Teaching and Learning Conference April 2014 Structuring and facilitating conversations online
From Helen Whitehead
At Nottingham online learning has become part of our core provision. We offer increasing numbers of courses online; we use ‘blended’ approaches combining face to face and online, and we use online to ‘flip’ our classrooms by changing the ways in which we use contact time.This workshop focused upon frameworks and methods that can be used to support meaningful dialogue (both peer to peer and student-tutor) in online spaces. We shared learning from Nottingham’s first NOOCs and MOOCs – both what worked well, and less well. We will think about the links between online interaction and assessment, and how student learning can be evidenced. We also provided colleagues with some simple tools for designing an ‘e-tivity’ for use with their own students.