Tenegen Module Description
1 Identification data
1.1 Course title: Tenegen - Teaching the Net Generation
1.2 Module identifier: TC01
1.3 Module title: E-learning concepts
1.4 Identifier in other (national) systems: OM 175/215/2005. (Agency for Educational Development and In service Training, HU) - Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture
1.5 Instructor: Mária Hartyányi, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, blog: http://tanultani.blogspot.hu
1.6 Tutor: Ed Mahood,e-mail: email@example.com
1.7 LMS Administrator: Gábor Lajtos, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, technical support: Zsolt Lengyel e-mail: email@example.com
1.8 Secretary: Szilvia Gerhát,e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1.7 Web: http://course.tenegen.eu
1.8 Target group: teachers and trainers in the vocational, higher and adult education
This module will help teachers to understand and apply the basic concepts of technology based teaching/learning (the e-learning state of the art, the e-learning trends). They will be able to navigate, collaborate and hold discussions in the e-learning environment., They will be able to analyze the needs of their students (Net Generation) and synthesize new knowledge in evaluating their present pedagogical methods and the pedagogical programme of their schools. They will be able to identify and categorize Web 2.0 tools, and to explore their pedagogical potential.
3 Learning objectives
All the applied tools (learning elements, course components, methods, coaching) employed in the delivery of the module, should help participants to achieve the stated Learning Objectives (LOs). The teaching effectiveness of the instructors’ will be evaluated against the objectives given here. The description of module LOs should use a standard taxonomy within a course. The LOs are to:
3.1 understand and apply the basic concepts of ICT based teaching/learning and e-learning trends, and to be able to navigate, collaborate and hold discussions within the e-learning environment
3.2 identify and categorize web 2.0 tools, and to explore their pedagogical potential
3.3 analyse the needs of students (Net Generation) and to synthesize new knowledge in evaluating their present pedagogical methods and the pedagogical programme of their schools
3.4 search for, and select, online educational resources
3.5 develop basic skills to collaborate online
3.6 develop basic skills to find, select and use web 2.0 tools
4 Learning outcomes
The participants will be able to:
4.1 search for and select online educational resources
4.2 use basic skills to collaborate online
4.3 use basic skills to find, select and use web 2.0 tools
4.4 define the basic concepts of e-learning
4.5 identify the e-learning trends
4.6 evaluate their own pedagogical practice against the trends
4.7 evaluate the school's position against the trends
4.8 identify the new roles for teachers
4.9 identify the needs of the target group: the Net Generation
4.10 list and categorize web 2.0 tools
4.11 evaluate the pedagogical value of web 2.0 tools
Title, weight (%)
5.1 E-learning environment 20 %
5.2 E-learning solutions, trends, standards 20 %
5.4 Multimedia, interactivity 10 %
5.5 Net Generation 25 %
5.6 Web 2.0 tools 20 %
5.7 New roles of teachers 15 %
This list is the Activities, Tests, Projects, and Collaboration that participants are expected to fulfill. The weight within the module is used to calculate the overall performance level of the participant.
6.1. TC01A01 - Collaboration online - 30 credits
An Activity in Collaboration (discussion forums, chat, communication with tutors, e-mail, messages) in a given theme, the results of which are summarized in an student assignment.
6.2. TC01A02 - Evaluation report - 20 credits
An Evaluation Report about the e-learning state-of-the-art of your school, and ICT tool usage in a chosen pedagogical area matched against the trends.
6.3. TC01A03 - Net Generation survey - 25 credits
TC01A03T - 15
TC01A03GR - 10
Carry on an online survey -- "What are you doing while connected?" -- with the students and explore the networking attitude of the Net Generation. Evaluate the results.
Compare and summarize the teachers' experiences at group level.
6.4 TC01A04 - Pedagogical evaluation of Web 2.0 tools - 20 credits
Select a web 2.0 tool and analyze its pedagogical potential
6.5 TC01A05 - Online test - 10 credits
7 Assessment methodology
7.1 Methods: the assessment will be based on the evaluation of the assignments and the level reached in the online test. The activities and the assignments will be evaluated by the tutor.
7.2 Certificate: "Tenegen e-teacher" - certificate issued by the Tenegen Consortium
7.3 Threshold for success: <60%
7.4 Successfully completed: 60%-80%
7.5 Excellently completed: >80%
8 Duration of module and expected working time
The module lasts for 4-6 weeks. The estimated working time needed to fulfill the requirements 6-8 hours per week, - including collaboration time and preparing assignments. This may vary according the prior experiences and the individual learning path.
8.1 Duration: 4-6 weeks
8.2 Estimated workload: 6-8 hours/week
9 Prior knowledge/experiences - entry prerequisites
9.1. ICT basics, basic skills in Office applications
The learning activities will be supervised by one Instructor. The instructor will be the author of the module, and she/he is responsible for the professional correctness. She/he will:
- give support for the activities of the tutors;
- supervise and evaluate all activities going on during the course;
- create a summary report of the performance based on the tutors report and the feedback of participants.
The learning activities will be supported by the Tutors. One tutor will guide the work of maximum 8 participants.
The tutor will help the participants to fulfill individual tasks, and undertake the assessment of their performances. She/he should facilitate collaborations and learning activities. The tutor does not teach, but:
- follows the learning process of participants, keeping contact with participants and with the instructor;
- gives advice regarding learning methods;
- organises and helps in project work;
- suggests further web-materials if needed, and evaluates the assignments;
- prepares an evaluation report for the instructor at the end of the module.
10.3. LMS administrator
The LMS Administrator is responsible for the correct operation of the LMS, and helps to solve technical problems with networking and communication (checking every 8 hours of the day).
The Secretary is responsible for administrative issues, including contracts (obligatory in Hungary for providers of adult education), certificates, personal problems (postponements, dropout, etc.).
11 Delivery methods, supporting materials
The learning environment for the module will be the Moodle 1.9 Learning Managment System.
11.2. Tutor guide
The Tenegen Tutor Guide contains a detailed list of all responsibilities, and helps participants with report templates.
11.3. Study Guide
The Tenegen Study Guide helps participants to take their first step in the learning environment, helps them to find content, and helps with use of the collaboration tools.
All learning material, definition of assignments, tests, glossaries, and feedback will be available through the LMS.
12 Equipments and materials required for module realization
Every participants should have
12.1 an e-mail address and Internet access
12.2 a workstation of at least 1,8 GHz CPU, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB HDD, 48xCD-ROM
12.3 a broadband Internet connection
12.4 a minimum software requirement for the participants’ workstation Browser
12.5 tools for web-conferencing, specifically web camera and microphone
13 Other Module components
13.1 Learning instructions. These are a detailed description of the components (learning outcomes, tools, descriptions of assignentsand collaboration methods etc.) for each unit,with clear dependencies among the course elements
13.2 TCF Tenegen Competency Framework. This ensures the integrity and coherency of the course, and is a collection of learning objectives and outcomes – structured by modules/units -- to show the dependencies (and redundancies) within the course.
14 Quality management
The methods and processes employed to evaluate the results during, and at the and of, the module are used to compare the original aims (what we intended) and learning objectives with has been realized (what we get).
14.1 Methods to collect data
- Self assessment at the beginning and at the end of the units
- Feedback for module evaluation to measure the satisfaction of the participants
- Statistics provided by the LMS (number of posts, activities, etc.)
14.2. The methods of validation
Validation report (before the start of the module) to summarize the results of the reviews (1).
14.3. The methods of verification
Verification report (at the and of the module) to elaborate the results coming from the collected data (1,2,3), and to formulate the suggestions for modifications.
Gödöllő, 1st of July, 2009.