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Educational IT for associate professors and professors

Purpose

The development course (Go Online) provides insight and first-hand experience for senior lecturers on how to plan varied courses using Educational IT. Participants learn how to develop teaching and learning activities for specific courses that increase the students’ efforts regarding the course and its objectives (including preparation) as well as increase the opportunities for feedback on the students’ work.

As a participant:

  • You learn how to use Educational IT and different course design formats,  i.e. how to combine lectures, classroom teaching or other teaching activities with online teaching elements and learning activities in and outside of class (blended learning).
  • You will have the opportunity to discuss your own teaching with other experienced lecturers.
  • You will try out various digital tools and receive technical support.
  • You will be given tools for designing courses and evaluating your own teaching practices.   

Content

The development course is based on the participants' own teaching experiences and challenges. During the course, through workshops and individual and collective supervision, participants will learn how to identify, design and develop teaching and learning activities for their own teaching practices. An educational developer from the Centre for Teaching and Learning will assist each participant with regard to both pedagogical and technical matters concerning the use of Educational IT in the participant's teaching practices.  

The course guides the participants through the phases of designing, testing and evaluating a course with Educational IT elements and technology-supported teaching activities. Participants will be able to focus on learning outcomes, student competences and teaching/learning activities in and out of class in relation to a specific course. Moreover, participants are introduced to a range of digital tools that can support the teaching and learning activities that are relevant for the participants and their students.

The first part of the course is focused on acquiring knowledge and inspiration on how to use Educational IT, on identifying which courses to develop, and on designing the new teaching and learning activities. During the second part of the course the participants test the technology-supported elements and activities in the actual courses and evaluate this among the students.

The development course is based on research on Educational IT and local experiences on technology-supported teaching from e.g. Aarhus BSS. Several examples on how lecturers from Aarhus BSS have made use of Educational IT, for instance to ensure variation in lectures, increase students' work with academic content between classes and differences in knowledge and skills among students, are offered. The course is structured as a blended learning course with sessions and learning activities on campus combined with online assignments accessed via Blackboard. Conducted this way, the course can make optimal use of the relatively few F2F course meetings and may inspire participants on how to use Educational IT in their own teaching.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, participants should have the skills needed to plan and carry out a course based on Educational IT blended learning, including the skills to:

  • analyse and discuss course design involving Educational IT and technology-supported teaching activities.
  • use and develop online teaching/learning elements and activities.
  • test and evaluate online teaching activities and Educational IT in their own courses.    


Fundamental approach to teaching and methods

The course is based on the fundamental approach to teaching that:

  • during the course the participants explore whether Educational IT can support and develop their teaching practice with regard to challenges or needs identified.
  • technology is not used for the sake of technology, and appropriate use of Educational IT blended learning requires that there is alignment between the learning objectives, type of assessment, and learning and teaching activities (both online and on campus) of a course.
  • based on hands-on experiences with Educational IT from their own teaching practices, the participants learn more about the benefits and challenges related to the use of technology-supported teaching.
  • the participants define their own goals and collaborate with educational developers from  the Centre for Teaching and Learning to reach these goals.

Special information about this course

It is the faculty’s policy that all associate and full professors at Aarhus BSS must participate in the development course on Educational IT (known as 'Go Online') within a few years. All newly appointed associate and full professors must complete the course within 5 years after joining the department.

The course is organized to accommodate the teaching methods that are most common at Aarhus BSS, and to optimize the teaching with educational IT within this framework. It is important to be familiar with new tools in a teacher's toolbox to be able to choose the most appropriate methods and tools for one’s own teaching, including online tools.    

General information

Target group: Associate and full professors at departments and centres at Aarhus BSS

Venue: Blackboard and Campus Aarhus.

Price: The course is free of charge for lecturers at Aarhus BSS.

Scope: Min. 50 hours (see "Prerequisites").

Number of participants: Go Online has 26 participants per course (see “Special information about this course”).

Course certificate: Course certificates are issued for active participation in the entire course.

Course language:  The course is held in Danish or English depending on the participants' needs.    

CUL reserves the right to change the course programme

 

It is recommended that participants teach a course in the semester that follows the start of the development course on Educational IT Go Online, since the course focuses on the planning of a new course or on reframing a running course and implies testing of this course. 

It is a prerequisite that the participant is able to attend all meetings and invest the expected number of hours (a minimum of 50 hours):

Meetings: 15 hours distributed on 5 sessions 
Online activity: 20 hours
Production: Min. 10 hours (depends on the choice of technologies and methods)
Evaluation: 5 hours 

ECTS: no ECTS provided

Dates and registration

Autumn 2019 [REGISTRATION]

Registration deadline: Monday, 2. September 2019

The development course runs from 23. September, 2019 - 26. August, 2020

Scheduled meetings

  • Workshop 1: 2. October, 2019 - 9.00 am - 14.00 pm
  • Workshop 2: 7. November, 2019 - 9.00 am - 14.00 pm
  • Exchange of experiences: 26. August 2020 - 10.00 - 12.00 am

An additional 2 meetings will be scheduled in collaboration with course participants.

Dates and course participation

Registration only as per agreement with your immediate superior, (or agreed in accordance with the Department's internal procedures) 
You can register via Conference Manager-see link at the top right

The course is held in Danish or English depending on the participants' needs

The course is offered each semester.    

Course responsible/teachers

Dorte Sidelmann Rossen

Special Consultant, Educational it Team Leader

Course secretary