Blackboards, chalks, sponges, tables, desks, chairs, bells, classrooms used to be synonymous with education. Not anymore. The recent pandemic exposed the low digital readiness of most educational systems. VET educators need to have digital competences to lead their classes in physical but also in online environments. 

The purpose of this course is to facilitate the acquisition of basic online teaching and learning skills that can empower educators to provide 21st century skills taking into account technological, and pedagogical aspects.

The course is designed to support the development of e-learning skills of VET educators and increasing their digital readiness and contains the following modules:

  1. Teaching Basics in Zoom

  2. Teaching Basics in MS Teams

General description

The course is aiming to introduce trainers into the main concepts and practices of online teaching. Good knowledge of these practices is an essential prerequisite for successful online teaching. Upon completion of the course, educators will be able to use effectively online learning platforms Zoom and Microsoft Teams executing basic tasks. 

The course will address the raised need of well-prepared VET educators to enrich their teaching expertise and knowledge in online delivery for successful employees empowered with skills corresponding to the new reality and the demanding requirements of the working environment.

Learning outcomes

  1. Ability to start online training sessions

  2. Ability to communicate effectively through voice and video

  3. Ability to communicate effectively through text and chat

  4. Ability to share whiteboards

  5. Ability to record a training session

  6. Ability to invite participants