ECTNMOOC.EU is a website that offers a series of short, open online modules designed to enhance STEM-CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for educators. These modules cover a variety of topics, including lab safety, rubrics for assessing lab work, and effective use of digital tools for teaching and learning (TPACK). The modules follow a microMOOC format, with a solid active learning course design that focuses on a single teaching/learning concept and takes about a couple of hours per student. They consist of engaging, media-rich reading material, short video clips, and assignments. The online modules are designed with an active learning approach and a constructivist orientation using the ADDIE developmental model.
Contextualize each course within the broader framework of the study program. Clearly define the intended learning outcomes for each course. Select assessment methods that align with the course objectives and learning outcomes. Address and adapt to the diverse prior knowledge levels of students to promote inclusive and effective learning.
In this course you will learn about assessment and how Table of specification can support it.
In this course, lecturers will explore whether pre-knowledge gaps occur in their course and what they are. Also, the course provides lecturers with possible solutions to deal with these gaps.
Creating Effective Intended Learning Outcomes
The design of interactive lectures, the design of active learning classes
Provide prompt and constructive feedback to facilitate student learning. Assist students in developing social skills and foster a supportive social environment. Adapt teaching methods for large student groups, ensuring engagement and participation. Tailor instruction for small group settings, focusing on group dynamics and collaborative learning.
Enhance STEM educators' skills in supporting ASD students. Learn ASD characteristics, address challenges, and strategize for higher education.
This course aims to improve the communication skills of university teachers in STEM education.
This course is intended to improve STEM teachers' ability to provide feedback that supports students learning.
Develop lectures that are interactive, engaging students through dynamic presentations and participatory activities. Create active learning classes that focus on hands-on experiences, collaborative projects, and real-world problem-solving to facilitate deeper understanding and retention of course material.
Implement a design-centric approach to teaching, which includes organizing problem-solving sessions that encourage creative and analytical thinking. Utilize design thinking methodologies to foster innovative and user-centric solutions. Employ research-based teaching methods to ensure evidence-backed educational practices. Integrate project-based teaching methods to promote hands-on learning and real-world application of knowledge.
This course is about Project-based and Problem-based learning, how it can benefit both you and your students.
Explore PBL basics in this mMOOC, get guidelines for classroom use, and dive deeper with suggested readings.
Focus on fostering student engagement and motivation through interactive and dynamic teaching methods. Facilitate discipline-specific learning by designing laboratory courses that incorporate practical, hands-on experiences. Teach laboratory safety comprehensively, utilizing digital tools and platforms to provide immersive and interactive learning opportunities.
Revolutionize STEM education with our comprehensive 3D printing course, enhancing learning through hands-on molecular modelling & overcoming barriers.
This CPD course empowers university teachers to simplify complex chemistry concepts using everyday language, relatable examples, and engaging visuals, enhancing student understanding.
Dive into Context-Based Learning through Molecular Gastronomy! Uncover the blend of theory & practice, design innovative lessons, and assess teaching methods.
STEM teachers expand on Green Chemistry basics, integrate it in class, assess & enhance eco-friendliness, & share lab ideas.
Promote deep learning by adopting a holistic teaching approach that integrates social and artistic perspectives into the understanding of complex chemical concepts. Focus on identifying and rectifying misconceptions to reinforce accurate knowledge. Encourage the development of critical thinking skills among students. Stimulate engaging discussions to deepen comprehension and analytical abilities.
In this course, we will learn how to expose misconceptions in STEM classes at High education institutions.
In this course, you will learn about how to guide students to reach a scientific conceptual understanding.
Facilitate the organization of peer-feedback sessions, encouraging students to constructively review and critique each other’s work. Promote collaborative learning environments where students can work together on projects and assignments, sharing knowledge and skills to enhance mutual understanding and academic growth.
In this microMOOC, we intend to provide insights into how to design and create stimulating self-evaluation tests.
Discover how peer assessments can enhance student learning and improve communication, collaboration, and writing skills. Learn to implement and create rubrics.
This course describes Rubrics as a tool for peer assessment. Participants will learn to prepare rubrics for P2P assessment
Develop and implement online examinations, utilizing digital platforms that ensure integrity and assess student comprehension effectively. Incorporate interactive online boards in both teaching and learning processes to facilitate dynamic and engaging instruction. Employ interactive voting systems during lectures to stimulate critical thinking and deepen understanding of concepts, such as those in chemistry. Utilize advanced tools powered by artificial intelligence to provide tailored support in students’ learning journeys. Create and produce concise, yet comprehensive MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to offer accessible and flexible learning opportunities.
In this course, you will learn how to develop a microMOOC: from the idea to the definition of the ILOs and the development of the content to the final product.
Learn to create engaging online courses using the Open edX platform. Develop your skills in course creation, content design, and assessment. Join now!
3D printing in higher education can revolutionize learning, but training, resource & time constraints hinder adoption. This MicroMOOC solve this.
This course is designed for teachers of STEM subjects who work in higher education institutions
In today's digital era, students often turn to chatbots for quick answers. Yet, real learning demands deeper engagement and critical thinking.
In this course, you will learn about the flipped classroom instructional approach.
Implement a blended learning strategy that combines traditional classroom methods with digital tools, especially in laboratory courses. This approach should integrate online resources and interactive technologies to enhance hands-on lab experiences, thereby enriching the learning process and accommodating diverse learning styles."
Design notebooks that promote student success and create a seamless experience.
In this course, you will learn about the TPACK instructional approach.
Enhance lab learning with our course on designing effective pre-assignments for educators.