20 July 2020

Recap: AUN-TEPL webinar series #4


On 9 July 2020, Singapore Management University’s Centre for Teaching Excellence organised a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Webinar titled Pedagogically driven course design: Moving beyond technical solutions to create truly engaging and impactful learning experiences. The speaker at the webinar was Dr. David Lefevre, co-founder and current President of the Imperial College eLearning spin-out firm ‘Epigeum’, and the Director of the EdTech Lab at the Imperial College Business School which he helped to create in 2005. Dr. Lefevre also helped launch ‘insendi’, a spin-out firm from the Edtech Lab focused on online learning platforms.

During the webinar, which drew an attendance of more than 270 participants across 11 countries, Dr. Lefvere presented on the OSCAR design model (Organise – Structure – Compose – Audit – Review and Renew), a structured and integrated approach to course design that provides a linear framework to support instructors and learning designers in the creation of online courses. He also addressed queries from the attendees, sharing in particular his advice towards differentially managing “in-class” and “out-of-class” instruction and approaches to better engage students and provide meaningful feedback in the online learning context.