• Training Room

    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 We want our events to run at full capacity to ensure value for money and to get the most from group interactions and discussions. Cancelling attendance at a course should only be done as a last resort (some of our events are delivered by consultants and we would incur a high fee if we need to cancel events based on low numbers). Demand is high for our events with many having a waiting list and when a booking is made, others are turned away on the strength of that booking. If you have to cancel an event we would appreciate as much notice as possible (at least 48 hours).