Topic Name Description
Course info Page Course aims and outcomes

Aims, outcomes and course approach

Page Course team

Introductions to the people running the course

Page Week by week overview

Overview of the course topics and activities

Page Information about the live online classroom

Information about Adobe Connect, our synchronous classroom environment.

URL All discussion forums

Every discussion thread, all on one page.

1: Inducting EQUELLA Resource Task 2

Edit your profile (10 minutes)

Add a photo, tell us something about yourself, your work context, your interests.

EQUELLA Resource Task 3

Tweet your ideas about induction activities, and preparing students for online courses

While you’re watching the videos, and reading and thinking about icebreakers and other induction activities, post your thoughts and experiences to Twitter using the course hashtag #tooc16. You can use this link to tweet with the hashtag.

Page Task 4

Preparing learners badge

Icebreakers (no more than 2 hours)

Design and share an icebreaker activity. Participate in someone else's activity, and think about what would make a good icebreaker in your context.

Page Experiences of induction to online courses

Short videos of experienced online learners talking about their experiences of induction processes in online courses.

URL All discussion forums

Every discussion, all on one page.

Page Readings
2: Designing File Inventory of online activities

Inventory of online activities compiled from #TOOC15 week 2

File Blank AUTC framework

A useful template for the resources/tasks/supports model of sharing learning designs (thanks to Adrian Judd!)

File Example AUTC framework activity design (pdf)

An example of how one might use the AUTC framework to represent the TOOC Week 1 Icebreakers activity. 

URL All discussion forums

Every discussion thread, all on one page.

Page Further reading

Articles and links to read for week 2.

Page Learning design frameworks and tools: Resources

Find out about some learning design models and tools. There's a short video overview and links to the design tools shown there, as well as links to other design frameworks.

3: Collaborating Page Transcript of introduction to week 3

This is a transcript of the video explaining our idea of how to engage with the course and introducing week 3 activities.

Page Task 1 - Collaborative writing online

Collaborative writing online (no more than 3 hours) (badge activity)

Working collaboratively badge

For this task we ask you to work in small groups to prepare a short presentation — no more than 1 page of A4 text, or 3 presentation slides, or 2 minutes of audio/video — which responds, in an informed, scholarly way, to the topic: "How to support online collaboration". To make this task more interesting we ask you to create your presentation using Google apps, which offer functionality for collaborative authoring. 

The deadline for the group presentation activity is first thing on .  We will compile the finished group products then and post the links for everyone to see at that point.

Page Task 3

Read, reflect and post (30 minutes to an hour)

In this activity we ask you to watch a presentation on a case study about students learning collaboratively online. It identifies some of the problems that the students faced in learning in this way. 

URL Week 3 wrap-up video

Mark presents a short recap of the content of week 3. 

URL All discussion forums

Every discussion thread, all on one page.

Page Overview of this week's topic

An explanation of the theme of this week's activities.

URL Information about the live classroom

Information about Adobe Connect, the environment in which we run our webinars.

Page Week 3 Readings

If you read one thing this week it should be: Social presence in the Communities of Inquiry model

File Online and face-to-face discussions: what's the difference? (PDF)

PDF version of the reading on the differences between online and face-to-face discussions.

Page Considerations in designing online collaborative tasks

A page supporting the online collaboration activity with further reading.

4: Supporting Page Podcasts/ videos of roles to support learners in the online environment.

supporting learners

URL All discussion forums

Every discussion thread, all on one page.

Page Overview of this week's topic

Overview of week 4 topic

Page Readings

Readings for week 4

5: Assessing URL Video presentation: Introduction to assessment of online learning

This is a presentation that covers a lot of the basics of how to assess online learning, and the pros and cons of the different methods.

Page Transcription of video "Introduction to online assessment"

This covers the basics of different methods of assessing online learning, and the pros and cons of each method.

Page Assessment videos

Two videos about the principles and practice of assessment in Higher Education.Transcripts are available.

URL All discussion forums

Every discussion board, all in one place.

Page Further reading

Further reading for week 5

File Assessment and Feedback Bibliography

Further reading on assessment and feedback if you want to know more about this area.

File Self, peer and group assessment

Self, peer and group assessment.

6: Articulating good practice Page Week 6 Overview of Topic

Introduction to week 6.

URL All discussion forums

Every discussion thread, all on one page.

Page Further reading

Further reading for week 6.

Page Further resources to support articulation of good practice in online learning

Here are some further resources.

P70408 information Book P70408 Module guide

P70408 Teaching Online Open Course Module guide

Page P70408 Assignment brief

This is the assignment brief for participants enrolled for assessment and credit in Module P70408 Teaching Online. 

File P70408 marking criteria

The marking criteria we use on this course.

URL Brookfield's four reflective lenses

Link to a resource from the First Steps in Learning and Teaching (FSLT) on Brookfield's reflective lenses. This might help you in thinking about and preparing your assignment.

File Patchwork text theory

Here are two articles by Richard Winter about the theory and the practice of "the patchwork text'.

File Patchwork text practice + research

Winter practice + research

File Patchwork text assignment EXAMPLE

Example of patchwork text assignment