Pre-Conference Workshop A1
Educational Support for Teachers at Times of Need: Key Factors for Creating Engaging Online Courses
Price: 90.00 € Status: places available
KU Leuven, Belgium
Annelies Calmeyn is a member of the KU Leuven MOOC-team, training and guiding teachers in the creation of MOOCs. After being a researcher in ecology, she produced her own MOOC on tropical soil science, gaining personal experience with all aspects of the development of a MOOC. Now she combines this experience with a passion for science communication and education to support course teams in their MOOC-journey. At the same time, she also works as an educational software consultant within the ICTS-department of the KU Leuven.
Offering an online course or a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is so much more than putting lecture recordings online. Their development requires didactical, technical, multimedia and project management skills. And a variety of support as well. This hands-on workshop will offer ideas and will guide you through proven methods of supporting teachers in making MOOCs.
Based on the experience of the KU Leuven’s MOOC-team (https://www.kuleuven.be/mooc) you will get a taste of the different tools and types of workshops that will help teachers with the creation of a didactically strong course design for online learning and engaging videos. In addition, we will discuss a variety of aspects around how to launch and moderate fully online courses as well.
You will use your own examples, translate those to an online context and develop some of your own online material. In addition, we will meta-reflect on how to support teachers and course designers in the creation process.
|14:45 - 15:45||
Meet the KU Leuven MOOC Makers
MOOCs - What's in a name
How to guide course teams all the way from an idea to a finished MOOC
How to ensure the quality of a MOOC
|15:45 - 16:30||Break|
|16:30 - 18:00||
Instructional design of a MOOC via the KU LeuvenX ABC-design
In this pre-conference workshop you will:
- Learn about key factors to making engaging online courses and MOOCs
- Discover how to support teachers and course designers throughout the whole process of making and running an online course - and how to translate this to your own context
- Get to know specific tools, methods and support material you/teachers can use in creating online courses
- Think about quality standards (pedagogical, technical and organisational) of MOOCs and other online courses
Who Will Benefit Most from Taking Part?
Anyone interested in creating and/or supporting the development of MOOCs including teachers, professors, educational developers, L&D professionals, workplace trainers etc.