Facilitating Online Professional Development is an interactive train-the-trainer course that will prepare participants for teaching and working in an online learning environment. It is highly interactive, involving online case studies, resources, and participant discussion. Participants will learn how to build an online learning community, address technical difficulties, motivate and meet the diverse needs of adult learners, and facilitate meaningful discussions. They will also develop skills for working in a learning management system.


7 weeks, approximately 30-60 minutes per week.


  • Welcome
    • Working Online
    • Requirements and Features
  • Introduction to E-Learning
    • What Is E-Learning?
    • Benefits and Challenges of Teaching Online
    • Online Learning Communities
    • Community-Building Technologies
  • Traits of Successful Online Facilitators
  • Motivating Adult Learners
    • Meeting Adult Learners' Needs
    • Motivating Techniques
    • Unmotivated Learners
  • Leading the Online Classroom
    • Tone and Guided Discussion
    • Conflict
    • Online Leadership
  • Online Communication
    • Purpose and Benefit
    • Netiquette
    • Cross-Cultural Communication
    • Welcome Letters
  • Assessment and Feedback
    • Setting Learning Outcomes
    • Providing Feedback
  • Conclusion
  • Activities and Quizzes

    This course is based on established adult learning principles. Students are given a pre-test to measure knowledge before beginning, activities and quizzes immediately after material is presented to reinforce key points and enhance retention, and a post-test at the course end to measure knowledge gain.

    Who Should Attend

    Trainers who will be teaching online for the first time, or experienced professionals who want to build their facilitation skills, including leading online groups.


    No previous information security experience is required. Basic computer experience is required.

    Course Delivery Method

    This course is delivered via web-based eLearning using our learning management system or on any SCORM 1.2 compliant LMS. It is available as a text-based course.

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