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This course introduces you to the conceptual, pedagogical and technical challenges of hybrid synchronous learning and teaching and prepares you to use hybrid models yourself. Hybrid synchronous learning is often regarded as the most flexible form of education. Yet, there are important pitfalls and a lot of instructional design choices have to be made. This course wants to help higher education institutions, including policy makers, teachers and ICT support, to make thoughtful decisions. The full course includes 6 modules, each module consists of one Synchronous Hybrid session and additional asynchronous learning materials. Each module demands an effort of 3-5hours. Synchronous sessions are organized in Flanders, but remote participation in possible from any location.

This course is about how to design and develop blended education and teaching (a deliberate combination of online and offline learning activities). Digitel Pro is a European project involving several European univerisities following the EMBED project which researched developments in blended learning. Based on what we've learned from COVID Teaching you will apply concepts to adapt to a more inclusive and engaging blended learning experience, through guidelines and pedagogies leading to mature and high-quality education.

The DigiTel Pro Course for Online Teaching and Learning provides strategies and resources to successfully design and implement teaching and learning solutions in online environments. The course encourages reflection and active participation."No matter if your teaching model is going to be fully online or just a part of your hybrid model, this course will help you to understand the principles and the logics of the different elements interacting in an educational online environment. From the foundations of distance education and its different pedagogical approaches and the different role that teachers have to play, to the learning design of a course, the way you can orchestrate your classroom when moving to online, how to assess and evaluate, and what are the emerging trends and technologies that will let you to innovate in your teaching. The active, participatory and collaborative methodology of the course will provide you with a good background and a number of tips to manage online teaching and learning. As online teaching is not just to broadcast your lessons through a video-lecture, the resources you will find in this course will let you feel more comfortable and successful when facing online teaching and learning using different technologies appropriate to each situation from a critical perspective.

This course is designed to give students the digital edge to succeed as an online learner at university and set you on the path to achieving your learning goals.
Designed by leaders in online learning, drawing on UNESCO’s Learning Compass 2030 and the European LifeComp Framework, this course is co-facilitated by students. You’ll have the chance to learn about the challenges and opportunities of online learning from students who have experienced it themselves.

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