Teaching an online cohort presents unique challenges. Online students are geographically dispersed and socially isolated from their classmates, which impacts on their needs and expectations.
Effective teaching strategies are key to keeping students motivated, maintaining engagement with learning activities and thereby improving student outcomes.
In this course we will be exploring some fundamental online teaching concepts and strategies, plus sharing practical tips, based on direct experience, that you will be able to apply when teaching in a fully online learning environment.
Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to pause and reflect on the learning that is taking place. Ideally, you will be also sharing views, considerations and plans with peers, with the aim of forming communities of practice, which you can continue to engage with beyond the scope of this course.
This is your chance to share issues and ideas specific to your programme at your institution with colleagues from across the sector.
You will be introduced to key concepts, frameworks and strategies related to online teaching and learning. You will then do a short project, in which you will apply the approaches you’ve learned to produce a draft design/activity plan for a unit of learning and discuss this with your classmates.
The week concludes with an opportunity to reflect on the week’s activity, followed by a live webinar. It is expected that the course should take no more than 4 hours of total time, in order to meet the learning outcomes.
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