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PhilanthropyU Designing an Online Lesson during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Course Schedule

Course Details

  1. Length

  2. Effort

    20 minutes
  3. Certificate

    Not Available
  4. Language


INSTRUCTORPhilanthropy University

Philanthropy University is reimagining capacity building for the digital age. Our free online university accelerates the impact of local organizations with essential courses and vibrant communities of practice focused on delivering sustainable development and improving the lives of people everywhere.

About This Lesson

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is shutting down classrooms and workshops around the world. However, the need for excellent education remains. Whether you are teaching students, your beneficiaries or your colleagues, there has never been a better time to learn how to teach online.

This short lesson will show you how to use simple technology to craft exciting and impactful online lessons. Rather than exploring the most complex, cutting edge technologies, we will focus on how to quickly translate the fundamentals of good teaching into an online environment.

Lesson Topics

  • Defining instructional goals and learning objectives
  • Choosing simple technology to deliver your training
  • Rapidly adapting materials for an online environment

Who Should Take This Lesson?

This lesson is designed for anyone who is interested in teaching online. No prior experience with teaching or education technology is needed.

Course Advisors

This lesson would not have been possible without the involvement of many teams and individuals. Special thanks to:

  • Amy Ahearn, Pathstream


There is no certificate for this 20-minute mini-lesson.

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