Course Details for Teaching & Learning Online (TALON)

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Target Audience: Teaching Staff

The aim of the six week course is to allow participants to experience being an online student while at the same time exploring the implications and opportunities of teaching and learning in Moodle (Myplace).

You will participate in a number of weekly online tasks and discussions, with tutors from the Education Enhancement Team.

Completion of the weekly tasks and discussions will take an average of 4 hours throughout each week. Scheduled online sessions with your cohort will be included within this timeframe.

This module can be completed as a standalone staff development option to gain experience in teaching online, or as Part 1 of the accredited Teaching and Learning Online (TALON) module which forms part of Strathclyde’s Programme for Academic practice, Researcher development, and Knowledge exchange (SPARK). TALON Part 2 includes a summative assessment to evaluate the online course activities that you develop in TALON Part 1.

  • Engage in online course activities from a student’s perspective
  • Experience a wide range of Myplace tools and activities
  • Experience and develop methods to encourage online engagement and collaboration
  • Develop understanding of and critically evaluate effective learning design for online courses and activities
  • Experience and design online activities for both face-to-face and online delivery

Course Prerequisites and/or Booking Conditions

This course assumes that you have beginner level IT skills and that you have experience of using basic Myplace (Moodle) tools such as uploading files, using discussion forums.

Participants should have completed the "Getting Started with Myplace course".

Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50 charge 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 emailed to

A Department is welcome to propose someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. If you drop out of the course before the end date of the course your Department will be charged as outlined above.

Course Delivery Details

Duration : 6 weeks (~4 hours coursework per week)

Location : online (View Campus Maps in new window)

Maximum Group Size : 12

Delivered By : Learning Technology Enhancement Team

Materials that will be used in this course

Participants require access to a PC/Mac microphone, headphones and web camera.













Course Dates

We schedule courses based on demand. Please register on the waiting list for the course if there aren't any dates available or the scheduled dates don't suit you:
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07 March 2016,
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25 April 2016,
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