Developments in digital technologies over
the past decades have produced profound changes in the structure, design, and
delivery of teaching, training and learning. There is a need to enhance the
existing skill sets of trainers to ensure their expertise in delivery of their
expert content knowledge stay relevant. More and more learners entering workshops
are competent in the use of technology and they expect their trainer to be on
top of the technological realm. As such, trainers need to adapt to the
rapid growth in emerging technologies and utilize online and smart learning to
deal with the new digitally oriented learners. Trainers need to understand
those technologies and their impact on learners and learning experiences,
including: e-learning environment, instructional systems design, pedagogies,
assessment tools, development and digitization aspects, and contextual factors.
To this end, the trainer Certificate in Smart Learning has been developed by
the academy to assist trainers to acquire the latest techno-pedagogical skills
and knowledge needed to ensure a successful and satisfying teaching and learning
experience in an online/smart learning environment. The certificate is aimed at
empowering trainers to design, develop, and deliver online training sessions
which will eventually enable them to be the champions of online learning
in their respective fields.
The Certified Digital Trainer program
enables trainers to train in conventional face-to-face environment to be
effective online trainers as well. trainers successfully completing this
program will be awarded the “Certified Digital Trainer” certificate. The
certificate is composed of four modules that covers the essential building
blocks for effective online instruction. The first module covers
fundamentals of online teaching including challenges to both learners and
trainers as well as the required skills to overcome these challenges.
This will be followed by exploration of the current educational technologies
and the international standards that guide content development. The third
and fourth modules will help Trainers to design and develop their
courses/workshop using appropriate learning designs and pedagogies for online
Upon completion of this certificate,
participants will be able to:
1. Address the challenges facing trainers and learners in
transitioning to online training & learning.
2. Comprehend the importance of using current technologies
for online delivery.
3. Analyse online learning needs and context to develop
appropriate learning designs.
4. Design effective synchronous and asynchronous online
5. Develop and deliver effective synchronous and asynchronous
The certificate is composed of the