Teaching & Learning Online (Part 2)

Zeng, Q. (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Introduction and rationale

With an increasing number of courses being delivered online or in a blended environment, teaching staff should have an opportunity to experience being an online student and to explore pedagogical issues for their own context. Such a module is also necessary for staff that are based at a distance, for example on campuses opening in other parts of the world. The course may also be marketable to other institutions, as there are limited offerings of this practice-orientated nature.

The class is in two parts – the first leading to the design of an online class or activities within a class and the second leading to the development and evaluation of that class or activities.

The aim of the module is to allow participants to experience being an online student while at the same time exploring the implications and opportunities of teaching and learning online.

This will be a valuable opportunity to integrate different aspects of expertise within the Learning Enhancement Framework within the University of Strathclyde, and to develop effective practice in the university’s online learning platform and Technology Enhanced Learning.

• Engage in online course activities from a student’s perspective
• Experience a wide range of Moodle tools and activities and other online and learning technologies
• Experience and develop methods to encourage online engagement and collaboration
• Develop understanding of and critically evaluate effective learning design for online courses and activities
• Design online activities or classes or activities involving the use of learning technologies for online or blended learning delivery.
Teaching methods

Part 1 of this module is presented online and module activities are completed mainly asynchronously but included are some opportunities for online collaboration and synchronous engagement.

In part 2 private reading and desk top research are expected together with online discussion of ideas and resources and a peer review activity.

The course is necessarily very task/activity based.
Period2 Nov 201623 Jun 2017
Event typeCourse
LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal