State of the Art E-learning Tools and AI Implementations in Education

Course Description

In the past few years the role of e-learning tools and online learning environments has changed drastically. Before 2020-2021 these tools were mainly used for administrative purposes, but during the pandemic teachers started to explore their collaborative options as well. While it is possible to use these tools as a “storage” of learning materials and a surface to submit assignments, exploring the opportunities of building online collaboration and a community of learners might provide a new methodological approach to teachers. Moreover, since more and more students use AI in their everyday life, its implementation in a digital classroom is beneficial, and an e-learning platform is a safe option to show its possibilities.

Course Objective

  • to show teachers the possibilities of e-learning tools both in a physical and in an online learning environment
  • to show teachers how to augment the already existing physical learning materials for a better educational support
  • to help teachers create materials and exercises for online work
  • to introduce a methodology for enhancing online student collaboration
  • to show teachers how to tailor an e-learning tool to their needs and educational goals

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the following should be accomplished:

  • Participants are going to get familiar with Moodle’s options to support learning and teaching.
  • Participants are going to acquire methods and techniques that enhance classroom collaboration.
  • An e-learning material on a chosen topic will be created, applying the approach and skills introduced during the week.
  • A possible integration of AI in collaborative work, and in an enquiry-focused lesson will be met.

Planned Schedule

Day 1
  • Introducing Moodle as an e-learning system
  • Exploring the methodological possibilities provided by Moodle on a prototype course
  • Brainstorming possible topics for the week’s project
Day 2
  • How to support an offline classroom via Moodle
  • Moodle as a way to paper-free teaching
Day 3
  • Generating learning materials on Moodle
  • Integrating outside sources (other applications) into your e-learning platform
  • Integrating your already prepared learning materials into the new platform
Day 4
  • Identifying Moodle’s collaboration enhancing tools
  • Artificial intelligence in enquiry-based group work
  • Moodle as a tool for feedback
Day 5
  • Finalizing the e-learning material in a chosen topic
Day 6
  • SPRE project, dissemination and closing
  • SPRE (Situation-Puzzle-Response-Evaluation) mini research project rotating presentation: onsite dissemination among study groups
  • Sharing the outcomes of the project presentation
  • Q&A, Closing Remarks, and Certificate Distribution
Language level: English B1 and above*
Locations: Pula (Croatia)
Time: 9 AM to 2:30 PM daily (extracurricular activities outside of learning activities)
Dates: 22-27 July, 2024 (6 days, 30 lessons)
Price: €510, including extracurricular cultural activities and welcome dinner

*The language of the course is English, linguistic aid may be provided for speakers of Hungarian with lower language abilities

The course complies with all rules as set in the Quality Standards of the Erasmus+ program. Extracurricular activities are in addition to the lessons, and study groups are international. Note: should the latter condition not be met, participants will be informed 40 days in advance.

Payment facilities: participants with funding from the actual year’s project budget may ask to request a deposit of EUR 100 to guarantee their places on the course and pay the rest of the fees later.

It is possible to take part in 2 consecutive courses, please book both separately. A price reduction of 15% will be applied.