TC01 - E-learning concepts
They will be able to describe the main features of online learning management systems, the existing standards and will be able to select the appropriate LMS for achieve their pedagogical aims.They will be able describe the elements of IPR issues of e-learning developments.
TC02 – Networked learning
An active knowledge exchange of the net generation takes place on the Internet in several networks. The main objective of the module is the systematic use of this potential in the education. The module gives an introduction to the network theory and to the connectivism as a learning theory. The module introduces in use of interactive 2.0 tools in the networks. In this module the teachers will explore the ways of collaborative network learning, of collaborative knowledge building and of educational knowledge management. They will create e-portfolios, they will learn how to use e-portfolios and how to organize the learning into network.
TC03 – Educational use of ICT tools
In this module the participants will get acquainted with the planning of an e-learning curriculum, how to plan and document the steps of creating an interactive multimedia. They will learn what a synopsis and storyboard mean and how to prepare them. At the end of the module the participants will be able to create or collect e-learning objects to a special part of their subject, they will plan an e-learning event based on these e-learning objects.
They will be able to define online learning objects (text, pictures, animation, sound, videos), to evaluate the their pedagogical value, and select ICT tools to create, modify, store them applying standards. The teachers will become familiar with interactive, web based tools and resources and they will be taught to be practiced in how to use them. They will choose and then try out the ones applicable to their specialist subject areas.
Tools will differ in their specific approaches to common goals, so it is important to be able to highlight the lasting principles that are inherent in the specific tools chosen. This will ensure that this exercise has value longer than the lifetime of specific technologies and it will provide a platform for progression to the next levels or waves of technology.
TC04 – E-learning events in Moodle
The aim of the module to demonstrate how to create the schools learning management system based on open source Learning Management System (Moodle). The teachers will plan a small pilot course to their special subject based on Tenegen’s pedagogical conception and carry on and evaluate it with their student. Method: collaboration, practice oriented learning coached by the tutor and by the instructor. By design most LMSs present a limited, core set of features that sometimes restrict on-line delivery ambitions and intended practices. One advantage of open source systems is that the can be open-ended. It is important here that goals identified in earlier modules are not suddenly dead-ended by unnecessary technical limitations imposed by the delivery environment. Equally, it is important that good practice, use of standards and principled approaches are supported by the delivery end of the overall work flow chain. The good work of the early modules are only fully realized by an effective delivery.
TC05 – Sharing Open Learning Objects
In this module the teachers will learn Open Source initiatives, goals and concepts; they will learn how to develop, manage and use online school repositories of Learning Objects (LOs), how to create their own LOs and store them for common usage in online databases. Methods: collaboration, practice oriented learning coached by the tutor and by the instructor. Standards play a major role in open source initiatives, particularly standards governing delivery. It is important that these standards are simplified for effective use and that they do not present a barrier to the uptake of Open Source concepts.