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Take Your Teaching Online – free OU course

The Open University offer a free course in how to take teaching online which will be helpful for practitioners as they work towards developing and re-creating our activities, workshops and teaching towards online delivery.


Here are some resources on OpenLearn and OpenLearn Create aimed at volunteers and the third sector.

The OpenLearn collection Free courses for the voluntary sector has resources developed by our colleagues in the Centre for Voluntary Sector leadership on Collaborative leadership in the voluntary sector. There are also courses on Working in the voluntary sector and Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market. Involving volunteers is a course co-produced with OU’s partners Volunteer Scotland.



Learning Events

The NEON Access Academy Training on ‘How to develop outreach online’ is starting on Thursday 18th March 2021

This five-day, online training course provides support for institutions and Uni Connect partnerships to develop and produce online learning materials, identify effective practice in delivery and evaluate impact. The Spring course will also provide training on extending reach and increasing touch points to support the student journey with a session on ‘How to use online work as part of a blended offer to maximise long-term engagement with hard to reach groups’. Delegates also develop their own online intervention over the five days enabling them to then implement this within their organisation.
The first two sessions give delegates the skills needed to immediately start developing and delivering content. The second two sessions consider some of the challenges they might encounter and how these can be addressed. The final session involves getting delegates to critically evaluate the interventions that have been developed and enabled them to revisit key themes of the course in relation to their own outreach online.

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to develop online outreach and will give them the knowledge and ability to design effective interventions.

For more information and to book onto the event, please go to: