The UNSW Australia is offering a free online course on Learning to Teach Online. The MOOC is designed to help existing educators establish or improve their own online or blended teaching practices, and is suitable for all teachers in higher education, elementary, college, vocational or private education.
The Learning to Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC will help you develop a working understanding of successful online teaching strategies that you can apply in your own practice. The course is ongoing.
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Course At Glance
Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 3-4 hours/week
Subject: Learning to Teach Online
Institution: UNSW Australia and Coursera
Certificate Available: Yes
Start Date: Ongoing
UNSW Australia, based in Sydney, was established in 1949 and is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities with more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries.
UNSW aspires to provide students with an outstanding educational experience, which both reflects our strong traditions of excellence, innovation and social justice, and builds on our strengths in scientific, technological and professional disciplines.
About This Course
Are you an educator? Have you ever wanted to understand more about how to design your class to make better use of educational technology – whether fully online or in blended contexts? Would you like to learn from those who have extensive practical experience with online technologies?
The Learning to Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC will help you develop a working understanding of successful online teaching strategies that you can apply in your own practice. The course is based upon the multi-award-winning open educational resource developed by Dr Simon McIntyre and Karin Watson.
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 MOOC is designed to help existing educators establish or improve their own online or blended teaching practices, and is suitable for all teachers in higher education, elementary, college, vocational or private education. There is no requirement for participants to possess prior knowledge or experience of online teaching practices or related technologies.
This course is relevant for those who are:
- New to online or blended teaching or those wishing to improve their current practice
- Interested in educational technology and/or online instruction
- Involved in higher education, K-12, community college, vocational or corporate training
- Continuing professional development to increase their relevance and value to the contemporary workplace
- Learning and teaching professionals (education developers, instructional designers, etc).
Dr Simon McIntyre
Director, Learning and Innovation
UNSW Australia | Art & Design
Dr Negin Mirriahi
Academic Developer, Learning and Teaching Unit (formerly)
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Education
How To Join This Course
- Go to the course website
- Create a Coursera account to SignUp
- Choose “Register Now” to get started.