Training Package

The training package is organized in 4 courses. Focusing on the research and evaluation; on the development and on the effective use of elearning based language teaching materials.
The courses are organized in 12 modules and 58 chapters.
The courses are available in a completed version in English, Italian, German and Spanish.
The length of each course is between 20 and 50 hours. The total duration of the courses is about 130 hours.
Below is the list of courses and their index.
Above there is a Guide to the Use of the training Package. It is recommended to download and read the Guide before accessing to the courses.
It is also possible to Download the Guide to the Use in Italian.

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Course 0
Title of courseIntroduction to E-Learning
DescriptionGeneral aim of the Course is to introduce a general schema of the e-Learning both from a technological and operative point of view.
The Course face, only in very general way, topics as: relationship between e-Learning and didactic or ways to realize e-Learning teaching-learning processes. Other Courses offered face these types of questions.
The Course is articulated in two Modules titled:
- e-Learning: Technological and Infrastructural Aspects
- e-Learning: Operative and Organisational Aspects
In the first one are introduced the main elements that characterize the application of the Information and Communication Technologies to the Distance Training; in the second one are analyzed the applicative aspects of the e-Learning, with special attention to the new professional figures that have emerged and that they are emerging in the sector.
Contents Distance Training
Network Learning
e-Learning Tools and Means
The Communication in the e-Learning
e-Learning Contents and Standards
e-Learning Professional Figures
Course Length20 hours

Course 1
Title of course Research and Evaluation of e-Learning Material for Language Teaching and Learning
DescriptionThe Course faces, from a technological point of view specifically, the topic of the application of the e-Learning in the languages teaching-learning, even if some didactic-pedagogic aspects are described and set at the base.
Particularly the Course focused the attention on the way to collect and evaluate existing material that can be used for distance training through the Net. The Course is articulated in three Modules titled:
- Introduction to distance training in the language learning sector
- Using Internet to collect e-Learning material
- Evaluation of e-Learning material in the language learning sector
Contents Distance education
Dynamics of language teaching in an information society
Language Teaching and new challenges brought about by new technology
Transformation of traditional tools
A final reflection on the use of the internet for language e-Learning
Internet as a language teaching resource
Application of the Internet and Internet based tools in language teaching
Search tools
Multimedia and hypertextual applications
Criteria and techniques for Internet searches
Quality e-Learning resources
Evaluation Criteria for Quality online courses
Josh Bersin’s 5-step Return of Investment methodology
Course Length32 hours

Course 2
Title of courseEffective use of e-Learning products for Language Learning
Description The pedagogic-methodological aspects in the use of the e-Learning in the language teaching-learning are presented in this Course; but also specific technological aspects that are of specific interest for the use of the e-Learning in the linguistic teaching are described.
In relationship to the methodological and didactic aspects the Course describes the changes occurred in the teaching process.
The Course is articulated in three Modules titled:
- Development and characteristics of e-learning in the language learning
- Teaching at distance
- Teaching methodologies
Contents Computers and Internet as tools for language teaching
E-Learning as a structured method of language distance training on a software platform
E-Learning as a technological tool for the traditional teaching of languages
Platforms dedicated to language training
Database, e-book and network resources
Learning objects: standard, compatibility with platforms and repository
Students’ profile: accessibility dynamics and diversified participation possibilities
How to change the role of the teacher
Traditional roles and “virtual roles“
The role and tools of the online tutor
The functions of Administrators
Differing privileges in the reading and writing of data
Learning communities in language environments
Teaching methodologies for language learning at distance
Formative needs and learning strategies
Formative project and teaching
The virtual class: Tools and Resources
Teaching in a virtual class
Methodologies and testing tools
Certification of e-learning skills (criterions and standard)
Course Length50 hours

Course 3
Title of courseDevelopment of e-Learning Materials for Language Learning: Methodologies and Techniques
DescriptionThe Course faces the important theme of the contents development for the distance formation on the Net. In the e-Learning the contents represents one of the most important tools of teaching-learning; in some cases (for instance in the Stand-Alone e-Learning) it’s the only tool to communicate the teaching and to support the learning.
The Course is articulated in five Modules titled:
- Design and Planning of e-Learning Processes
- Design and planning of e-Learning Contents
- Content Production for e-Learning
- e-Authoring Techniques
Contents Designing an e-Learning Process: User’s Needs, Training Objectives and Methods
Planning an e-Learning Process: Training Modules and Training Units
Designing an e-Learning Process: Environments, Materials, Tools and Tests
Design models of a material
E-learning contents project: objectives, structure, multimedia content
e-Learning contents project: graphic interface
Possibility of customising educational contents
e-Author, e-Editor and e-Publisher
The structure of the Courses
A delivery environment of the e-Content
The Module
The Chapter
The Paragraph
Multimedia Contributions
In-depth Analyses (Deepings)
The Tests
Course Length29 hours

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