Cross-institutional development of an online open course for educators: confronting current challenges and imagining future possibilities

Keith Smyth (Lead / Corresponding author), Panos Vlachopoulos, David Walker, Anne Wheeler

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    Abstract

    The Global Dimensions in Higher Education module is a fully online open course for educators, jointly developed by three UK universities through a process of consultation and inquiry involving colleagues within the global education sector. The purpose of the module is two-fold. Firstly, to engage academics within and beyond the partner institutions in a critical exploration of transnational and global issues within higher education. Secondly, to provide the project partners with an opportunity to understand and address the challenges of jointly developing and delivering an online course that is to be offered both openly as well as integrated within credit-bearing and continued professional development provision for academics in the partner institutions. This short paper describes progress to date in developing the Global Dimensions in Higher Education module, our current activity focused on validating and implementing the module, and lessons learned to be considered for the collaborative development of open online courses.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013
    PublisherASCILITE
    Pages826-829
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781741384031
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 1 Dec 20134 Dec 2013

    Conference

    Conference30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
    Abbreviated titleASCILITE 2013
    CountryAustralia
    CitySydney
    Period1/12/134/12/13

    Keywords

    • Academic development
    • Cross-institutional collaboration
    • Globalisation and internationalisation of higher education
    • Online learning
    • Open educational practice

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