1. General Pedagogical Framework

About this course
In this Course, the basic principles of the pedagogical use of digital technologies in education are presented. First, the basic techno-pedagogical philosophy of the CONNECT project which was adopted during the development of indicative scenarios for 3 subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Foreign Languages) is presented. In this context, in the 1st section, the basic principles for the proper pedagogical use of ICT/digital technologies are presented, in which the student is at the core. This student-centered approach is also investigated through the lens of distance education principles in the 2nd section, as well as the differentiated learning in the 3rd section. Finally, since the integration of digital tools into everyday teaching practice is not limited to the transmission of knowledge, but also to the development of multiple skills and literacy, the 4th section is dedicated to the development of 21st century skills through the use of ICT.

Keywords
Digital technologies, techno-pedagogical principles, learner-centered activities, added value, distance education, enrichment and support of synchronous face to face education, differentiated teaching and learning, 20th century skills, assessment of students and learning.

Prerequisites
Basic knowledge for the pedagogical use of digital technology

Assessment
Self-assessment quizzes

Course Creator
RDPSE  of Attica

Authors of Reference Material
Evangelia KARAGIANNI
Stylianos MARKANTONAKIS
Panagiotis PEFANIS

Classes Start: November 2022

Estimated Effort: 15 hours







Stelios MARKANTONAKIS

2. Blended Learning and Flipped Classroom

About this course

In the second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) of asynchronous distance education, the basics of the student-centered models of Blended Learning and the Flipped Classroom are presented, as well as how they are applied in the European Erasmus+ KA2 "CONNECT" Program.

The development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the integration of digital tools in the school environment offer numerous opportunities and challenges in educational planning and pedagogical management of learning based on the models.

  • Section 1 (General) provides an overview of blended learning and flipped classroom models.
  • Section 2 outlines the essential elements of the blended learning model, which combines the benefits of face-to-face classroom instruction with asynchronous online learning.
  • Section 3 defines the flipped classroom as a modern pedagogical approach, which combines the use of instructional video or other online activities with the use of digital tools for learning outside the classroom with face-to-face activities in the classroom.

The previous sections provide a detailed literature and research review of implemented practices of blended learning and flipped classroom in Secondary Education.

Requirements

• Familiarity with the pedagogic framework of "CONNECT".

• Familiarity with the use and exploitation of digital tools.

Assessment

Participation in the reflection and feedback Self-assessment quizzes on the blended learning and flipped classroom study material.

Course Creator

RDPSE of Attica – Georgios KOSYVAS

Classes Start: November 20, 2022

Estimated effort: 25 hours


GEORGIOS KOSYVAS

3. Online Assessment to Support Meaningful Online Teaching and Learning

About this course

In this course the basic principles of student assessment and particularly online assessment are presented examining significant issues such as its aims and objectives, the types and the main characteristics of assessment as well as some of the most representative methods that could be used to assess students online. At the same time, the subsequent interface with online teaching and learning is examined thus facilitating the understanding of the process of teaching and learning as such.

Specific analysis is made of both Summative and Formative Assessment putting special emphasis on the reason why alternative assessment is constantly gaining ground in relation to traditional methods of assessing learning outcomes. Some of the benefits of student feedback on learning outcomes are also highlighted as teachers always have the ultimate goal of creating a positive classroom rapport. Hence, it becomes obvious that the role of the teacher is both important and essential throughout the process of the learning outcomes assessment as long as it is considered the epitome of teaching.

Keywords

Student assessment, online assessment, types of assessment, summative assessment, formative assessment, alternative assessment, self-assessment, peer assessment, student portfolio.

Requirements

Having basic knowledge of the pedagogical function of the various types/forms of student assessment as a fundamental part of the teaching process.

Assessment

Self-assessment quiz

Estimated Effort: 12 hours

Classes Start: 15 November, 2022


ΕΥΤΥΧΙΑ ΠΑΠΑΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ

4. Educational Scenarios

About this course

This course presents the educational scenarios developed in the framework of the "CONNECT" Project and which are based on specific methodological principles regarding teaching and learning in digital environments.

A total of 27 scenarios have been developed, as follows:

  • 9 scenarios for Mathematics (6 of them are in Greek)
  • 9 scenarios for Physics (6 of them are in Greek)
  • 9 scenarios for foreign languages (8 for English and 1 for French)

In this course, after studying the scenarios (of the subject that concerns you), as well as some of their evaluation criteria, you are invited to try to reflect on them and give your feedback by answering relevant questionnaires. The added value of your engagement with the scenarios will come from the application in the classroom as well as your own development of educational scenarios, which is the overall objective of this Course.

Keywords
Educational scenario, instructional design, digital tools of heterogeneous distance education, blended learning, flipped classroom, active learning, differentiated teaching and learning, skill development.

Requirements

  • Experience in using scenarios to teach the subject
  • Familiarity with the use and exploitation of digital tools
  • Ability to critically read educational scenarios

Assessment

Feedback questionnaires as well as self-assessment quizzes

Course creator

PDE Attica - University of Cyprus

Course start: December 2022

Estimated effort: 25 hours


5. Using digital platforms for delivering synchronous or asynchronous online courses

About this course

In this course some digital tools for creating synchronous and asynchronous courses compatible with the CONNECT methodology will be presented. In this course, the principles of synchronous and asynchronous online teaching will be presented and the use of the Moodle LMS platform will be detailed. At the end of the course, you will be able to create synchronous and asynchronous online courses on Moodle environment and integrate within them all the resources and teaching tools capable of providing efficacy and engaging teaching. At the end of the course, you will be asked to complete quizzes to apply your newly acquired skills and knowledge.

Requirements

Digital Literacy

Assessment

Self-assessment quizes

Course Creator

ITD - CNR

Classes Start: September 1, 2022

Estimated Effort: 12 hours


Dario La Guardia

6. Online safety

About this course

In this course you will be introduced to online safety, and you will be equipped with the theoretical and practical background to formulate a safe online environment to the everyday educational activities.  Completing this course, you will feel more confident and able to start developing online safety education initiatives at your school. At the end of the course, you will be asked to complete a short quiz to apply your newly acquired skills and knowledge.

Requirements

Basic ICT skills

Assessment

Short self-assessment quiz

Course Creator

Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus"

Classes Start: 7 December

Estimated effort: 10 hours

7. Self-assessment | MOOC evaluation | Certification

About this course

This course includes mandatory activities that should be completed in order for you to be awarded with certification. In detail, 7 quizzes should be completed, six quizzes revolving around the syllabus on courses oriented into  Mathematics, Physics and Foreign Language and a final cumulative quiz which evaluates your knowledge in depth. The 6 quizzes contain 60 questions whereas the final quiz contains 30 questions. In parallel, the course includes 2 assessment questionnaires, one focusing on your experience on MOOC and one focusing on assessing the educational scenarios in a course-oriented approach. It is important to underline that there is no specific time ordained for the completion of the course activities. However, the time referred to as the "estimated time" is considered to be ample.

The certification is issued on the condition that you achieve at least an 80 % score on the seven quizzes and given that you have completed the two assessment questionnaires.

Requirements

In order to complete the respective quizzes, you have to take in the rudimentary knowledge by studying the material on each course revolving around  Pedagogical Framework, Educational Scenarios, Blended Learning and Flipped Classroom, Online Assessment, Safety on Internet and Online education. The self-evaluation quizzes included in each course are helpful.

Assessment

7  self-assessment quizzes and 2 survey questionnaires

Classes Start: December 2022

Estimated effort: 3 hours