Introduction to Learning Online In-Person
Fully online from Monday 7 to Friday 18 October (two weeks)
Are you thinking about teaching fully online or in blended learning contexts? The best way to learn about preparing your students for online learning is to become an online learner yourself. This online taster course runs over two weeks where you will be actively engaged in educational fun; diagnostic quizzes, short assignments, sharing ideas and resources. Topics include the importance of online social presence, digital literacies, coursework assessment characteristics, and the affordances of educational media, all of which are designed for reflecting on your own online learning and teaching readiness. You will use both Moodle and external tools where the emphasis is placed on providing an exploratory platform for evaluating the online tasks and tools.
Course participation is flexible but you will be expected to devote around 6 hours to the activities activity during the two weeks, and the success of the experience very much depends on your active engagement. The course facilitators will be providing feedback on activity participation and generally offering online support throughout including ‘virtual office hours’ hosted in Webex. The course concludes with an optional (but recommended) face to face session on Wednesday 23rd October 12:00 to 1:30pm at Sighthill 7.B.02, to discuss themes arising from the activities, and to provide a 'behind the scenes' insight into the course design. We look forward to seeing you online!