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Online Course

Our range of online courses are between four and six weeks long and have been designed to give you time and space to think through complex issues, identify how they impact on your own work, and make plans for future developments. All the courses are activity-based, supported by course texts and by specially developed online resources. Each week you will work through some guided readings, record your thoughts, share your work with others in your group, discuss your work and that of other members of your group, and analyse and summarise your findings.

Our courses are:

  • Carefully designed around principles of collaborative learning, tried and tested over the many years we have been running courses online.
  • Now using a range of established and emerging technologies to support your learning experience.
  • Intensively tutored by teams of experienced and highly skilled online tutors.
  • Created by expert educational developers who select and create resources and activities on issues relevant to post-compulsory education.
  • For anyone who teaches and/or supports learning in post-compulsory education.
  • An experience in themselves! Whichever topic you choose for your first online course, you will experience online learning from a student perspective.

What will happen on an OCSLD online course?

  • You will join a group of 8-20 course participants, usually including a mix of UK and international participants.
  • You will receive a welcome mailing which includes a guide to getting started advice from previous participants, and often a course text.
  • When you login to our online learning environment you will find a schedule of weekly learning activities based around short selected readings and podcasts.
  • You will engage in a range of individual and collaborative activities with support from your tutors and other course participants.


If a cancellation is made more than three weeks before the start of a course there will be a full refund (excluding the cost of materials). If a cancellation is made less than three weeks in advance a place will be offered on a later course. If Oxford Brookes cancels the course there will be a full refund