Week by week overview

Topic

Activities

Preparing learners badgeInducting and socialising online learners

Week 1: Mon 16 March to Sun 22 March

week 1 of 6

Lead tutor: Liz

  • 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
  • Group signup sheets

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

Designing activities badgeDesigning engaging online activities

Week 2: Mon 23 March to Sun 29 March

Week 2 of 6

Lead tutor: Abi

  • Webinars: Group meetings
  • 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: Get to know your group, make plans for next week's group activity

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

Easter break

30 March to 12 April

No tutor presence.

Working collaboratively badgeDesigning collaborative online activities and supporting online groups

Week 3: Mon 13 April to Sun 19 April

Week 3 of 6

Lead tutor: Liz

Material goes live Mon 23 March.

  • Webinars: Group meetings
  • 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 20 April to Sun 26 April

Week 4 of 6

Lead tutor: Marion

Material goes live Mon 13 April.

  • Webinar: Supporting student learning
  • 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?"

Assessing learning badgeAssessment

Week 5: Mon 27 April to Sun 3 May

Week 5 of 6

Lead tutor: Abi

Material goes live Mon 20 April.

  • Webinar: Talk about the assignment
  • 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 4 May to Fri 10 May

Week 6 of 6

Lead tutor: Marion

Material goes live Mon 27 April.

  • Webinar: Course reflections
  • 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: designing Internationalisation into a Mixed Delivery Teacher Education Programme.

Assignment submission

Submit a draft before 10 May for formative feedback

Final version due: 20 May

For people taking the course for credit as module P7408.
Last modified: Saturday, 14 March 2015, 2:21 PM