Closing Keynote: "What I've learnt about teaching online from five years working at FutureLearn".
From Tom Foster on July 5th, 2019
Nigel Smith is Managing Director, Courses & Learning at FutureLearn. As a key member of the senior team since March 2014, Nigel and his team are responsible for working with the company’s diverse range of partners to develop and deliver high-quality courses that embrace FutureLearn's pedagogy based on telling stories, provoking conversation and celebrating progress. Under his leadership, courses spanning everything from ‘Propaganda and ideology in Everyday Life’ to ‘An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures’ have been added to the FutureLearn portfolio.
In this session, he looks at what he has learnt in his time at FutureLearn, including misconceptions of online teaching, the different way of thinking when building online courses, and examples of what you can teach online but would not necessarily think that you could.