Beginning the Course
Off to a good start with the online learning then…
Hello to my fellow students and tutors on the Edinburgh Model for Online Teaching course!
I have a background in technology and I have recently been hired to work as an e-Learning Systems Developer in the School of GeoSciences. I am taking this course to learn more about the methods, approaches and technology used in online education within the University.
I am not a teacher myself, although at various times I have trained to teach Swimming, Adult Literacy and English as a Foreign Language. Teaching the first two of those online would be a definite challenge I think, although adult literacy could be very interesting!
However, as an Open University graduate, I do have experience of online learning, in combination with more traditional distance learning methods. I also make use of online education to build on my skills in web development and computer programming.
I am looking forward to learning more about online education as the course continues.
((U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro/released))