Austin Tate – EdMOLT

Austin Tate – EdMOLT

An Edinburgh Model for Online Teaching

Week seven is the final week of the EdMOLT course. I caught up on the various discussion forums which I had not been on for 6 days or so. I also checked if anyone in my “Team” for the joint exercises had checked in on any of the modalities available and no one had except […]

Checking out the materials for week six on Feedback and Assessment. Checked out whether the group I am part of had made any contact on all channels, Teams area, Group Discussion Board and Group Padlet. Looks like I am the only member of the group, besides Micheal Gallagher the course instructor, that has tried any […]

Start of a new week, start of a new blog post. TBA. Engaged Learning Communities (Continued) Group Work on the task of keeping a community engaged… checked out the Edinburgh Model Group 15 channels: discussion board, group e-mail via Teams, Teams and its shared Files area. I even added a pointer on the group padlet […]

4.3 Design Brief Action Plan – Edinburgh Model Group 15 A task to explore collaborative development of a course plan to present to a board of studies to show how the team would involve students… You are part of a new course team developing a course to be delivered online at the start of the […]

I actually started week three by catching up on the last two modules in week two. The comments on teacher presence in 2.9 were interesting, as I found that we spent a lot of time interacting with students and the weekly guest feature lecturers on the Coursera AI Planning MOOC we ran. 3.2: Time Online […]

The blog post said it had timed out when I was updating it after adding three or four paragraphs. That’s is very bad. I find its really difficult to get the motivation to repeat a lot of comments after they have been made once. It is Thursday of week 2 and I have just carved […]

1.8: I am an enthusiastic supporter of avatar-based virtual worlds (such as Second Life and the open-source OpenSim platforms) as shared collaborative spaces and they work well in a lot of educational contexts… and have used them for class meeting and discussion spaces, for seminars, rain storming sessions, etc. These spaces can be set up […]

Started the course on Edinburgh Model for Online Teaching – henceforth shortened to EdMOLT. WordPress blog for course observations established at, though my main blog is usually at I added a couple of entries onto the “Padlet” of a world map showing where people have been, are and are going. Its the first […]

Welcome to my blog for the Edinburgh Model for Online Teaching Course – which I will abbreviate to EdMOLT). I am a Professor in the School of Informatics and have an interest in teamwork and remote collaboration. I have been involved in distance education for a while and have run a Massive Open Online Course […]


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