Online learning is the future of teaching. This three-week teaching course aims to support teachers’ own innovations in teaching and learning online, whether you teach in a school, college or university.
You’ll understand the nature of learning design in the context of both blended and wholly online learning, and will explore the Conversational Framework concept; the idea that the teaching-learning process is an interactive exchange of concepts and practices, using the ideas of social construction and collaborative learning.
The course is designed to engage all teachers in collaborative knowledge building about blended and online learning design.
You’ll explore a range of digital tools and resources, including the Learning Designer tool, a free online tool to help teachers and lecturers design teaching and learning activities and share their learning designs with one another across all subjects.
Using the tool, you’ll learn how to optimise synchronous and asynchronous learning, and will explore how to implement videos, screencasts, forums, shared learning designs, polls, quizzes and bring digital tools into your teaching techniques.
You’ll assess a range of learning designs and formative assessment methods for blended and online learning to achieve specific types of learning outcomes.
The UCL Institute of Education is rated as the number one education faculty in the world university rankings, and provides expertise in teaching and educational research across all sectors, primary to higher education, and across all main subject areas.
This course is best suited for teachers in all sectors of formal education, primarily within the UK.
This includes primary and secondary school teachers and further education and higher education teachers and lecturers across all subject areas.
All the tools we use are free and open to all, or are optional for participants to explore if they wish.
In particular we’ll be using the UCL Learning Designer tool.
We’d recommend you use a laptop/computer to complete this course.
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