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

Keith Smyth*, Panos Vlachopoulos, David Walker, Anne Wheeler

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 ascilite conference 2013 proceedings
EditorsH. Carter, M. Gosper, J. Hedberg
Place of PublicationSydney (AU)
PublisherMacquarie University
Pages826-829
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-74138-403-1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2013
Event30th annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - 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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