Learn to develop Effective Educational Programs
Writing a course
involves communicating a learning pathway with the course content being a guide to learning that may be used by techers or students.
The way in which education can be approached is variable but should be consistent within any given course. Delivery methods also vary and may be face to face, via distance education, on the job training and so on and as a consequence courses must also be written to meet the needs of each of those delivery modes.
What this Course Covers
There are 9 lessons in this course:
- Bases for Education
- Course Writing Methodologies
- Level of Study
- Curriculum Documentation
- Course Materials
- Course Material Creation
- Reviewing and Updating Courses
- Recognition and Accreditation
- Application and Implementation
Study when, where and however much you want. For most
students, the course can be completed with a total of around 100 hours
of study; and a commitment close to that may be needed to achieve
desired learning outcomes.
The following books, available through this web site are relevant supplementary reading for this course
- Technical Writing
Self Assessment Tests are presented throughout the course. These are
essentially an automated quiz. When you undertake a "SAT" or "Self
Assessment Test", you will be able to see what you got correct, and what
was incorrect; and in that way, you can identify your weaknesses.
Assignments are given at the end of each lesson. You should complete
this assignment, paying careful attention to follow what is asked of
you. It can be just as important to learn to work to specification, as
it is to learn about the topic you are studying. Graduates who develop a
habit of working to specification in the field of human behaviour, will
impress employers, and will be more efficient when self employed.
A Final Exam is offered upon satisfactory completion of all assignments.
This is optional. If you choose to apply for and do this exam, you will
have the possibility of obtaining a "formal credit" or "Pass
Certification" for this course. A fee applies. The exam may be sat under
prearranged conditions anywhere in the world. This college will award
you a formal transcript, upon successful completion of the exam, as
proof of your results.
Recognition and Ethics
This college is a member of the ACS Affiliates Network; a group of
colleges from several countries, affiliated with each other through ACS
Distance Education.. Courses are developed with input from all of these
colleges, aspiring to reflect internationally accepted standards and
A strict "No Plagiarism" and "No fraud" policy exists. Assignments are
checked for plagiarism, and assignments will not be deemed to have been
completed, if work is not your own original creation, and is found to
have been copied from elsewhere. If the person doing the course is
discovered to be different to the name enrolled, the enrolment and any
results will be recorded as invalid and any fees paid will be forfeited.
A full refund less expenses (up to 15% of fees applied) is provided to
anyone wishing to withdraw from a course, within 2 weeks of enrolment.
This does not apply after the first assignment has been submitted and
marked; or after the two weeks has expired.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS INSTITUTION?
We believe that we have an ethical responsibility to make good use of
the fees you pay and the time you invest into an education through our
college. To this end, our first priority is always your learning. This
comes before issues such as formal accreditations, speculative marketing
and bureaucratic processes which all too often add considerable costs
to the running of colleges, and take resources away from the provision
of more valuable services to the student.
This college focuses on facilitating your learning and support to
optimise that learning. We recognise that learning is all about
improving knowledge and skills in your long term memory. While some
colleges may focus on getting you to pass exams, by committing knowledge
to short term memory; we understand that such an approach is not true
education, and does little to improve your long term career or business
How This Course Could Help You
- Learn to develop courses for post secondary or adult education.
- Learn all you need to know about how to successfully write courses in order to meet curriculum guidelines.