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Are you working in a Higher Education Institution? Or in an institution
where teaching contributes to awards at undergraduate level 1 or above? If
so you may know lecturers or teaching support staff who would benefit from
following the Open University's Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and
Learning in Higher Education (H850).
This established yet innovative course is entirely distance-taught with no
face-to-face attendance required. The materials are a blend of print-based
and online and presented in a flexible format that allows participants to
select between resources and personalise their approach to the course
content. Experienced tutors support participants throughout the course,
facilitating online activity in the small tutor groups, and within course-
wide collaborative work. The course presents a flexible and very high
quality learning experience for new and experienced HE practitioners, with
graduates reporting transformations in their teaching, learner support and
assessment activities and their engagement in reflective practice.
In 2004 the course team and tutors won an OU Teaching Award for innovative
approaches to assessment and two contributors to the course development
attained National Teaching Fellowships from the HE Academy. The course is
SEDA accredited and has been accredited by ILTHE since 1998 (currently in
the process of re-accreditation by the HE Academy).
To find out more about this excellent resource log on to
http://iet.open.ac.uk/coursesonline Please note that the next course start
date is early November 2004. If you have any questions about the course
please forward this email (with your questions) to Sheran Wilson (H850
course manager) at [log in to unmask] or contact the IET courses office
(Michelle Stannard, tel: 01908 653781 is the H850 Course Assistant).
Institute of Educational Technology
The Open University