Training method

The project is based on the cumulative results of various initiatives, deriving from LDV e-Teacher Project (2005), and enhanced by the 6FP iCamp project and further developments of the initial course idea through refinement of (overall) 15 editions to 250 participants.

The e-learning course on "e-Learning design and course moderation" consists of 10 modules that cover around 60h of learning. The course is based on social constructivism approach, stimulates self-direction of the independent learners and supports gaining experience from real practice. Assignments are designed to stimulate reflection and conscious development of a learner in a peer group. Activities are short and interactive but they also comply with accessibility rules. Communication is crucial and it encompasses discussion board, chatting and videoconferencing. Course is designed in Moodle learning management system, and includes external tools such as collaborative whiteboard, videoconference, group editing and co-working. Additionally there is a detailed course guide for moderators and learners’ guide. The course is very practical and proved useful. Participants are encouraged to interact within the group and create meaningful and relevant artefacts.

Module 1: Introduction and warming-up (5h)
Module 2: On reflection (7h)
Module 3: Exploring various e-learning forms (5h)
Module 4: Designing learning outcomes (3h)
Module 5: Designing e-learning activities (10h)
Module 6: Designing resources (3h)
Module 7: Motivation (5 h)
Module 8: Group work (10 h)
Module 9: Moderating on-line learning (7h)
Module 10: Moderator’s competence and summing-up

The results include:

  1. high-quality, innovative and modern pedagogical design tested locally thus the framework and general concept (approach) has already proved useful for educators
  2. modules are adaptable and expandable towards various target groups requirements

The project will

  1. analys the VET- specific requirements towards pedagogy and pedagogical measures
  2. adapt the course accordingly, enhancing it with national and internationally-relevant content
  3. include multimedia tools such as videos, podcasts and videoconferences
  4. expend the scope of the e-learning course to 8 countries and beyond

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use, which may be made of the information contained therein.

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