Create a learner-centred approach to hybrid and online learning environments
Online learning environments allow teachers to develop new learning strategies to engage students, whether they learn using hybrid learning models or fully online.On this five-week course, you’ll discover various technologies used in online environments and learn how to adapt your teaching practices to take advantage of new technology, putting the learner at the centre of every process.
Explore theories and methods of online teaching and facilitation
Online facilitators must combine in-person teaching skills with technological know-how to make online learning engaging and accessible for all learners.You’ll examine practical eLearning perspectives to improve your understanding of online learning. Using this knowledge, you’ll be able to incorporate online teaching approaches at key points of your teaching frameworks.
Discover how your learning management system can promote learner centred education
Having explored various learning management systems, you’ll investigate how new technologies can be used in conjunction to create new educational activities for students.You’ll be able contribute to developing a community of practice online, sharing key findings and best practice to improve teaching processes both individually and collectively.
Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of online learning environments
You’ll assess the impact of asynchronous and synchronous online discussion and interaction, as well as discussing overall benefits to hybrid and online learning.By the end of this course, you’ll understand how to put the learner at the centre of online teaching development. You’ll be able to demonstrate how online community and collaboration, as well as openness to new ideas and technologies can result in engaging and exciting learning environments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
Explore theories and practical perspectives of online teaching and learning and the roles of the facilitator and online student.
Evaluate the key technologies used in online environments and the impact of these technologies on learning and teaching activities.
Identify the characteristics and benefits of developing a community of practice online.
Evaluate online instructional pedagogies and techniques appropriate to the delivery of an effective online course.
Apply online instructional strategies and techniques appropriate to the delivery of a student centred online course.
Apply the theoretical and practical perspectives of online student assessment.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for teachers who wish to develop their online teaching and learning skills. It is suitable for educators from early years up to higher education and any level of teaching experience.
WHO WILL YOU LEARN WITH?
I am a lecturer at Wintec Pūkenga located in Hamilton, New Zealand. I manage the Grad Dip of IT in Education programme which provides professional development for teachers in the integration of ICT.