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On-line course for tutors in art and design: 1 Starting to tutor online

online course
14 September 2007 00:00 - 2 November 2007 00:00

Following the highly successful course in February cltad is offering a repeat course

Previous participants said:

“the course has opened my eyes to some of the difficulties faced by both students and teachers in the online environment, and I will be proposing a major plan of staff development in the coming years for our faculty, to help our staff gain a similar understanding.”

“I have found the whole experience invigorating, stimulating and even at times, exciting!”

“I am not sure I have fully answered the question...but I wanted to record my take on the papers. They certainly challenged my own perceptions and opinions (and we are only in Week 2!)”


This seven-week course is designed to meet the needs of colleagues who are new to supporting students on-line in art design and communication.  The course will be led by Tim Jackson, University of the Arts London.

Who should participate?
Anyone interested in supporting students on-line in distance or blended learning courses, in higher or further education.  Participants may already have a basic knowledge of using a VLE and wish to develop their expertise by broadening their use of available facilities.  However it should be stressed that this course is aimed at an introductory level.

The course will be run through the University of the Arts VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) Blackboard and will involve individual tasks, groupwork, discussions, and some live discussions through the use of  ‘chat’.  Participants will be expected to participate in approximately 3 – 5 hours per week of work associated with the course.

At the end of the course you will have

  • Navigated your way through Blackboard to use a range of tools required in online delivery
  • Looked at learning with in the context of a VLE
  • Considered academic papers and reviewed key online pedagogic issues
  • Examined pedagogical theories applied to online/blended learning
  • Completed a series of tasks including a collaborative one
  • Taken part in discussions using discussion boards and a chat room
  • Peer assessed a task achieved
  • Examined solutions to problems that can arise online - through a case study

Workshop leader
Tim Jackson is a PL at London College of Fashion, UAL and has developed two online programmes of study for the College and currently delivers the online short course for Artscom. Tim has published in the field of online pedagogy.  

Course commences Friday 14th September and runs for 7 weeks.

Cost: 275.00

Contact Name:
Felix Lam
Contact Telephone:
0207 514 8162
Contact Email:

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