The Workshop “E-Learning Training for Technicians and Lecturers”

University Malaysia Kelantan,
Kota Bharu 06.03. – 10.03. 2017

After completing the Delphi Study in a previous MEDLIT Delphi Study Final Conference that was held in Hanoi, the following eLearning package was initiated by its Leader, Dr. Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema (OUNL) and assisted by UMK MOOC Production Team. With the results and insights of the Delphi Study, important puzzle parts were uncovered. Hence, this would be the foundation for the eLearning package, known as MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) on “Media Empowerment & Responsibility”.

To shape a shared understanding and knowledge of MOOC creation, the work package was planned to consist of two workshops. The eLearning Training combined the originally separately planned workshops “eLearning Training for Technicians” (WP 6.2) and “eLearning Training for Lecturers” (WP 6.3) connecting to the different interests of both audiences but at the same time ensuring development of shared understanding and team practices, both needed for effective operation in the MOOC design and production phases. For this purpose, five lecturers and three technicians of each partner institution came together at UMK, City Campus Kota Bharu, Malaysia in order to shape a shared understanding and knowledge of MOOCs in general and their creation in particular. The workshop was held to create knowledge transfer, development of shared understanding and didactical methods for MOOC design and implementation, including choosing the platform on one hand and discussions about didactic principles on the other hand.

Additionally, an external expert in the field of MOOCs, Professor Dato’ Mohamed Amin Embi from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) was invited to share his fruitful and informative insights and experiences on MOOC development in the Asian context. Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi is a Professor of Technology – Enhanced Learning at Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is a leading consultant, expert and master trainer on e-Learning, especially MOOC in Malaysia and also in the Asia-Pacific region.

Participants

OUNL (Work Package Lead) 1 Participant Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema
CU 9 Participants
SWU 8 Participants
UMK 7 Participants  Suria Baba, Nik Maheran Nik Muhammad, Raja Suzana Raja Kasim, Mokhtarrudin Ahmad, Zailani Abdullah, Mhd. Hafiz Karami Mhd. Zain, Mohd. Hafizie Suhaimi
UPM 8 Participants
AJC 8 Participants
USSH 8 Participants

Goals

According to the Workshop Lead’s and the project’s overall plan, the goals of the workshop were:

  • Shared understanding and knowledge of MOOC creation (on both the learning design and programming,
  • Giving the participants an insight in how to prepare for MOOC design and what ways to create the MEDLIT MOOC overall structure, define interactive learning activities and produce modules within the MEDLIT
  • Convert the Delphi Study results into the MOOC curriculum,
  • Hands-on experience and exposure to eventually several important teaching tools for MOOC, such as Go Animate, Adobe spark, Powtoon, videoscribe, Biteable and Renderforest, iMovie and Filmora Wondershare, Screencast-o-matic and ecetor in producing screen capture and Padlet as the platform with the support of coggle as the mindmapping in coordinating A greenroom with chromakey set has also been set-up,
  • Assess and decide on the most appropriate platform for the MEDLIT MOOC, among candidates like Future Learn, Open Learning, EdX, Coursera, Canvas, etc.

General Outcome

During and after the workshop the following general outcomes could be observed:

  • Participants understand theoretical, fundamental, principle and application of MOOC,
  • Participants understand on how to convert final Delphi results into elements for MOOC development,
  • Participants have practiced themselves and are able to successfully develop MOOC animation videos at the end of the workshop, using teaching tools that they have learned to use in the workshop,
  • Participants have practiced and explored effective ways of co-creation and collaboration for MOOC design and development, by building and presenting a landing page for their MOOC on the choosen Open Learning platform and developed and presented their team’s first prototypical video and/or animation for the MEDLIT MOOC.

Important Results

The intense eLearning Training led to achieve the objectives set, being:

  • Decision on the Medlit citizen toolkit equipment, customize to the partnes’ needs to enable acquisition,
  • Decision on the appropriate MOOC platform for long term dissemination of MEDLITt’s MOOC (Open Learning),
  • Acquisition of basic educational design knowledge to develop the MOOC curriculum,
  • Development of a guidebook by the UMK-team in order to support the partner institutions with the MOOC production beyond the workshop frame,
  • Development of a web-tool handbook by the UMK-team to explain the different tools used during the workshop,
  • Development and setting-up of Green Screen Room, which was used for MOOC video production using the Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) technique, in order to set an example of possible practices for partner teams,
  • Suggestion to the project management regarding final decision taking on the acquisition of required equipment to develop the MOOC. Based on earlier requirement analysis and suggestions UMK provided a specified list of their MOOC equipment which will function as a reference point for other partners after having live experience with UMK’s tools and equipment,
  • Prototypes for MOOC modules from every national team (except the Vietnamese team, which decided to produce one MOOC per institution and therefore created two separated videos).

Detailed Documentation

For detailed documentation of the E-Learning Training for Technicians and Lecturers please go to:

DHUB (as this section is for MEDLIT members only, please login with your access data) > Downloads > 07_Documents according to Work Package Structure > 6 DEVELOPMENT – E-Learning > 6.2 E-Learning Training for Technicians and Lecturers