E-learning concepts - Table of Content

Learning Environment

Learning tools

Aims of learning Learning Objectives

When you have completed this session, you should be able to

• Access all learning content in each module.
• Locate assignments
• Execute assignments.

Reading Reading

All learning tools for each module are collected in Moodle into one technical are called a ‘course’. The ‘course’ consists of all the content, exercises, tests, etc. which assist learning. If you select the "TC01 - E-learning concepts" module on the front page, you will navigate to the module elements and you can choose to read the learning content, do the exercises, upload an assignment within the stated deadline, etc.

Course information Module description Information

In these documents you find important information about the module. These are worth reading through it once. The short summary of the whole course, the modules and the assignment can be accessed by the icons in the block "Course information" published on the left side front page.

Self-estimation Self-assessment

One of the key features of an e-learning course is the provision of self-assessment. To reflect this importance, when you carry out a self-assessment exercise, your results will be recorded in your learning log. If you want to see the results of your study, and hence get some measure of how your knowledge is improving, it is worthwhile doing the tests several times and so that you can compare you results against earlier ones.

Lessons Lecture notes, readings, exercises

Lecture Notes, Readings and Exercises are contained in the "Moodle book" Feature. This book contains the learning materials for the whole course, along with guidelines, exercises, and various other tasks.

Exercises Credited assignments

These are descriptions of the credited assignments, which you have to fulfill within a given deadline. It is not necessary to complete an assignment in a single session. You may complete it over a series of sessions, but it should be completed before the deadline ends of course.

You can access the credited assignments from several places inside the learning environment, and you should take note of the deadlines. Deadlines outlined in red are important – click the red colored cell and you will be navigated to the task you have to fulfill.

To learn details how to submit the assignment see the section in the learning guide!

Exercises Credit test

On-Line tests are automatically evaluated by the assessment engine in the learning environment – Moodle. These are effective and efficient mechanisms for the teachers to assess students, partly as it saves them from the duty of correcting them. These tests can be repeated several times, if desired, and Moodle can be set to save all of, or just the best, results. These are settings that teachers can elect to change to suit the particular rubric that they feel best suits their course.

Self-estimation Feedback

One of the major advantages offered by an e-learning environment is the potential for all participants to communicate with each other. This can be used well to provide course feedback. For a teacher, feedback is an important means of knowing how to continually improve a course. For the learner, too, critiquing the course details requires them to develop a deep understanding of the knowledge underpinning the course.

Future learners gain the benefit of these discussions. They inherit the best of practice in the course.

All learners, then, should give their opinion as to the quality of the educational content and of the quality of support from the tutors. Such feedback should be completed by the end of the module.

Other Activities

At the end of the lesson you may find other tasks.

Practice Exercises

1. Locate the credited assignment TC01A01. Complete this exercise by entering your impressions about your first experience of Moodle.

2. Locate and complete the first self-assessment questionnaire.

3. Find the short description of courses and modules and read through them please! Discuss these aspects of the course in your learning diary.

4. Find the detailed description of the TC01 module, read it through and make comments on it in your learning diary!