Instructors in the BBST project are software testing professionals. To qualify as a course instructor, prospective candidates must:
The Instructor Training Course is currently offered online and face-to-face. Both formats are available from the Association for Software Testing. Scheduling information for the online course is available at the Training link on the AST web site. The face-to-face version is offered annually at the AST annual conference. Visit the Conference link for more details.
The BBST online courses were developed in conjunction with the Association for Software Testing. In the time we taught these courses, we developed an apprenticeship model to help professional software testers become effective online instructors. In this lecture, we show how that model works and provide a broad overview of the BBST project and how it has evolved over the years. We also explain a bit about the underlying software testing philosophy that guides our approach to the field, and introduce you to some of the learning theories and perspectives that guided the development of the BBST courses. Finally, Fiedler explains why the various components are included in the BBST courses and how they all fit together.
Teaching an online course requires you to pay attention to a lot of details. Here we cover pre-course setup and post-course wrap-up, as well as a review of the instructor’s responsibilities -- especially as they relate to course management.
An instructor needs excellent communication skills to make the online classroom seems warm and friendly. This presentation shares ideas to help you set the right tone.
Providing students with constructive feedback is an essential component of the online teacher's interactions with students. This presentation discusses a model and strategies to provide feedback focusing on improving student performance.
This brief lecture focuses on creating tools to help the online instructor provide consistent assessments to students.
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