Training and experience in e-learning?
The Institute of Education, University of London, would like you to know about their short course in methods of teaching. They have had numerous teachers from the art and museums fields, who have gone on to create online courses of their own.
They consider methods of teaching and syllabus design, closely tied to learning needs. It gives a real insight into e-learning provision from the learners' points of view.
As with much good modern teaching, the focus is very much on group collaborative learning, both in the method of running the course and in the topics we discuss. The course deals with general issues of teaching online including social networking,with regular practical tasks, and has a choice of optional topics on using the internet to enhance internet teaching. These are expected to include online discourse and moderating computer-based assessment mobile technologies, real-time teaching by phone, text, video-conferencing, or SecondLife, blogging and podcasting.
The next start is 9th March 2009. It is advisable to register as soon as possible.
The course carries 30 UK credits towards either a masters or a diploma and can be taken by 10 weeks distance study online.
The fee is £Stg 654, which can be paid by bank transfer, credit card or instalments. A cheaper auditor registration is also available if you do not need the credits.
More information about the course is at the website: www.ioe.ac.uk/english/OET.htm
Anita Pincas, Senior Lecturer,
Institute of Education