This course looks at how university heads of department, lecturers, educators, and professional and technical team members can develop good quality online courses in any subject area.
The course centres around the OpenLearn course Take your teaching online, which was developed by the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, UK. It includes innovative webinars and supplementary activities facilitated by:
Dr Tim Coughlan, Lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, UK
Dr Ephraim Mhlanga, ACDE Quality Assurance Programme Specialist at the South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide)
What you will learn
Teaching online is different. If you work in education or training, you need to develop new skills and understanding in order to make the right decisions, make the most of the opportunities and overcome common challenges. This programme will give you essential understanding to support quality online teaching, and also allow you to experience and consider some of the approaches developed by The Open University, UK.
You’ll explore the principles of online learning, and learn about instructional design, educational technology, assessment and quality enhancement.
Who the programme is for
This programme is for all educators, lecturers, instructional designers, technical team members and heads of departments using online learning in any subject area.
You can earn a free Statement of Participation by completing all the Core content activities in the study schedule. These include:
completing the online course Take your teaching online, and
- engaging with at least two Core content webinars.
How to get started
Click on the 'Course content' tab above to access the study schedule, engage with the activities and record your progress towards your free certificate.