A MOOC designed and facilitated by the #Openteach initiative by DUC (Dublin City University). I suppose that the number of interested educators who want to learn about online teaching due to CoV-2 measures gotten bigger than the facilitators could have anticipated.
The course is set up in modules that can be completed by the participants at their own pace. The facilitation happens through email notifications for the welcome message and a few comments on some of the posts made in the initial module. The final task will be to plan an online activity and present it to the Moodle group that participants are part of.
#Openteach learning outcomes
#1. Demonstrate awareness of teaching and learning pedagogy associated with online learning.
#2. Facilitate online communication and discussion forums that engage students in learning.
#3. Create a supportive community of learners using online teaching pedagogy.
#4. Develop and facilitate online collaborative activities that support student learning.
#5. Design online teaching activities that encourage student participation and learning and reflect on personal learning from this activity.
#6. Use digital tools effectively to support online teaching.
I love the ‘unconference’ approach of this German-speaking collective of educators and other specialist working in the fields of education.
I made a late start, but I have thrown a few glances at the list of questions and topic that were developed in the early stage and which have now in great parts turned into working groups. My next step will be to join a few of the groups and their search for solutions or drive for creation projects. So far, I am interested in finding out more about the following questions: