Technology Enhanced Learning (eLearning)

What is TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning, former eLearning)?

TEL is going to replace the outdated (an not precisely defined term eLearning). We are going to continue our very successful In-Service Trainings with the first TEL course. The focus is set on teaching theory, interactivity and use of multimedia, the learnplatform Moodle and the use of freeware tools. The base for this KA 1 project TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning) is a special Blended Learning Course (former IST Training Course).

Competence Oriented Training

Our trainings are competence oriented and define competence oriented learning outcomes. Competence constist of knowledge, skills and attitudes. The pedagogical approach is learner-centered learning.

Dates and Time Shedule

The course is split in a pre-phase (validated with 25 hours training, done by distance learning), a face to face phase (25 hours teaching in the computer lab in Wiener Neustadt within 5 days) and a voluntary post phase (valide 10 hours lessons) where the participants practice their new competences and create a small pilote course fitting to the subjects they teach.

Dates and Venue 2017

  • 1st session: October 23 until October 27, 2017 (date passed)

Dates and Venue 2018

  • 1st session: June 25 until June 29, 2018
  • 2nd session: October 2018 (not yet fixed)

Individual sessions: Please ask for individual sessions (flexible dates and additional competences fitting to individual needs and European Development Plan possible) possible for groups up from 6 people participating.

Competences taught during the project

This course gives attention to eLearning and the use of multimedia and interactive elements (pictures, videos, animations, slide shows, sound files) including the technique behind. The competences mentioned below are focus of the training activity:

  • Competence to plan, develop and create an TEL course (Knowledge about the theory of TEL, practical group work on implementation)
  • Competence to design courses based on Competence Oriented Learning (and teaching)
  • Be able to plan, develop and implement multimedia elements (Knowledge about multimedia elements, their use and the practical implementation)
  • Be able to use special tools (graphic,picture processing, video, sound) to create multimedia elements for the course (Knowledge: Image, video and audio file formats)
  • Be able to produce your own video and audio files
  • Be able to develop learning units and to plan and to structure lessons
  • Be able to use the basics of an Distance Learning (or TEL) platform (We use Moodle in the current version 3.X)
  • Be able to publish the developed TEL lessons in a multiplatform way (CD solutions, USB-PenDrive or Moodle)
  • Be able to use different programs to plan and structure the provided content
  • Be able to to develop (structured) and and create reuseable content

Organisation

Preparation Phase

Ready for the course!

The preparation work will be done using the TEL platforms of the EBI (Moodle 3.X). There, the course materials are provided and most of the theoretical background knowledge is taught. The participants will be able to access them by entering their personal password. They should start thematic discussions in the web forum of the platform (with the help of a tutor). All participants will receive documents with basic definitions and descriptions for doing their preparation work.

In the first phase there are eTivities to solve and developed material is uploaded to a first assessment.

Onsite Teaching (Face to face)

During the onsite lessons the participants work on the other topics, get assisted by tutors and finish the working program. The onsite teaching takes place in Wiener Neustadt in our modern computer lab. The course is finished by an assessment.

Final Distance Learning

In a final distance learning part the participants are tutored to develop their individual teaching unit. The tutors assist to develop their own small TEL course designed during the classroom teaching.

Fees, Subsistence Costs and Social Activities

Course Fee

The course fee for the five days face to face teaching including the preparation and post face is 650 €.  This fee consist of the course fee of 5 days at 70 € and the organizational costs of 300 € (can be funded completely with a KA 1 grant).

Subsistence

We offer a special subsistence package (6 nights in a four star hotel in the center of the town and near the railway station, including lunch, coffee breaks of the course). Please ask for the subsistance costs and the subsistance conditions.

Social program

We offer a guided tour througt town and an evening with dinner at a typical Austrian “Heurigen”.