The Learning to Teach Online project is a free professional development resource designed by COFA Online at the University of New South Wales, in association with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations. Currently, ten different topics are covered along with sixteen case studies. There are additional tutorials on technical issues
Type of Material:
Workshop and Training Materials
Professional development for online instructors
Sufficient bandwidth Internet connection to play YouTube videos and the ability to read pdf documents
Identify Major Learning Goals:
To help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, to gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations.
Target Student Population:
All online instructors and faculty development professionals
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic knowledge of good pedagogy
Evaluation and Observation
The videos are professionally done and offer quality information on the topics in short, well designed clips. The accompanying pdf Strategies and Tips provide valuable information about the topics in greater detail and depth, and usually provide additional references
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
A valuable online professional development collection that faculty can use individually or as part of a group participating in a workshop. Professional development opportunities related to teaching online are a much needed resource and such professional development has been mandated by accrediting organizations.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Very easy to navigate. Very easy to find relevant resources. The format of the tutorials for the different topics is consistent.
Other Issues and Comments:
As new teaching strategies emerge for teaching online, it would be beneficial if tutorials for these strategies were included in the collection