#LTTO: What I learned from ‘Learning to Teach Online’

I felt that after the plethora of posts made over the last few weeks about a recently completed MOOC: Learning to Teach Online, with University of New South Wales via Coursera, (sorry about all of those!) I should generate one post as a conclusion and a summary of the key messages and learning points. Continue reading “#LTTO: What I learned from ‘Learning to Teach Online’”

#LTTO Learning To Teach Online Q & A

I am currently completing a ‘learning To Teach Online’ MOOC with Coursera and it’s fabulous! Each week, our two course lecturers (Negin and Simon) respond to the top-rated questions of the week in the forums and here are my notes on each of their videos each week.

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#LTTO- Module 3- Planning Online Learning

Have a clear vision and aims for the learning of your students so that you don’t all sink into the sand of technology.

This is module three of a Learning To Teach Online MOOC with Coursera, (all content featured has been curated by the University of South Wales for Coursera) you can read about module 1 here and about module 2 here.

Module Learning Outcomes

By engaging with the content, and completing the activities and related discussion in this module, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the principles underpinning the design of online and blended course.
  2. Analyse different online course design options considering the principles of curriculum alignment and the needs of your students

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#LTTO- Module 2- Open and Institutionally Supported Technologies

We need to decide which technologies will fit the learning outcomes for our learners the most.

Due to a week off work, I have been able to do the second module of Learning to Teach Online this week too. (All content featured has been curated by the University of South Wales for Coursera). You can read about the first module here.

Module Learning Outcomes:

By engaging with the content, and completing the activities and related discussion in this module, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of open and closed technologies
  2. Develop an argument for choosing either an institutionally supported technology or one that is available on the open web
  3. Identify policies or strategies related to the use of technology in your own faculty, department, school, or educational institution

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#LTTO- Module 1- Why is Online Teaching Important?

Focus on effective pedagogical strategies rather than just the technologies being used.

Learning to Teach Online

(all content featured has been curated by the University of South Wales for Coursera)

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, then you may have noticed some of my posts on OCTEL. It was the first MOOC I signed up for and I managed just the first few weeks. Problems were the level of interactivity and engagement, there was also a lot of information (mostly static and reading-based and I felt I needed to do it all. I found it impossible to sustain.

So, here goes MOOC number 2. This one is free via Coursera and it seems far more manageable thus far. I just need to make the decision about whether to complete the two assignments to gain a distinction…

These posts will be a log of my learning for myself and you!

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