Tuesday, 11 August 2015

New FutureLearn Course: Blended Learning Essentials

FutureLearn is a company/platform that is owned by The Open University where they work with UK universities to offer free online courses.

There are lots of courses and a new one has been released that looks to offer something of interest to us all.

The course, Blended Learning Essentials is not specifically targeted at HE academic staff, but will certainly give a good grounding for an approach of blending face-to-face with the use of online tools to support your learners.

The course starts in November, but is open to registration now.

Course details:

URL: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/blended-learning-getting-started

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
  • use a range of effective blended learning practices and pedagogies to improve your learners’ experience and attainment
  • understand how the many free and affordable technologies now available can enhance teaching and learning, and
  • approach new technologies with confidence, designing a pedagogical approach to make the best use of these tools
The course offers peer review of assignments and the curriculum is mapped to accreditation frameworks including CMALT

The Educators:

We would certainly recommend having a look at the course materials even if you are unable to fully participate in the course.

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