First Steps in Learning and Teaching MOOC – Update

This is a new MOOC due to run from 21st May to 22nd June 2012.  It is aimed at new lecturers, people entering higher education teaching from other sectors, postgraduate students who teach and experienced lecturers who would like to update and share their knowledge and expertise.

George Roberts , Marion Waite   and I have been planning this MOOC since February and things are moving on nicely, not least because we now have three more people on our team.

Joe Rosa , from Oxford University  and

Liz Lovegrove   from Oxford Brookes University…..

….are both helping us with all matters technical.

Sylvia Currie , from BCcampus has very kindly offered us the use of her Blackboard Collaborate platform  for our synchronous sessions. We can’t thank Sylvia enough for her very generous offer.

Last week we had a full day F2F planning meeting in Oxford. The outcomes of our decisions are being captured on the development of this WordPress site which will serve as the ‘Homepage’ for the course.  The site is still a work in progress, but if you are interested in this MOOC, you might like to visit it to find out more.

We will also be using a Moodle site for discussions and structuring the course, and a wiki for collaborative work. These will be linked to from the WordPress site, and of course, in true MOOC spirit, we are expecting activity and engagement to be distributed across the web according to individual participant preferences.

Course schedule, dates and events of note for your diary

Here is the schedule http://openbrookes.net/firststeps12/schedule/ with dates of the live synchronous sessions

And we are delighted to confirm three guest speakers:

Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner,  “Theory, pedagogy, and identity in higher-ed teaching.” Wednesday 06 June, 2012, 1500 BST

Dave White,   ”The impact on teachers of open educational resources and open academic practice in the digital university.” Wednesday 13 June, 2012, 1500 BST

We will continue to post updates – but if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

4 thoughts on “First Steps in Learning and Teaching MOOC – Update

  1. Matilda Bannerman Wulff April 12, 2012 / 11:18 pm

    This is a great opportunity for me. Thanks so much. Matilda

  2. jennymackness April 13, 2012 / 6:43 pm

    Hello Matilda – Looking forward to interacting with you more in the MOOC 🙂
    Jenny

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