Improvement / Development

Improvement / Development

Learning Unit

Online Training and Further Education

Time: 320 min    Goal: Locating useful information for continuing professional development: e.g. how to create an online course

  • #Blended Learning
  • #Coursera
  • #edX
  • #eLearning
  • #Further Education
  • #Further Education Platform
  • #FutureLearn
  • #Moocs
  • #oncampus
  • #Online Course
  • #Online Education
  • #Online Lecture
  • #Online Teaching
  • #Online Training
Time: 10 min

Redesign a Lecture

Do you want to rethink your methodological approach and redesign your teaching? Click on the link for a resource that will help you to think in a structured way about new possibilities and forms of teaching. You can print the ReDesign canvas and use it as a template by filling in the spaces.

License: The canvas „ReDesign your LECTURE" by Educational Technology - TU Graz, via, is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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Time: 120 min

Online Course: Online Teaching

Would you like to continue your professional development as an online teacher? The online course “Online teaching: an instructor’s guide for dealing with digital, diverse classrooms” produced by Kiron Open Higher Education in cooperation with TH Lübeck focusses on skills for planning, preparing, and running online courses with diverse groups with an emphasis on live instruction (see link). You will receive an introduction to the fundamentals of online teaching and challenges of e-learning. You can follow the course free of charge in self-study mode.

License: Unless there is no licence specified, the course content is licenced under CC BY 4.0

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Time: 60 min

Platforms for Online Courses

A number of platforms offer free online courses for teachers. Click on these links for three different examples: edX, FutureLearn, and Coursera. You can search these platforms for topics that interest you. edX offers training courses for teaching specific subjects, while on FutureLearn, you can find a range of educational training courses under “How to Teach Online Courses” or “Professional Development for Teachers Courses”. Or simply enter “higher education” into a search engine. Coursera offers a wealth of content intended for students as well as professional development provision for teachers (e.g., under “Webcasts”).

License: not freely licensed

License: not freely licensed

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Time: 10 min

Create an Online Course

Creating a virtual course doesn't have to be difficult. You can achieve this by simply putting your lectures online. The MOOC-Maker canvas, which you can access by clicking on the link, helps you think in a structured way when preparing your online teaching. You can print the canvas out and use it as a template by filling in the spaces.

License: The canvas „MOOC-Maker Canvas" by Educational Technology - TU Graz, via, is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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Time: 120 min

Create and Publish Open Content

OpenLearn Create is an open educational platform where individuals and organisations can publish their open content and open courses and resources. It is Moodle-based and has tools for collaboration, reuse, and remixing. The site also contains guidance on how to develop your own online course.

License: Except for third party materials and otherwise stated, content on the site is made available under Creative Commons licences. OpenLearn Create is powered by a number of software tools released under the GNU GPL.

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