Blended and Online Learning Design
UCL (University College London)
  • Start Date: 04 Apr, 2022
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn to develop the best pedagogy for your students using blended and online learning methods.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Develop the skills you need to teach blended and online learning


Online learning is the future of teaching. This three-week teaching course aims to support teachers’ own innovations in teaching and learning online, whether you teach in a school, college or university.


See what’s possible with digital technologies and online learning methods


You’ll understand the nature of learning design in the context of both blended and wholly online learning, and will explore the Conversational Framework concept; the notion that the teaching-learning process is an interactive exchange of concepts and practice, using the ideas of social construction and collaborative learning.


You’ll explore a range of digital tools and resources, including the Learning Designer tool, a free online tool to help teachers and lecturers design teaching and learning activities and share their learning designs with one another across all subjects.


Optimise both blended and online learning methods for your students


Through using this tool, you’ll learn how to optimise synchronous and asynchronous learning, and will explore how to implement videos, screencasts, forums, shared learning designs, polls, quizzes and to bring a selection of digital tools into your teaching techniques.


You’ll assess a wide range of learning designs and formative assessment methods for both blended and online learning in order to achieve specific types of learning outcomes.


Learn from teaching experts at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the community


Throughout the course, you’ll be learning from teaching experts at the UCL Institute of Education.


It’s rated as the number one education faculty in the world university rankings, and provides expertise in teaching and educational research across all sectors, primary to higher education, and across all main subject areas.


This course is best suited for teachers in all sectors of formal education, primarily within the UK.


This includes primary and secondary school teachers and further education and higher education teachers and lecturers across all subject areas.


All the tools we use are free and open to all, or are optional for participants to explore if they wish.


In particular we’ll be using the UCL Learning Designer tool.


We’d recommend you use a laptop/computer to complete this course.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

UCL (University College London)

UCL was founded in 1826. It was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, the first to open up university education to those previously excluded from it, and the first to provide systematic teaching of law, architecture and medicine.

UCL is among the world’s top universities, as reflected by performance in a range of international rankings and tables. UCL currently has over 35,000 students from 150 countries and over 11,000 staff. UCL’s annual income is more than £1 billion.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

You may be able to download course materials after enrolling in this course. If not, all of the necessary course materials provided by the course instructor will be available on the provider's course page.
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Effective Date: September 22, 2016