|Course Title||IT in Education e-Leadership and Management Series: Development and Management of School-based e-Learning Modules in Primary Schools|
|Organising Division||Education Infrastructure Division|
|First Issue Date and Time||2012/02/09 11:34|
|Latest Issue Date and Time||2012/04/12 09:29|
All Primary School Principals, Teachers and Technical Support Staff (TSS) / Teaching Assistant (TA)
(Each teacher participant can be accompanied by a TSS / TA)
e-Learning is conducive to students’ learning and can enhance the effectiveness of teaching. If appropriately implemented, e-Learning is flexible, collaborative, interactive, extendable and can connect learners with the world. Nonetheless, teachers’ workload is heavy if they are required to source or develop their own e-Learning resources. To ease their burden, Education Bureau (EDB) has developed the online “Depository of Curriculum-based Learning and Teaching Resources”  which collects free resources for teachers to adapt according to the abilities and learning progress of their students.
However, simply dishing out e-Learning resources to students will not achieve the expected outcome of e-Learning as highlighted in the above paragraph. It would be more desirable to integrate the e-Learning resources together with learning activities into some kind of e-Learning modules to be managed and deployed on e-Learning platforms.
 Website: http://www.hkedcity.net/edb/teachingresources/home.php
 Learning module here refers to a unit of a certain subject taught in primary school, with content built according to the Curriculum Guides published by the Curriculum Development Council. Each e-Learning module should comprise learning contents of various pedagogical approaches with assessment tools to gauge students’ learning.
This course aims at introducing how online educational platforms (including free online educational platforms) can be employed by teachers to flexibly integrate various e-Learning resources, such as EDB’s “Depository of Curriculum-based Learning and Teaching Resources”, and to assist teachers in developing and managing school-based e-Learning modules. After finishing the course, teacher participants should be able to:
(a) Realise the pedagogical and design principles, strength, limitations and security issues related to the use of e-Learning platforms to deliver school-based e-Learning modules;
(b) Design and develop school-based e-Learning modules by integrating e-Learning resources with appropriate online and offline learning activities for deployment at e-Learning platform;
(c) Adopt and adjust available e-Learning resources and tools as extended learning tasks to cater for diversified learning styles of students and to foster self-regulated learning at their own pace;
(d) Collect information, analyse and give immediate feedback on students’ learning with the e-Learning platforms;
(e) Disseminate useful learning materials to other teachers through the e-Learning platforms; and
(f) Understand how to overcome hurdles that may be encountered when using e-Learning platforms, and to evaluate the capability of different e-Learning platforms from the perspective of student learning.
Session 1 (3 hours)
Pedagogical and design principles of using e-Learning platforms to deliver school-based e-Learning modules
1. Introduction to the online depository of curriculum based learning and teaching resources
2. Pedagogical and design principles related to effective usage of e-Learning platforms
3. Introduction to “Moodle” - An e-Learning platform
Session 2 (3 hours + 3 Hours After-class Assignment)
Design and development of school-based e-Learning platform
1. Designing school-based e-Learning modules
2. Adoption of e-Learning resources to develop school-based e-Learning modules
3. Briefing on the requirement and arrangement of the assignments
Session 3 (3 hours)
Disseminate learning materials and understanding hurdles and limitations in using e-Learning platforms
1. Presentation of project work and dissemination of useful materials to other teachers through e-Learning platforms
2. Discussion on the limitations of Learning Management System (LMS)
|Language Medium||Cantonese Supplemented with English|
|CPD Elements for Principal||
|CPD Elements for Teacher||
|Content Area||Information Technology in Education (V) (NSS)|
|Attendance required for successful completion||100 % Training & development data will be revealed in Teacher's Personal Profile in e-Services Portal upon successful completion.|
1. Each teacher is entitled to bring at most one TSS / TA to attend the course.The name of the TSS / TA should be provided in the online form in advance if he/she plans to attend the course with the TSS / TA in pair.
2. Heads of schools are requested to submit the online application to the Information Technology in Education Section on or before the closing date of nomination . Nominations will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis whereas considerations will also be given to allow more schools to participate. Prior application is required and walk-ins will not be entertained .
3. Please note that the said training course is funded by public money and events will be conducted as scheduled when the enrolment reaches 15 per event. To ensure proper use and no wastage of public money, teachers accepted should attend the course on time. If he/she is unable to attend the course before its commencement, head of the school should arrange another teacher to substitute in order to prevent wastage of public money. The substitute teacher should attend the course with the Substitution Note shown in Appendix I. Head of school is required to fill in a Notice of Absence shown in Appendix II for every absentee to provide the reason(s) for absence and failing to make substitution on time. Completed Substitution Notes and Notices of Absence should be faxed to the 'Institute of Professional Education and Knowledge of the Vocational Training Council' (2891 5707) for necessary action.
4. Accepted or rejected applicants and the respective school heads will be notified through the e-Service Portal Account at least 7 days before respective event commencement. Successful applicants attending the course should bring along their notification letters for the course and are advised to use public transport. No parking spaces are available at the venue.
5. In the event of adverse weather conditions (e.g. tropical cyclone or rainstorm), concerned training sessions (A.M. or P.M.) scheduled, as per class arrangements of the Vocational Training Council, will be cancelled pending further notice from the training institute on the make-up arrangement. Details of class arrangements during tropical cyclone/rainstorm are available at the following website: http://iclassroom.hkedcity.net/teacher/rtc1112-dmep
6. Being late or early leave for more than 30 minutes without prior consent will not be counted as achieving 100% attendance.
7. Details of IT in Education Professional Development Programmes for teachers can be accessed at the IT in Education Section's website: http://www.edb.gov.hk/index.aspx?nodeid=2287&langno=1.
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