Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we’re headed into a new era of education.
The results of the project have been published in a form of a magazine « Designing the future classroom » Nº2, available in five languages. The articles include stories from teachers and project partners, as well as a preview to the iTEC school pilot results and training activities, including the Future Classroom Scenarios course.
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1. Diagnostic Evaluation
Include a diagnostic evaluation at the beginning of the course. This will enable the learner to recognize or blend in prior knowledge they have about the main topic. You may present the evaluation as a test or by including a problem-based situation along with some questions.
2. Learning Objectives
The learning objectives are the WHAT and WHY of the eLearning course; are the compass that directs the learning process. Once these are defined, you can plan for the contents, strategies and the evaluation forms. In other words, determining learning objectives will help you determine what to include (or exclude) in a course.
3. Teaching and Learning Strategies.
If the objectives are the why and what of a course, the teaching-learning strategies define HOW we are going to deliver these objectives.
4. Formative Evaluation
Formative evaluations will allow learners to review what is being learned and receive feedback about their progress. Feedback is crucial in motivating learners and ensuring the efficiency of their learning process. When provided with feedback, learners usually try to correct mistakes and eliminate errors accordingly.
5. Summative Evaluation
Include a Summative Evaluation at the end of the course to quantitatively and qualitatively verify compliance with the learning objectives.