Becoming an Online Teacher: The Theory and Pedagogy Behind It
As a participant in this course, you will be exposed to an online environment that will enable you to experience online learning according to different learning theories and pedagogical approaches as well as supplement your knowledge about them.
In the framework of this course, you will:
Connect your existing knowledge of learning theories, pedagogical approaches, and best practices to the online setting, while expanding your theoretical knowledge of these;
Experience online learning and corresponding assessments that have been deliberately designed on the basis of a variety of learning theories and take place in different ways at different points in the course;
Reflect on the learning experiences triggered by the different approaches and consider their implications for the directions that online teaching may take, both generally and in relation to you as future online teacher specifically;
Integrate insights from the course in the preparation of a proposal for an online course that you might implement;
Share your course proposal with fellow participants, both in its stages of development and in its final form, and be prepared to give and receive peer feedback.
Course Objectives and Outline