What do You Think about Learning to Teach Online?
The aim of this project was to make an effective, free and sharable resource that was relevant to a wide range of teachers in different disciplines and educational scenarios. It is hoped Learning to Teach Online will help bridge the gap between scholarly literature about teaching online, and the more personal collegial advice one would get from speaking to different colleagues about their own online teaching experiences. Do you think the project has achieved these aims?
Are we on the right track?
If you have used these video and PDF resources, we are asking you to give us 5 minutes of your time to fill in a short online survey. We want to determine the effectiveness of the practical and pedagogical merits, and the relevance of the project to you as an educator.
We would be very grateful for any honest feedback you can offer us about Learning to Teach Online through the survey, and appreciate you taking the time to help us improve our level of support for teachers worldwide.
We'd also like to sincerely thank everyone who has used the resources to date, and to those who have supported us by sharing links and promoting the project on their own websites, blogs and tweets.
Some things to keep in mind
The following were prime guiding factors in the design of Learning to Teach Online. We would like to ask you to keep these in mind if undertaking the survey:
- The project is about pedagogy, NOT technology. Technology will always change, but a sound understanding of the pedagogy behind online is widely adaptable
- It is not the intention of the project to produce a heavily theoretical resource offering specific step-by-step solutions for different online teaching scenarios
- Rather, it takes a pragmatic approach; explaining and demonstrating a range of online pedagogies and technologies used in different disciplines and teaching contexts in an accessible and conversational manner
- The resource should be practical, easy to access and useful
- It should facilitate the cross-pollination of ideas; to break down the perceived barriers between disciplines, and show that all online teachers face similar challenges. It should connect teachers and show that we can all learn from each other’s experiences no matter who or what we teach
- The project should be disseminated widely, and ultimately used and shared by a large range of different types of teachers around the world