The Preparation for Online Learning course is designed to equip adult English language learners in the CLB 4-8 range with digital literacy skills, online learning strategies, and associated vocabulary required to access and engage in online courses.
This course and its accompanying instructor guide are available to ESL practitioners in Alberta.
The skills that learners will develop in this course are crucial to accessing and utilizing Moodle and other learning management systems. Learners will practice the skills required to participate in online courses and use them to complete tasks and assignments.
Tutorial videos and transcripts are available as further support.
Preparation for Online Learning will change the accessibility for adult ESL learners planning on taking online classes. Adult ESL learners have a greater chance of completing their online courses when they are equipped with the skills they need to access and navigate them.
In this course, learners will work on well-researched authentic and interactive activities that reference the CLB framework and adhere to the Best Practice Guidelines for Adult ESL/ LINC Programming and Instruction in Alberta. Learners taking this course will develop digital literacy skills at their own appropriate level.
This course also follows universal instructional design principles, and the activities are aligned with the TESOL Technology Standards Framework.
Instructors are able to use this course and the accompanying guide to help students prepare to learn language online. Instructors can:
The instructor guide is a resource that includes an overview with course learning outcomes, contains module summaries, provides support and suggestions for instructors, and references for background reading.
Length: minimum 25 hours
To access the Preparation for Online Learning course, use the following credentials:
For more information, or to request the course content, contact:
Chair, Language Training
Funding for this course provided by: