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CARL Teaching Skills workshop session 5/6: Introduction to Online Learning...

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2.D.15, Sighthill Campus

Edinburgh Napier University

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Session 5/6: Introduction to Online Learning and Teaching with Dr Stephen Bruce

Preparatory online aspect (starts 7th May 2018)

The best way to learn about online learning and how to prepare your students for it is to become an online learner yourself. Prior to the session you have the opportunity to participate in an online taster course, with the session itself providing wrap-up activities for reflection and planning.

The online taster session involves 7 days of online activity during which you are actively engaged in educational fun: independent assignments, collaborative activities and meaningful discussions and chats. Participants will use Moodle tools where the emphasis is placed on providing an exploratory platform for evaluating the effectiveness of online tasks, communication and assessment. Integral to the online experience is not merely recognising the rewards but also creating awareness for the limitations of online technology in teaching and learning and the implications of both for preparing to teach either fully online or for using selected elements of online technology to support a lecture.

You will be expected to devote 30-45 minutes per day to take self-test quizzes, write short essays, complete group projects and share ideas and resources with colleagues. The success of the experience depends on your active engagement. The facilitator will be running the course by moderating discussion activities, providing constructive feedback on assignments, and offering online support throughout. No prior knowledge of Moodle is required, but please note the requirement for daily participation in the course activities.

The final task in the taster course is for participants to design a short online learning activity on a topic in their own subject discipline, and participants will share these in the face to face session

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Session 5/6 will introduce online learning. The session will explore themes arising from the online taster course, including

  • the affordances of educational media for delivering learning content

  • designing authentic activities for group work and individuals

  • supporting the online student experience and building online communities

Attendees should emerge with increased knowledge and understanding associated with design and facilitation of online learning.

Everyone who has registered for the face to face session before the 1st May will receive an invitation from Stephen Bruce to take part in the online taster session running from 7th May to 15th May, who will also provide further information on how to participate.

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