Blended Learning goes even more Massive

You may remember our previous posts about the FutureLearn Blended Learning Essentials MOOC that we encouraged staff to sign up to and expand their knowledge of technology in the classroom.   Well not only is there a sequel, but this time it’s starring SDC.

Blended Learning Essentials MOOC 2 is both a great follow on for anyone who took the first part of the course, and also a perfect time for you to jump in and gain some new skills

We really enjoyed mentoring those of you who took part in our breakfast/twilight session drop ins and hope those of you who took the course felt you got out as much from it as we did.

OK, how do I join?

The course starts on Feb 1st and will be running for three weeks. This time around the focus will be on embedding practice into your digital resources, learning from experience and tackling difficult challenges with the help of blended learning.

Excitingly, some of the content for the second part of this course was filmed on site at SDC Eastbourne campus, and features interviews with various staff and students about their experiences and aspirations.

As with the previous course, once the start date comes around you will have access to all of the resources and be able to keep them for future reference. We know naturally how busy teaching is and how little free time might be available to complete the course, but as before this is a MOOC course, meaning you can work through it piece by piece in your own time and at your own pace.

Do I need to have completed the first course?

No, all you need to do is follow this link and sign up for a FutureLearn account. It’s free and fast, and once you have an account you’re also able to sign up to any other courses that are of interest to you. Make sure to leave a comment on the Blended Learning Essentials 2 page about your background and what you hope to get out of the course.

What if I get stuck?

As before, the Innovation team are happy to help out with any questions or ideas that the course may give you and we will be organising two drop in sessions to coincide with week 3 of the course to raise any questions or ideas with about what you’ve been inspired to do.


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