Welcome to Learning to Teach Online

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The Learning to Teach Online project is a free professional development resource designed by COFA Online at the University of New South Wales, in association with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations. This episode gives an overview of the aims of the project, and describes how teachers can get the most out of Learning to Teach Online.

Context, Planning and Teaching

Why is online teaching important?

What role does online teaching have in our society?

Learning management system or the open web?

Key considerations about using an LMS or open social media.

Managing your time when teaching online

How can you make the most of your time when teaching online?

Planning your online class

Important considerations for planning online curricula.

Engaging and motivating students

Spark and sustain students’ interest in online learning.

Conducting effective online discussions

Strategies for creating and sustaining online interaction.

Considerations for choosing technology for teaching

Things you must think about before teaching with technology.

Online teamwork and collaboration

What benefits can online teaching bring to teamwork?

COFA Online Cracks the MERLOT

Learning To Teach Online, a video-based program from UNSW…

Case Studies

Hippocrates: Online medical tutorials

Effectively use online tutorials with face-to-face classes.

Using audio feedback

Effectively give student feedback by recording your voice.

Using Flickr as an online classroom

How the image sharing site Flickr can be used in teaching.

iLabs: Online access to remote laboratories

Remotely access laboratories and online learning resources.

Using Blogs for peer feedback and discussion

Using blogs for presentation, discussion and peer feedback.

Increasing student engagement using podcasts

Using podcasts to provide student support and feedback.

Creating eBooks for distance education

A quick ‘how to’ on creating eBooks for use in education.

Teaching with web 2.0 technologies: Twitter, wikis & blogs

Teaching effectively using online social media.

Understanding Creative Commons

Guide to understanding Creative Commons use & registration.

Using wikis for student collaboration

How can wikis be used to enhance collaborative learning?

Online discussions in maths teacher education

An example of how online discussions can be used in an on…

Teaching using scenario based simulations in Second Life

The potential of teaching using virtual worlds.

Medicles: User generated online medical tutorials

User generated, self-assessment learning objects.

Using online lectures to support active learning

Using online resources to improve engagement.

Using online environments for teaching large classes

Online support for teaching large classes.

Using ePortfolios as a reflective teaching tool

Using ePortfolios to improve reflective learning practice.

Technical Glossary

Getting started in Flickr

Learn the basics and some ideas for teaching.

Recording audio in Audacity

Record, edit and export audio for podcasts.

An overview of Second Life

An introduction to the online virtual world.

Using the iLabCentral resource

A free resource for science students and teachers.

Twitter basics

Understand Twitter and use it in your teaching.

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