Designing & Tutoring Online Course (DTOC)
The Designing & Tutoring Online Course (DTOC) is a five-week course which was created to support staff going online, whilst also allowing them to experience studying online as a student.
The start dates for the next course are:
- Monday 25 October 2021 for 5 weeks
- Monday 25 April 2022 for 5 weeks
The course has made use of the following features:
- An introductory video clip using Panopto, giving an overview of the topics and activities
- Video guides on how to access and navigate the course
- Message welcoming everyone to the course
- Course Information providing the following:
- Contacts: names and email addresses of the tutors
- AFHEA information
- Crucial Information: Course Guide; Using the Discussion Forum, User Guidelines; Reading List
- Discussion activities, to get to know each other:
- Post up welcome messages and introductions
- Post up a photo - icebreaker activity
The second week covers the principles behind course design, focusing on topics such as storyboarding, constructive alignment, learning outcomes, learning and teaching activities. The two activities associated with this week are writing learning outcomes (individual activity) and engaging with a problem-based learning scenario within your allocated groups.
During this week the course focusses upon tutoring online, asynchronous and synchronous communication, role of the tutor, using the discussion board and web conferencing tools. The activities for this week involve watching web conferencing scenarios and a follow-up activity to the problem-based learning scenario in week 2, in which as a group you will have to identify and address any challenges you might face when implementing your solution to said scenario.
Self Assessment of Video Clip
Towards the end of the course participants are asked to produce a short introductory video clip using Panopto. Upload the link of the clip to MyAberdeen, then self-evaluate this video.
The course ends with a short quiz and evaluation survey.
Accredited Professional Development
The course is externally accredited by Advance HE and upon successful completion of the course, participants are eligible to submit their evidence to become an Associate Fellow of Advance HE.
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