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Online Teaching: Embedding Social, Race, and Gender-Related Equity

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Course Features

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Duration

12 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Advanced

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Teaching Type

Instructor Paced

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Dates & Batches

From 13 Mar 23

Course Description

The concept of equality is the ability to give an individual or group the same opportunities and resources in order for them to succeed. Equity recognizes the differences in each person's circumstances and provides the resources and opportunities necessary to achieve an equal outcome.

This microcredential will help you understand the differences between educational equity and equality inclusion, and the different ways that online learning can be made more equitable for all learners.

2020 saw increased awareness and activism about inequity across all areas of society. The #BlackLivesMatter movement gained momentum quickly; inequalities that resulted in high death rates due to COVID-19 among people of Black Asian and other Ethnic Minority background; and the continued fight for trans rights around the world and the Me Too' campaign.

It is becoming clear that all countries and sectors have a responsibility to address inequalities through the delivery and design of education and assessment activities.

Experts in learning design will share their knowledge and experience in dealing with inequity. This includes decolonizing the curriculum and making it more inclusive. Through the delivery and design of online education, you will be able to see the importance of ending the cycle of discrimination and disadvantage.

This microcredential can be used by anyone who works in adult education or training in a variety settings, including higher education further education and work learning and development roles in private and public sectors. This microcredential will equip you with the knowledge and skills to create equitable online learning and assessment.

This course will teach you how to identify inequity in education, including race gender gender identity and sexual orientation.

Additionally, you will learn how to audit online teaching activities as well as institutional policies for bias and inequity. You can also develop equity audit strategies to address diversity needs of stakeholders.

The Open University has assembled a team to create this course. It features interviews with educators from diverse contexts around the world who have experience in embedding equity into online learning and assessment.

Learners who were discriminated against and excluded from online learning will also be sharing their stories.

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Skills You Will Gain

Prerequisites/Requirements

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To study this postgraduate microcredential you will ideally have:A Bachelors degree or an equivalent level qualification

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Experience of working in an education or training setting, or recent relevant experience of equity-related issues in an education or training context (for example, as a student)

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A strong interest in making online teaching equitable

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The course material does not assume that learners are currently working

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Past experiences will be just as relevant

What You Will Learn

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Demonstrate a critical understanding of the differences between educational equity, equality and inclusion and of the reasons why educational equity should be a priority for educators and institutions

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Demonstrate a critical understanding of the ways in which learners contexts can have an impact on their opportunities for equitable participation in online learning, and how this can be addressed by educators and institutions

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Design online teaching, learning and assessment activities that are equitable in their pedagogy and which address issues such as racism, economic injustice, sexism and heterosexism

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Develop equity audit strategies that are appropriate to diverse stakeholders needs, for application in online teaching contexts

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Identify and critically evaluate a range of theories relating to educational equity for their relevance to online teaching and learning settings

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Critically evaluate online teaching, learning and assessment activities, and institutional policies, in terms of bias, and inequity

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Demonstrate the following skills: critically engaging with research evidence; presenting arguments that represent diverse perspectives; participating effectively in online communities; managing ethical issues connected with educational equity

Target Students

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This microcredential would benefit anyone currently working, or looking to work in colleges or Further Education, universities, and workplace learning and development roles in the private, public or third sector.

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Teachers and Trainers

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Training manager

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Lecturer

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Learning designer

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Course development specialist

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Educational technologist

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Heads of department

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Institution leader and manager

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This course has a global focus and the skills you'll learn will be relevant for learners from countries around the world

Course Instructors

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Dr Leigh-Anne Perryman (she/her)

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Dr Leigh-Anne Perryman leads The Open Universitys Online and Distance Education programme. Her research explores the relationship between equity, social justice, online teaching and open pedagogies.
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Maha Bali

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Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning & Teaching at the American University in Cairo. PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. Co-founder @vconnecting & @unboundeq
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Anita Pilgrim

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Anita Naoko Pilgrim is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University; author of several reports on education and equalities, and of workshops and courses on inclusive education.
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Simon Hull

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Lecturer in Microcredentials and Technology Enhanced Learning at The Open University
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