Module title: Supporting the Blended and Online Student Experience

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: EDU11111
Module leader: Louise Drumm
School Department of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement
Subject area group: Learning and Teaching Enhancement
Prerequisites

EDU11100 Introduction to Blended and Online Education


Description of module content:

Challenges of being a blended or online learner
Learning styles and approaches in blended and online courses
Cultural, interdisciplinary and technological diversity
Accessibility needs
Inclusive curriculum design for blended and online courses
Assessment and feedback
Institutional, technological and pedagogical models of support
Equivalence of support for on-campus and online learners
Plagiarism and the internet
Principles of facilitating online communication and collaboration
Tutor time-management, group conflict, and team teaching strategies
Supporting international online cohorts
Online peer support opportunities
Retention, articulation, and widening access



Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evidence a comprehensive and critical understanding of key factors in student diversity, analysing their implications for supporting learners studying in blended and online course contexts
LO2: Analyse, apply and reflect upon online facilitation skills that prompt student engagement, promote understanding, and demonstrate sensitivity to individual needs
LO3: Critically evaluate institutional and departmental arrangements for meeting the educational and wider support needs of online and blended learners
LO4: During the design or appraisal of new or existing courses, critically consider the complex student support issues that arise in blended and online learning
LO5: Contextualise student support in blended and online learning in relation to broader higher educational challenges including articulation, retention, and internationalisation

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - VAI, M. & SOSULSKI, K. (2011) ESSENTIALS OF ONLINE COURSE DESIGN: A STANDARDS-BASED GUIDE (ESSENTIALS OF ONLINE LEARNING): NEW YORK:ROUTELEDGE PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978041587300
Core - SIMPSON, O. (2013) SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN ONLINE, OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING.: UNITED KINGDOM: MYLIBRARY, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780203095737
Core - SMITH, R. M. (2008) CONQUERING THE CONTENT: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO ONLINE COURSE DESIGN: JOSSEY-BASS, 1st ed.
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