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Category: An Edinburgh Model for Online Teaching, Module 1: The Edinburgh Model

Module 1: The Edinburgh Online Model

Tree of Learning

Learning Spaces – where are our students?

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In this section, we are thinking about learning and teaching spaces from the point of view of the student.

The first task was to make a list of places where students might engage with learning, and here is what I came up with.

Stanley Treshansky in ‘Act of Repair’, a play about surveillance capitalism by Scottish Youth Theatre’s 2019 National Ensemble

The Near Future Teaching Project

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The Near Future Teaching Project

Information about the Near Future Teaching Project can be found here:
Some very interesting issues were raised for discussion in the Near Future Teaching Project, relating to the roles played by technology in causing and adapting to various possible changes predicted in society. I have made notes on some of this below, but so far I still feel I have barely scratched the surface!

The Manifesto for Teaching Online

The Manifesto for Teaching Online

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This is how the original authors described the Manifesto for Teaching Online:

Although there are many ways of reading the manifesto, one intention is that it be seen as productive in thinking through the design of online education and assessment – something that teachers might find useful and generative. It is intended to stimulate ideas about creative online teaching, and to reimagine some of the orthodoxies and unexamined truisms surrounding the field. Each point is deliberately interpretable, and it was made open so that others could remix and rewrite it.

Old Nokia mobile phone, buried in a tray of sand

Hey, that’s my old phone!

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Hey, that’s my old phone they’ve buried in a sandpit…!
…in the Manifesto for Teaching Online…
…and look at the caption…
…the irony!

A laptop being used for e-Learning

The Four Core Principles of the Edinburgh Online Model

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The Edinburgh Online Model

The Edinburgh Online Model provides a foundation for those new to teaching online to quickly and meaningfully engage with the key areas that are essential to creating and sustaining engaged online education.

Photo of my office

Spaces for Teaching and Learning

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Teaching Spaces

I’m not a teacher, but I do make use of online courses at work. Most of them are video courses and I work in a shared office, so I wear headphones for this.

Teaching online with a book in front of your face

Reflections on the Video Interviews

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Video Reflections: Thoughts on Teaching Experiences

The video we watched was ‘From the community: thoughts on teaching experiences’. The interviewees discussed overcoming the challenges of teaching large numbers of students around the world, working online, and taking advantage of the technology, digital materials and course format.

A US airman reading a book about online learning

Beginning the Course

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Main Image: 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!

Online Education Word Cloud

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What is Online Education?

We were all asked to contribute 3-5 words that should be defining or desirable characteristics of online education:

Online education word cloud

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