Future Learn The Online Educator: People and Pedagogy


A hand holding a bubble with many iterations of the word 'learning'.This course hosted on Future Learn was developed by The Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology including Leigh-Anne Perryman, Martin Weller and Lesley McGrath. The course 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. On this course you will develop personas to help course design, apply accessibility guidelines, examine your digital identity, discuss the relationship between technology, content, people and pedagogy in online courses and consider ethical considerations in online teaching.

This is a free 4 week course that equates to approximately four hours study per week and is suitable for anyone involved in online education or training, including teachers, trainers, course designers and researchers.

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