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Strengthen your teaching with educational technologies
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3792-20-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 10/09/2020
Date and time28.09.2020, at: 08:00 - 09.10.2020, at: 16:00
Regular seats30
Course fee3,720.00 kr.
LecturersLars Klingenberg
ECTS credits2.00
Contact personLars Klingenberg    E-mail address: lars.klingenberg@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries and for scientific staff from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.

All other participants must pay the course fee.

Learning objectives
The participants will learn how educational technologies (EdTech) can support and improve teaching and how to apply EdTech to develop and support own digital competences in higher education and other teaching/training environments. Specifically, the course will focus on 1) selecting, creating and managing digital resources, 2) applying EdTech (e.g. video/audio, student response systems, learning management systems, collaborative platforms), and 3) working with continuous feedback, such as online quizzes and assessment of students in a digital workflow.

The course focuses on opportunities and challenges involved in using EdTech to create effective and student-centred learning environments in different educational setups (face-to-face learning, blended learning, online learning).

The participants in the course will get
1. experience with and knowledge about online and blended learning (OBL) environments
2. hands-on experience with EdTech
3. opportunities to reflect on the use of EdTech

Intended Learning Outcome
- Explain modalities in online and blended learning environments
- Identify and describe the didactical potential of the EdTechs introduced

- Set up and use relevant EdTech
- Use elements of the ABC-Learning Design method for design of blended learning environments paths
- Implement digital feedback and assessment tools to support students’ learning process in a course module

- Critically evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of using EdTech in higher education teaching

The participants will be introduced to various modalities of OBL environments in higher education and basic didactical principles behind OBL teaching. This will be used as a knowledge platform to introduce a variety of digital platforms and tools with focus on improving the participants’ skills and competencies in using EdTechs as educators. The participants will during the course work with their own lesson or course module and apply the technologies.

The ABC-Learning Design method for course content development and pedagogical patterns for learning and technology (Laurillard 2012) will be used as a didactical framework to facilitate the learning process. Thus, the students will (re)design their own lesson or course module in which they implement appropriate digital learning tools. The students are required to discuss and present their lesson/course module for digital feedback from instructors and peers. Based on their results and feedback they will evaluate their own use of digital learning tools and reflect on the effectiveness and the efficiency of digital learning tools and platforms as educators.

The course content and learning outcomes are based on the European Framework for the Digital Competences of Educators (DigCompEdu) and focuses on the areas of Digital Resources, Teaching, Learning and Assessment, and Empowering Learners in a broader context including staff training, capacity building and employability. Thus, course learning outcomes are besides of being highly relevant in higher education also increasingly demanded in companies within the health sector.

The course is aimed at PhD students with teaching experience. IUP is not required but will be an advantage.
Employees at SUND for which this course is obligatory can also apply.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes


Form and duration
The course is a four-days course stretching over two weeks with one block of two days in the first week and one block of two days in the second week. The days alternate with synchronous teaching on campus and online formats. The time in between the two blocks is used for self-study and producing a framework for a lesson or course module and creating digital teaching resources.

On site lectures (2 teachers): 9.5 hours
Exercises (2-3 teachers): 14.5 hours
Webinar (1-2 external + 1-2 teachers): 2 hour
Preparation: 24 hours
Total: 50 hours (2 ECTS)

Course director
Anne-Marie Mosbech Jensen, Centre for Online and Blended Learning, SUND

Please register before 10 September 2020.

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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