In this course, you will have the opportunity to consider how best practice in the day-to-day operation of a language institute can be transferred to an online context to ensure that in the transition to online teaching and learning, your institute can maintain its standards of quality.
This course is intended to encourage school managers and teachers not to think of the transition to online learning merely in terms of the creation of a synchronous space within which the teachers and the students can interact, but as a more holistic operation where the online classes are part of a larger apparatus which the manager has complete control over.
" The course broadly covers the main elements of moving to an online school. We gained a lot of valuable information from our fellow learners, who are all in the midst of this change. "Katja
Is this course for you?
Option for Trinity CertTP
The aim of this course is to train principals and managers on how to utilise the virtual world to establish and administer the key components of the academic management process, and creating a whole school system that can exist online and has the ability to reproduce the key school management features of a physical school. This is intended to support schools to begin to rethink their policies and procedures and to create a viable online school which will meet industry standards in terms of academic management, teacher development, and lesson quality control.
" I would recommend this to schools looking to take the leap into online teaching. "Vanya
" The course was excellent. It has made me very interested in pursuing further study with NILE. "Wendy
NILE Online courses are highly interactive and learning takes place through varied and engaging multimedia content and the collaboration between participants from different contexts. All participants work on the same unit in the same week but there is a high level of flexibility within that time period to help you fit studying around your life and work. The interaction via forums and the other powerful digital tools built into the platform help and encourage you to share ideas, ask questions, explore concepts and build up a community.
You need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. Much of the course can be done on a mobile device, but a computer is needed for certain activities and tasks.
All participants have access to NILE’s extensive ELT e-library and an innovative social and cultural programme.
Chris Farrell is the Head of Training and Development for the CES Group. He is a teacher, trainer, and academic manager. He is a committee member for TDSIG in the area of Scholarly Publications and the founder and co-ordinator of the Trinity Irish Research Scheme for Teaching. He is the Chair of the English UK TD Advisory Board.
He often speaks at International events and webinars on behalf of both CES and Eaquals as well as lecturing in the ALC in UCD. He has worked in a freelance capacity for organisations such as NILE, Trinity College London, INTO, and Cengage.