Week by week overview

Topic

Activities

Preparing learners badgeInducting and socialising online learners

Week 1: Mon 10 Mar to Sun 16 Mar

week 1 of 6

Tutors

Lead tutor: Liz (with Greg and Marion)
  • Webinar: welcome to the course; talking about induction
  • Task 1: Arrivals lounge
  • Task 2: Edit your profile
  • Task 3: Tweet about induction
  • Task 4: Icebreakers (badge activity)
  • Task 5: Share your ideas

star reading icon Key reading: Gilly Salmon's five stage model of online learning

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)

Working collaboratively badgeDesigning collaborative online activities and supporting online groups

Week 3: Mon 24 Mar to Sun 30 Mar

Week 3 of 6

Tutors

Lead tutor: Greg (with Liz and Marion)

Material goes live Mon 17 Mar.

  • Webinar: Guest speaker Jenny Mackness on collaboration in online learning
  • Task 1: Collaborative writing online in small groups (badge activity)
  • Task 2: Discussing collaborative working
  • Task 3: Read, reflect and Tweet

star reading icon Key reading: Social presence in the Communities of Inquiry model

Supporting students badgeSupporting student learning

Week 4: Mon 31 Mar to Sun 6 Apr

Week 4 of 6

Tutors

Lead tutor: Marion (with Greg and Liz

Material goes live Mon 24 Mar.

  • Webinar: Talk about the assignment
  • Task 1: Tweet about supporting learners online
  • Task 2: Student support scenarios (badge activity)
  • Task 3: Strategies to enhance student support and minimise critical incidents

star reading icon Key readings: Teacher presence in the Communities of Inquiry Model and Fetzner (2013) "What Do Unsuccessful Online Students Want Us to Know?"

Easter break

5 Apr to 22 Apr

No tutor presence.

Assessing learning badgeAssessment

Week 5: Wed 23 Apr to Sun 27 Apr

Week 5 of 6

Tutors

Lead tutor: Greg (with Liz and Marion)

Material goes live Mon 31 Mar.

  • Task 1: Assessing the small group presentations from week 3 (badge activity)
  • Task 2: Discuss assessing online contributions

star reading icon Key reading: Centre for the Study of Higher Education (2002). Assessing group work.

Articulating good practice badgeArticulation of good practice in online learning

Week 6: Mon 28 Apr to Fri 2 May

Week 6 of 6

Tutors

Lead tutor: Marion (with Greg and Liz)

Material goes live Mon 21 Apr.

  • Task 1: Tweet about good practice in online learning
  • Task 2: Your own inventory of good practice (badge activity)
  • Task 3: Reflect on your discoveries and experience of the course
  • Module evaluation

star reading icon Key reading: Spiro, J. (2010). Guided Interaction as Intercultural learning: desigining Internationalisation into a Mixed Delivery Teacher Education Programme.

Assignment submission

Submit a draft before 2 May for formative feedback

Final version due: 16 May

For people taking the course for credit as module P7408.

Tutors

Teaching assistants

  • HN = Heli Nurmi
  • IH = Irmgard Huppe
  • FE = Fiona Egglestone
  • RF = Richard Francis
  • AB = Abi Ball
  • KM = Kobie Mulligan
  • SK = Sarah Kagan
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