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International business & economics online workshop

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International business & economics online workshop

  1. 1. International Business & Economics Enhancing and developing the curriculum
  2. 2. 2 parts. (a) Viewpoints workshop (b) Moodle active workshop Aims: (part a) • To develop a course-team design approach to curriculum development • To consider different pedagogical models for design and delivery • Identify potential departmental enhancements (Part b) • Use a range of tools to learn about, and be assessed on a historic event • Consider the implications for your students, yourself, your colleagues, and the university in adopting these approaches.
  3. 3. Colorado Technical University. - http://www.coloradotech.edu/education
  4. 4. USP
  5. 5. Typed in: www.harvard.edu/learning
  6. 6. Horizon Report 2014 (Educause) Key Trends (globally) 1. Openness —open content, open data, open resources, transparency and easy access to data and information — is becoming a value 2. Massively open online courses are being widely explored as alternatives and supplements to traditional university courses 3. The workforce demands skills from college graduates that are more often acquired from informal learning experiences than in universities 4. Use of new sources of data for personalizing the learning experience and for performance measurement 5. Role of educators continues to change due to the vast resources that are accessible to students via the Internet. Key Challenges Digital media literacy in staff New foams of Scholarship Limited Educational Process Lack of support for personalised learning Unprecedented competition in HE Most academics are not using new technologies
  7. 7. MOODLE What we did What we did Tünde Varga-Atkins. (Oct 17 2014). Defining and developing information and digital literacies through Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) Presentation at Jisc Experts Meeting, Birmingham, UK
  8. 8. Searching for resources
  9. 9. Student-led research with guidance
  10. 10. Digital Den?
  11. 11. Wikipedia article
  12. 12. Using Viewpoints for course development • Card sorting exercise (very participative) focussed on assessment and feedback: information skills: learner engagement, and creativity in the curriculum • Developed by the University of Ulster with HEFCE funding • Based upon emerging pedagogical principles • Inclusive – participation to include others – students librarians, student affairs, etc
  13. 13. Resources – Course/ module timeline worksheets
  14. 14. Choosing a theme/set of cards You will be working in teams. You need to first choose what pedagogical theme to focus on • Assessment and Feedback, • Information Skills, • Learner Engagement • Creativity.
  15. 15. Choosing an objective • You and your team decide upon an objective for your session. This could be informed by KPIs or student evaluations or just the wish to deliver more effective teaching. • Write the objective at the top of the module worksheet.
  16. 16. Reading the front of the cards Each team member will work with the same set of cards. Start by reading the principles on the front of the cards, choosing those most appropriate to their objective.
  17. 17. Mapping the cards to the timeline Take your selected cards and map them to the appropriate point on the timeline (e.g. at the induction phase, during first few weeks of course)
  18. 18. Reading examples on cards Having identified groupings, turn the cards over and read the examples/ideas on the back (not creativity)
  19. 19. Agree a set of actions
  20. 20. Moodle workshop 1. Log into Moodle via the portal 2. If you are enrolled, you will see a course called ‘Approaches to connecting learners and promoting active learning. Search and selfenrol if you don’t see this! 3. Have a go at doing the exercises We’ll break after 20-30 mins so we can discuss

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