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Day 2 Presentation

On transitioning your teachers to the virtual practice: an experience at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili

The Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain) is a classic in-presence public university. Some of its degrees are today offered in a virtual and/or semi-virtual mode. As support to degrees going virtual or semi-virtual, the Service of Educational Resources of the university has deployed the first edition of a course, essentially founded on Moodle and H5P. This 15-hour course may be the only pedagogical training that some professors take.

The main characteristics of the course are:

  • It’s about the methodological shift, not the technology: the university has embraced backward design as the foundation of their learning design.
  • The course is run synchronously within a cohort. There are virtual sessions for exchanging ideas, plus individual and group activities.
  • The course is intended as a display of the different activities that are available in Moodle, with resource to different types of forums, workshop, diary, lesson, etc.

What will be discussed in the session:

  • Strategies for actual adoption within the course: Community of practice: the session runs for 6 weeks together with peers. Practice on real course content by the professors: learners are required to select a real-life item of their teaching and to do the backward design process with it.
  • Strategies for actual adoption within the framework: A supporting ecosystem: the Service of Educational Resources division is available any time for supporting implementation.
  • Course implementation check: well before the start of a semester, all teachers are required to deliver their complete course in Moodle for a quality control by the aforementioned division.

This experience has been funded by Moodle HQ through its economic support of employee lifelong learning.


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