Strengthen your teaching with educational technologies
Digital competences are the talk of the town! Whenever education is discussed, you hear about how we can improve the digital competences of the educators as well as the students. But how can we implement more technologies in our teaching to strengthen student learning?
The use of educational technologies (EdTech) is much more than adding a YouTube clip on Absalon or using clickers in a lecture. EdTech are powerful tools that you and your students can benefit from when used in a feasible didactical setting.
The course will introduce the opportunities and challenges involved in using EdTech to create effective and student-centred learning environments in different educational setups (face-to-face learning, blended learning, online learning).
Intended Learning Outcomes
The participants will learn how EdTech can support and improve teaching and how to apply EdTech to develop and support their own digital competences in higher education and other teaching/training environments. Specifically, the course will focus on 1) selecting, creating and managing digital resources, 2) applying EdTech (e.g. video/audio, student response systems, learning management systems, collaborative platforms), and 3) working with continuous feedback, such as online quizzes and assessment of students in a digital workflow.
The course focuses on opportunities and challenges involved in using EdTech to create effective and student-centred learning environments in different educational setups (face-to-face learning, blended learning, online learning).
- Explain modalities in online and blended learning environments
- Identify and describe the didactical potential of the EdTechs introduced
- Set up and use relevant EdTech
- Use elements of the ABC-Learning Design method for the design of blended learning environments paths
- Implement digital feedback and assessment tools to support students’ learning process in a course module
- Critically evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of using EdTech in higher education teaching.
The participants will be introduced to various modalities of OBL environments in higher education and basic didactical principles behind OBL teaching. These modalities will be used as a knowledge platform to introduce a variety of digital platforms and tools with a focus on improving the participants’ skills and competencies in using EdTechs as future educators. The participants will, during the course, work with their own lesson or course module and apply the technologies in exercises as well as during teaching situations.
The ABC-model for course content development and pedagogical patterns for learning and technology (Laurillard 2012) will be used as a didactical framework to facilitate the learning process. Thus, the students will (re)design their own course module in which they implement suitable digital learning tools. The students are required to discuss and present their course module for digital feedback from instructors and peers, and if possible, implement it for their own students. Based on their results and feedback, they will evaluate the use of digital learning tools and reflect on the effectiveness and the efficiency of digital learning tools and platforms as educators.
The course content and learning outcomes are based on the European Framework for the Digital Competences of Educators (DigCompEdu) and focus on the areas of Digital Resources, Teaching, Learning and Assessment, and Empowering Learners in a broader context including staff training, capacity building and employability. Thus, course learning outcomes are besides being highly relevant in higher education also increasingly demanded in companies within the health sector.
The course is a four-days course stretching over two weeks with one block of two days in the first week and one block of two days in the second week. The days alternate with synchronous teaching on campus and online formats. The time in between the two blocks is used for self-study and producing a framework for a lesson or course module and creating digital teaching resources.
The course is open for all teachers and PhD-students in higher education.
Onsite lectures and workshops will be held at Panum, Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen N. Meetings with COBL-consultants will be at Centre for Health and Society (in Danish known as CSS - Center for Sundhed og Samfund), Farimagsgade 5, 2100 Copenhagen Ø.
Online session will be via Zoom.
Lectures: 5 hours
Exercises: 19 hours
Webinar: 2 hours
Preparation: 24 hours
Total: 50 hours (2 ECTS)