E-learning is the use of digital resources in teaching. It may be fully online teaching, but more often in Higher Learning (as in this project) use of digital resources is integrated with classroom activities, which is then known as blended learning. It involves mostly the use of a Virtual Learning Environment (or Learning Management System) with a platform for each course, where fx. teaching material is shared, messages is sent to students, assignments are handed in and corrected, Quizzes are designed and links to digital resources on the internet is provided. E-learning can enhance the learning outcome as well as provide flexibility for teachers and students.

ToT E-learning

The two workshops on e-learning were conducted in UCPH and AAU, respectively. UCPH has a strong focus on e-learning, and the Centre for Online and Blended Learning (COBL) supports all staff with training and coaching in a broad range of e-learning tools and approaches. AAU hosts the E-Learning Lab, a center for user-driven innovation, learning and design.
Main points on the program for the first E-L workshop in UCPH were:

  • What is good e-learning?
  • Instructional design – the teacher as designer; 
  • Learning types;
  • Introduction to e-learning tools;
  • Introduction to video recording.

The study visit in UCPH included a visit to the COBL and informal talks with students and staff on the use of e-learning tools and methods.
The phase 3 assignment for trainees on E-L was to produce a short video film that they had to upload to the EEISHEA platform in Moodle.
In the second E-L workshop in AAU the main points were the following:

  • Video production;
  • Change management and implementation of change;
  • More e-learning tools, including online assessment.

In AAU, trainees paid a visit to the E-Learning Lab and had a chance to talk with researchers, teachers and students in that lab.