E-Learning - Producing Interactive and Multimedia Content

The course is planned for people interested in developing their own e-Learning Content. The knowledge how to work with a computer (Windows 7) is required – but you do not need to be an informatics specialist, the course is manageable for everybody! The complete course lasts 25 hours.

The preparation work will be done on the e-learning platforms of La “Sapienza” University of Rome. There, the course materials are provided. The participants will be able to access them by entering their personal password. They should start thematic discussions in the web forum of the platform (with the help of a tutor). All participants will receive documents with basic definitions and descriptions for doing their preparation work.

The main topic of the course concerns techniques to develop e-learning contents. That covers stand-alone applications as well as lessons provided on a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). You will learn to create multimedia content like videos, sound files, picture shows and how to use them in learning environments. You will produce CDs as well as lessons on a LCMS. One important issue of this course is to develop reusable content.

During the course participants attend classroom lessons containing practical exercises (and group work). The course provides blended learning with content provided on an e-learning platform of the association (mainly used for preparation work) and classroom-teaching (theory and tutored practical lessons). The approach adopted in the training activities will be inherited by the so called “Social constructivist pedagogy” (after Jean Piaget, Seymour Papert and after “social constructionism theories”) as described in the dscription of the Moodle server accomplished by very straight classroom-teaching. Lessons are always assisted by special trainers that are specialists in training as well as in creating multimedia and interactive content.

The access to the e-learning platform of the association during the preparation phase and afterwards offers a special forum

- to exchange experiences or to ask questions to the tutors

- to maintain in contact with other participants