Creating Accessible Courses
If you work in formal education you're probably used to planning assignments and sequencing information and activities in the hope it will help people to efficiently and effectively learn things, and demonstrate their learning to assessors. You're also probably used to using systems and tools that are fairly unique to the organisation or sector you work in.
This is a course designed for professional teachers looking to develop independent skills. It will guide you in setting up an openly accessible course, using free and widely used tools on the Internet. You'll consider how to use Wikiversity to develop and document a course outline, look into using Wikipedia to manage information and resources relating to the course, use Blogger to set up a course website, and consider a range of communication channels to support learning in your course.
Our thinking is that course content should be readily available using simple and accessible mediums, that communication should be as easy to engage in as possible, and that activities, assignments and assessment work should be designed to benefit others attempting to learn the subject.
- Understand copyright, publishing, open education and networked learning
- Develop and publish a course outline, course website and communication channels
- Develop and publish learning activities and assessment methods
- Manage and publish information and resources related to the course
- Facilitate, moderate and administer a course
- Develop and publish a course outline
- Set up a course website and communications
- Use Wikipedia to manage course information
This course is used in Professional Development for Teachers of Health Professionals.
- Please make contact if you need advice or help in working through this course: Leighblackall
- It is proposed that this course be used in the Professional Development for Teachers of Health Professionals program
- Composing Free and Open Online Educational Resources