University Teaching Free Online Course by University of Hong Kong

South China University of Technology

The University of Hong Kong is offering free online course on University Teaching. This course is an introductory MOOC in teaching and learning in tertiary education.

You will be exposed to research evidence in relation to effective university teaching and practical instructional design strategies. The course will start on November 6, 2017.

Course At Glance

Effort: 3-4 hours/week
Subject: University Teaching
Institution: University of Hong Kong and Coursera
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on November 6, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Hong Kong is the territory’s oldest institute of higher learning and also an internationally recognized, research led, comprehensive university. It engages in frontier research and academic endeavours that reflect and address the needs of a fast changing, knowledge-based world.

About This Course

University Teaching is an introductory course in teaching and learning in tertiary education, designed by staff at the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Hong Kong.

With input from instructors, guests and interviewees, including teaching award winners, students, and experts in the fields, you will be exposed to research evidence in relation to effective university teaching and practical instructional design strategies.  You will also be exposed to multiple examples of effective teaching, and hear the views of teachers whose teaching has been judged to be excellent.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate. University Teaching will help you to address the following questions:

  • What does teaching in higher education involve?
  • What does research evidence tell us about effective teaching in higher education?
  • How can we ensure that our instructional design will help our students achieve their intended learning outcomes?
  • What pedagogic options do we have to make our teaching successful?
  • What assessment and feedback practices can help our students learn more effectively?

Learning Outcomes

After completing the learning tasks in this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the teaching and learning context in higher education and reflect on the potential challenges and opportunities you might encounter.
  • Explain key teaching and learning concepts and relevant evidence in relation to effective university teaching.
  • Analyse the relationships between various aspects of teaching and student learning.
  • Identify a range of instructional strategies to support effective student learning.
  • Apply key concepts to the structuring of course outlines and lesson plans in order to create learning experiences to support successful student learning.

Requirements

If you are thinking about becoming an academic teacher, or you have just got an academic teaching post, or you just have an interest in understanding the essentials of university teaching, this course is for you.

Instructors

Lily Min Zeng, Assistant Professor
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Tracy, Xiaoping Zou, Dr.
Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website
  • Create a Coursera account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.

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