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Supporting eLearners is a Course

Supporting eLearners

Ended Mar 16, 2015

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Full course description

Starts January 26, 2015

Say “no more” to online course designs that create isolated and unsupported learning environments. It is clear that the construction and delivery of eLearner materials need to be different from traditional classroom techniques, and the support for participants needs to be stronger. This course enables those involved in delivering or supporting eLearning activities to experience and explore what it means to be an eLearner, as well as explore the current evidence and research into this important and developing area. The course is highly interactive, and uses a wide variety of online techniques and tools.

Topics covered include:

  • Definitions and explorations of eLearning
  • eLearning pedagogy
  • eLearning technologies
  • The successful eLearner
  • Assessment tutorial
  • Mentoring eLearners
  • Collaborative environments
  • eAssessment
  • The personal tutor online

Now available for credit through London South Bank University

Supporting eLearners is an accredited module in the MA Practice Education programme at London South Bank University (LSBU). It is aimed at anyone delivering education and training to adults. This free online course will run alongside, and integrate with the module being run at LSBU.

If you are a qualified teacher (at PGCHE level or above), and are interested in undertaking the accredited module at LSBU, please contact us at hscopen@lsbu.ac.uk.

Keiron Spires

Keiron Spires

Principal Lecturer eLearning and Learning Technologies

Keiron Spires has been involved in using technology to support learning and teaching for over 20 years. During this period Keiron undertook an MEd eLearning from Sheffield University, by eLearning. He has created Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) packages; used Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs); introduced blended learning into curricula; taught in a virtual world (Second Life); and used film in online learning and teaching. Keiron’s current role as Principal Lecturer for eLearning has both a strategic and an operational component. He is responsible for the strategic direction of digital learning within the School of Health & Social Care at London South Bank University (LSBU), and is instrumental in the strategic direction of the wider university. Keiron is currently managing the following:

  • Definitions and explorations of eLearning
  • A project to deploy iPads to all faculty and to support their use in learning and teaching;
  • The move from a Blackboard VLE to a MOODLE VLE
  • The development of MOOCs on the canvas.net platform
  • The development of further online courses for Singapore and Sarawak
  • Mentoring eLearners
  • The development of the digital campus at LSBU
  • The introduction of digital literacies into curricula
  • You can see more about Keiron at http://keironspires.com