Month: January 2014

LEARNING TO TEACH ONLINE

Too often I see university staff unsupported in their transition into flexible and online delivery. They are shuffled into meetings and events and hear nonsense jargon about how the “future is here”, are bamboozled with terms like “e-delivery” and are admonished that if they are not integrating new technology, they are not engaging.

The leave fearing for their careers, but are offered no tangible way ahead.

Im so relieved to see that COFA has put together a set of train-the-trainer resources to help their own teachers, and anyone else that is interested develop a practical and applicable skill set, right from scratch. Its really good stuff too. Just watching a couple of the video’s, I was so impressed to hear someone actually say “pedagogy before technology” in this one, I almost broke down and wept.

Finally.