Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning
Why this course?
“Higher Education teaching is increasingly using technology to improve the quality and extend the reach of learning. Examples of this can be seen in the growth of distance learning
- emergence of free and open access to learning materials from the Open University and MIT to Khan Academy
- learning via simulations, as for example when dentistry students practise drilling skills with ‘virtual’ teeth
- mobile and location-aware learning delivery, providing know-how at exactly the time and place it is needed
Poor use of technology is a significant waster of time and money in the public sector. UK Higher Education is not exempt from this problem.
This course will help those planning and delivering teaching in HE to make the best use of technology in their work and avoid pitfalls and hiccups.
What the course covers
The course comprises ten modules plus an ‘induction’ week when participants get to experiment and explore how the course works. Each module is designed to consist of five learning hours, including a one-hour live webinar (scheduled on Wednesday at 12:30 UK time, with one or two exceptions) and a range of other activities.” http://octel.alt.ac.uk/about/
|Technology Enhanced Learning Foundations — 15 hours|
|15 April||TEL concepts and approaches|
|22 April||Understanding learners’ needs|
|29 April||Active Learning|
|TEL methods and tools — 20 hours|
|6 May||Producing engaging and effective earning materials|
|13 May||Platforms and technologies|
|20 May||Providing timely, effective assessment and feedback|
|27 May||Supporting learners with tutor and peer communications|
|Managing TEL — 15 hours|
|3 June||Maximising learning for minimum cost|
|10 June||Keeping things on track and cheating Murphy’s Law|
|17 June||Evaluating TEL and farewell|