Blended and Online Learning Design

Develop the skills you need to teach blended and online learning

Online learning is the future of teaching. This three-week teaching course aims to support teachers’ own innovations in teaching and learning online, whether you teach in a school, college or university.

See what’s possible with digital technologies and online learning methods

You’ll understand the nature of learning design in the context of both blended and wholly online learning, and will explore the Conversational Framework concept; the notion that the teaching-learning process is an interactive exchange of concepts and practice, using the ideas of social construction and collaborative learning.

You’ll explore a range of digital tools and resources, including the Learning Designer tool, a free online tool to help teachers and lecturers design teaching and learning activities and share their learning designs with one another across all subjects.

Optimise both blended and online learning methods for your students

Through using this tool, you’ll learn how to optimise synchronous and asynchronous learning, and will explore how to implement videos, screencasts, forums, shared learning designs, polls, quizzes and to bring a selection of digital tools into your teaching techniques.

You’ll assess a wide range of learning designs and formative assessment methods for both blended and online learning in order to achieve specific types of learning outcomes.

Learn from teaching experts at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the community

Throughout the course, you’ll be learning from teaching experts at the UCL Institute of Education.

It’s rated as the number one education faculty in the world university rankings, and provides expertise in teaching and educational research across all sectors, primary to higher education, and across all main subject areas.

Type of providerMOOC provider
Languageen
EQF levelNo applicable
Home pagehttps://www.futurelearn.com/courses/blended-and-online-learning-design
Duration0.75
Schedule information
  • The nature of learning design in the context of blended and online learning
  • The Conversational Framework as a tool for thinking about learning design and assessment
  • Digital tools and resources, and how to optimise your learning management system for your students
  • The Learning Designer tool and its uses for borrowing, planning, creating and sharing design ideas with other teachers, across and within subject areas
  • Learning designs and types of formative assessment for blended and online learning to achieve different types of learning outcome
  • Implementing online learning across your institution
Workload in hours12
Admission procedureOpen to all
Type of credentialCertificate of participation
Learning outcometeach teaching principles
Instruct students in the theory and practice of teaching, more specifically in the different teaching methods, classroom management, and learning processes.
Related skillhttp://data.europa.eu/esco/skill/112bf219-beb2-4028-bd28-d8ed643fa32f
Learning outcomeUsing digital tools for collaboration, content creation and problem solving
Using ICT software and hardware to collaborate and communicate with others, creating and editing new content (from word processing to images and video) and solving conceptual, technical and practical problems.
Related skillhttp://data.europa.eu/esco/skill/S5.6
Contact formhttps://futurelearn.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new