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Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning Resources

Multimedia with Channel 4 Learning Clipbank
Interactive learning resources with BBC Education
Applied maths practice app Maths Everywhere
Teaching resources with the Skills Workshop
The Irish National Adult Literacy Agency’s Tutors’ Corner

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)


In the classroom

Integrating literacy development into classroom practice in all curriculum areas with Common Core in Action: Literacy Across Content Areas (Coursera)
Utilising web based tools in the classroom with Digital Tools for the K-12 Educator (Canvas.net)

In teacher training

The changing nature of learning English with Changing Englishes: an interactive course for teachers (British Council, BBC)
Education as a social institution with Education in a Changing World (Open2Study)
Creating learning environments with Teaching Adult Learners (Open2Study)
Introduction to learning theory with Foundations of Teaching for Learning 3: Learners and Learning (Coursera)
Training adults in the vocational education sector with Becoming a Confident Trainer (Open2Study)
An introduction to e-learning with e-learning (Openuped)
Teaching and learning in a digital age with E-learning and Digital Cultures (Coursera)
Models and attributes of blended learning with Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students (Coursera)
Building class communities that combine classroom and online environments with Hybrid Courses: Best of Both Worlds (Canvas.net)
Becoming a quality online teacher on a learning platform with Today’s Online Teacher (Canvas.net)
Critical reflection on online instruction with Teaching Online: Reflections on Practice (Canvas.net)
Staying on your feet when you start out teaching with Surviving Your Rookie Year of Teaching: 3 Key Ideas & High Leverage Techniques (Coursera)
The psychological process involved in teaching and learning with Educational Psychology (Openuped)


Pre-requisite arithmetic for higher education with Basic Arithmetic (Canvas.net)
Statistics in educational research and evaluation with Statistics in Education for Mere Mortals (Canvas.net)
Methods and models in educational data mining and learning analytics with Big Data in Education (Coursera)
Grant writing with Grant Writing Bootcamp (Canvas.net)
Tools for ideas quickly generating products and services with Innovation and Design Thinking
Developing entrepreneurship and enterprise with Entrepreneurship: creation, openness and recovery (TvE)
Innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in business opportunities with Opportunity and Entrepreneurship (NovoEd)
Technology and storytelling with The Future Of Storytelling (iversity)


These MOOCs are in part selected from the Open University, MOOC list and Class Central, which are online databases of diverse courses running internationally. If you’re interested in experimenting with creating your own online courses, try Community Open Online Courses, supported by LSIS.

Feedback welcome to webweaver@rapal.org.uk.

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