Develop personas to inform the online learning design process
Identify the ethics considerations involved in researching online teaching
Apply accessibility guidelines to online teaching contexts
Identify key accessibility issues related to online learning
Reflect on your exisiting digital identity and plan for its future development
Explore ways of shaping a digital identity as an online educator
Discuss the relationship between technology, content, people and pedagogy in online courses.
As e-learning becomes ever-more widespread, online educators are being required to design learning experiences that engage and meet the needs of very diverse learners.
This course, developed by The Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology, explores four myths: that learning design is about technology and content; that innovation and accessibility are incompatible; that researching online learning is an ethics-free zone, and that educators’ online identities are irrelevant.
Studying the course will help you enhance your practice through videos, quizzes and discussion with peers.
Current developments in online teaching
Navigating the hype about disruptive innovation
The relationship between content, technology, people and pedagogy in learning design
The challenges of meeting diverse students’ needs
The use of personas in creating relevant online courses
This course is suitable for anyone involved in online education or training, including teachers, trainers, course designers and researchers. While it will help to have a current practice setting to draw on, this is not essential.