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Open Educational Resources and Web 2.0 Technologies



FEE IN € FOR ACCOMMODATION AND ALL MEALS:
600
PARTICIPATION / COURSE FEE IN €: 650
TOTAL COURSE FEE PER PARTICIPANT IN €: 1250
CANCELLATION FEE IN €: 100

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS ENVISAGED: 15

COURSE STATUS

TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING
A GRANT FOR EITHER COMENIUS OR GRUNDTVIG TARGET GROUPS

LANGUAGE USED FOR THE TRAINING
English


EDUCATION SECTOR OF THE TRAINING PARTICIPANTS

  • SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
  • General secondary
  • Vocational/Technical secondary
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • Adult education provider
  • Second chance or remedial education
  • Higher education institution offering outreach courses for adults
  • Organisations working with migrant groups/ethnic minorities
  • Centres for guidance, councelling or accreditation
  • Other sectors of adult education

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
  • Teacher trainers
  • Careers officers, educational guides and counselors
  • Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
  • Other, namely: Perspective Teachers

DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS

Preparation

Participants are expected to have at least a basic Information Communication Technologies (ICT) user level. They will be requested to complete an online questionnaire about their personal and academic profile as well as their expectations. They will be also asked to prepare and submit via the course training portal (LMS) an e-Portfolio (eg. text files, photos, audio and video files) for a brief presentation about their home town/area (with cultural and educational material) to be used in a project during the training workshops. Support will be available to the participants during this phase.

Objectives

After the course participants should be able: 

  • To understand the impact Open Educational Resources (OER) can have on eliminating the Education Divide.
  • To take advantage of OER in order to: 
    • share educational tools, resources and best practices, 
    • advance their learning and teaching experiences.
  • To contribute to the opening of education and to Lifelong Learning.
  • To know about copyright issues.
  • To know about the relation between Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and OER.
  • To learn how to benefit -via OER- from existing resources.
  • To learn about the incentives to produce OER.
  • To learn how specific tools can be used for collaboration.
  • To improve skills to adapt new technologies for the classroom.
  • To develop and disseminate innovative pedagogical methods in using web based tools.
  • To effectively use a new way of producing, obtaining and applying knowledge.
  • To develop competences in designing and implementing blended learning courses.

Methodology

The course is based on the principles of Adult Education. For a better result for the participants the Blended Learning approach will be followed; combined face to face (F2F), e-learning, workshop and project learning. Learning by thinking together with cooperative learning and exchange of participants’ experiences will be used.


Follow-up

After the course there will be maintained contact with the participants. They will continue to have access to the course training portal and the support of a tutor. They will be also encouraged to continue to cooperate with each other, to share experiences, to produce and submit new OER and to participate in Virtual Learning Communities.


PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
Total course hours: 30

Day 1:
Welcome activity. Course opening.
Administrative issues. Presentation of the course and the methodology.
Presentation of the participants.
Basics of Open Educational Resources. Best Practices of OER.
Copyright terms. Creative Commons licences.
Basics of eLearning. Learning and teaching styles.
Learning Communities.
-Lunch break-
Basics of Web 2.0 Technologies and web based publishing.
Presentation of the course training portal.


Cultural evening. Participants present their countries.

Day 2:
Free and Open Source Software
Setting up a virtual web server (workshop). The XAMPP project
-Lunch break-
Content Management Systems (CMS). Best Practices.
Setting up a CMS (Workshop). The Moodle CMS.

Patra’s City Tour

Day 3:
Setting up a CMS (Workshop continues)
Designing material for education.
Reusable Learning Objects.
-Lunch break-
Creating educational material and course design (workshop). The eXe eLearning editor.
Educational Visit to Hellenic Open University.

Day4:
Creating educational material and course design (workshop continues)
-Lunch break-
More educational tools (Blogs, Wikis, Forums, Podcasting tools, Specific S/W like Wink, HotPotatoes etc.)

Excursion in the surrounding area.

Day 5:
Bringing all together (workshop)
European projects. Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP)
-Lunch break-
Course Evaluation. Follow up guidelines

Farewell dinner. Presenting participants' certificates.

 

INFORMATION ON COURSE SESSION/S

SESSION 1

DATE OF START:
28/09/2009
  TIME OF START:
  11:00
DATE OF END:
02/10/2009        
           
Deadline for registration:
31/08/2009        

SESSION 2

DATE OF START:
22/02/2010
  TIME OF START:
  11:00
DATE OF END:
26/02/2010        
           
Deadline for registration:
22/01/2010        

 

 

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