accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, ILM, approved by the Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht, ZFU

General Information

This course is a must for any trainer or tutor who is to deliver collaborative, interactive training online. After a one day face to face workshop, each student attends this course online through virtual classrooms in the Abacus Virtual College. This can be accessed over a telephone line that connects the student’s computer to the Abacus Virtual College or via the Internet using software supplied by Abacus. The course is accredited by the ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management), a nationally recognized, independent, awarding body in Great Britain, which accredits institutions and awards certificates to students whose course work meets their high standards.


To equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to

Successful students will be able to achieve the following
Equipment Required

Each participant must have access to a computer running Windows 95/98/ 2000/NT/XP or an Apple Mac - in either case with access to the Internet. ( A CD-ROM drive will be an advantage.)


10 weeks

Course Dates (subject to changes):

April 18 - July 02, 2005
September 12 - November 26, 2005


€ 1200
which cover 10 weeks intensive online tutorials, two face-to-face workshops and course material.

For more information please contact:

Abacus Learning Systems
Abacus House, 15, Acacia Park, Bishop's Cleeve, Cheltenham, Glos GL52 7WH UK

Phone: +44 (0)8700 780519
Direct Line: +44 (0) 7711 983778
Fax: +44 (0)8700 780520
Technical Support +44 (0)7000 443578

Christel Schneider, Dipl.-Päd.



Module 1
One Day (prior to course beginning) Initial Face-to-Face Workshop

Module 2
Exploring CMC Weeks 1 - 3 Online in the Abacus Virtual College

Module 3
CMC in Training Weeks 4 - 7 Online in the Abacus Virtual College

Module 4
Personal Project Weeks 8 - 10 Online in the Abacus Virtual College

By this stage, you will be confident in using CMC as a participant and appreciate some of its advantages and disadvantages. You will also have practiced using CMC in a tutor role. In this module you will work on your project. This must be of relevance and practical use to your organisation and may be: Although you will be working on your own project (which must be a personal rather than group effort) you will be encouraged to use the benefits of CMC to: By the end of this module you should have written and posted the final version of your project, a minimum length of 3000 words.

Module 5
Final Face-to-Face Workshop

This will be tailored to participants’ needs. These might change as the course progresses. The content will be discussed before the final face-to-face workshop. This day might include: