About this Course
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Are you an educator? Have you ever wanted to understand more about how to design your class to make better use of educational technology – whether fully online or in blended contexts? Would you like to learn from those who have extensive practical experience with online technologies? The Learning to Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC will help you develop a working understanding of successful online teaching strategies that you can apply in your own practice. The course is based upon the multi award winning open educational resource developed by Dr Simon McIntyre and Karin Watson. Integrating online technologies into your teaching can be a challenging prospect, and it can be difficult to know how to approach it effectively for the benefit of both students and yourself. No one knows your own content and teaching strengths better than you, and the “one size fits all” formula doesn’t always suit everyone. No matter what type of technology you are interested in exploring or your level of experience, this course will help you draw on your teaching strengths and find the approach that is right for you, your students and your educational context. This course will guide you through your journey of understanding how online technologies can enhance your course design. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of effective online teaching practices and their relationship to the use of different technologies. You will also be encouraged to progressively design and reflect upon your own online learning activity, assessment or resource for use in your own class if you choose to undertake the course assignments....
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Beginner Level

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Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 Weeks, 3-4 hours/week...
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English

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Skills you will gain

TeachingOnline LearningEvaluationPlanning
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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Calendar

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Clock

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 Weeks, 3-4 hours/week...
Comment Dots

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
4 hours to complete

Why is Online Teaching Important + Open and Institutionally Supported Technologies

'Module 1: Why is Online Teaching Important' is about understanding where you are in the current educational landscape, and determining where you want to be. We will explore why online teaching is relevant to your teaching practice, and you’ll have an opportunity to reflect upon the opportunities and challenges you face in your own context. 'Module 2: Open and Institutionally Supported Technologies' focuses on helping you understand the benefits and restrictions of both broad categories of technologies. We’re all familiar with different social media technologies, and many of us will be aware of larger institutional online learning systems. In this module we will ask you to think about the reasons why you might want to use freely available online tools for your teaching - or your institution's learning management system. Important considerations such as which types of technologies are suitable for a range of different activities will also be explored....
Reading
12 videos (Total 54 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
Video12 videos
Overview1m
Key Concept - Why is Online Teaching Important?3m
Case Study - Why is Online Teaching Important? (Optional)6m
Case Study - Learning Online from a Student Perspective (Optional)8m
Overview1m
Key Concept - Open and Institutionally Supported Technologies5m
Case Study - Using Google Sites to Build Online Portfolios (K-12) (Optional)9m
Case Study - Learning Management System or the Open Web? (Optional)5m
Assignment 1 Tips - How to Get the Most from the Assignment4m
Assignment 1 Tips - Evidence and Referencing3m
Assignment 1 Tips - Giving Constructive Feedback2m
Reading6 readings
How to Get Started!10m
Course Overview10m
Assignments, Activities and Personalised Recommendations10m
Special Thanks and Acknowledgements10m
Module 1 Useful Links and Resources10m
Module 2 Useful Links and Resources10m
Week
2
Clock
3 hours to complete

Planning Online Learning + Online Learning Activities

'Module 3: Planning Online Learning' will explore the importance of planning online learning from a pedagogical perspective rather than a technology driven one. Careful planning is one of the most important aspects of teaching online, and success often depends upon taking the time to consider all of the different aspects of the online learning experience before you begin. The content and activities will explore the concepts of constructive alignment, choosing which aspects of a class are best done online or face-to-face, building digital literacy capabilities within your students, and examining your own motivations for wanting to teach online in the first place. 'Module 4: Online Learning Activities' will identify important considerations you need to keep in mind when developing online learning activities for your students. We will offer advice about how to plan an online activity, and help you think about which may be appropriate for your own students. When you are new to the process, understanding which online technology best supports different learning activities can be daunting. This module, along with a range of case studies, and activities, will explore the relationship between different technologies and specific activities in more depth....
Reading
16 videos (Total 101 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
Video16 videos
Key Concept - Planning Online Learning4m
Case Study - Planning Your Online Class (Optional)5m
Case Study - The Flipped Classroom (Optional)8m
Case Study - Using Online Environments for Teaching Large Classes (Optional)7m
Overviewm
Key Concept - Online Learning Activities1m
Case Study - Video Conferencing in Museum Education (K-12) (Optional)9m
Case Study - Considerations for Choosing Technology (Optional)5m
Case Study - Teaching with Web 2.0 Technologies: Twitter, Wikis and Blogs (Optional)8m
Case Study - Using Online Lectures to Support Active Learning (Optional)7m
Case Study - iLabs - Online Access to Remote Laboratories (Optional)7m
Case Study - Using Flickr as an Online Classroom (Optional)9m
Case Study - Using Blogs for Peer Feedback and Discussion (Optional)7m
Case Study - Teaching Using Scenario Based Simulations in Second Life (Optional)6m
Case Study - Using Online Communities to Foster Collaboration in Visual Arts (K-12) (Optional)8m
Reading2 readings
Module 3 Useful Links and Resources10m
Module 4 Useful Links and Resources10m
Week
3
Clock
3 hours to complete

Online Assessment Strategies + Online Resources

'Module 5: Online Assessment Strategies' discusses the notions of formative and summative assessment in online contexts. We will also explore benefits and considerations that you'll need to keep in mind if you're considering adopting an online assessment strategy in your own teaching, and how using technology can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the assessment process. 'Module 6: Online Resources' discusses the benefits of using open educational resources (OER), and other online resources in your classes. We will also identify issues to be aware of when using resources that you discover, in terms of licensing and Creative Commons. You will be given the chance to explore several examples of online resources via the activities and associated resources for the module. How to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of resources you find online is also explored....
Reading
11 videos (Total 63 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
Video11 videos
Key Concept - Online Assessment Strategies3m
Case Study - Formative Online Assessment in Medicine (Optional)10m
Case Study - Using Audio Feedback (Optional)8m
Case Study - Using ePortfolios as a Reflective Teaching Tool (Optional)7m
Overview1m
Key Concept - Online Resources4m
Case Study - Integrating Online Resources into Your Teaching (Optional)6m
Case Study - Understanding Creative Commons (Optional)8m
Case Study - Creating eBooks for Distance Education (Optional)3m
Case Study - Hippocrates. Online Medical Tutorials (Optional)8m
Reading2 readings
Module 5 Useful Links and Resources10m
Module 6 Useful Links and Resources10m
Week
4
Clock
4 hours to complete

Engaging and Motivating Students + Evaluation Strategies

'Module 7: Engaging and Motivating Students' explores various strategies for engaging and motivating your students in a range of different online learning scenarios. It discusses the important roles that curriculum design, activity structure, the relevance of the chosen technology, and effective time management play in creating an enthusiasm for learning in your students. 'Module 8: Evaluation Strategies' examines the importance of evaluating your online teaching practice to ensure that it is effective, and to give you an opportunity to constantly improve. This is especially important when you are first developing an online teaching practice, or when you are trying something new for the first time. We will explore an evaluation strategy based upon four reflective angles: self reflection, peer observations, student feedback, and theory. The module also introduces the concept of learning analytics as an informative tool to enable up to the minute evaluation of your online class....
Reading
19 videos (Total 93 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
Video19 videos
Key Concept - Engaging and Motivating Students4m
Case Study - Engaging and Motivating Students (Optional)6m
Case Study - Online Teamwork and Collaboration (Optional)5m
Case Study - Conducting Effective Online Discussions (Optional)6m
Case Study - Managing Your Time when Teaching Online (Optional)4m
Case Study - Using Wikis for Student Collaboration (Optional)7m
Case Study - Increasing Student Engagement Using Podcasts (Optional)5m
Case Study - Flipped Language Class (Optional)7m
Case Study - Fostering Student Engagement with Stile (K-12) (Optional)8m
Overview1m
Key Concept - Evaluation Strategies3m
Case Study - Learning Analytics to Inform Teaching Practice (Optional)7m
Assignment 2 Tips - How to Get the Most from the Assignment4m
Assignment 2 Tips - How to Assess Criterion 13m
Assignment 2 Tips - How to Assess Criterion 23m
Assignment 2 Tips - How to Assess Criterion 34m
Assignment 2 Tips - How to Assess Criterion 43m
Assignment 2 Tips - How to Assess Criterion 53m
Reading2 readings
Module 7 Useful Links and Resources10m
Module 8 Useful Links and Resources10m
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Top Reviews

By LTJun 22nd 2017

Very good course that has given an overview of using and implementing web tools appropriately to optimize students' performance in their academic experience leading to become an independent learner.

By CMAug 9th 2017

A really interesting course for someone who is already teaching and wants to spice up the classroom or for someone who has absolutely no knowledge on online teaching.

Instructors

Associate Professor Simon McIntyre

Associate Dean Education
UNSW Sydney | Art & Design

Dr Negin Mirriahi

Academic Developer, Learning and Teaching Unit (formerly)
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Education

About UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales)

UNSW Sydney, based in Sydney Australia, was established in 1949 and is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities with more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries. UNSW Sydney aspires to provide students with an outstanding educational experience, which both reflects our strong traditions of excellence, innovation and social justice, and builds on our strengths in scientific, technological and professional disciplines....

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