This is a MOOC Course !
MOOC is the acronym for Massive Open Online Courses. In line with this, this course expects a big number of students, is completely open without any kind of restriction, and is delivered via online through the use of several ICT tools.
Two virtual environments: ILDE and Moodle
The course will use two virtual learning environments: Moodle and ILDE. The first one, Moodle, where you are now, will be used to present the activities, news, communicate with facilitators and classmates, share ideas and products, etc. The ILDE will provide the space with several templates to work each stage of the Learning Design process. There you will develop the specific work to advance in your design. You also will need to register in the ILDE environment if you want to follow the course. We may use other tools like Twitter, Blogs or Hangouts during the course.
You can find an ILDE user guide in the Links section.
Facilitation of the course
This course is not just a space where we have integrated learning materials and instructions to use them. This course has what we call 'mentors' or facilitators. Their mission is to help you with your own challenge throughout the Learning Design process. They will provide general orientations about how to face each activity as well.
The lead facilitator of the course is Yishay Mor
The other facilitators of the course are Muriel Garreta and Gemma Aguado .
Carles Fernandez and Toni Mangas will provide technical support
Social media facilitators: Roger Griset and Israel Conejero
Video support: Mireia Garcia
The objective of the course is to support you in the creation of a solution for your educational challenge. In this sense, since most of the participants may have different challenges, the main work will be individual, with the possibility to work the challenge in group if you like it.
The challenge is a real situation that you have to face in your educational scenario. Through Learning Design, we want you to offer a practical methodology that takes as starting point and has an impact in this real situation. The approach is absolutely practical and personalized.
The value of Interaction
Most of the participants in the course are teachers or teacher trainers. There a lot of shared concerns and problems among us, and that is the reason why we suggest and will propose a flow of interaction that benefits the understanding and new ideas for everyone.
The work is structured weekly. The course lasts five weeks, and each week is an unit of work where you will develop a specific part of your design. We suggest to pay special attention to the beginning and the end of the week, where we will present the activity with a video and close it with another video where you will be able to participate sharing your questions. After each week we will present a little summary of the insights, ideas, doubts, etc. for that particular week.
We have included the approximate amount of time you may need to carry out each of the activities. In the Syllabus or Program we have proposed a day-to-day approach, that structures your work throughout the week. It is just a proposal. The program is aimed to be flexible, and you can adapt the workload of each week to your time availability. From the point of view of facilitators, we only will work with the topic that corresponds to a particular week. In conclusion, our recommendation is that you finish the week activities during the week period.
We want to take advantage of the potential of social networks for the course. There will be a Twitter Hashtag in the course. We will also share news about the course through the Blog of the project http://handsonict.eu/
We encourage you to use any other social tools if you want to complement or to share your work in the course !
As with other MOOC courses, we will propose peer assessment among students. We will let you know about how to do it soon !
During the five weeks of the course