Teaching online guidebook
About this guidebook
If you decide to add this book to your topic (contact your eLearning support team) make sure it is hidden – this means that students won't be able to see it but users with a Teacher or Tutor role will.
Use this FLO book as your main reference point for teaching online. Revisit it to refresh your memory about your role as an online teacher.
Where relevant, a 'How to' section links you to technical instructions for the activity/tool you and your students will be using.
About the weekly teaching notes
All weeks in the topic have hidden 'teaching notes' at the bottom of the module/week. These notes (a FLO page) are hidden from students but viewable to teaching staff.
It is a good idea to check these notes at the beginning of each week or earlier. They are prompts only – you will tailor your teaching in the topic according to 'just in time' and other online events/cues.
The weekly notes are deliberately brief to encourage you to add to them while you are teaching, specific to the content and your/students' experiences in the topic right now. For example, you might:
- evaluate the topic as you go (eg observations, insights, what worked, what didn't)
- notice a particular problem with content that keeps recurring and may require scaffolding in future topic development
- notice a content gap
- think of a useful tip for teaching in that week
- think of a useful activity that scaffolds or extends the scope for that week.
Your active teaching applied to/recorded in the notes will make them a rich resource for sharing with present and future teaching staff in this online topic.