Saturday, February 09, 2013

Proposal for Teaching ICT Masters Students How to Teach On-line

This is to request comments on a proposal for incorporating e-learning and ePortfolios in a Master of Computing. Originally I envisaged teaching masters students how to communicate on-line, but have expanded the proposal to also teach them the basics of teaching. The idea is that if you are going to be a "professional" in any field, then you need people skills very much like teaching. So we might as well teach every masters student how to teach. Those who go into academia will then not require the usual short teaching course and those going into industry will be better able to help their staff. Comments on the revised proposal, by 15 February, would be welcome. Background and a summary of the previous comments received is also available. Please note that this work has not been solicited by a university, nor is it an official part of any current university program. It is being undertaken as part of a certificate in higher education.

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