Methodology At the beginning a very closely planned schedule But then.... - a constant presence within the forums - a irregular presence by chat : - on demand (from student) - planned via Announces - when working on the course
Different kinds of intervention Thanks to the platform the role of the teacher evolved. - still educational - but also guide for technical or administrative difficulties - and then to help for student motivation
Enrichment (1/2) On different sides Forums have permit to : - maintain an activity on the on-line side of the course (evaluation) - create a real level of communication between the teacher and the student (formal and informal topics) - make students to really became pro-active - make them help each other Documents and links pushed further the panel of educational resources that the students could discover and take as part of their educational process.
Enrichment (2/2) Chat : - allowed the teacher to help more precisely a certain amount of students who were « out of race ». - helped students to stay confident and motivated Announces : - help teachers to contact immediately the students in order to relaunch the dynamic of the classroom or just to inform them of a change within the course (new resource, new topic, etc.)
But... The course on the LMS required a great involvement from the teacher. Need a great motivation from his side too (as well as for the student one) Much more time granted to the “extra educational” resources research and accompaniment of the students than on a “normal” course Not only a teacher but also : - a social regulator (reassuring or motivation students) - an educational moderator - a guide toward new educational products
Conclusion Great enrichment via LMS Tools Different tools for different typology of courses Pro-active learning for students Great group cohesion Much more better acquisition of educational notions and « deep learning » Learning become much more incentive But Requires much time from teacher Requires teacher to listen to students needs Requires a great personal organization from the teacher
Bonus – screenshot of the testimony of a student connected to the chat during the presentation and answering questions from the session's room audience.