This volume offers a detailed case study of the internationally acclaimed online programmes in Egyptology at the University of Manchester, UK. It distils over a decade of online teaching experience and student feedback, providing guidance for instructors developing their own online offerings.
Today, many Universities are actively encouraging their teaching staff towards the development of:
• online programmes (programmes to be taught entirely online) and/or,
• online units (units to be incorporated into "blended" programmes taught partially online and partially face-to-face).
Unfortunately, the staff tasked with the development of online learning rarely have access to the expertise that they need to help them utilise their teaching skills to their full potential. Technical assistance may be provided by the University eLearning department, but pedagogical and practical help – the support of colleagues with many years’ experience teaching online – is lacking.
Written by experts, it provides an invaluable guide for those wishing – or being compelled – to establish their own online courses within the Humanities.
1. Distance Learning: the Past, the Present and the Future
2. Beneath the Bandages: Teaching Egyptology Online
3. "Activities": Sparking Student Engagement
4. Assessment Strategies
5. Lectures and Podcasts: Creation and Optimal Use
6. Informal Online Resources and MOOCs
7. Mumford the Mummy: Online Egyptology for Children