Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
This online course explored ways in which online educators can enhance their teaching and navigate the hype around disruptive innovation. The course covered four themes: using learning design and personas to meet diverse learners’ needs; inclusive innovation and the use of accessibility guidelines; evaluating research around educational innovation and conducting ethical research into online learning; and the value of building an online academic identity as an educator.
4 weeks, 4 hours per week
Acting University Secretary
The Open University
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- Develop personas to inform the online learning design process
- Identify the ethics considerations involved in researching online teaching
- Apply accessibility guidelines to online teaching contexts
- Identify key accessibility issues related to online learning
- Reflect on your exisiting digital identity and plan for its future development
- Explore ways of shaping a digital identity as an online educator
- Discuss the relationship between technology, content, people and pedagogy in online courses.
Week 1 - Disruption and design
Current developments in online teaching
Navigating the hype about disruptive innovation
The relationship between content, technology, people and pedagogy in learning design
The challenges of meeting diverse students’ needs
The use of personas in creating relevant online courses
Week 2 - Innovation and accessibility
Myths about accessibility and digital innovation
Types of digital exclusion
Finding and evaluating accessibility guidelines
Applying accessibility guidelines to your teaching
Week 3 - Ethical evaluation of online teaching
Myths about researching and evaluating online teaching
Evidence and ethics
Navigating the hype around educational technology innovation
Evaluating research reports
Evaluating your own teaching innovations
Ethical considerations when researching online teaching
Week 4 - Who am I online?
Myths about online identity
The value to educators of a carefully constructed online identity
Evaluating your own online identity
Using Twitter to build an identity online
Issued on 22nd March 2019
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