By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the differences between educational equity, equality and inclusion and of the reasons why educational equity should be a priority for educators and institutions.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the ways in which learners’ contexts can have an impact on their opportunities for equitable participation in online learning, and how this can be addressed by educators and institutions.
- Design online teaching, learning and assessment activities that are equitable in their pedagogy and which address issues such as racism, economic injustice, sexism and heterosexism.
- Develop equity audit strategies that are appropriate to diverse stakeholders’ needs, for application in online teaching contexts.
- Identify and critically evaluate a range of theories relating to educational equity for their relevance to online teaching and learning settings.
- Critically evaluate online teaching, learning and assessment activities, and institutional policies, in terms of bias, and inequity.
- Demonstrate the following skills: critically engaging with research evidence; presenting arguments that represent diverse perspectives; participating effectively in online communities; managing ethical issues connected with educational equity.
You’ll have access to our online welcome area where you’ll be able to read any announcements relating to your microcredential.
From 14 Mar 2022
Online Teaching: Embedding Social, Race and Gender-Related Equity
Discover how to embed equity in your online teaching and support equitable participation for all.
13 hours per week
Once you’ve successfully completed the microcredential, you’ll receive your academic credits from The Open University. You’ll also have ongoing, unlimited access to the course materials.
15 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The Open University
You’ll receive an Open University certificate confirming that you have received 15 academic credits at postgraduate level 7. Credits are awarded on passing the final assessment.
The assessment will require you to conduct an equity audit and develop recommendations, demonstrating how you have applied learning from the course to your own professional or personal practice. You will also reflect critically on your own learning and set out a plan for your future development.
Find out how credits work and where you can use them in our FAQs.
As the UK’s largest university, The Open University (OU) supports thousands of students to achieve their goals and ambitions via supported distance learning, helping to fit learning around professional and personal life commitments.
LocationMilton Keynes, UK
World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020