiary learning environments, you’ll receive guidance in successfully improving your eLearning content for students at all levels.

Improve your knowledge of digital teaching and learning technologies

Throughout this ExpertTrack, you’ll encounter online teaching and learning perspectives and theories to inform decision making and planning processes during your online learning development journey. You’ll examine different online learning management systems, as well as the technologies you can use to further enhance your online teaching and learning.

Create an engaging online learning environment

The first course in this ExpertTrack is How to Create an Effective Online Learning Environment. You’ll learn how learning management systems can be used to help monitor, create, and deliver eLearning. You’ll learn how to create interactive content and improve your current online teaching strategies.

Develop student centred eLearning content

The second part of this ExpertTrack is How to Facilitate a Learner Centred Online Learning Environment. You’ll explore how to design and deliver online learning that is engaging, exciting, and places your students and their learning outcomes at the centre of every activity.

Throughout this ExpertTrack, you’ll explore how online technologies and tools can be used to enhance teaching strategies and frameworks. Upon completion, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to embed an effective online learning environment into your teaching practice or to improve the interactivity and engagement of your current eLearning.

Key skills you will learn

  • Designing online courses
  • Creating online assessments
  • Understanding learning theories
  • Creating engaging online content
  • Improving online courses
  • Creating interactive content
  • Evaluating online learning environments
  • Understanding learning management tools
  • Understanding the role of online facilitators

Learning outcomes

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be able to...

  • Explore theories and perspectives of eLearning and blended learning, principles and procedures of needs assessment and context analysis in relation to the online environment.
  • Apply design principles appropriate to the planning of an online course.
  • Evaluate online instructional strategies and techniques appropriate to the delivery of an online course.
  • Apply online instructional strategies and techniques appropriate to the delivery of an online course.

Experience required

This ExpertTrack is designed for teachers working from early childhood right through to higher education who need to develop their online teaching and learning skills as a response to the continued need for online and blended learning environments. Prior experience in teaching in an online environment may be useful although is not a prerequisite.

Getting started

This course is aimed at primary and secondary educators, including trainee teachers, newly qualified teachers, and experienced teachers. It is also suitable for educators in senior leadership roles with responsibility for improving online provision in their school.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    Gain confidence in planning, producing, and delivering online learning content.

    1 test

    5 weeks

    2 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Online course design
      • Welcome to the course 'How to creating an effective online learning environment'
      • Effective online learning
      • Reflection on Week 1
    • Week 2

      Instructional design models
      • Introduction
      • ADDIE model
      • The S.A.M. model
      • Learning Management Systems
      • Conclusion
    • Week 3

      Creating an online course in a Learning Management System
      • Introduction
      • Creating an online course in Moodle
      • Conclusion
    • Week 4

      Web 2.0 tools for planning and presenting of learning
      • Introduction
      • Collaborative planning tools
      • Presentation tools
      • Readings
      • Conclusion
    • Week 5

      Evaluation of online courses
      • Online course evaluation
      • Course Assessment
  • Course 2

    Develop the skills to engage and challenge students whilst delivering quality teaching on online learning platforms.

    1 test

    5 weeks

    3 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Introduction and the online learner
      • Welcome to Week 1 of How to Facilitate a Learner-Centred Online Learning Environment
      • The online learner
      • The online facilitator
      • What is a constructivist online learning environment?
      • Reflecting on the online learner's and online teacher's role
    • Week 2

      The online facilitator and learning theory
      • Introduction
      • Learning theories pertaining to the role of a facilitator
      • Creating a community of practice
      • Defining the role of an online facilitator
      • Conclusion
    • Week 3

      Taxonomies of learning
      • Taxonomies of learning - An introduction
      • Bloom's taxonomy
      • SAMR
      • TPACK
      • Checking understanding
      • Create a learning artefact
      • Conclusion
    • Week 4

      Asynchronous and synchronous online teaching.
      • Introduction
      • Asynchronous vs. synchronous
      • A blended approach
      • Synchronous communication and tools
      • Asynchronous communication and tools
      • Conclusion
    • Week 5

      Assessment of online learning
      • Introduction to Week 5 on assessment of online learning
      • Online student assessment
      • Formative assessment in online learning
      • Summative assessment in online Learning
      • Benefits and challenges of online assessment
      • Reflection on the role of assessment in online learning
      • Conclusion
      • Course Assessment

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  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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World-class learning with Wintec

The Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) is a leading tertiary education provider and one of New Zealand’s largest Institutes of Technology. Established in 1924, Wintec delivers technical, vocational, and professional education across a broad range of qualifications, domestically and internationally.

Meet your instructors

I am a lecturer at Wintec Pūkenga located in Hamilton, New Zealand. I manage the Grad Dip of IT in Education programme which provides professional development for teachers in the integration of ICT.

I have been a classroom teacher for over 18 years, mainly digital with 1:1 devices. I am a tutor for te Pukenga: integrating IT in Education. I am also a mentor in mathematics with IT integration.

I am an ICT Specialist Teacher and eLearning leader in a large primary school. I also develop and facilitate online post-graduate courses for practicing teachers with Wintec/Te Pūkenga.

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