learning designer and facilitator
A transformational three-month (mid. September – mid. December) Experiential Professional Development (EPD) program helping facilitators/ trainers/ educators optimize and transform their online courses for international learners. Facilitators develop crucial competences necessary for designing and running highly effective online courses based on the formula: Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills, Tools. The certificate program is embedded in the ongoing Global Case Study Challenge project, where a certification cohort has a unique chance to apply theory to real-life scenarios, observing 600+ international students and professors from 14 countries.
The Certificate Program in Virtual Learning Design and Facilitation is structured in four interactive modules, each providing a virtual intercultural total immersion experience, where educators hone their instructional design, content delivery, facilitation of deep learning among learners and improve ways to assess educational outcomes for the participants.
Dr. Barbara Covarrubias
Key trends, resources and tools for effective online communication
Dr. Anna Zinenko
Effective learning content design and facilitation
Dr. Eithne Knappitsch
Interactions management: learner-content, learner-facilitator, peer learning
Dr. Svetlana Buko
Learning analytics and evaluation
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BENEFITS OF GETTING CERTIFIED
• Transform your vision of online learning and design
• Develop extraordinary online facilitation skills
• Apply techniques of inclusive virtual design and facilitation
• Reinforce learning transfer frameworks
• Enhance learning analytics
This program is for you if you are an:
Facilitator/ Educator/ Trainer
with a vision to transform your teaching/training repertoire and design for the online environment, interested in competency development in the virtual environment
with the goal to upscale the provision of your services using new online platforms for vastly improved client services
International Office/ Study Abroad Professional
supporting international students and educators with virtual international exchange experiences
Learning & Development Professional
with the vision to design and implement internal corporate learning programs
price until 15.08.2022
Regular program price
* GCSC Certificate Program “Virtual Learning Designer and Facilitator” offers a limited number of scholarships. Candidates from developing and low-income countries can apply for a fee waiver by submitting a letter of motivation within registration form.
I am very grateful for having being part of the 2021 GCSC Certificate Program cohort and the experiences and new insights gained during this three-month learning journey. The whole program was very professionally prepared, organized and delivered. A fair amount of lectured content and inputs for self-study activities. The climate within our cohort was always as very respectful and supportive. The GCSC team set a very positive tone which enhanced the positive attitude that my peers brought to the program. The pressure resulting from the final project (capstone + jury presentation) helped me to keep focused and committed to the program. I am always grateful for opportunities that force me to leave my comfort zone and set me in the state of productive anxiety! The GCSC Certificate Program has been such an opportunity. I am sure that I will make good use of the knowledge and tips gained when designing and facilitating COIL projects at my university in the future.
You create your own online learning design in the Certificate Program. What’s brilliant about this particular course is that it gives you an architect’s view into an award-winning interactive online program while simultaneously providing you with the necessary steps to create your own. The breadth and depth of the 4 modules nicely lead towards the final capstone. Thanks to this program I was able to design EUSA’s “Virtual Internship Program” and am very pleased with the result! After this course, I am confident that we can deliver meaningful experiential learning opportunities for university students who will be serving companies in the international virtual space!
I got engaged in the course from the very first moment. Everything about this program was different and innovative: the fun and warm environment, the use they did of music, the structure and dynamics, the visuals and graphics, and the online learning platform.
In only three months I’ve learned what instructional design is from scratch, and I feel confident enough to put it into practice. This course provided me with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and tools that I need to create an intercultural and educational project in and out of the virtual space. It also gave me a 360 overview of project management and implementation.
Along with the training program, we had the chance to participate as observers in the global case study challenge and in many different workshops and seminars. This definitely enlarged my professional network and brought me new possibilities for collaboration.
The GCSC was not only a training and a program but also a community. During the three-month period, I learned so many valuable tools, resources, and processes with the highly experienced GCSC program educators, and also from my fellow peers. I highly recommend the program for those that wish to take their content and training to the next level as educators as well as create meaningful connections with people who are likewise passionate about Intercultural education and training!
I often think of that time in 2020; the training, contacts, while seeing the view in the backroom seats to all the action of the Global Case Study challenge. It was a lifeline for me both professionally and personally at the time. I’m very grateful to have been part of the 2020 cohort. It helped me feel more settled in the virtual space and find my way around what matters there too. These days, I strongly identify as a digital migrant, who is forever learning and I continue to make the most of what’s possible with this late-stage career, hybrid identity!
The GGSC Virtual Trainer Certificate Program s a short intensive professional development program with 4 live modules addressing essential skills for successful design and facilitation in the virtual environment.
LET’S MEET IN THE VIRTUAL SPACE
Are you interested in joining the GCSC Student Challenge or signing up for our Expert Programs, or maybe you want to partner up with us? We are open to all forms of cooperation as we believe in quality education that is available for everyone!