Instructor Skills Online Training Course

Quick Facts:

What is it?
A self-paced online ‘train the trainer’ course that solves the problem of ‘just-in-time’ instructional skills training for new classroom and/or online instructors.

How long does it take?
This online course takes about 8-10 hours to complete. It contains more theory than the 24 hour Instructional Skills Workshop and would take about 3 days to learn in a traditional Train-The-Trainer course. Taking more time to thoroughly review the content is recommended because the information is condensed and takes time to absorb. Printable summaries of key points are included at the end of each lesson.

Do I get a certificate?
Yes, those who are registered can self-print a certificate of completion after successfully completing the 25 question final quiz.

Can I do it from home?
Yes. You can do the course from the privacy of any computer (or a tablet or another device with a suitable screen size) with a modern web browser capable of HTML5 (Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Brave, etc.). Audio capability recommended as the course is fully narrated.


  • 1 License:  $248 CDN
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Train the Trainer: Just-In-Time Instructional Skills

Develop and Deliver Training Professionally

This unique train the trainer online course compresses the latest educational research and the practical skills of successful instructors into  a cost-effective solution to the problem of your instructors receiving just-in-time instructional skills training.  New continuing education instructors, workplace supervisors, and corporate trainers can benefit from this course. Learn to avoid predictable errors that result in unnecessary stress, cost you money, or hurt your organization’s credibility.

Avoid these top 10 Instructional Errors:

  • Instructors not making their lessons interactive
  • Failing to motivate students
  • Not addressing the characteristics of adult learners
  • Presenting unfathomable learning objectives
  • Giving frustrating exam and quiz questions
  • Presenting courses and lessons that lack flow
  • Ignoring learner preferences
  • Making mistakes with handouts and media
  • Not starting the course with a positive student experience
  • Miscommunicating with students

New instructors or content experts are often appointed and asked to design and deliver training courses without formal teaching skills and experience. This course can help them quickly get up-to-speed on best practices so they can do the work successfully. It is essentially unfair to ask someone to perform the skills of another profession without supporting them in the learning that is needed.

Instructor Skills Online can immediately, quickly, and conveniently provide the essential knowledge of proper course design, successful delivery techniques, and up-to-date research-based instructional skills before your instructors enter their first class. The course can protect students from common errors made by novice instructors. It enables them to design their courses to effectively engage students and to deliver content in a professional manner, whether in the classroom or online.

This course can save you thousands of dollars as compared to outsourcing the training, eliminate travel time, and save accommodation and per diem costs. Increased teaching effectiveness enhances student learning and satisfaction with the course. With this investment in your instructors, they will gain confidence, have higher job satisfaction, and know that the organization cares about them. This can lower absenteeism rates, reduce instructor stress, and lead to a better workplace culture.

Students proceed through the lessons at their own pace. Students can choose between hearing narrated text or reading the text components. When students are ready, they can take the final exam.

Author Peter Fenrich PhD describes course goals:

The software contains numerous interactions that make the learner think. In contrast to books and most web resources, this course includes video to enhance learning. This is critical since video is essential for teaching some skills. For example, demonstrating good and bad examples of teaching solidifies concepts.

The Course Covers These Subjects:

  • The Learning Process
  • Characteristics of Adult Learners
  • Planning Courses and Lessons
  • Planning BOPPPS Lessons
  • Writing Learning Outcomes
  • Writing Test Questions
  • Assessment Tools
  • Creating Your Visuals
  • Preparing Your Handouts
  • Starting Your Course Right
  • Motivating Your Students
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Addressing Learning Preferences
  • Making Lectures Interactive
  • NEW! Teaching Online
  • Communication Skills
  • Influencing Student Behavior
  • Assessing Your Teaching

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