A Training Proposal for e-Learning Teachers

Florentino Blázquez Entonado [blazento@unex.es] and Laura Alonso Díaz [laulonso@unex.es], Phone:+34924289690
Dpto. CC. Educacion. Avda Elvas s/n, C.P. 06071.
Universidad Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain [http://www.unex.es]

English Abstract

In an attempt to improve the training of e-learning teachers, we have carried out research into tasks, exercises and mechanisms that have proved to be effective in online training. Five aspects of the teaching / learning process (theoretical content; activities; mechanisms of interaction; communication tools; and design) were analysed. A training course was assessed at two different times using two cohorts of students, which in total comprised 342 participants. The second delivery of the course was modified following feedback on the first course. In order to further increase our understanding of the effectiveness and value of the course changes, 12 teachers were also questioned throughout the development of the course. The overall aim of the study was to determine what training methods were most effective in the delivery of an online teaching training course.

Spanish Abstract

Con la intención de mejorar en la formación de tutores de e-learning, hemos realizado un estudio sobre la práctica del profesorado de enseñanza virtual sobre las tareas, deberes y mecanismos que resultan eficaces en la formación on-line. Se han analizado cinco aspectos de los procesos de enseñanza/aprendizaje que giran en torno al contenido teórico, las actividades, los mecanismos de interacción, las herramientas de comunicación y el diseño de la formación. Hemos utilizado una muestra de 354 participantes de dos ediciones de una misma acción formativa, 12 de ellos fueron tutores que han ido recibiendo feed-back continuo durante y después de cada edición. Así, mediante una metodología de corte cualitativo, hemos obtenido conclusiones para una propuesta formativa dirigida a los docentes que practiquen e-learning.

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Tags

e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, ICT, information and communication technology, collaborative learning, internet, learning management system, MOOC, interaction, LMS,

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