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Nina

  1. 1. Online course design Image and presentation structure by Sarah Turnbull.
  2. 2. Motivation <ul><li>Participants complete a pre-course questionnaire to engage them from the outset. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them to reflect on their own commitment/learning style/time available, and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>In an ideal world, give Ss feedback on it – are they on the right lines? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Motivation <ul><li>Set the scene for an open/friendly atmosphere conducive to learning; </li></ul><ul><li>do this by ‘social’/icebreaker discussion forums (My Top Five) and/or live chat </li></ul><ul><li>– it’s vital to build a sense of community early on </li></ul>
  4. 4. Motivation <ul><li>Give clear guidelines on assessment procedures and ground rules from the off, so learners know what to expect and what to do </li></ul>
  5. 5. Motivation <ul><li>Set up meaningful interactions and activities s-s and s-t throughout the course </li></ul>
  6. 6. Motivation <ul><li>Include a choice of tasks, where possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Students decide their own goals and apply learning to their own context </li></ul>
  7. 7. Motivation <ul><li>Vary roles: </li></ul><ul><li>students take more responsibility as the course progresses to develop autonomy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Motivation <ul><li>Give tutor feedback regularly! </li></ul><ul><li>Praise students when deserved! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Motivation <ul><li>Give learners regular opportunities for self-reflection / self-evaluation as an integral part of the course </li></ul>
  10. 10. Motivation <ul><li>Hold regular ‘surgeries’ to give students the chance to raise questions and concerns </li></ul>

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