Working with educators online is always a great pleasure. I have recently finished moderating a four-week E-Moderation Skills' course for The Consultants-E and I enjoyed this particular session very much. Some of the teachers and teacher trainers in the March group expressed a particular interest in integrating apps and tools. As a result, I set myself the challenge of trying to incorporate a few apps and tools that I personally like using on face to face blended online courses. Each of them had to have a practical pedagogical value, and should not detract or take over from the basic premise of what the whole course entails, eg teaching the core skills of emoderation.
I was lucky to have had a bit more 'free' time during March to enjoy experimenting. I therefore would like to point out, that all these tools included in the ebooklet would NOT necessarily be included in every itineration of the course. Each itineration is tailored as much as is practically possible, around the needs / interests of the group as a whole, so basically each tutor is free to add their own personal touch as and when required.
I would like to say a particular thanks to the wonderful group of March participants, who made it such a special and memorable course for me. Time simply flew past!! The four weeks' of training culminated in an amazing final group collaborative project, which will be useful as a guide for the future.
Below is a summary of some of the tools used. I have placed them in Issuu, a nice site where you can easily publish your writing projects in an e-booklet form.
You can click on the link here to be taken directly to the issuu site..
May EModeration Course
The next Emoderation skills course begins on May 1st, so please do have a look at the website page to read more about what the course entails.
'This course is aimed at teachers, trainers, tutors, facilitators, lecturers and mentors from any discipline and any level of education, who are interested in developing the skills necessary to become an effective e-moderator in online courses.'
10th Anniversary Celebrations
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