Educators can now learn to design and teach their own online and blended courses with the launch of UNSW’s newest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the Coursera platform.
The course, Learning to Teach Online (LTTO), begins on July 28 and is based on award-winning educational resources developed at UNSW Art & Design.
Simon McIntyre, lead instructor and UNSW Art & Design Learning and Innovation Director, said that the course aims to help educators make a leap from their current practice to teaching online in a way that’s meaningful to them.
McIntyre, a pioneer of online learning for art and design courses, said one of the distinctive features of the free eight-week course is that it offers a personalised approach which allows students to determine their learning pathway based on personal goals and situations.
The LTTO MOOC is aimed at teachers and prospective educators in higher education, K-12, community colleges, and vocational or private education.