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03 en bikam - concept of a k2 n e-learning course

  1. 1. A Concept of an e-Learning course for K2N teachers Pencho Mihnev BIKAM Ltd.
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Course Title, Concept, and Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Part I. The biology teacher as a student in an e-learning course on using e‑keys in species identification process </li></ul><ul><li>Part II . Design, development, and conducting of an e-learning module on K2N Identification </li></ul><ul><li>Part III. Advanced level </li></ul>
  3. 3. Course Title, Concept, and Structure <ul><li>Course title : „ E-learning in the context of using biology identification keys ” </li></ul><ul><li>The Concept </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The First Commandment : Contextualise the course! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Second Commandment : Base the course around Identification Activities , not around a Platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Root it heavily in Biology identification meaningful activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part I of the course: Treat them first as students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Teachers teach the way they are taught ” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Assignment-based” approach of work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic identification-related activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part II of the course: Teach them how to construct and conduct an e-Learning course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic level (!) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced level (later on, NOT in the first training course </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Apply the “Sandwich-training” approach </li></ul><ul><li>Apply Spiral & Cascade training approaches </li></ul>
  4. 4. Part I. <ul><li>Name: “ The biology teacher as a student in an e-learning course on using e‑keys in species identification process ” </li></ul><ul><li>The Assignment: Study case: Develop a “business card” of a tree </li></ul><ul><li>The study programme, Part I. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter A. Work with e-keys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter B. Work with an e-learning platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter C. Editing of e-keys </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Learning Objectives, Part I <ul><li>As a result of Part I of the course each trainee will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>master skills of working with e - keys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>explore , on the base of predefined parameters, characteristics of a tree species and to enter the collected information in the dedicated e-learning module repositories (for further processing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>produce an electronic “business card of a tree”, following a predefined structure, by using the information previously entered for that purpose in the e-learning module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>publish and present in attractive and appealing ways the created electronic “business card of a tree” by using the tools and instruments of the e-learning platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>edit and complement the used identification key with collected and/or own developed materials </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Assignment (1) <ul><li>Produce an electronic “ Business card of a tree ”, following a predefined structure, by using the information previously entered for that purpose in the e-learning module </li></ul><ul><li>Publish and present in attractive and appealing ways the created electronic “business card of a tree” by using the tools and instruments of the e-learning platform </li></ul><ul><li>Edit and complement the used identification key with collected and/or own developed materials </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Assignment: Worksheet 1 <ul><li>Tree characteristics, to be observed on-the-terrain </li></ul><ul><li>Form of the crown </li></ul><ul><li>Type of the leafs </li></ul><ul><li>Form of the lamina (leaf blade) </li></ul><ul><li>Location of the leafs </li></ul><ul><li>Description of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the location of the observed tree ( location, locality , climate characteristics) and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interrelations with other organisms (plants and animals) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Availability of human presence (neighboring, intervention, level of urbanisation) </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Assignment: Structure of the “Tree Business Card” <ul><li>Name : Latin, Bulgarian </li></ul><ul><li>Classification ( levels of detail: on learner’s own judgment ) </li></ul><ul><li>Photos ( minimum 2 taken by the learner, and minimum 2 taken from the e-key) </li></ul><ul><li>Description (morphology characteristics, характеристики, altitude, living environment , habitats in Bulgaria and Europe, soil) </li></ul><ul><li>Importance for the mankind </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know that … </li></ul><ul><li>Additional information – personal comments (personal opinion) </li></ul><ul><li>References and resources used : k 2 n keys , on - line, print </li></ul>
  9. 9. Activities, Part I : 1 - 3 <ul><li>Activity 1 : Identification of an assigned tree species </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 2: Collecting information and description of the species following predefined parametres </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2.1. description of the observed on-the-terrain characteristics (Worksheet 1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.2. taking pictures of the observed tree specie and its parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.3. selection of additional information (text, visual, cartographic/maps, hyperlinks) from the identification key and the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activity 3: Entering the collected information in the e-learning platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3.1. entering of text information in the text repository </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.2. entering of visual information in the e-Learning Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.3. entering of cartographic/map information in the online geographical map, available through the e-learning platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.4. entering concepts and definitions in the glossary of the e-learning platform . </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Activities, Part I : 4 - 7 <ul><li>Activity 4: Development of Business card of a tree following predefined card structure and its storage as a multimedia document (text, graphics, and links) in the platform </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 5: Development of e-publication of a Business card of a tree by using various publication instruments/tools of the e-Learning platform </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 6: Development of e-presentation of a Business card of a tree by using various publication instruments/tools of the e-Learning platform </li></ul><ul><li>Activity 7: Editing and complementing of the identification key with collected and/or own developed materials, stored in, and processed through, the e-Learning platform </li></ul>
  11. 11. Programme of Study, Part I <ul><li>Chapter A . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with e-keys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chapter B. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with an e-learning platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chapter C. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Editing of e-keys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Programme details on the next 3 slides </li></ul>
  12. 12. Chapter A. Work with e-keys <ul><li>Work with e-keys </li></ul><ul><ul><li>activities 1 and 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting information on the terrain </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting information on the Internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entering the information within the e-L platform </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In Text repositories </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In the Database </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Textual </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graphical </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Map </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Chapter B. Work with an e-learning platform <ul><li>Entering information and data in the platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>activity 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Structuring and presenting of the entered information in different formats in the e-platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>activities 4, 5, and 6 </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Chapter C. Editing of e-keys <ul><li>Editing and complementing of an e-key with collected-on-terrain and/or privately developed materials, stored in the e-platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>activity 7 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Part II. <ul><li>Name: “ Design, development, and conducting of an e-module on K2N Identification ” </li></ul><ul><li>The Assignment: Develop your own e-module on identification for your specific case (subject, grade, and students) </li></ul><ul><li>The study programme, Part II: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter D . Design and development of an e-module in a concrete e-Learning platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter E. How to conduct effective e-Learning </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Learning Objectives, Part II <ul><li>As a result of Part II of the course each trainee will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>learn how to design and create an e-module in a concrete e-learning platform – to create e-module, to do common settings, to enroll students in the module, to design and create the general interface of the module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>develop and manage the instruction and the instructional materials in the e-module using the basic tools of the e-learning platform that permit the successful fulfillment of the Assignment of Part I of the course – create /upload learning resources, define, create and manage activities and assignments, activate and manage communication tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>select, activate and manage tools for e-presentations and e-publications in the platform, which are suitable for the targeted learning audience </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. The Assignment (Part II.) <ul><li>The Assignment: Develop your own identification key use e-module for your specific case (subject, purposes, grade, and students) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Activities, Part II : 8 - 10 <ul><li>Activity 8: Creation of an e-module / e-course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Module creation and general settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creation and general settings of the e-module </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students’ enrollment and setting access rights and roles in the module </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design and creation of the user interface of the e-learning module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Study programme and themes’ plan of the module </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>blocks for activation of service ( organisational, communication, information, tool-setup blocks, management blocks, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Activity 9: Creation/upload of learning resources in the e-module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Labels and comments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Text documents and HTML-documents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hyperlinks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphical content (photos and graphics/drawings) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to resources in the e-platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activity 10: Definition and assignment of activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity instruments for collection, input, and selection of information – Multiformat Databases, Cartographical / Map information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of Student Assignments </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Activities, Part II : 11, 13-14 <ul><li>Activity 11: Activation and use of communication tools in the e-module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal e-Mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activity 13: E-platform Instruments for creation of e-publications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Glossaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia descriptions/docs and multimedia user stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activity 14: E-platform Instruments for creation of e-presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Classical”/“one-layer”/single-format multimedia presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complex/”multi-layer”/multi-format presentations </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Programme of Study, Part II <ul><li>Chapter D . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design and development of an e-module in a concrete e-Learning platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chapter E. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to conduct effective e-Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Programme details on the next 2 slides </li></ul>
  21. 21. Chapter D . Design and development of an e-module in a concrete e-Learning platform <ul><li>Creation of an e-module / e-course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity 8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creation/upload of learning resources in the e-module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity 9 a-c </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Definition and assignment of activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity 10а- b </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activation and use of communication tools in the e-module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity 1 1 а- d </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-platform Instruments for creation of e-publications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity 1 3 а- c </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-platform Instruments for creation of e-presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity 1 4 а </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Chapter E. How to conduct effective e-Learning <ul><li>Guidelines for effective conduct and delivery of e-Learning </li></ul>
  23. 23. Part III. Advanced level <ul><li>Name: “ Advanced e-Learning design for K2N Identification ” </li></ul><ul><li>The Assignment: Develop your own advanced e-module on identification for your specific case (subject, grade, and students) </li></ul><ul><li>The study programme, Part III: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter D . Design and development of an advanced e-module in a concrete e-Learning platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter F. Topics for Advanced </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Learning Objectives, Part III (for advanced) <ul><li>As a result of the Part III of the course each trainee will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( for advanced ) develops and manages instruction and learning materials in the e-module, related to the use of complex and sophisticated tools of the platform – audio/video resources, quizzes, programmed lessons and interactive tutorials, online audio/video conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( for advanced ) activates and manages e-platform tools for collaborative work and project management and performance – ideas generating tools, shared workspaces, work on projects, as well as can lead instruction which incorporates their use by the learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( for advanced ) activates, organises, and manages the learners to effectively use complex e-platform tools for design, development, and delivery of e-presentations and e-publications ( e-books, e-newspapers, blogs, wikis, multi-layer/multi-format presentations </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. The Assignment (Part III.) <ul><li>The Assignment: Develop your own advanced e-module on identification for your specific case (subject, grade, and students) </li></ul>
  26. 26. Activities, Part III : 9 - 11 <ul><li>Activity 9: Creation/upload of learning resources in the e-module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animation, video, flash </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activity 10: Definition and assignment of activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programmed Lessons and Interactive Tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activity 11: Activation and use of communication tools in the e-module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>online audio/video conferences </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Activities, Part III : 12 - 14 <ul><li>Activity 12: Tools for collaborative work and project management and performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ideas generating tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shared workspaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work on projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activity 13: E-platform Instruments for creation of e-publications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Newspapers, e-magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activity 14: E-platform Instruments for creation of e-presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>multi-layer/multi-format presentations </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Programme of Study, Part III <ul><li>Chapter D . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design and development of an advanced e-module in a concrete e-Learning platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chapter F. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other topics for advanced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Programme details on the next 2 slides </li></ul>
  29. 29. Chapter D . Design and development of an advanced e-learning module <ul><li>Creation/upload of learning resources in the e-module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity 9 d-e </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Definition and assignment of activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity 10 c-d </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activation and use of communication tools in the e-module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity 1 1e </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-platform Instruments for creation of e-publications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity 1 3d-f </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-platform Instruments for creation of e-presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity 1 4b </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Chapter F: Other topics for advanced <ul><li>Tools for collaborative work and project management and performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity 12 </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Thank you!

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