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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Teaching Online
Module Code LI501
School OVPLI
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Clare Gormley
Semester 2: Clare Gormley
Autumn: Clare Gormley
Module TeachersClare Gormley
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Participants will have the opportunity to resubmit the above assessment requirements

This module aims to equip those engaged in teaching in higher education with competence in teaching online, with the ability to identify opportunities to use technology to enhance their teaching and to gain enhanced educational technology skills.

Learning Outcomes

1. Evaluate their own teaching with a view to identifying opportunities to incorporate educational technologies to support student learning.
2. Critique a range of educational technology tools to determine suitability for their own teaching and appropriate to their own competence level with technology.
3. Synthesise pedagogic and technology skills and strategies to design effective learning opportunities in an online learning environment.
4. Reflect on the experience of being an online learner and how this might influence their own teaching approaches.
5. Produce a portfolio of tools, approaches and techniques, to enable them to incorporate increased utilisation of educational technology in at least one module which they teach.
6. Produce a plan, with timelines, tasks, and evaluation plans for use of appropriate technologies described in their portfolio.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Online activity40Participants will engage in synchronous and asynchronous online sessions
Group work20Engaging, in synchronous and asynchronous contexts, in collaborative learning approaches.
Independent Study60Participants will be expected to engage with the module aims and learning outcomes independently, but with a particular requirement to link their learning to their current teaching as well as identify opportunities for future uses.
Tutorial5Initial introductory online sessions to introduce the module and the learning environment
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Module Orientation
Getting Started; Module Overview, Aim and Structure; Module Expectations & Requirements (participation and assessment); Online Module guidelines, netiquette and terminology; Reflective Practice).

Introduction to Online Learning
Online Learning and the 21st Century Learner; Pedagogical Characteristics of Online Learning; Changing Roles of Teachers and Learners; Current Trends & Emerging Technologies; Learning Technologies (Part 1)– Blogs & RSS.

Teaching in the Online Environment
Online Learning Communities; Online Communication and Interaction;Skills & Competencies for Online Teaching; Models of Online Teaching; Learning Technologies(Part 2) – Wikis.

Managing the Online Environment
Online Course Management; Motivating Online Learners; Managing Difficult Learners; Managing Online Discussions; Learning Technologies (Part 3) – Social Networks & Media Sharing.

Online Resources and Learning Activities
Online Educational Resources; Accessing & Integrating Resources; Creating Online Learning Activities; Learning Technologies (Part 4) – Various Emerging tools and applications; Course Summary & Feedback.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Report(s)Participants will identify two technological approaches appropriate to their own teaching and will peer critique the approaches identified by other participants.15%
PortfolioThis will represent a collection (at least three) of artefacts, ideas, components, identified or designed, to be incorporated into participants' own teaching and based on their critical evalution of pedagogy and technology appropriate to their own area50%
Reflective journalA journal will be maintained on a continuous basis which will document participants' reflections on their experience as an online learner with a particular focus on their evaluation of the opportunities for incorporation of technology into their own teaching.35%
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

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    Date of Last Revision28-MAR-12

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