Three forthcoming ‘Open’ Courses Available on Hybrid, Blended and Online Education

We are pleased to alert you to three forthcoming ‘open’ courses for educators on (i) synchronous hybrid, (ii) blended, and (iii) online education as part of the EU funded DigiTel Pro project.

The DigiTel Pro partnership brings together advanced “schools” in research, innovation, leading edge development and good practice in synchronous hybrid (KU Leuven), blended learning (TU Delft), and online and distance learning (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, The Open Universiteit (OUNL), UNINETTUNO). Each course will also focus on student readiness for hybrid, blended and online learning, drawing on Dublin City University’s experience through the NIDL’s development of a free course, A Digital Edge: Essentials for the Online Learner, for learners offered through the FutureLearn platform. 

Over the past year, members of the DigiTel Pro team have developed these online courses based on established models and validated guidelines for the design, development, and delivery for each of these three predominant formats in a post-COVID perspective. All three open courses incorporate the most recent research, theory and innovative practice.

Register to Join the Courses

The courses will start in the middle of March 2022. We invite you to register for one or more courses:

1. Synchronous and Hybrid Education

This course explores settings that have in common that both on-site or ‘here’ students and remote or ‘there’ students are included simultaneously:

– Learn more about Synchronous and Hybrid Education on the DigiTeL Pro website

2. Blended Education

This course explores a deliberate mix of synchronous and asynchronous methods: based on a course design with a conscious combination of online and offline learning activities:

3. Online Education

This course explores course designs where there is a continuous physical separation between teacher and student:

As mentioned above, student readiness for digital education will be addressed in all three courses as well.

Join the Global Conversation

You can also join the global conversation about how institutions, educators and students made education ‘work’ in hybrid, blended or online distance modes during the pandemic and what lessons we can take for the future. From Wednesday 23rd February onwards follow #DigitelPro2022 on Twitter and discuss questions posted on different types of challenges in course design, which will be addressed in more detail in the above-mentioned courses.

Participation in the DigiTel Pro course programme is designed to enable you as an educator to make the transition from emergency remote online teaching during COVID-19 to fully embed new digital technologies as part of your reimagined teaching and learning ecology. 

Please find more information on the courses and the registration on the DigiTeL Pro website.