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An Edinburgh Model for Teaching Online

This 4 week teaching programme is designed to provide participants with a research-led learning experience in a model of online teaching distilled from the ongoing body of online programmes at the University of Edinburgh.

The course explores key concepts in online teaching such as transactional distance, presence, contact, and time. Additionally, the course explores many of the technologies that the university supports and provides you with an opportunity to reflect on how you might integrate it into your own teaching. 

It isn't a 'how to' course in terms of showing you all the functionality of a technology, rather it provides materials to help you think about pedagogy, building community online, and teacher presence. It also gives you a chance to see all of this as a student might and reflect that might impact your own teaching.    

Over the four weeks we will explore three key areas: online teaching spaces, engaged online teaching, and engaged learning communities. To get the most out of the course, learners could spend up to three hours of student engagement per module. The amount of time you spend on the course is up to you so you could choose to spend more or less time per module depending on what you would like to get from the course.  


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Further Learning Technology Training and Support

To learn about the specific university-supported technologies that we recommend using in your online teaching, you should consider the one-hour training sessions we offer. These provide you an opportunity to learn more about the technology and ask any questions you might have.    

Learning Technology Training

If you haven't used the Learn Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) as a student before then we have some instructional videos and other resources to get you started: 

Edinburgh Model Support