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Creating elearning courses


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Creating elearning courses

  1. 1. Creating e-learning courses Lappeenranta University of Technology, Chemical Engineering 19.3.2018 Matleena Laakso Twitter: @matleenalaakso Blog: Picture: Engin_Akyurt CC0,
  2. 2. Programme • Introduction • Trends, challenges and technology developments in HE • Creating e-learning courses • Some tools for e-learning
  3. 3. What are you excited and enthusiastic about?
  4. 4. The NMC Horizon Reports The New Media Consortium (NMC) is a community of hundreds of leading universities, colleges, museums, and research centers. The NMC Horizon Project is a global ongoing research initiative that explores the trends, challenges, and technology developments likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. •Horizon-reports: •Twitter: @nmcorg •YouTube:
  5. 5. Key Trends Accelerating Higher Education (HE) Technology Adoption NMC Horizon Report 2017 HE (CC BY)
  6. 6. ”Drawing from best practices in both online and face-to-face methods, blended learning is on the rise at colleges and universities as the number of digital learning platforms and ways to leverage them for educational purposes continues to expand.” Image: Matleena Laakso, CC BY
  7. 7. “Collaborative learning, which refers to students or educators working together in peer-to-peer or group activities, is based on the perspective that learning is a social construct”
  8. 8. Interactive videos (EDpuzzle H5P,..)
  9. 9. Significant Challenges Impeding HE Technology Adoption NMC Horizon Report 2017 HE (CC BY)
  10. 10. Improving Digital Literacy - new category of competence
  11. 11. Integrating Formal and Informal Learning Pictures: lavnatalia CC0,
  12. 12. Important Developments in Technology for HE NMC Horizon Report 2017 HE (CC BY)
  13. 13. “Encompassed by the personalized learning movement and closely linked to learning analytics, adaptive learning refers to the technologies monitoring student progress and using data to modify instruction.” ” The goal is to…move students through a learning path •empowering active learning, •targeting at-risk student populations, and •assessing factors affecting completion and student success.” Image:
  14. 14. Mobile Learning Mobile friendly environments, Communication 24/7, Delivery and creation of educational content. … Picture: Matleena Laakso, CC BY-SA
  15. 15. Learning environment of today Häkkinen & Viteli (toim.) Pilvilinnoja ja palomuureja – tulevaisuuden oppimisen ja työnteon tilat, 2014 Physical and virtual Personal and Formal, shared non- formal and and informal Global and local Picture: Kimhunghan CC BY-SA
  16. 16. What is typical for good teaching methods? Minna Lakkala: • Students co-operate like professional teams. • Students perform tasks and solve challanging problems. • Students use various sources and digital techonology. • Students create new knowledge together and make concrete final results. Picture: Sasint CC0,
  17. 17. Make beautiful boards, documents, and webpages that are easy to read and contribute to. This ”digital flipchart” works as a tool for group, teacher or student. For text, images, videos, voice, drawing, links,.. •Feedback about a guide book: •Examples of digital stories: •Try out the new format, backchannel:
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  19. 19. Things to consider when planning an online course • Learning objectives and main themes – And resources, time, students,.. • Totally online or blended learning with face-to-face meetings? • Pedagogical approach • Teacher-paced or self-paced? – Study alone or in a group? With/without teacher? – Webinars and other online meetings? • Assesment, evaluation, feedback • E-learning tools: Moodle, H5P, Adobe Connect, Facebook,.. • Structure of a course – LMS organized according to themes or weeks?
  20. 20. How to study online? Suominen & Nurmela: Verkko-opettaja. 2011. • Aims and objectives • Giving and receiving goes hand in hand • Being part of a group lightens the work burden • You cannot avoid hard work • Take one hour every day for leaning Kuva: monicore,, CC0
  21. 21. Starting point: What do the students do? Picture: joepmeindertsma CC0,
  22. 22. Instruction and facilitation (ohjaus) • When? How much? Tools/platforms? • Between the two? Teacher and small/whole groups? Peers? • It takes time! Picture: Wokandapix CC0,
  23. 23. Roles of an Online Teacher Bernard Bull: teacher Tour Guide Cheerleader Learning Coach Individual and Group Mirror Social Butterfly Big Brother Valve Control Co-learner
  24. 24. The Five Stage Model Gilly Simon: “For online learning to be successful and happy, participants need to be supported through a structured developmental process.” QR code to The Five Stage Model by Gilly Simon (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) 
  25. 25. Do not overload students • How many links is enough? How much material is needed? • Do you want also your students to look for information? • Dozens of small learning tasks vs. a few larger ones? • Separate tasks or one larger project made step by step? Picture: geralt CC0, (modified by Matleena Laakso)
  26. 26. 5 Tips To Transform Your Training Materials Into Engaging eLearning Yulianny Araujo: 1. Adapt Your Content 2. Go Beyond Factual Information – Build a story around the facts, use scenarios to increase interest,.. 1. Keep It Short And Simple – Keep audiences stimulated  – Find the perfect length  1. Use Interaction – Passive Interactivity – Limited Interactivity – Moderate Interactivity – Simulation 1. Increase Motivation
  27. 27. Create a new AnswerGarden by writing your theme or question and then clicking Create. All other options are voluntary. No signing in. Share with a link. Create
  28. 28. Best digital tools for teaching and learning:
  29. 29. Top Tools for Learning 2017 Jane Hart: (print screen)
  30. 30. Social media is about sharing, communication and feedback Kuva: Scott Maxwell, CC BY-SA
  31. 31. One address for one course
  32. 32. What is H5P? • H5P (= HTML5 Package) is a free and open-source content collaboration framework based on JavaScript. H5P aims to make it easy for everyone to create, share and reuse interactive content. • Already almost 50 content types (and there are more to come). • In English: and in Finnish: • Immediate feedback to leaning tasks which allows learners to learn from mistakes.
  33. 33. H5P content types Simple tools for creating one kind of tasks •Drag the Words •Fill in the Blanks •Image Sequencing,.. More verstile tools for creating learning tasks (combining simple tools) •Column •Interactive Video •Course Presentation,.. Content creation tools •Accordion •Chart •Collage •Iframe embedder,..
  34. 34. Interactive video Make your videos more engaging by adding multiple choice and  fill in the blank questions, pop-up text and other types of interactions to your videos. Picture: Joanna Siemek
  35. 35. Course Presentation Slide set where you can add text and images and embed videos and tasks like single choice, drag and drop or true/false.
  36. 36. Image Hotspots Interactive Images (similar to ThingLink) Content of hotspots can be text, image or video.
  37. 37. Learning tasks and activities • Clear instructions • Easy to individualise • Offer immediate feedback to allow learners to learn from mistakes (H5P). • Include activities and assignments that encourage learners to explore.  • Versatile tasks using different kind of media • Motivate and engourage to reflection, critical thinking connected to working life Students feel that they need to work much harder during online courses. Annne Rongas: Kyytiä copy-paste –opiskelulle: (CC BY-SA)
  38. 38. Web tools for leaning tasks • Moodle (its own tools, H5P, discussions,..) • Social media (embed/link) or other web applications: videos, Audio slideshows, Twitter feed, blogposts, Facebook group, AnswerGarden, Padlet, Quizlet, Quizizz,.. • Office 365 or Google • Offline tasks: take a photo, plan, interview, observe,..  share experience or link to Moodle Which tools the students would like to use for communication?  
  39. 39. Use different kinds of visual content Slide sets in Finnish: Images, infographics, graphical data, comics, videos, animations, screen-cast videos, slide shows, memes, avatars, storytelling,..  
  40. 40. Tips for online text and visuality • Create clear structure and use visual elements • Use subtitles (and built-in styles) • Use short paragraphs and sentences • Make your writing digestible – Break your content up into smaller chunks to help avoid cognitive overload – Avoid using large blocks of text – Add relevant images, videos etc. that support or expand your message – Add not-too-many links to deepen your content • Take time to get the content right – Save your draft and look at it later  Fix spelling mistakes and express your thoughts more clearly
  41. 41. Improving your courses • Ask for feedback and share your ideas and questions. • Use check-lists – TOMAS-hanke, Johanna Keskitalo (in Finnish): – TAMKin digimentorit (in Finnish): • Make changes immediately or write down what needs to be changed for the next course. • Learn more about e-learning!
  42. 42. Checklist for Online Course Kerrie-Anne Chinn: • Clear aims and objectives • Navigation • Accessibility  • Content Creation  • Graphics and Fonts • Multimedia • Assessments
  43. 43. Creative Commons licenses are the standard for sharing free content online. •The most used license in the world •International •Non-commercial You need it for •Sharing your work •Using and remixing Screenshot: CC BY
  44. 44. & Share Choose a license Search
  45. 45. Creative Commons -terms By combining these terms you get the licenses on the following slide
  46. 46. Two good licensies for learning materials Finnish public administration
  47. 47. All images and videos are under CC0-license except those with Shutterstock watermark. More CC0 images: - - - Language
  48. 48. What images can I use? • Your own images. • Images you have permission to use. • Images shared with CC-license that are compatible with your other materials. • Images that are not protected under copyright law. Pictures: CC0,
  49. 49. There are some exceptions Exceptions (CC0 and PD) •Identifiable people may not appear in a bad light or in a way that they may find offensive, unless they give their consent. •Do not suggest endorsement of products, services, etc. by depicted people or organizations. For example: do not use an image of NASA and place it in a way that suggests NASA would recommend the product. Model- and Property Release •Identifiable people must give their consent for public usage of their images. •The same goes for private property, trademarks and visible logos. Conclusions Even if you have the permission to freely use an image, it is still your responsibility, to make sure the depicted content (persons, logos, private property, etc.) is suitable for your application and does not infringe any rights.
  50. 50. Ideal way of giving attribution Lifeboat in Finland by Tiia Monto is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
  51. 51. Linking is allowed Linking and embedding is allowed  The photographer, publisher etc. and the original source must be clearly visible. Picture: PIRO4D CC0,
  52. 52. Questions about linking • Is the document (video) legally and openly on web? • If the owner removes the document, your link is broken. • If the new version of the original document is published, will the link navigate to the old or new version? • You can always ask for permission – also for coping and sharing! Picture: geralt CC0,
  53. 53. Some tips (mainly in Finnish) Matleenan blogi •Koulutusdiat (mm. ohjeita ja vinkkejä kymmeniin opetuksen digisovelluksiin) •Sähköiset kokeet (linkkejä esimerkkikokeisiin) •Webinaarit TTY:n Aktivoi luentosi –opas. Vinkkejä muuhunkin opetukseen: Yli 200 pedagogien Facebook-ryhmää ja sivua (lista siirtymässä toisaalle), sivuille koottu myös blogeja: Free technology for teachers:
  54. 54. • Learn about CC-licensies: • CC BY-SA (these slides): You are free to: – Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format – Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material – for any purpose, even commercially. Under the following terms: – Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. – ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. • You can also contact me to get more rights. You will find all my slides in English from this web page: Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0)