Tenegen Module Description
1 Identification data
1.1 Course title: Tenegen - Teaching the Net Generation
1.2 Module identifier: TC04
1.3 Module title: Design, establishing and evaluating e-learning course in Moodle
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: Gábor Lajtos, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The aim of the module to prepare the participants to work in an open source learning environment (LMS). It gives a detailed, practice-oriented demonstration of the learning side and teacher side activities offered by the LMS, and gives an introduction how to administer in the environment. The participants will be prepared, how to manage users, how to create courses, how to integrate e-learning content and activities. They will be able to design, create their own course, publish tasks and tests for students, to supervise the learning event, generate collaboration and communication, and use methods to assess the learners’ activities. They will and evaluate it against the pedagogical aims.
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:
- Design e-learning event (e-learning elements, activities, assessments)
- Establish e-learning environment create course built from the selected and created e-learning elements. for running the e-learning events
- Run and supervise and evaluate the e-learning event and evaluate it against the pedagogical aims.
4 Learning outcomes
The participants will be able to:
- design e-learning event, create a synopsis
- establish learning environment in Moodle and administering the learning process
- use Web 2.0 tools in Moodle
- generate and moderate debates
- track on and assess students' activities
- evaluate e-learning event
- Basic administration possibilities in Moodle
- Management of users' account
- Roles in Moodle
- Create Moodle courses
- Adding resources (Text, Web page, Link, etc.)
- Adding activities (Task, Chat, Blog, Forum, etc.)
- Evaluation tools
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. TC04A01 - Collaboration online - 20 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. TC04A02 - Establishing a Moodle course - 30 credits
Create a course in Moodle frame system
6.3. TC04A03 - Testing course in Moodle - 30 credits
Test the previously created (TC04A02) course with students in a "digital classroom" form.
6.4 TC04A04 - Evaluate the e-learning event- 20 credits
Write a brief description about the experiences and results of your "digital lesson".
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 skills
9.2 E-learning basics
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 Windows XP, Microsoft Office, Audacity, Gimp
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.