Online course on learning to teach online - UNSW Australia

Online course on learning to teach online


Learning to teach online is an online course given by the University of South Wales, Australia. This MOOC is designed to help existing educators establish or improve their own online or blended teaching practices. The target audience is primarily teachers in higher education, K-12, community college, and vocational or private education.

About the course

This course will help leraners draw on their teaching strengths and find the approach that integrating online technologies is right for them, their students and educational context. To allow both for breadth in personalization and depth in key areas that interest learners, this course will guide them through their journey of understanding how online technologies can enhance their course design.

Course Syllabus

Week 1: What is online teaching and why is it important?

Week 2: Open and Closed technologies

Week 3: Planning online learning

Week 4: Online learning activities

Week 5: Online assessment strategies

Week 6: Online Resources

Week 7: Engaging and motivating students

Week 8: Evaluating Strategies


There is no requirement for participants to possess prior knowledge or experience of online teaching practices or related technologies. This course is relevant for those:

  • New to online or blended teaching or those wishing to improve their current practice
  • Interested in educational technology and/or online instruction
  • Involved in higher education, K-12, elementary, community college, vocational or corporate training
  • Who wish to continue their professional development and increase their relevance and value to the contemporary workplace
  • Who are learning and teaching professionals (education developers, instructional designers, etc)

Course Format

This MOOC is designed to provide a flexible, reflective and personal learning experience - enabling learners to tailor their learning based upon their own goals, requirements and level of commitment. Each week there will be a set of video case studies exploring a range of key concepts related to course design and teaching with online technologies. Learners will also engage in discussions with their peers, and participate in formative activities that will help them develop understanding of the concepts discussed.

Course Sessions

July 28, 2014 - September 22, 2014

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