FutureLearn built a community of practice for educators who needed to transition rapidly to remote teaching during the coronavirus pandemic. We built the course with the aim of both supporting emergency remote teaching during COVID-19 and laying sustainable foundations for the longer-term shift to online education. Starting as an idea in early March, we then went on to launch the course 10 days later, attracting more than 80,000 teachers from around the world. We harnessed social learning technology to help support teachers and instructors who needed to collaborate to find practical solutions during a time of significant upheaval. They thrived in the process – going from being challenged to excited about online education.
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