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The 7 Key Principles:

  1. - 160 hours over 6 to 7 months
  2. - 100 % online
  3. - open learning (individualised, flexible, self-paced)
  4. - experiential learning : learning by doing
  5. - collaborative learning
  6. - contract learning
  7. - strongly supported

The Net-Trainers course (160 hours) is delivered entirely online. Course assessement is also online. There is no travelling involved, which makes it possible for participants from all continents to join.

The pedagogical methodology makes use of online individual and collaborative work, mostly using web-based content and asynchronous communication technologies. The average learning time requested is 6 to 10 hours a week. Participants may choose to work 2 hours every day during the week or 1 day a week or even 2 days every two weeks. Participants and their tutors agree on work shedules, delays for feedback and deadlines for assignments.

The expected skills of Net-Trainers are not only acquired through the training content, but also through the pedagogical strategies and the educational model that are proposed in the training for trainers.

There is no point for example, for explanations regarding the mechanisms of individualisation of a training path, if the training for trainers is not itself organised in this way.

The underpinning educational model of the Net-Trainers training is much more 'learner based' than 'teacher based'. The participants will better assimilate their learning through having had the experience of being an online learner in an appropriately structured and delivered course. This learning will therefore be better absorbed than if it was exclusively theoretical.

The Net-Trainers training stands for:

 'Learning about Online Training through the practical use of Online Learning'.

If the training provider has the capacity for this offer, the training participants have the possibility to include practical periods in a professional context, in their Net-Trainers training path, to test their new competencies in a real life environment. These practical periods are not obligatory but optional. They are linked to the vocational situation and the motivation of each individual learner.