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Approx. 19 hours to complete

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

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Approx. 19 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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....
12 videos (Total 54 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
12 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
6 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
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....
16 videos (Total 101 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
16 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
Overview53s
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
2 readings
Module 3 Useful Links and Resources10m
Module 4 Useful Links and Resources10m
Week
3
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....
11 videos (Total 63 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
11 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
2 readings
Module 5 Useful Links and Resources10m
Module 6 Useful Links and Resources10m
Week
4
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....
19 videos (Total 93 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
19 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
2 readings
Module 7 Useful Links and Resources10m
Module 8 Useful Links and Resources10m
Week
5
4 hours to complete

Question and Answers

Simon and Negin answered the top questions asked of them in previously run versions of this course via video. Although from previous courses, the questions raised and the discussions that follow, are very relevant, and they may answer some questions that you have about the course. In the videos Simon and Negin, did reference learners' names and the week in the course, but this is not important in this version of the course. These Q&A videos have been collated according to their relevance to the Modules of the course....
54 videos (Total 221 min)
54 videos
The dangers of teaching online.4m
What are the current main challenges about teaching online in your opinion?5m
What do we do to recruit, motivate and retain teachers?4m
What resistance do teachers have when they begin teaching online courses?6m
Who can help if you are a trailblazer?4m
How do we keep pace with current Web 2.0 technology?5m
How do you classify tools that sit between Open and LMS technologies?4m
How do you stop being overwhelmed or paralysed by all the options?3m
How to address risks associated with open access technologies while designing an online activity.4m
Improving video production quality3m
What about the 'not invented here' syndrome?3m
What tools were used to make this MOOC?2m
Which platform better allows the use of a MOOC with interactive activities?4m
Dealing with different attitudes to online and blended learning4m
Handling copyright for online courses5m
How much time is needed to plan a 10 month online course?4m
Is blended learning always preferred?2m
Is there a difference between Learning Outcomes and Learning Objectives?3m
What advice do you have for creating the whole course from scratch?2m
What moderation techniques are used in the MOOC?8m
What is a rubric?3m
What is the one thing you think we should take away from the course?2m
What is your suggested structure for setting up online courses?6m
Alternatives to video recordings3m
BYOD Apps and Tools1m
How do you ensure quality assurance in online courses?2m
Scripting considerations for instructional videos6m
What are different approaches to using videos in online courses and which are most effective?3m
What is the ideal time duration for a podcast?2m
What is scenario based training?2m
Are videos assessed in a less nuanced way than written work?4m
Ensuring authenticity with online assessments5m
How do you employ audio for meaningful feedback or assessment of learning?3m
Making an effective assessment rubric for online activities2m
Peer Review - When to use it and why is it used in the course?2m
What are some effective 'Plan B' strategies in case technology breaks down during an online assessment?3m
What frameworks are helpful for thinking about self assessment and peer assessment exercises?4m
Boundaries when supporting online discussions4m
Group projects in the online learning environment6m
What technology do you use for video conferences with students?3m
Building relationship with students3m
Do rubrics guide students behaviour?5m
How can I best support younger students to use classroom social media appropriately?4m
How can you best develop online learning for learners with low levels of independence?4m
How do you engage reluctant students?5m
How to generate community in an online course that students start whenever each one enrols?4m
Means to check for digital literacy level3m
What about 1 - 1 tutoring online?3m
What tips would you give to private online teachers?2m
Can you recommend online course analytics?2m
Evaluating quality using national or international standards or frameworks1m
How do you use learning and teaching data for scientific publication?4m
Is it acceptable to make changes to a course after launching?3m
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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 TWApr 18th 2019

Well organised and very useful course for online teaching beginners. One very useful feature is that timelines can be reset which allows for assignments to be submitted later if necessary.

Instructors

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Associate Professor Simon McIntyre

Associate Dean Education
UNSW Sydney | Art & Design
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Dr Negin Mirriahi

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

About UNSW Sydney (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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