e-neutrons for teachers

This set of manuals is intended to help developers/teachers on the e-neutrons portal make and improve online material that can be used for learning about neutron scattering.

In sum, they represent both some of the experiences we have had with making online learning material for the e-neutrons portal and the choices we have made regarding how to make an e-learning portal. Many of these choices differ from choices made when conducting massive open online courses (MOOCs).

 Our design choices are based on educational research, and we pay a lot of attention to what the goals for the portal and for each learning activity are. In particular, we have used research literature on digital learning, on assessment for learning, and on intended learning outcomes. We seek to align our online activities and the way we assess them with intended learning outcomes. Since the goal for the portal is not to provide users with a formal set of papers on how well they have performed, we have chosen not to provide students with traditional summative assessment such as grading or other performance evaluators. Rather, we have chosen to focus on providing high quality feedback to facilitate that students engage as much as possible with the learning material.

The e-neutrons portal itself is an object of ongoing e-learning. Thus, we actively use student interactions with the portal to investigate more broadly how this type of e-learning works.

Keywords: improve online material, making online learning material, digital learning, intended learning outcomes, assessment for learning

Resource type: Moodle course, e-learning

Language: English

e-neutrons for teachers https://pan-training.eu/materials/e-neutrons-for-teachers This set of manuals is intended to help developers/teachers on the e-neutrons portal make and improve online material that can be used for learning about neutron scattering. In sum, they represent both some of the experiences we have had with making online learning material for the e-neutrons portal and the choices we have made regarding how to make an e-learning portal. Many of these choices differ from choices made when conducting massive open online courses (MOOCs).  Our design choices are based on educational research, and we pay a lot of attention to what the goals for the portal and for each learning activity are. In particular, we have used research literature on digital learning, on assessment for learning, and on intended learning outcomes. We seek to align our online activities and the way we assess them with intended learning outcomes. Since the goal for the portal is not to provide users with a formal set of papers on how well they have performed, we have chosen not to provide students with traditional summative assessment such as grading or other performance evaluators. Rather, we have chosen to focus on providing high quality feedback to facilitate that students engage as much as possible with the learning material. The e-neutrons portal itself is an object of ongoing e-learning. Thus, we actively use student interactions with the portal to investigate more broadly how this type of e-learning works. improve online material, making online learning material, digital learning, intended learning outcomes, assessment for learning