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Online Assessment Strategies + Online Resources

‘Module 5: Online Assessment Strategies’ discusses the notions of formative and summative assessment in online contexts. We will also explore benefits and considerations that you’ll need to keep in mind if you’re considering adopting an online assessment strategy in your own teaching, and how using technology can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the assessment process. ‘Module 6: Online Resources’ discusses the benefits of using open educational resources (OER), and other online resources in your classes. We will also identify issues to be aware of when using resources that you discover, in terms of licensing and Creative Commons. You will be given the chance to explore several examples of online resources via the activities and associated resources for the module. How to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of resources you find online is also explored.

Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Reading
11 videos (Total 63 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes

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About this Course

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Are you an educator? Have you ever wanted to understand more about how to design your class to make better use of educational technology – whether fully online or in blended contexts? Would you like to learn from those who have extensive practical experience with online technologies?

The Learning to Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC will help you develop a working understanding of successful online teaching strategies that you can apply in your own practice. The course is based upon the multi award winning open educational resource developed by Dr Simon McIntyre and Karin Watson.

Integrating online technologies into your teaching can be a challenging prospect, and it can be difficult to know how to approach it effectively for the benefit of both students and yourself. No one knows your own content and teaching strengths better than you, and the “one size fits all” formula doesn’t always suit everyone. No matter what type of technology you are interested in exploring or your level of experience, this course will help you draw on your teaching strengths and find the approach that is right for you, your students and your educational context.

This course will guide you through your journey of understanding how online technologies can enhance your course design. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of effective online teaching practices and their relationship to the use of different technologies. You will also be encouraged to progressively design and reflect upon your own online learning activity, assessment or resource for use in your own class if you choose to undertake the course assignments.

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Learner Career Outcomes

Career direction

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Shareable Certificate

Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

100% online
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Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Beginner Level

Hours to complete
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Available languages

English
Subtitles: Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Italian, Vietnamese, German, Russian, English, Spanish

Planning Online Learning + Online Learning Activities

‘Module 3: Planning Online Learning’ will explore the importance of planning online learning from a pedagogical perspective rather than a technology driven one. Careful planning is one of the most important aspects of teaching online, and success often depends upon taking the time to consider all of the different aspects of the online learning experience before you begin. The content and activities will explore the concepts of constructive alignment, choosing which aspects of a class are best done online or face-to-face, building digital literacy capabilities within your students, and examining your own motivations for wanting to teach online in the first place. ‘Module 4: Online Learning Activities’ will identify important considerations you need to keep in mind when developing online learning activities for your students. We will offer advice about how to plan an online activity, and help you think about which may be appropriate for your own students. When you are new to the process, understanding which online technology best supports different learning activities can be daunting. This module, along with a range of case studies, and activities, will explore the relationship between different technologies and specific activities in more depth.

Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Reading
16 videos (Total 101 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes

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Engaging and Motivating Students + Evaluation Strategies

‘Module 7: Engaging and Motivating Students’ explores various strategies for engaging and motivating your students in a range of different online learning scenarios. It discusses the important roles that curriculum design, activity structure, the relevance of the chosen technology, and effective time management play in creating an enthusiasm for learning in your students. ‘Module 8: Evaluation Strategies’ examines the importance of evaluating your online teaching practice to ensure that it is effective, and to give you an opportunity to constantly improve. This is especially important when you are first developing an online teaching practice, or when you are trying something new for the first time. We will explore an evaluation strategy based upon four reflective angles: self reflection, peer observations, student feedback, and theory. The module also introduces the concept of learning analytics as an informative tool to enable up to the minute evaluation of your online class.

Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Reading
19 videos (Total 93 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes

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    What are sales skills, and why are they important to learn?‎

    Sales is fundamentally important to any business, regardless of whether you’re selling physical goods like food or cars, services such as musical performance or financial planning, or digital products like apps or websites. And, while every product or service is unique, many aspects of the art of sales remain the same across all industries: know your customer, present them with solutions that meet their needs, handle any objections, and then close the deal.

    While these essential aspects of sales remain unchanged, the digital era has created new ways to get to know your customer as well as new models for reaching them. Digital marketers can use services like Google, Facebook, and Twitter to identify sales prospects according to specific demographic factors, interests, and buying habits, allowing them to make precisely targeted digital sales pitches. The digital era has also dramatically raised the profile of inbound marketing strategies, which seek to attract sales prospects by creating appealing content tailored to their interests.

    At the end of the day, selling is about having great communications and negotiation skills, but it also requires a systematic sales strategy that leverages the latest tools to helps you use these skills effectively. Thus, today’s most successful sales professionals often seek to combine traditional sales techniques with digital marketing savvy.‎

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    What careers can you pursue with a background in sales?‎

    A background in sales is applicable in virtually every industry, but specific positions often depend on your educational background and expertise. If you’ve got a talent for selling but a limited formal education in this area, you can still find work in retail sales, advertising sales, real estate sales, or other sectors that offer industry-specific training. If you have a bachelor’s degree in more specialized areas such as science and technology, you can make a higher salary as a wholesale or manufacturing sales representative that sells directly to businesses and other organizations instead of consumers.

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Why is Online Teaching Important + Open and Institutionally Supported Technologies

‘Module 1: Why is Online Teaching Important’ is about understanding where you are in the current educational landscape, and determining where you want to be. We will explore why online teaching is relevant to your teaching practice, and you’ll have an opportunity to reflect upon the opportunities and challenges you face in your own context. ‘Module 2: Open and Institutionally Supported Technologies’ focuses on helping you understand the benefits and restrictions of both broad categories of technologies. We’re all familiar with different social media technologies, and many of us will be aware of larger institutional online learning systems. In this module we will ask you to think about the reasons why you might want to use freely available online tools for your teaching — or your institution’s learning management system. Important considerations such as which types of technologies are suitable for a range of different activities will also be explored.

Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Reading
12 videos (Total 54 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes

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