Teaching pathways: Online skills for 21st century teachers

 Enrolment for 'Teaching pathways: Online skills for 21st century teachers' is now closed.

Welcome to 'Teaching pathways: Online skills for 21st century teachers'

Enhance your understanding of digital citizenship and your ability to help learners protect themselves online, be kind to others and assess information they find.

In this free 4-week online course, you will learn about the following:

  • Your and your learners' digital footprint
  • The impact that your and your learners' words and actions can have online
  • How to differentiate between different types of digital media

 

About the course

Module 1: Digital footprint

The aim of this module is to help you as a language teacher know how you leave a footprint or trail as you navigate your online life and why you must be aware of that footprint and its influence on your and your learners' futures.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

- define basic vocabulary related to digital footprints
- identify ways you leave trails online

Module 2: Digital empathy

The aim of this module is to help you as a language teacher think about yourself and your learners as part of the online community and how your words and actions can have a positive impact on that community

By the end of the first unit of this module, you’ll be able to:

- identify ways you communicate with your online communities
- recognise the benefits and risks of online relationships

Module 3: Critical thinking online

The aim of this module is to help you as a language teacher differentiate between different types of digital media and guide your learners to think critically about the information they encounter online

By the end of the first unit of this module, you’ll be able to:

- identify different types of digital media
- use strategies to search for information online
- understand how to access and share content legally.


Start dates and duration

This course is no longer available for enrolment. New dates for the course will be announced in 2023.

Cost

Free

Certificates

For participants who successfully complete all tasks and achieve a score of 70% or above in the online exercises, there will be a downloadable certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Level of English required

Minimum CEFR B1

 

How do I access the course after I have enrolled?

On a desktop or laptop computer
  1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
  2. If you have enrolled in the course, you will see 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the menu bar at the top of the page next to the Home button.
  3. Move your mouse over MY PORTFOLIO to see the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on ‘My courses’ to access your training.
On a mobile device
  1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines next to the home button to open the menu.
  3. Below ‘Home’, you will see MY PORTFOLIO and ‘My courses’ below. Tap on MY PORTFOLIO if you don’t see ‘My courses’.
  4. Tap on ‘My courses’ to access your training.

 

Support and troubleshooting

If you have signed up for this course and have problems accessing your learning, please make sure you are logged in, then click or tap the link below:

https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes

If you are accessing from a mobile device, please see the following additional guidance:

If you are still having problems accessing your course, please see the advice below:

I can't register for the course

Please make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. If registration is available, you will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. If registration is not available, you will see the message 'This course is not available for registration'.

I can't access the course. I am logged in to my account, but when I click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO I just go to my profile page

Check that you are not logged into your TeachingEnglish account on a different device or browser. Log out of your account on all devices and browsers, and log in again. Click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO. You should be taken to your training course. If you still can't access your course, log out, clear the cache on your browser and log in again.

I can't get my certificate

Certificates are available to participants who complete 70% of the course material. To access your certificate, go to the course platform where you have done your training. Click or tap 'My awards'. If you have completed 70% of the course, your certificate should be available to download.

The name on my certificate is wrong

On the course platform where you access your training, please use the 'Help' button to request a new certificate. Names on certificates are taken from your personal details in your free TeachingEnglish account. To change your name, click or tap on your name to edit your profile. Update the details on your profile page and save the new details.

 

 

Comments

Hi Fakhr,

I am sorry to hear that. If you have created an account, make sure you are logged in. Then you will see a tab next to the Home button on the top of this page that says "My Portfolio" - if you click on this and then "My courses", this will take you to the courses homepage.   From here you can click on "Explore all courses" (a green tab on the right) - you will be able to see all the available courses, and can click on "Enrol in activity" for the course that interest you.

Hope that helps, hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Aeshah Aboubakr on Tue, 07/19/2022 - 19:07

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two days ago i have enrolled to the course, yet, today when I logged in into my account and went into my courses, i couldn't find the course or even enroll to it again.

I need your help about that.
thanks in advace

Hi,

I am sorry to hear that!  Make sure you are logged in, then click or tap the link below:

https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes

This should take you to available courses. Also, make sure you are logged out of TeachingEnglish on other devices, and try again. Sometimes logging out, clearing cache and logging in again helps too!

Hope you can get started soon!


Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Mohammed Meghari on Tue, 07/19/2022 - 19:35

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I tried to be enrolled but I couldn't, what I see is my portfolio and when I open it I don't see any courses

Hi,

I am sorry to hear that!  Make sure you are logged in, then click or tap the link below:

https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes

This should take you to available courses. Also, make sure you are logged out of TeachingEnglish on other devices, and try again. Sometimes logging out, clearing cache and logging in again helps too!

Hope you can get started soon!


Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Laila,

I am sorry to hear that - you use the Help button on the course page if it's for technical help. Can you see the course but not start it, or not see the course?

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Abbas on Wed, 07/20/2022 - 08:54

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Dear educators,
Thank you so much for this opportunity to study this amazing course.

Hi,

I am sorry you are having this problem. 

Log in, above your personal details do you see a menu bar? If on a mobile click the three lines to open the Menu.

Do you see a Menu option My portfolio? If you do, click My courses.

If you don't see the My portfolio menu, return to the Training page and follow the steps to Visit our course website

Hope that helps!

Anne

Hi,

I am sorry to hear that. Log out of TeachingEnglish on all your devices, then log back in on the device you are using to follow the course. Look for 'My Portfolio' - then 'My courses - then 'my learning' - and then 'my courses' - you should see the course heading. Scroll down to 'start the course'. You are automatically enrolled.  Hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Engy Youssef K… on Thu, 07/21/2022 - 11:34

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I can't join to my course. I've finished module 1 but when I logged again I didn't find the course page .It returned me again to my profile

Hi Engy,

I'm sorry to hear that you can't find the course again, usually logging out of all devices that you have logged into TeachingEnglish with then logging back in sorts most problems, also if that fails, doing the same after clearing 'cache' also helps. Hope you can rejoin soon and look forward to seeing you there.

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by annele on Thu, 07/21/2022 - 20:27

In reply to by MEHMET HANIFI …

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Hi Mehmet,

I hope you have already found out how to register for our course, if not, make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. You will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. get back in touch if you can't register.

Hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Munaza,

If you have followed the instructions on the course page for accessing the course, you should see it in 'my portfolio' and you will be able to start it. Make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. You will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. get back in touch if you can't start the course.

Hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Mariemmk92 on Sun, 07/24/2022 - 19:12

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Hi, I enrolled in a new course "Teaching pathways: Online skills for 21st-century teachers" and when I saw the course progress, it is mentioned that I have completed 25% when I have not even started yet! what should I do, and why is this happening?

Hi,

That sounds strange - did you start the course the last time it was running? If not, then can you use the Help button in the course to register this problem with the technical team to see if they can solve it? Thanks!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Anna Pham,

Can you see the instructions on the course page for accessing the course, follow those and you should see it in 'my portfolio' and you will be able to start it :).

Make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. You will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. get back in touch if you can't start the course.

Hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by neveen amin on Wed, 07/27/2022 - 07:34

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I have just finished the first module and it was great .But I want to know when the second one will start. 💐

Hi there Neveen,

Check the course timetable, normally the modules are opened once a week, so you'll find you are doing module 2 soon :).

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Wafanazzal,

Can you see the instructions on the course page for accessing the course at the top of the page? Follow those and you should see it in 'my portfolio' and you will be able to start it :).

Make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. You will see these instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. get back in touch if you can't start the course.

Hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Mohammed,

I'm really sorry that you haven't been able to start the course yet - here in 'TeachingEnglish' comments we can offer general advice but usually if there are deeper problems it's because of the mix of the site and your computer. Where are you in the process when you can't go any further? Are you logged into teaching English? Can you see 'My portfolio'? (If you can you should simply see the course, if you can't see it, you should be able to use the technical 'HELP' button to get more help). Have you followed all the steps laid out on the 'How do I sign up for the course' instructions?   Hope some of this helps and you can meet other colleagues and the educators on the course soon:). Let us know if you have accessed it :) 

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by ALMUDENA SANTOS on Wed, 08/03/2022 - 06:10

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Once more, I´d like to say congrats to the British Council team for this amazing course. From my point of view, it is very useful to understand both young learners and adults. I found clear and easy explanations besides wonderful instructions and advises which, if you have patience to teach your students or love teaching, I´m sure you´ll see good reactions/results . Nice job

Submitted by kimngan3883 on Thu, 08/04/2022 - 03:47

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Hello!
The name on my Certificate is wrong. I want to change my name on new Certificate. Please help!
Thanks a lot!

Hi Kimngan,

On the course platform where you access your training, please use the 'Help' button to request a new certificate. Names on certificates are taken from your personal details in your free TeachingEnglish account. To change your name, click or tap on your name to edit your profile. Update the details on your profile page and save the new details.

Regards,

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Whj210 on Thu, 08/04/2022 - 15:50

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i have enrolled and have completed the first module but when I press 'my course ' from the drop down menu only my account profile appears.. I cannot access the course.I would appreciate it if you could inform me . please help me .. my email is j2104315610@gmail.com thank you
Julie Diamandakou

Hi Julie

Thanks for getting in touch. Have you tried logging out of your TeachingEnglish account and then logging back in again? If you haven't logged out for a few days, you will just go to your profile page when you click 'My Courses'. Please also make sure you are not logged in on different devices.

Thanks

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Fawazqasem on Fri, 08/05/2022 - 11:43

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The courses offered by the British counsel are the best. They are rich and based on authentic materials. All courses are helpful.

Hi,

Certificates are available to participants who complete 70% of the course material. To access your certificate, go to the course platform where you have done your training. Click or tap 'My awards'. If you have completed 70% of the course, your certificate should be available to download.

If you are still having problems, please use the 'Help' button on the training course platform

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Malsha Sewwand… on Tue, 08/09/2022 - 19:12

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Hello,
When will this be available again?
I couldn't complete it up to 3rd module.
I just couldn't one of these. But now I am not allowed to join this again as it is closed.

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