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This week has introduced some of the core concepts in online education. Whether activities are synchronous or asynchronous is a key distinction in facilitating learning online, and deciding which activities or resources should be used synchronously and which asynchronously is an important skill. Blended learning and flipped classroom techniques could become a fundamental part of lesson planning for online education providers as they include both face-to-face and online elements.

Next week, you will look at what makes effective online learning and how education theories can inform online education. Before moving on, however, take some time to reflect on this week in the following activity.

Activity 6 Reflecting on progress

Timing: Allow about 30 minutes

Watch the video, or read the transcript. In it, Rita reflects on Week 2 from her perspective as an educator. Take some time to make notes on the following questions:

  1. How does what you have learned this week relate to your own role?
  2. What changes, if any, could you make to your practice or to the wider practice at your workplace as a result of what you have learned?
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