Despite all the changes in teaching and learning over the last 30 years, there has been one constant for both the teacher and learner, and that is the importance of working in a safe and accountable learning environment.
We’ll look at how to engage our learners through collaborative learning, instructional skills and design, as well as looking at the role technology is playing in terms of promoting engaged learning environments. We’ll explore the importance of creating a safe and accountable learning environment; observe an experienced teacher who works with instructional skills and tactics to promote safe and accountable learning environments.
What will I learn?
How to define and create a safe and accountable learning environment
Examine the working factors of teaching
Identify instructional skills & tactics that promote a safe and accountable learning environment
Identify elements of instructional design
Reflect on the role technology is playing in the learning environment
Demonstrate reflective practice as a teacher or facilitator, and a learner
This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.
If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.
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MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
Apostolos K.completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Nice, short, course on the topic. Follows the open2study format which at times seems constraining. Discussions are quite dependent on who else is in the course. Actually out somethings to practice from the course
Vicky Pang is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The content of this course is very practical. The presentation is lively and interesting. The quick multiple choice question at the end of each short video helps to focus learning and enhance memory. The content taught can be applied easily.