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    Designing activities badgeDesigning engaging online activities

    Week 2: Mon 17 Mar to Sun 23 Mar

    Week 2 of 6

    Tutors

    Lead tutor: Liz (with Greg and Marion)
    • Group signup sheets
    • Task 1: Tweet about learning design models and good online activities
    • Task 2: Contribute to inventory of online activities (badge activity)
    • Task 3: Learning design discussion
    • Task 4: (optional extra) Visit other courses and look at their activities

    star reading icon Key reading: JISC Effective Practice in a Digital Age guide (up to page 17)

    The title of this week is 'designing engaging online activities’, but actually we need to start a step back from that, and look at how we can represent our learning designs to each other, so we start off with learning design models, and then we move onto the actual designing part. 

    • Page Learning design frameworks and tools: Resources Page
    • Vidcast

      Greg, Liz and Marion talk about how last week went, and what's in store this week (posted on Monday 17 March)

      Read a summary transcript of the vidcast

    • Activities

    • Group choice Group signup sheets Group choice
    • Task 1: Tweet your ideas about learning design models and what makes a good online activity. While you’re looking at models and frameworks, and reading about what makes a good activity, post to Twitter about the ideas which leap out at you, whether you agree or disagree. Use the course hashtag #tooc14.

    • Forum Task 2: Contribute to inventory of online activities (badge activity) (no more than 2 hours) Forum
    • File Blank AUTC framework File
    • Forum Task 3: Learning design discussion (no more than 1 hour) Forum
    • Page Task 4 (optional extra): Visit other courses and look at their activities Page
    • Readings

      star reading icon This week's key reading is the JISC Effective Practice in a Digital Age guide (up to page 17) (if you only read one thing this week, read this)

    • Page Readings Page
    • File Example AUTC framework activity design (pdf) File

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Teaching Online Open Course is an open online course which runs from 10 March - 4 May 2014, (with a two week break for Easter). It is free to participate, but for a fee of £425 this course may be taken for 10 M-level credits.

This is an intensive introduction to supporting student learning in online environments, and you will be supported through scheduled activities by selected key readings, specially developed course resources, skilled online tutors and guest experts.