Coursera platform offers, in cooperation with UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales), a free online course: Learning to Teach Online.
This online course is for educators or who have ever wanted to understand more about how to design their classes to make better use of educational technology – whether fully online or in blended contexts,
About The Learning to Teach Online Course
Integrating online technologies into your teaching can be a challenging prospect, and it can be difficult to know how to approach it effectively for the benefit of both students and yourself.
No one knows your own content and teaching strengths better than you, and the “one size fits all” formula doesn’t always suit everyone.
No matter what type of technology you are interested in exploring or your level of experience, this course will help you draw on your teaching strengths and find the approach that is right for you, your students and your educational context.
This course will guide you through your journey of understanding how online technologies can enhance your course design.
You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of effective online teaching practices and their relationship to the use of different technologies.
You will also be encouraged to progressively design and reflect upon your own online learning activity, assessment or resource for use in your own class if you choose to undertake the course assignments.
|The course is designed for||Beginner level|
|Offered by||Coursera platform in cooperation with UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales)|
|Course duration||18 hours|
|Price||Free of charge|
|Certificate upon Completion||Available with the paid version|
|Course language||English (Subtitles: Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Italian, Vietnamese, German, Russian, English, Spanish).|
|Already enrolled||167,089 students.|
What you will learn from this course:
- Unit 1: Why online teaching is important + open and institutionally supported technologies
This unit is about understanding your place in the current educational landscape and determining where you want to be. We’ll explore why teaching online is relevant to your teaching practice, and you’ll have the opportunity to reflect on the opportunities and challenges you face in your own context.
In this unit, you will be asked to think about why you might want to use freely available online tools for online teaching – or your institution’s learning management system. Important considerations such as the types of technologies appropriate to a range of different activities will also be explored.
- Unit 2: Online Learning Planning + Online Learning Activities
This unit will explore the importance of planning online learning from a pedagogical rather than a technology-driven perspective. Careful planning is one of the most important aspects of teaching online, and success often depends on taking the time to think through all the different aspects of your online learning experience before you begin.
This unit will identify the important considerations you need to keep in mind when developing online learning activities for your students. You will be given advice on how to plan an online activity, and helped to think of any activity that might be suitable for your students.
- Unit 3: Online Assessment Strategies + Online Resources
This unit discusses the concepts of formative and summative assessment in online contexts. You will also explore the benefits and considerations you will need to bear in mind if you are considering adopting an online assessment strategy in your teaching, and how the use of technology can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the assessment process.
- Unit 4: Engaging and motivating students + assessment strategies
The unit explores different strategies for engaging and motivating students in a range of different online learning scenarios. The important roles that curriculum design and activity structure play, the importance of selected technology and effective time management in creating enthusiasm for learning in your students are discussed.
How to enroll in Learning to Teach Online course for free
Check the course official website and click on “Enroll For Free”. An enrollment box will pop up for you. Here you have two options, you can either join the paid version of the course by clicking on “Purchase Course ”, or you can view all course lessons for free by clicking on “Full Course, No Certificate”.
After clicking on “Full Course, No Certificate”, you can click on “Continue” to start your course for free!
If you are unable to pay and want a certificate, you can apply to Coursera for Financial aid.
The course official website
You can start the course following this link: Click here to enroll now!
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