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Introduction to Beacon Facilitation


Gain an understanding of adult learning theory as it relates to asynchronous professional development. Review Beacon’s facilitator and learner policies and procedures, including course completions and plagiarism. Learn about the features and tools in the Beacon Learning Management System required to facilitate a Beacon Educator course.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the purpose of professional development for educators.
  • Identify the benefits of online learning for adult learners.
  • Describe the basics of effective professional development for educators.
  • Describe course development and the unique features of Beacon courses compared to other types of courses.
  • Identify the components of quality feedback.
  • Describe the importance of communication and the exchange of information between the facilitator and the learner.
  • Create feedback statements that use social presence and facilitator best practices.
  • Create feedback questions that promote depth of knowledge for a task.
  • Create feedback prompts that encourage thinking and increase learner understanding.
  • Describe the facilitator’s responsibilities within Beacon courses.
  • Describe Beacon’s facilitator guidelines and policies for online learning.
  • Describe how to use the Beacon Learning Management System facilitator tools, including facilitator tools, email, and the Gradebook.

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summatives.

1 Multiple Choice Exam - Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.
3 Reflections - Learner synthesizes previous knowledge and course content in order to develop a narrative response.

The summatives must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team


Developed by Beacon Educator staff.

Course Last Updated: 2022