Welcome to the UK Aid SPHEIR programme Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education (TIDE) collection of online courses for university staff and academics.
TIDE is a four year project led by The Open University in the United Kingdom which aims to improve the quality of higher education in Myanmar at a critical time in the country’s development. You can read more about the TIDE project at https://www.spheir.org.uk/partnership-profiles/transformation-innovation-distance-education.
One part of the work of TIDE is to help support the introduction of online courses into the distance education programmes offered in Myanmar. To do so we are offering these courses to help you develop some of the skills and capabilities you need to engage in the use of technology for teaching and learning.
This site has been set up with free online courses taken from The Open University. We have begun to adapt these courses to be more relevant to the Myanmar context however you will notice that they are UK-centric in part but the principles and skills involved are universal.
The courses that are available or coming soon are as follows:
- Get started with online learning
- How to be an online facilitator
- Digital skills: Succeeding in a digital world
- Take your teaching online
When you take these courses please do complete both the start-of-course and end-of-course surveys associated with them. This feedback will help the TIDE partners support universities in Myanmar in transforming their distance education programmes as they begin to develop online courses.
To study one or more of these courses you need to create an account on this site which you can learn how to do by watching this video. Most of all we hope you find the courses themselves both interesting and helpful to yourselves.
Creating a new online course using OERs
This learning pathway is for university teachers. It aims to introduce teachers to how to design an online course and re-use existing OER to build it.Try this course
Level 1 Introductory
How to become an online facilitator
This course introduces concepts and ideas about how best to engage with learners, encourages conversation, and identifies good practice for responding to learners online.Try this course
Level 0 Beginner
Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world
This free course develops your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or everyday life.Try this course
Level 1 Introductory
Take your teaching online
In this free course, Take your teaching online, you will gain knowledge fundamental to delivering effective teaching online.Try this course
Level 2 Intermediate