Concept by: Alberta Miele
SUGGESTED COMPUTER PROFICIENCY: INTERMEDIATE
E-learning opens up access to a wealth of information and resources and, if delivered correctly, can make the process of teaching and learning more fluid and enjoyable.
Instructional design is the practice of designing online courses in an efficient and appealing way. In fact, in order to avoid dropouts in digital learning and to involve the students, correctly planning the e-learning path is crucial.
In this course, participants will handle the principles of instructional design with a practical approach. They will be introduced to the main open-source authoring tools (software packages which developers use to create and package e-learning content that is deliverable to users) and will measure themselves in designing and developing their own project.
Participants to the course will learn to:
- Compare different models for digital learning;
- Design and deliver programs for online courses;
- Choose among several tools for digital education the one that most adapts to their needs;
- Create teaching materials for online courses with an open-source tool (H5P);
- Support, and assess the results of online activities;
- Motivate students to take online courses.
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 intro
- Icebreaker activities.
Digital learning intro
- Principles of digital learning – how to create motivation and avoid dropout.
- Presentations of the participants’ schools.
Day 2 – Useful tools
Tools and media for digital learning: video making, authoring tools
Day 3 – Designing lesson plans
Designing your own lesson plan-first steps- from the idea to the project
Day 4 – Combining lesson plan with useful tools
Developing your own lesson plan- using the authoring tool, graphics, assessment
Day 5 – Review & Course closure
Delivering your own project-final review and discussion
- Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
Day 6 – Excursion
Excursion and other external cultural activities.
- Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
- Teacher trainers;
- Careers officers, Educational guides and counselors;
- Managers of schools.