Course Writing and Development is an online learning course that teaches you the necessary skills of both a good teacher and a professional writer.
To be a good course writer, you need to be multi-skilled. This is the right course for those who want to develop and enhance their skills in writing and later combine their knowledge in teaching and writing.
- Determine an appropriate basis for developing a course to suit a given need.
- Write course documentation and materials methodically and with clarity.
- Explain differences between levels of study, particularly in post secondary education.
- Write curriculum documentation for a course.
- Identify and evaluate sources for course materials and support services for a course.
- Plan and create a variety of course materials to support learning
- Establish procedures for reviewing and updating established course materials.
- Compare relative values of formal course endorsement systems.
- Plan the implementation of a developed course
Detailed Course Outline
Each course is made up of a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.
There are 9 lessons in this course:
Bases for Education
- Approaches to Education
- Teacher Centred Learning
- Student Centred Learning: PBL, Experiential, Montessori, Self paced learning
- Specialist or Generalist Education
- Competency Based Training
- Delivery Modes
- Issues For Learning; Lifelong learning, Foundation skill development, Reinforcement
- Problem Based Learning
- Education Contextualization
- Trends, Ethics, Equity
- Establishing Course Aims
Course Writing Methodologies
- Developing Courses
- Course Outlines
- Curriculum Documentation
- Study Notes
- Continuous or Periodic Course Review and Development
- Identifying Needs; student perspective, educators perspective, family perspective, community and industry perspective
- Identifying Resources; student and teacher
- Writing Aims, Competencies and Assessment Criteria
- Writing Course Notes
- Writing Practicals
- Writing for Clarity and Understanding; principles of good writing, structuring the course
- Coding Courses
- Flexible Delivery
- Applying Strategies for Flexible Delivery
- Course Components; Assignments, Exercises, Brainstorming, Buzz Groups, Demonstration, Discussion, Case Study, Guest Speakers, Laboratory Work, Lecture, Mutual Lectures, Practical Workshop, Project, Tutorials
Level of Study
- Determining Appropriate Level of Study; Quantitative and Qualitative Factors
- Levels of Training; e.g. varying certificate levels between UK and Australia
- Lessons and lesson plans
- Determining level required
- Identifying student needs
- Allowing for different modes of study
- Structuring a lesson
- Timing a lesson
- Evaluating and improving a lesson
- Levels and kinds of Language
- Language of learning, and Professional language
- Determining level of Training
- Skills and Training Objectives; Competence
- Scope and Nature
- Structure and Layout
- Teaching Resources
- Learning Resources
- PBL Project; Develop a new course with minimum use of limited resources: financial and other.
Course Material Creation
- Developing knowledge
- Applying Knowledge
- Reflection and Review
- Developing Skills
- Innovation and Flexibility
- Types of Support Materials; documentation, visual elements and illustration, technical aids
- Factors to Consider when Writing Support Materials
- Writing for Distance Education; Problems and Solutions
- Writing a Question
- Dealing with Practical Aspects of Education
- Clarity and Consciousness
- Improving Clarity
- Understanding Causes of Confusion
- Ways to Write Concisely
- Differentiating between Guidelines, Instructions and Procedures
- Correspondence Course Structure
- Writing PBL Documentation
- Visual Materials; Illustration, Charts
- Audio Materials, Recorded Presentations
- Digital Technology; Educational Applications for Digital Technologies
- The Internet
Reviewing and Updating Courses
- Change and Inertia in Education
- Policies and Procedures to Support Change
- How to Review a Course
- Procedure for Changing an Established Course
- Procedure for Maintaining Currency
Recognition and Accreditation
- Who can Provide Education
- Universal Recognition; Is it Possible
- Scope of Endorsement Systems
- Recognition and Qualifications
- What is Accreditation
- The Value of Accreditation
- Accreditation Myths
- Recognition and Accreditation Systems
- Who accredits or recognizes what
- Secondary, Vocational, University Education
- Industry Training Boards
- Accreditation Authorities
- Other Forms of Recognition
Application and Implementation
- Delivering Classroom Based Courses
- Session Organisation
- Delivering Practical Courses Outside a Classroom
- Delivering Distance Education Courses
- Customizing Distance Education
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Purpose of Assessment
- Formulative, Cumulative and Summative Assessment
- Assessment Policies and Procedures
- Marking Guidelines for Assignments
When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.
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How It Works
1. Learn Online
Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.
2. Get Help & Support
Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.
3. Receive Certificate
Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pay in installments?
Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.
Can I study from anywhere in the world?
We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.
Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?
Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.
Do I have to sit an Exam?
No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.
Do you have set start dates?
There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.