Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development

Our open online courses have been designed to give you time and space to think through complex issues, identify how they impact on your own work, and make plans for future developments. The courses are activity-based, supported by selected readings and by specially developed online resources, and emphasising discussion and interaction with course tutors and peers. 

FSLT and TOOC are accredited as part of our Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education. Successful completion of the accredited pathway on both courses leads to Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (a fee is charged for accreditation): email ocsld@brookes.ac.uk for more information.

We also run a selection of closed online courses; you can find out more at www.brookes.ac.uk/ocsld.

This Course at a Glance

Title Teaching Online Open Course
Commences Course next runs 4th March 2016
Number of weeks 6 Week course (with Easter break)
Number of hours 6 Hours of work / week (estimated)
Accredited This course is accredited
Badge This course awards badges
Conference This course has webinars
Videos This course has videos

Teaching Online Open Course is an open online course which runs from 4th March - 22nd April 2016. 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. 

This Course at a Glance

Title First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Commences Course next runs 20 January 2016
Number of weeks 5 Week course
Number of hours 4-6 Hours of work / week (estimated)
Accredited This course is accredited
Badge This course awards badges
Conference This course has webinars
Videos This course has videos

The First Steps into Learning and Teaching massive open online course (MOOC) will run from 20 January - 26 February 2016.

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 (PCTHE).

ELMAG logoThe ‘Developing leaders for a Digital Age’ course will support college leaders to become better informed and empowered to make decisions about the provision and use of technology which meets learners’ expectations, develops their digital literacies and prepares them for employment. 

This Course at a Glance

Title First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Commences Course next runs 28 January 2015
Number of weeks 5 Week course
Number of hours 6 Hours of work / week (estimated)
Accredited This course is accredited
Badge This course awards badges
Conference This course has webinars
Videos This course has videos

The First Steps into Learning and Teaching massive open online course (MOOC) will run from 28 January - 6 March 2015.

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.

This site is intended for people relatively new to teaching in higher education or branching out into new directions in teaching: new lecturers, PhD students about to take on a seminar section, new demonstrators, associates from industry, researchers with occasional teaching or supervisory duties and people with similar roles.

The aim of the site is to introduce you to a few fundamental principles about teaching and to communicate an ethos about teaching at Brookes. The site also aims to provide you with an opportunity to discuss your own upcoming teaching responsibilities, to engage with other teachers and to provide some basic skills, “tips and tricks” to ease your way into teaching. The workshop will introduce the professional development opportunities and pathways for lecturers and others who facilitate students’ learning at Brookes.

This Course at a Glance

Title Teaching Online Open Course
Commences Course next runs 15 March 2015
Number of weeks 6 Week course (with Easter break)
Number of hours 6 Hours of work / week (estimated)
Accredited This course is accredited
Badge This course awards badges
Conference This course has webinars
Videos This course has videos

Teaching Online Open Course is an open online course which runs from 16 March - 8 May 2015, (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. 

ELMAG logoThe ‘Developing leaders for a Digital Age’ course will support college leaders to become better informed and empowered to make decisions about the provision and use of technology which meets learners’ expectations, develops their digital literacies and prepares them for employment. 

This is an old version of the programme. Please got to https://moodle.brookes.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=30081 for the new version.

The PSF Pathway programme offers a supported CPD route to gain the award of Senior or Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. These awards recognise your standing in Higher Education and represent a marker of your professional commitment to enhancing the student learning experience through your influence on practice.