Using the course resources in your project

These materials, are complemented by supporting resources and activities, which you can use to support your project. Your facilitator, and others on the course, will help to you to plan and refine your ideas for this project.

Activity 2 Exploring resources

1 hour over the first two weeks of the course (online)

The objective of this course activity is to develop your understanding of the resources provided to support this course.

Go to the Resources section, explore what is there and reflect on how might use them in your classroom or other setting. You are not expected to look at all of the resources, but to choose those which seem to be of most interest and relevance to you. In Activity 4, you will develop a project of your own and these resources are designed to help frame that project. As you explore you might want to make notes that you discuss with your facilitator in Activity 3.

Activity 3 Guidance on using resources and planning for project

30 minutes over the first two weeks of the course (online)

The objectives of this course activity are:

  • to develop your understanding of the resources available
  • to develop a shared understanding of suitable project resources.

Go to the course discussion forum and to the thread ‘Tutorial: Resource and project guidance’. This will contain guidance on how the tutorial will be conducted – for example, it may be online or face-to-face. The tutorial will be supported by discussion in the forum. When you attend the tutorial, online, you should be prepared to discuss initial ideas for your project.

Activity 4 Drawing up course plans

1 hour during the third week of the course (individual activity)

The objective of this course activity is to plan your use of the resources and associated technology in a project in your setting.

You will need to consider:

  • how your plan fits with your performance management or other targets
  • the classes or groups of learners to be used in the project
  • the learning gains or learning intentions
  • the intended purposes for using the technology and resources
  • what evidence you will look for of the impact of the resources and technologies on learning and teaching
  • how you will share your findings with others in your setting.

Activity 5 Confirming course plans

1 hour during the third week of the course (online)

The objectives of this course activity are to:

  • develop your understanding of the resources available
  • develop a shared understanding of suitable project activities.

Go to the course forum and to the thread ‘Confirming plans’. You should go to this thread and outline what you plan to do. Comment on others’ plans looking, in particular, for plans which are similar to your own so that you may share ideas and findings.

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