Continuing Adult Education and E-Learning
Working language: English
The course is planned for people interested in developing theoretical and practical knowledge and skills about E-learning didactic models and strategies. The knowledge how to work with computer is required, but you don’t have to be an IT specialist , as the course content is manageable for everybody. The prospective participants will receive a list of materials (studies, books, articles, etc.) along with websites connected to the course content. Support information and detailed programme will be provided. Via e-mail a questionnaire will be sent to the participants in order to indicate their professional requirements, interests and expectations related to the subject of the course. They will be asked to prepare short Power-Point Presentation, showing their institution and/or their own experience in the subject matter of the training event.
This course is structured into training modules that covers a different aspect of using E-learning in either a traditional classroom or an online setting. Coursework will contain a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge, often allowing the teachers to interact with the E-learning systems in a hands-on way. They will practice the necessary skills in order to be able to effectively use their own E-learning systems with their students.
To focus on life-long (continuing) education with the fast updating speed of knowledge and continuing emerging of new technologies. As one principal means of life-long study, continuing education is becoming an important indicator of country's technological development and social progress. Along with the rapid development of modern educational technology, continuing education innovates constantly and gains tremendous progress on educational concept, process, forms, methods and management. There is a close relation between the application and development of modern educational technology in continuing education.
To realize that modern educational technology changed the single teaching form to a variety of teaching methods. Kinds of real-time or non-real-time distance learning methods solve the difficulties such as learning without leaving post. Various forms of mobile storage of teaching materials and tools, delivered to the same hands of learners, help to match the scattered learning needs of learners.
To perceive that modern education techniques provide more resources to diversification of educational method In order to cultivate students’ innovation and learning effects, a variety of teaching methods should be applied to inspire and guide students involved in learning process. With the help of modern educational technology, the traditional lecture-style and across-the-board teaching method have been changed to heuristic and individualized teaching methods, and the closed classroom is opening now.
To appreciate the fact, that new technology produces a revolutionary impact on learning habits and process. "Mobile Learning" concept will not only deepen the understanding of life-long education, but also make the teaching process jumped out of the shackles of traditional classroom education. Free learning makes the learners face the challenges of the knowledge-based economy more confident.
To provide teachers/trainers with the skills and knowledge necessary to create and implement their own e-learning platform and with resources that will enable them to amplify the E-learning content by presenting practical ideas for the ways of incorporating technology into their lessons.
Web-based distance continuing education: a new way of thinking for students and instructors;
Using Moodle Platform;
Strategies to Make Your Online Teaching Better;
A Teacher's Guide to Distance Learning;
Team – Building Sessions;
Goal – Setting sessions;
Planning an Structuring;
A mailing list of participants will be created after the course and they will be encouraged to remain in contact with the trainers and with their fellow participants, as long as to establish future partnerships and projects, related to LLP. Self-evaluation materials will be provided. At the end of the course the participants will accomplish a questionnaire in order to get a detailed feedback for the effectiveness of the training event. They will be asked to present an action agenda on the method of implementing the key E-Learning points into their professional practice. A Facebook group will be formed for discussions and sharing of ideas and good practices after the workshop. The participants will be given the opportunity to transmit the knowledge and experience achieved to their colleagues and by this to assist in the dissemination of the leaning results and outcomes and to generate interest towards using E-Learning Tools in the educational process.