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Final advice from our contributors

In preparing this course, we sent a series of questions to experienced online educators from across the FutureLearn partnership, asking about the kind of advice they would share for those …

Individual approaches to reflection

In the previous activity we discussed the importance of your students’ feedback on their online learning. Now let’s take some time to consider how we can reflect on our practice …

From course to resource

Throughout this course we have been professing the benefits of being kind to yourselves and your students. We have looked at how to do more with less, and how you …

Assessment in the online context

In the previous step we asked you to consider assessment and feedback in general, not just online. Before rushing headfirst into shifting traditional assessments online, it is worth pausing to …

Giving feedback in the online context

What is the role of feedback in online learning? When we consider feedback we are thinking not only of disseminating grades or results from tests, but also the sort of …

Students as creators

Earlier in this activity we examined the role of learning types – identifying what it is you expect your students to do with your teaching approach. Taking this idea of …

Providing support, challenge, and choice

We know our students are not all the same. Those parents or carers amongst you will know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to keeping young students engaged and on …

Students’ learning environments

In the classroom and campus we control many aspects of the environment – we provide a safe, inclusive environment conducive to learning and teaching. Once this is taken away, we …

Structure and direction

In the previous step we compared synchronous and asynchronous, as well as online and offline approaches to teaching and learning. Now we’ll consider how developing a regular learning structure and …

Engagement through interaction

Many teachers transitioning to online report that the interaction with our students, sharing a physical learning space, is what they miss most when teaching online, and students notice it too. …

Who are your students?

In the previous activity you spent time introducing yourselves and finding out more about who you’re learning with on this course. Now it’s time to focus on who your students …