First Steps in Learning and Teaching (#fslt) Open Online Course 08 May-14 June 2013 by George Roberts · April 19, 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. To express your interest in this course and for more information, please go to: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsld/online/first_steps/index.html Please pass this message to all who you think would be interested.