The making of a MOOC

The scenario of being asked to use a virtual learning environment, a set of laptops or devices, or indeed an interactive whiteboard is likely to be a familiar one to teachers. More familiar still might be the expectation that this technology is used in your teaching and the research evidence supporting its effective use is …

Using Social Media to Support Teaching & Learning

What follows is a set of notes made during this week's AoC free webinar on the subject of social media in teaching & learning. Ian Fordham, The Education Foundation Ty Goddard, The Education Foundation Caroline Millin, Facebook Scott Hayden, Basingstoke College Lou Mycroft, The Northern College Scott is a specialist practitioner of educational technology. He …

Top Tech Tools

I have long since been a fan of learning technologies. As a creative educator, technology is a magnet for people like me: it has the power to unlock the world of learning for everyone. Beginning my teaching career by being plunged headlong into basic English, maths and ICT classes, technology was a friend- a video …

#LTTO Module 7- Motivating and Engaging Students

Activities, assessment and resources are important but being able to facilitate and manage technologically inclusive learning- that's the element that really brings it all together and it requires a set of really specific skills. This is module seven of a Learning To Teach Online MOOC with Coursera, (all content featured has been curated by the …

#LTTO Assignment 2: Designing a Learning Component

By completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your achievement of the following learning outcomes: Design an online component of your class considering your local context, your curriculum, and the benefits and risks of online technologies. Develop evaluation and engagement strategies to ensure your students are engaged with your online course components and how you plan …