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Date(s) - 15/09/2014 - 19/09/2014
All Day

RWTH Aachen


This training will teach the Professors to use the eLearning Management System as well as the Web2.0 tools installed in the eLearning Service Centers, to build new virtual courses to enhance the developed master programs.

“Web 2.0” coined in 2004, characterizes a transition from the former “Web 1.0” with only reading access to the user, with static pages only useful for gathering information but not to be used to also input information by the user. Nowadays not only IT-experts are able to create online content. Based on “Web 2.0” and the resulting easy-to-use tools even non IT-professionals are able to create digital interactive and attractive content and embed such content into a web based learning infrastructure.

It is not the aim of that course to finally transform every non digital learning object into a digital format, because that also does not make sense. For example one could hardly transform real life and nature into a digital form. But the digital courses could be used to enrich face-to-face-learning with online knowledge nuggets, tests, discussions, surveys and simulations to show and teach students and scholars things which they could hardly experience in real life, such as simulating how wind is transformed into energy by using offshore wind parks. Digital models also make it possible to learn by discovery and by trying, which could in real life easily lead to injuries, when for example a dam really breaks.

In the course we will give an introduction to the rich possibilities of technology enhanced learning, teaching and knowledge sharing and we will cover the following topics as detailed as possible:

Creating and setting up an Online Course including Web 2.0 content:

  • Core principles of computer based learning
  • Using and operating Moodle eLearning management system
  • Knowledge Sharing through online-discussions: Forums, Chats and Messaging
  • Assessing learners understanding: Self Assessments and quizzes
  • Using tools for collaborative learning
  • Using Camtasia to record online lectures, tutorials or knowledge nuggets
  • Using and integrating existing Online platforms and tools into eCourses
  • Using and integrating Videoconferences into eCourses


Creating and populating your online course on the GIEP-Online-Courses-Website

  • Setting up the Course announcement
  • Creating the Course description, based on a given Template
  • Connecting your LMS to your course announcement on the Website

Only academic members (junior course creators, junior web designers), who will be involved in the later online course development process of the GIEP-project are to be nominated for this training.