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    STEP - Supporting social learning
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This session will allow staff to explore tools, methods and principles of social learning online

Duration 1 hour 30 mins

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Staff wishing to find out more about social learning activities online

This session will allow staff to explore tools, methods and principles of supporting social learning online. This will include research-informed advice on socialising online classes and the staging, structuring and running online discussions of different types and purposes.


  • Make informed decisions when developing a socialised online cohort.
  • Choose methods of encouraging and structuring student engagement in online discussions.
  • Consider the relative costs and benefits of using tools such as forums and groups
  • Choose appropriate tasks for use of these tools.


UKPSF Dimensions: A1, A4, A5, K4


Delivered By: Organisational and Staff Development Unit


Programme (STEP). This is a unique development programme aimed at traditional academic and teaching staff, and relevant to all staff engaged in teaching.

Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.