Learning to Teach Online – My Takeaway

I’ve just completed a Coursera course on Online Teaching. This was my fourth Mooc but the first one that I completed throughout as I signed up for the certificate!! (to be more motivated). I decided to go through the entire experience as an online learner to find out how a course design will help me achieve the expected outcomes. What I’d like to share with you is my observation on the course design.

Below is a list of what I found effective:

And below is what I felt was ineffectual:

I specifically found the peer and self-assessment exercise very useful to help me see the gaps in my responses. We had to assess assignments of three peers assigned to us followed by a self-assessment to complete each assignment.

All in all, being a learner gave me valuable insights into my own course design.

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