[su_spoiler title=”Learning through engagement” open=”yes” style=”fancy”]Rather than broadcast long classroom lectures, ideas are introduced via high quality videos and articles. You can then discuss what you’ve learned, testing your new knowledge with interactive quizzes that offer helpful responses and the opportunity to try again if an answer is wrong. Every course tells a story, step by step, with challenges and helpful tips along the way, to test and build your understanding.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Discussion for learning” style=”fancy”]We learn best when we share and debate ideas with fellow learners, to understand their different experiences and perspectives and to fill the gaps in our own knowledge. When you join a course or start a new topic, you can start by reading what other people have to say, and then join in when you’re ready. If you particularly like a comment, you can choose to follow its author so that you can easily find the people and comments that are of the most interest to you.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Visible learning” style=”fancy”]One way to enhance learning is to make the process visible, so that you know what is coming next, where you are in the course and how far you have come. from the breakdown of your course curiculum, you get an overview of the course, showing the activities for each week, and keeping a record of what you’ve completed.
Your profile page also provides a summary of your own activity, including your courses and any comments you have made.
[su_spoiler title=”Community supported learning” style=”fancy”]To support the large number of learners on our platform, we have optimized the learning platform to harness the power of the community, where learners can make immediate use of their newly acquired skills by sharing their knowledge with their peers.
making conections with other learners on your course is another key feature on afolt. the learning environment allows you to acknowledge good contributions and promote people who offer helpful advice, and to develop your own reputation. In this way, success comes not just from passing an assignment and completing a course, but also from making a contribution to the Afolt community.
[su_spoiler title=”Skillieo Courses” style=”fancy”]courses are divided into weeks. Each course contain various activities that you should aim to complete within the week, each one built from a sequence of straightforward steps, to help you learn. Each week is assigned course module(s),so you always know what’s expected, and you can even go over the entire course curriculum to see what’s coming up when.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Coures Duration” style=”fancy”]Courses vary in length. Most are between two (2) to seven (7) weeks long but we also have some that extends to about twelve (12) weeks.
Perhaps you might want to invite a friend to take part with you? You can do this via email and social media when you join.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Enrolling for a course” style=”fancy”]Log into your Afolt user account. if you don’t have one yet, Register here. once logged in, browse our course list to find a subject that you’d like to learn about. We have softskills courses on a wide range of subjects and are always adding more.
Once you find a course you like, use the ‘TAKE THIS COURSE’ button to enroll for the course. If the course you selected is a free course, it will automatically be added to your ‘Enrolled Course’ list on your dashboard.
If you selected course is a paid course, you will be redirected to the course checkout page to make the necessary payments before having access to the course via your dashboard.
[su_spoiler title=”Introduce yourself” style=”fancy”]While you’re waiting for the course to start, you can fill in your profile page so that other learners can find out more about you. You can find your profile in the menu on the top right of the screen.
We’ll email you to let you know when the course starts. If you’ve signed up a long time in advance, we’ll also send you a ‘one month to go’ email, to help you prepare for the course.
[su_spoiler title=”Courses Start Date” style=”fancy”]Once you enroll for a course, you will immediately have access to the course Overview, Introduction, Pre-course assessment and assignment (if any).
These resources are to engage you until the course actively begins. Once the course begins, the learning modules on your course curriculum begins to unlock to indicate which module(s) you have access to within a particular week.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Course Format” style=”fancy”]You can learn by watching videos and interactive presentations, listening to audio and reading articles. Many of these steps are followed by short quizzes to help you check that you have understood what you just learned.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Navigating through a course module” style=”fancy”]There is a button at the bottom left of each lesson within a module that allows you to mark it as complete. Course lessons are laid out sequentially within the modules, this means you must mark your current lesson as complete before accessing the next.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Discussion” style=”fancy”]Every so often, you’ll come across a discussion step, where you’ll be given a topic to talk over with fellow learners.
Talking about ideas is a really great way to learn and consolidate information, so give it a go, even if you find it daunting! You can discuss topics with each other and educators will offer guidance and answer questions.
Each course comes with an incorporated forum that allow learners to start a discussion topic, comment and ask questions and reply to questions and comments. Press the course forum button to join the conversation.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Activity” style=”fancy”]Want to find out what everyone is talking about right now? Go to the course activity page to see what questions you can help answer and which topics are under debate.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Quizzes” style=”fancy”]Many activities will include a quiz, a moment to pause and check how well you’ve understood the key points from the previous video or article before moving on. The quizzes are not scored, you get an unlimited number of tries at each question and we give you feedback and hints on each go.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Tests” style=”fancy”]At key moments in the course, you’ll find tests. They work in much the same way as quizzes but tests are scored and are limited to three tries. These count towards your overall mark and are designed to test your knowledge. We’ll give you three points if you get a question right first time, two on your second attempt and one on your third.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Assignments” style=”fancy”]Many of our courses also offer you the opportunity to do assignments and get feedback from other learners on the course. Each assignment will come with clear instructions about how to write or create your assignment, as well as give constructive feedback to others. It’s a great opportunity to put what you’ve learnt into practice and get tips on how to improve.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Completing the course” style=”fancy”]On most courses you’ll have the option to buy a Statement of Participation so that you can show you took part. To be eligible, you need to have completed the majority of steps on a course and all of the tests.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Choose the next course” style=”fancy”]Education is infectious: we’re confident that you’ll enjoy the Afolt experience so much, you’ll have signed up to another course before the first is even finished!
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