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SUGGESTED COMPUTER PROFICIENCY: INTERMEDIATE

Description

This course encompasses all aspects of e-learning and instructional design within the classroom, as well as focussing on powerful Learning Management Systems to encourage and facilitate collaborative learning and inclusive education.

There is an immense wealth of electronic resources currently available to teachers, which, harnessed properly, can have a hugely beneficial impact on the learning process of their students, making it more efficient, appealing and practical. Participants will acquire mastery of the main open-source authoring tools, which will allow them to design and create their very own learning projects for their students.

Learning Management Systems are already widely considered to be powerful learning tools which can be adapted for various educational purposes in the classroom. Participants will learn how to use LMS to promote collaborative learning in the classroom as well as encourage inclusive education. These tools are highly effective in reaching out to students and fully engaging them in lessons, making the learning more enjoyable and streamlined. They will use the online LMS platform Moodle throughout the course to develop and build their own learning tools.

Learning Outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  
  • Understand how to design and develop an online lesson with an open-source authoring tool;
  • Handle the basic features and functions of Moodle;
  • Design and publish their own learning project in their personal open-source Moodle platform.

Tentative Schedule

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the requests of the participants, and the trainer delivering the specific session. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion. If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance.

Day 1 – Course introduction & Digital learning

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities.
  • Icebreaker activities.

Digital learning

  • Principles of digital learning – how to encourage motivation and avoid dropouts.
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Strategies for learning digitally

Tools and media for digital learning – video making, authoring tools.

Day 4 – Lesson plan – designing

Designing your own lesson plan – first steps: from the idea to the project

Day 5 – Lesson plan – developing

Developing your own lesson plan – using the authoring tools, graphics, and assessment.

Day 6 – Delivery

Delivering your own project – review and discussion.

Day 7 – Cultural activities

Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Day 8 – Rest day

Day off

Day 9 – Concept

Principles of digital learning

Day 10 – Learning tools

Learning tools for curriculum management-Learning Management Systems: an introduction to LMS; Moodle and its applications in education 

Day 11 – Designing lesson

Designing your own lesson in moodle;  Writing a lesson plan

Day 12 – Developing lesson

Developing your own lesson in moodle: lesson plan review

Day 13 – Delivering lesson

Delivering your own lesson in moodle, final discussion, conclusions, course evaluation and certificate ceremony. 

Day 14 – Course closure & Cultural activities

Course closure

  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion.
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance.

Cultural activities

  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Audience

  • Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools.

Specifics

  • Activities: All courses include at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usually on Saturday).
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Price: 820 €

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