First Steps in Learning and Teaching (#fslt) Open Online Course 08 May-14 June 2013

OCSLD is pleased to announce that building on the success of last year’s open online First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education course (FSLT), this five week open online course (08 May – 14 June) will again be free to all to all for participation.  In a significant development the university has accredited the course at 10 CATS (level 7 postgraduate). There is a fee for accreditation.
This course is intended for new lecturers in higher education, PhD students who will be taking on teaching duties, librarians, learning technologists and others who support student learning. The course may also be of interest to experienced teachers who are moving into the online environment and others with an interest in student learning in further and higher education. While the course is taught online, it is not exclusively about teaching online and will be suitable to practitioners who work face to face as well as at distance.
The course has been designed around the key principles of autonomy, diversity, openness and interactivity. Each individual can choose whether or not to be assessed and the degree to which you engage with the module. The course attracts participants from around the world, who bring a wide variety of resources and expertise.
Topics covered in this course include: supporting learning, reflective practice, teaching small groups, lecturing, feedback and evaluation.
The course will make use of synchronous online classroom meetings, asynchronous discussion forums and intentional social media conversations through the course sites (WordPress and Moodle) and through your own blogs and social media identities.
We encourage you to join this course by signing up at the link below.
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About the author

George Roberts

George has been at Oxford Brookes since 2000 and joined OCSLD in June 2006 as an Educational Developer (e-Learning). In his previous role he advised the Head of e-Learning and the Senior Management Team of the University on policy for off-campus e-learning and e-learning partnerships.

He leads the MA Education (Higher Education) and teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE) as well as conducting Course Design Intensives (CDIs) and other educational development activities: workshops and consultancies.

He leads the organisation of the annual Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference (BLTC) and is Managing Editor of the Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching.

George is a visiting Lecturer at Cranfield University and a Visiting Fellow of Edge Hill University.

He wrote his doctorate (July 2011) at the University of Southampton on biographical narratives of adult users of a community IT centre on a large social housing estate.

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