Four tasks or activities will be scheduled:

    • Activity 1 (9 days, individual):  Collaborative annotated bibliography. Due on 2nd february. Post to a link to your citation and annotation from the wiki or your personal online bibliographic manager.
    • Activity 2 (7 days, individual and public discussion): Reflective Writing.

      Reflection on your overall experience to date as a teacher. Due on 9th February Post to a discussion forum or blog.

    • Activity 3 (10 days, individual and peer groups): Learning. Discussion on the following: why the people on your course learned what they learned? Was it the assessment? Was it the great content? Was it the activities? Was it your slides?

      We have asked what is learning? We have asked what's the benefits and drawbacks of three modes of learning? The main discussion, now, is why does learning happen in your place? Please turn to the discussion forum.

    • Activity 4 (10 days, individual and peer groups): Virtual conference. You can submit your exhibit at anytime. Please try to submit by Sunday 23rd Feb or at least the day before your chosen webinar (choose your slot.) The last peer feedback webinar sessions will be completed by Friday 28th February. For those who are submitting for credit, you can then modify in light of feedback and submit a final version (to be tutor marked) by Sunday 2nd March.
    • Sign up for a synchronous session, submit a virtual conference exhibit, view the exhibits of your peer and come to your session ready to give and receive feedback.

    Our general marking criteria are here.

    The UK Professional Standards Framwork (UK PSF) for Teaching in Higher Education is here: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/UKPSF

    When you have completed an activity you can register for receipt of a badge. Badges are self-assessed. When you have completed the activity to a satisfactory level tick the box next to the activity here in this site and we can issue you with the appropriate badge.

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The First Steps into Learning and Teaching massive open online course (MOOC) will run for 5 weeks from Wednesday 22nd January 2014.

First Steps into Learning and Teaching is targeted at new lecturers, people entering higher education teaching from other sectors and postgraduate students who teach. We also welcome experienced lecturers to update and share their knowledge and expertise. The First Steps course is an element of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development’s (OCSLD) HEA accredited Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education.

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