8-Week Course/Instructor Led/Weekly Modules/Earn a Digital Credential


This course explores the basics of online facilitation, delivering training or information through online/virtual methods. It also includes the basics of instructional design components, communication, assessment, and technology which are valuable in online training, virtual instruction, presentations, or meetings. Each module provides information about creating objectives and aligning courses to business and training goals that will help you learn to develop a course, meeting plan, training or virtual presentation effectively.


ION Professional eLearning Programs 8 CEU hours.

Course Goals

  • To provide participants with an overview of the key elements of instructing and developing an effective online course or virtual presentation.
  • To give prospective online instructors an opportunity to experience the virtual course room from a learner's perspective.
  • To model facilitator skills and technologies that participants will use in online courses and presentations.
  • To promote sharing of ideas about how instruction and activities may be adapted to the online environment.
  • To take away developed ideas for online activities, assignments, and virtual presentations.

Learning Objectives

While interacting in an asynchronus online discussion forum, participants will be able to:

  • Identify, select, discuss, and analyze the various characteristics, needs, and skills of online adult learners.
  • Identify, select, discuss, and analyze the various characteristics, needs, and skills of effective online facilitators.
  • Identify, select, discuss, and analyze various design strategies for creating a quality online course or presentation.
  • Compare and contrast various strategies for online activities with traditional classroom counterparts and make application to real-life situations.
  • Demonstrate new or deeper understanding of online issues through reflection posts with the course or meeting facilitator.
  • Engage in peer feedback.

Who should participate? 

Trainers, instructors, facilitators, and virtual meeting leaders who have had minimal exposure to course design or virtual presentation techniques.