Teaching and Learning Online

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Welcome to Teaching and Learning Online (TALON) at the University of Strathclyde.

The aim of the 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 Myplace. You will participate in a number of weekly online tasks and discussions, with tutors from the Learning Technology 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 module which forms part of the PG Certificate in Advanced Academic Studies. Part 2 includes a summative assessment to evaluate the online course activities that you develop in 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 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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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Strathclyde is among top UK and international universities partnering with education provider FutureLearn to provide high-quality, free online courses. 

To date, the University has launched four high-quality Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in the areas of:

Forensic Science



Caring for Vulnerable Children 

These MOOCs have seen a combined total of over 100,000 enrolments as of September 2015. 

These courses are designed to fit around the lives of learners, emphasising learning as a social activity, with knowledge shared and developed between participants. 


For more information on MOOCs

Staff training: TALON


Bookings for the Teaching and Learning Online training course, provided by the TEL team, are available.

This course provides an opportunity to explore online teaching and learning tools, to consider online course design and to explore pedagogical issues of online course presentation.