Increase student engagement with teaching styles & activties
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Learn how to increase engagement, student satisfaction & completion rates with different teaching styles and activitie
4.5 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
100 students enrolled
Created by Paula Guilfoyle
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Explain different teaching and learning styles that can help reach more learners
  • Apply different teaching and learning methods to your course
  • Apply engaging teaching tools to your e-learning course
  • Use Google Forms to create interaction
  • Apply Social Media tools to increase learning and engagement
  • Energise learners with learning breaks
  • Increase completion rates with activities and games
  • Maximise Udemy's discussion boards and announcements to increase engagement and satisification
  • Show off your final project as part of your portfilio
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  • This course requires participation, and includes some optional activities, such as as an automatic peer review project. To complete optional activities you will require an email address, however as Udemy does not allow instructors capture email address, these tools are used to show you what you can achieve with a course that is not here on Udemy.
  • You require a desire to produce more engaging and goal reaching courses
  • You have a desire to understand more about teaching and learning
  • You have a desire to produce more engaging and goal reaching courses

Simply put, student engagement and student satisfaction are key to a successful E-learning course. On completion this course you will:


The aim of this course is to introduce you, by example, to teaching theory's and tools that you can use to increase engagement, satisfaction and completion rates on your E-learning course.


This course is an interactive course, packed with activities, learning breaks and opportunities to interact with other students and the course facilitator.

  • Section 1 of this course is very much a warm up and introduction. Throughout section 1 you will get an understanding of what you can expect from this course, how to get the most out of this course and we will also set down some guidelines. You will be given an opportunity to get to know me and the community of fellow students through an interactive activity.
  • Understanding teaching and learning styles will help you reach and engage more students. Section 2 of this course will introduce you to a number of teaching and learning theory's, methods and styles from Teaching for Understanding to Constructivism. You will also have the opportunity to take this learning to a deeper level by partaking in the section activity. Don't worry, it's not all just learning, we have a nice little learning break for you to enjoy in this section.
  • In section 3 of this course, we will look at tools such as Google Forms, Wikis, Discussion Boards and course Announcements to name a few and you will get some fantastic tips on how you can use these in your course.
  • The fourth and final section of this course wraps up what you have learned throughout this course. You will be given a final project, allowing you showcase your work through a peer review. A project that focuses on the aim of this course. The aim of this course is to introduce you to teaching theory's and tools that you can use to increase engagement on your e-learning course.
Who is the target audience?
  • Do you want to increase student engagement?
  • Do you want to increase student satisifaction?
  • Do you want to increase completion rates?
  • Do you want to increase sales on your e-learning course?
  • If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, then this course is for You!
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
Getting to know you
6 Lectures 07:24

Engagement, engagement, engagement, the question all Udemy instructors have at the moment is how do I increase engagement on my course? This course is about teaching you how to improve engagement and satisfaction. In this lecture we discuss why the quality of your course and the student you bring to Udemy is important

Preview 01:55

This lecture will give you an understanding of the activities and participation required to successfully complete this course and get the most out of your learning

Preview 02:17

In this lecture we will set down the guidelines for using the discussion board

Discussion Board Guidelines

Some guildelines to follow

Peer Review Guidelines

In this survey we will establish you're personal learning goals and what you hope to get out of this course. At the end of the course you revisit your survey and see how you and the course have performed against your goals

Pre-Course Survey

Introduce your self and get to know your classmates. Go to the discussions and you will see a Section 1 - Introduce your self

Section 1 Activities

the completion checklist will help you keep track of whether you have completed all of the course activities. The more you do, the more you'll learn so this is based on the honor system and your personal learning goals for the course.

Section 1 Completion checklist
2 questions
Learning Theorys
10 Lectures 54:43

How well do you want to students and learners to understand what you are teaching? Will it be enough to answer the questions at the end of the section, or do you want the students to have a deeper understanding, and be able to apply the knowledge to other situations?

Teaching and Learning for Understanding

There are the 4 principles of the teaching for understanding framework and in this lecture we will quickly identify these 4 principles

teaching for understanding framework

visual, auditory and kinaesthetic ways of teaching and learning, an approach known as VAK. In this lecture we will introduce you to VAK and VAK methods used.


Active learning as an approach to instruction in which students engage the material they study through reading, writing, talking, listening, and reflecting. In this lecture we will look at the questions that you should ask when implementing Active learning

Active Learning

Breaks are a fab way of adding fun to your course, and fun is a proven way to increase engagement

Take a break

There are lots of educational theories that evolved over the years as researchers try to understand and explain how people learn best and in what context.

And many of those theories have been tested over time. Now we're going to talk about one theory called Constructivism


Behaviourist teaching and constructivism are very different. This lecture will teach you the differences between both.

behaviourist v’s Constructivism

In this session we will look at Social and Collaberative learning

Social Learning and colleraberation

Case Study - Interview with OVEE founders

Section 2 activity is an active learning activity, an activity that will give you a deeper understanding of the topics covered in section 2

Section 2 - Activity

Section 2 completion checklist
3 questions
5 Lectures 14:37

This lecture will show you how to set up and use google forms to collect information and send an auto responding email using formule

Preview 08:59

a fun learning break - outcome type quiz

Section 3 Break

There are many other tools you can use to create engagement in your course. In this lecture we will introduce you to WIKI's, Twitter and Google hangouts

Other tools

Using the discussion board provided by Udemy is very important and a box you should aim to tick. In this lecture we will give you some examples of how these tools can be used.

Tools - Discussion board

Activities give you a deeper knowledge, I would encourage you to partake in this activity

Section 3 Activity

Section 3 Completion Checklist
3 questions
Putting it all together
4 Lectures 08:01

Lets have a look back and summaries some of the tools and tips we used to create an interactive engaging course.

Final Thoughts

You have finally made it to the peer review, a chance to put all your learning together and make the changes you want to make and then get feedback. Welcome to the peer review project

Peer Review

This activity is an optional peer review activity. You can use both the peer review system and/or the discussion board to complete this activity and get some feedback

Peer reviewed Final Activity

Now that you have completed this course, you can add the certificate to your Linkedin Profile. Check out the video to see how easy it is

Add this certification to your Linkedin Profile
About the Instructor
Paula Guilfoyle
4.3 Average rating
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22,950 Students
19 Courses
CPA Accountant, Online Educator & Life Long Learner

Paula is a Qualified CPA with over 15 years' experience in the fields of Accountancy, Business Management,Process improvement, Internal Audit, Group accountant, Operations management and Training. All across a broad range of industries and sectors. Paula has been Key Speaker at many Accounting Events where her talks on Excel are received very positively. Taken from her experiences in Accounting and business fields, Paula also has Udemy courses for those wishing to up skill, especially in the area of Spreadsheets, Bookkeeping and Accounting.

Now an E-learning Educator 5+ years, Paula also has a focus on E-learning and online teaching. Drawn from her online teaching experience,Paula has a number of courses available to online teachers to help bridge the skills gap for those that teach or wish to teach online.