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BOT Outcomes & Modules: Cohort 3

BOT Outcomes & Modules: Cohort 3

For Cohort 3, the three modules that make up the Becoming an Online Teacher (BOT) Certificate course will begin in January and conclude in May 2015.


Course Learning Outcomes

All three modules will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • develop and apply innovative blended learning approaches aligned to your teaching and subject(s)
  • have a real experience of being an online learner and be part of a learning community
  • critique and evaluate your own blended teaching approaches as part of being a reflective practitioner
  • identify the issues involved in embedding blended learning approaches in your subject discipline


Overview of Modules

Module 1: Being an Online Learner

Conducted over four weeks with one x 2 hour face-to-face orientation meeting and a variety of online materials and activities to engage with.

The challenges and benefits of being an online learner will be considered, along with the question of what it means to be an online teacher.  The module will cover the status, scope and significance of online and blended learning in higher education today. We will examine the principles of good practice in teaching and learning and their application when using technology. You will be asked to relate these issues to your own context and teaching practices.

Module 2: Designing e-tivities

Conducted over four weeks with two x 2 hour face-to-face meetings and a variety of online materials and activities to engage with.

You will engage with a range of learning approaches and tools, and critique and evaluate them. You will go on to design your own blended learning e-tivity and start planning how this could be implemented in your teaching. You will be assigned a  personal mentor for consultation and advice on developing your e-tivity plan.

Module 3: Teaching with e-tivities

This will be conducted over nine weeks in order to allow for time for implementation of an e-tivity with your own students. There will be one x 1 hour meeting and one x 2 hour final meeting for participants to share their experiences. Online resources will be available and your personal mentor will continue to be available for consultation and advice.

You will build on knowledge and work from Modules 1 & 2 in order to use a blended learning activity with your own students during the semester. You will be required to evaluate the activity and provide evidence of reflection on your teaching practice.


If you have attended compulsory face-to-face sessions and completed required online activities you will receive the BOT Certificate.

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