As part of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning's open access digital badge initiative, Hibernia College, Cork IT and UL have teamed up to create the online course Getting Started with Online Teaching. This course is intended for anyone involved in teaching or supporting teachers or support staff to take the first steps into online teaching. We expect that as a result from participating, teaching staff can:
- Develop an understanding of the student perspective of what it is like to study online
- Apply principles of online module design including a range of assessment options
- Develop online activities and open education resources and approaches to media creation
- Experience online facilitation and interaction including some strategies for engaging students in the online space (towards building a learning community)
Participants are expected to invest about 25 hours of learner effort in total during 6 weeks (approx. 4 hours/week). The course is divided into four sections and will include activities that should be completed collaboratively through the discussion forum on the virtual learning environment (VLE). Every participant who completes the course and meets the associated evidence criteria will be eligible to claim the Forum's digital badge for Getting Started with Online Teaching.
The course will commence with a one hour webinar on April 12th at 1pm. A maximum of 30 participants can be included in this iteration. Expressions of interest are welcome until Monday April 2nd through this registration form:
For questions, please contact us at NFteachingonline@gmail.com