Welcome to the section "How to design my online class"! This part will help you structure your course planning to prepare your content and create a welcoming virtual environment for your students. In this section, we will explore the requirements for designing online training settings in comparison to physical spaces. Considering the difference of virtual spaces compared to physical spaces, the intention is to draw ways for online trainers of interacting in the classroom. Your course planning initially focuses on the structural and organisational framework to be completed with your content and didactic approach and methods. Therefore, this section also goes hand in hand with the section "How to facilitate my online class".
Welcome to the section "How to facilitate my online classroom"! In online teaching and learning, it is not only the content of the lessons and the technological infrastructure that matter. Your teacher’s role is similarly important in terms of motivation and learning success. And this role of the teacher as "all-rounder" is hence different online than offline. The requirements and expectations vary from being a fact expert, facilitator, moderator, technical support to mediator - due to the lack of face-to-face interactions. In addition, there is the aspect of (often fearsome) technology use.
How was your transition into online teaching? Film teaching cannot be transferred "just like that" 1:1 from the physical to the virtual world. Did you notice that the time needed for online teaching and the perception of time in the online classroom is different from face-to-face teaching?
This section also goes hand in hand with the section "How to design my online class".
The creation of these resources has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 2020-1-DE01-KA226-HE-005809. Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency DAAD are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.
This document has been prepared for the European Commission however it reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.