Congratulations on completing the course!
In this final week, you have looked at ways in which you might change and develop your practice as an online educator. You have considered the different ways in which an internet connection can benefit learners and the expectations about learning in a classroom that may no longer apply online. You have also reflected on the skills that learners need when they move online and been introduced to learning design and its uses. You have also reflected on the skills that learners need when they move online, been introduced to learning design and its uses, and considered how assessment changes in online contexts.
Your final activity of the course is to see how Rita’s getting along and to reflect on your learning.
Well done for making it through the course. We hope you have found both the content and the experience useful. Taking your teaching online can be daunting, but completing this course will have given you insights that enable you to take on the challenge and create exciting new opportunities for your learners.
If you wish to explore online education further, take a look at The Open University’s range of microcredentials in teacher development and online learning [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , and our Postgraduate Certificate in Online and Distance Education.
Activity 5 Reflecting on progress
Watch the video or read the transcript. In it, Rita reflects on what she has taken from the course. Take some time to make notes on the following questions:
- How does what you have learned in this week relate to your own role?
- What changes, if any, could you make to your practice or to the wider practice at your institution as a result of what you have learned?