The course will run more than once in order to enroll new teachers and renew the offered material according to the participants needs and comments.
As everyone moves to online teaching, there is a lot of wondering over what can be done online and how we can do it! Therefore, this course was created as a quick response to the current situation to support teachers in different sectors on how to design the educational process online.
The course consists of only two units. In the first unit, we are thinking about the tools available to both the teacher and students. Then we talk about what position we are in now. What challenges do teachers and students face when learning online? We also talk about the challenges that learners might face. Finally, we talk about the types of learning that help us design learning experiences that stimulate learning. In the second unit, we talk about each type of learning, and how we can design different activities online. The course’s activities will be supported by a live lecture to interact with the course’s team and answer the participants’ questions.
The main objective of this course is to create a community of practitioners so that we support each other in the process of transitioning to teaching online. There are many interactive activities available in the course, so you are expected to do some of them.
Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, UCL Knowledge Lab Developing the Learning Designer and Course Resource Appraisal Modeller tools for teachers. Projects: MOOCs on Blended Learning Essentials for teachers; The transformational Potential of MOOCs; Future Education in the RELIEF Centre; Neural-informed game-based interventions for low-progress learners with Learning Sciences Lab Singapore; Teacher Community Knowledge with the AICFE, Beijing. Formerly Head of the e-Learning Strategy Unit at Department for Education and Skills (2002-5); Pro-Vice Chancellor for learning technologies at the Open University (1995-2002); member of the Dearing Committee. . Book: Teaching as a Design Science, Routledge.
Dr Eileen Kennedy Eileen Kennedy is a Senior Research Associate in online learning with the Centre for Global Higher Education, and the RELIEF Centre, and is based at the UCL Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education. Her research explores ways of enhancing and supporting the online learning experience and sharing practice in online and blended learning. This has involved developing learning design tools (with Diana Laurillard), creating teacher communities online (e.g. through MOOCs) and researching the experience of learning online. Formerly: taught sociology at various universities for over ten years.
Director of the Centre for Lebanese Studies. Maha’s research focuses on the sociology and politics of education particularly equity and equality in education.
MOOC Content Coordinator - Center for Lebanese Studies- RELIEF Project. Rym is a educational technology specialist. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Center for Language Sciences and Communication at the Lebanese University. She is currently finalizing her master’s degree in Curriculum and Educational Management at Balamand University. She has worked with many local and international organizations on educational programs for marginalized children. In addition, she co-designed several online training courses in order to support teachers.
Dr Samar Zeitoun is currently a professor at The Lebanese University in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Letters since 2010. She also worked for the Educational Centre of Research and development on elaborating new curricula, evaluation system and training teachers. She was also an educational consultant and trainer for companies working for the Ministry of Education in KSA and UAE. Samar received her B.A. in chemistry from the Faculty of sciences at the Lebanese University and her MSc from the American university of Beirut in physical Chemistry and her EdD from the University of Nottingham in the UK and a PhD in educational leadership from the Lebanese university. She is also an affiliate academic at the University College London.
Dr. Rima MALEK is an associate professor of information and communication technology (ICT) in the Lebanese University (LU), her courses are in English, French and Arabic. MALEK is involved in numerous advisory activities with national and international organizations: AUF, British Council… She conducts researches on ICT integration for special needs, and also on digital humanities, e-libraries, e- heritage, e-diplomacy. She participated in Erasmus plus European funded project, as part of Jean Monnet Action’s (2017-2019). She gives conferences and workshops in different countries: France, Italy, Senegal, Morocco, Egypt…