Essentials of an Online Course

The world of online education is growing at an astonishingly rapid pace, making it crucial for educators to stay at the forefront of developments. With so many different ways of working and possibilities available, it is hard to keep track of all possible online methods and how to use them to optimal effect.

Essentials of an Online Course is an excellent course for anyone who wants to experience what it is like to participate in an online course. During the course you will become familiar with various aspects of online teaching, such as social presence, teaching presence and cognitive presence. The course will provide you with a broad introduction to the field of online learning, teach you how to communicate effectively and efficiently online, and improve your time management skills. If you are interested in learning more about the educational principles underlying this course, your course instructor will be happy to teach you more about these principles. 

Essentials of an online course is as flexible as you can imagine

In keeping with the ‘any time, anywhere’ philosophy central to all Elevate’s online courses, there is no requirement for attendance at a specific location at any stage of the course. The course discussion forums are open 24 hours per day, enabling you to access them whenever you wish during the course period. The course materials are also available 24/7.  There are no fixed times for interaction; all communication will be asynchronous. However, there are strict deadlines at the start of every new week. So please bear in mind that you will need to set aside 2,5 hours per week for this course. It is though completely up to you when you spent these 2,5 hours during each week.

‘Essentials of an Online Course’ is a recognized course for the ‘BKO’ and ‘SKO’ Dutch University teaching qualifications.

Please note: You may be eligible for a discount on this course if you aim to teach, develop or moderate an Elevate Health course. To confirm your eligibility for a discount, please contact us via

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