Piloting an online course

Written by

31st Mar 2012

I have just started as a ‘test-pilot’ for Edinburgh University’s exciting new online course entitled ‘Global Environmental Challenges’. Already I’m learning a lot about how to set up a small online community and make it vibrant (encourage people to connect with one another quickly using blogs and online mind-mapping); how to provide course material in an interesting way (use videos, downloadable documents, audio materials and links to interesting websites); and how to help people connect the learning to their work and life (require everyone to choose an ‘area of interest’ to which they apply the learning directly) – and all that is before we get into the content of the course! I’m hoping that the issues raised will have a direct bearing on my work as a consultant; my involvement in a local environment project in my home town; and my life more generally.


Our blog

Latest post

How to support those affected by conflict in Ukraine

I’m sure many of you are seeing your newsfeeds full of discussion about what is happening in Ukraine, and how best to help. That desire to help is a basic human instinct, and the reason why many of our current

read more