e-Learning Systems

Professors Demetrios Sampson
Dimitrios Gkotzos
Course category OPT/ICT
Course ID DS-703-ICT
Credits 5
Lecture hours 3 hours
Lab hours 2 hours
Digital resources View on Aristarchus (Open e-Class)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course the students will be able:

  • to know and understand the key concepts of digital teaching and learning
  • to analyse, assess, select and justify pedagogically appropriate e-learning methods and tools for digital teaching and learning innovations.
  • to design and create pedagogically grounded online courses.

Course Contents

  • Online Teaching and Learning: Theoretical Underpinnings
  • Educational Design for Online Teaching and Learning
  • An hierarchical Open Access to Online Education framework: Elements (Open Educational Resources, Learning Activities and Lesson Plans, Online Courses, Digital Learning Spaces). Tools and Key Roles (Online Education Instructional Designers, e-Tutors, e-Learning Systems Administrators, Managers)
  • Open Educational Resources: Learning Objects, Educational Metadata, Repositories of Learning Objects. Case Studies: the National Repositories of Learning Objects
  • Learning Activities and Lesson Plans: Authoring Tools for Learning Activities and Lesson Plans, Repositories of Learning Activities and Lesson Plans. Case Studies: the National Repositories of Learning Activities and Lesson Plans
  • Design, Development and Delivery of Online Courses: Methodology for Designing Online Courses. Authoring Tools for Developing Online Courses. Course Management Systems. Case Study: Open edX, MOODLE
  • Digital Learning Spaces: 3D Virtual Classrooms and Laboratories

Recommended Readings

  • Textbook in Greek (provided for free)
  • Additional Open Access Educational Resources available through the course management system