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COURSE TITLEREVITilising schools through OER and Web 2.0


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

 

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS ENVISAGED: 15

 

TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING

A GRANT FOR COMENIUS TARGET GROUPS for the course with reference number GR-2012-206-002

LANGUAGE USED FOR THE TRAINING

English

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
  • Members of students/teachers councils in 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 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. They will also have the opportunity (optional) to get to know their fellow course attendants and experience the role of the e-learner. Support will be available to the participants during this phase

Objectives

After the course participants should be able:

  • To take advantage of OER in order to advance their learning and teaching experiences. 
  • To argue about copyright issues. 
  • To compare Free and Open Source Software and OER. 
  • To recognize the incentives to produce OER. 
  • To describe the differences between online and blended learning 
  • To use specific tools for collaboration. 
  • To improve skills to adapt new technologies for the classroom. 
  • To design sequences of learning activities and create web-based and blended courses 
  • To monitor and assess Learner’s progress in virtual learning environments 
  • To take advantage of cloud computing services for education. 
  • To develop and disseminate innovative pedagogical methods in using web based tools. 
  • To use open source tools to form educational communities and share e-portfolios (Mahara) 
  • 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 and Open & Distance learning. The course will follow a blended learning approach combining a face to face (F2F) five days workshops and collaborative learning, with e-learning preparation and follow-up session.

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 their own sequences of learning activities and sharing them through the establishment of an e-tutors community of practice

 

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.
  • Basics of Open Educational Resources. Best Practices of OER.
  • Copyright terms. Creative Commons licences. Free and Open Source Software.
  • -Lunch break-
  • ICT in teaching, Introduction to e-Learning, Distance Education and Blended Learning.
  • Learning Objects and Learning Activities in Online Education.
  • Cultural evening. Participants present their countries.

Day 2

  • Learning Support Systems (LSS). Best Practices.
  • The Moodle case.
  • Designing material for education (workshop).
  • -Lunch break-
  • Basics of Web 2.0 Technologies and web based publishing.
  • Collaborative Documents and Wikis as an educational tool (workshop)
  • Patra's City Tour.

Day 3

  • Using video in classroom (workshop)
  • Social Taging (workshop)
  • Reusable learning material. The eXe eLearning editor. (workshop)
  • -Lunch break-
  • Educational Visit.

Day 4

  • ePortfolio Systems in Education. The Mahara case (workshop)
  • Mobile Learning
  • -Lunch break-
  • Excursion in the surrounding area.

Day 5

  • Learning Activity Management System (LAMS)
  • Design a lesson plan and author learning activities (Workshop)
  • -Lunch break-
  • The LAMS in cloud! (workshop).
  • Course Evaluation. Follow up guidelines
  • Farewell dinner. Presenting participants' certificates

 

 

INFORMATION ON COURSE SESSION/S

SESSION ID: 47167
DATE OF START:
03/09/2012 
TIME OF START:
09:00
DATE OF END:
07/09/2012 TIME OF END: 17:00
Deadline for registration:
3/08/2012
CANCELLATION FEE IN € (WHERE APPLICABLE): 0.00
CANCELLATION RULES: -


SESSION ID:47169

DATE OF START:
15/10/2012
TIME OF START:
09:00
DATE OF END:
19/10/2012 TIME OF END: 17:00
Deadline for registration:
14/09/2012
CANCELLATION FEE IN € (WHERE APPLICABLE): 0.00
CANCELLATION RULES: -
 

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