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About E-Learning Professional Development

E-Learning from the EdTech Center @ World Education offers online professional development courses for adult education professionals. We have free, self-paced courses that can be taken at any time and facilitated courses that are available for a fee. Our courses are all asynchronous – you don’t have to be online at a particular time. In our facilitated courses, our instructors are experts in the field and provide feedback and support to participants throughout the courses.

Online courses allow us to offer top quality evidence-based professional development to adult education professionals across the country in a format that is convenient and easy to use and offers the opportunity to interact with educators and experts throughout the field. Read on to discover 10 Reasons to Try E-Learning Professional Development.

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What’s the difference between a self-paced and a facilitated course?

Facilitated courses are led by an instructor. They have fixed schedules and participants work their way through together. Self-paced courses can be taken any time.

What is the schedule for facilitated courses? Do I have to be online at a specific time?

Facilitated courses open and close on specified dates. Participants in these courses follow a weekly schedule of readings and assignments, but they can do their work at any time during the week. Some courses will have scheduled live chats or webinars. If so, these will be scheduled around participant availability as much as possible.

What is an asynchronous discussion?

Online course participants communicate through a discussion board within the course system. Participants type their responses to discussion prompts provided in the course, and other course participants can type replies. Participants contribute to the discussion at times that are convenient to them. They do not have to be online at the same time.

What are the course policies?

Registrations may be canceled for a full refund up to one week before the course start date. No refunds will be given after then. If courses do not reach minimum enrollment they may be cancelled or rescheduled. Refunds will be processed for all registrants in canceled courses. Learn more about registration and payment, course access, communications and completion policies.

I see that some courses include classroom application activities, but I’m not teaching right now. Can I still take the course?

Yes. Course instructors will work with participants who do not have access to adult learners to come up with alternate activities. Sometimes, participants can try suggested activities with a group of colleagues or other adults instead of in an actual classroom or tutoring context.

What if I can’t participate during one of the weeks the course is running? Can I still take the course?

Yes! Our instructors can make arrangements with individual participants to work around these challenges. Just let your facilitator know if you will be away.

I’ve never taken an online course before. Will I know what to do?

We welcome first time online learners and encourage you to give it a try. Our course facilitators are experienced with supporting participants throughout the learning process.

Do your online courses count for CEUs?

Once you have completed a course, you can download a completion certificate through the course system. We can also provide supporting documentation such as instructor resumes or course syllabi to support applications for CEUs or professional development credit needed for state or credit-granting organizations.

What are the technical requirements for participation?

To participate in courses, you must have access to a reliable computer with an Internet connection. We recommend a high-speed Internet connection. Read more about system requirements.

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