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They are in regular contact with ZLE and kiz and coordinate the online teaching offers.
There are many ways of teaching online. The central question is with which online methods and tools you can best achieve your teaching goals. To help you plan your online course in a good and goal-oriented way, we have compiled some tips for you here.
In this section we provide you with tips and tools on how to implement your seminar online.
ATTENTION: Always keep an eye on the workload of your students and do not give too many materials and tasks to work on.
The goal of seminars is usually to deepen the content and to actively deal with theories and concepts alone or in collaboration. In order to give an introduction to central contents, the lecturer often gives impulse lectures in seminars. In many seminars, students also have the task of dealing with selected content in greater depth and preparing it in such a way that they can pass on the knowledge they have acquired to their fellow students in the form of seminar presentations.
Provide links to literature, videos etc. in Moodle (here you will find sources for suitable materials) or upload your own material (scripts, slides, instructional videos) in your course. Your students can then familiarize themselves with the topics.
Upload scripts, slides (e.g. PDF of the notes view with explanations) or similar materials for self-study in Moodle.
Make your own lecture recordings and teaching videos available to students (get tips for Windows, Mac and iPad). Shorter videos focusing on specific topics/aspects and, if necessary, several short videos on individual aspects are more didactically useful than long lecture recordings.
For example, these methods are recommended for this:
For example, these methods are recommended for this:
Students create short instructional videos or lecture recordings on specific topics themselves. For this purpose, you should provide basic conditions (e.g. length, presentation type) which students can use as orientation.
Seminars with their generally manageable group sizes offer very good opportunities to develop and deepen knowledge and content in a collaborative and cooperative manner. The cooperation of the participants activates all students to deep learning processes. At the same time, important skills for professional life, such as the ability to work in a team, communication and self- and team management skills are trained.
These methods are available as an alternative for your online seminar, for example:
In the discussion forum, students can solve and answer concrete knowledge questions and tasks that you as a teacher pose together; on the other hand, students have the opportunity to ask their own questions for discussion.
Let your students work together on a wiki in Moodle. Assign responsibilities for topics or subject areas to individual students or small groups. The requirement that a minimum number of links to further contributions in the wiki must be set helps your students to link the contents with each other and ensures that the contributions of other students are read. In addition, you can regularly discuss the latest contributions to the Wiki in the forum.
Tasks in Moodle can also be set up as group submissions. Ask your students questions and tasks for which a common solution should be worked out. To provide space for collaboration, you can provide discussion forums, for example. If necessary, set them up so that only group members can follow the discussion. You can also upload files in discussion groups, which can then be discussed and commented on.
As proof of performance in seminars, term papers or seminar papers are often requested. These can also be easily realized via Moodle:
With the task Moodle activity you can set a deadline for the submission of your work. Submissions can consist of one or more files and/or comments in a text field. Submitted work can be corrected in Moodle and feedback can be added, and even annotations can be added directly to PDF submissions.
The Moodle activity Mutual Assessment allows your students to rate each other's work. It is a good idea to practice the mutual assessment with examples in advance. You should also provide evaluation criteria that students can use as a guide. The advantage of mutual assessment is that it stimulates the in-depth processing of course content, so assessment is also a learning activity. This also ensures that all students receive feedback.
In student folders students can upload documents. After you have checked these documents, you can share them with all students. This also creates a learning resource for all students. For example, how about asking all students to write chapters for a common textbook on the seminar topic instead of classical seminar papers? Perhaps you could even agree to publish the jointly written textbook as an OER on ZOERR.
The organisation of learning and especially time and self-management is a challenge for students in online teaching. You can significantly support your students in structuring their learning time sensibly and using the materials in a goal-oriented manner by communicating the general conditions and organizational information very clearly and transparently.
In addition, when planning and implementing your online teaching concepts, you will also benefit from the formulation of your teaching goals, your requirements for self-study, the recommended, sensible sequence of individual materials and activities and your ideas about how long self-study with individual materials or the involvement with various activities should take.
Use the existing structural elements of your Moodle course to organize your content and activities, e.g:
Structure your Moodle course according to the main topics you will cover in the seminar (topic format) or according to the time available for a content unit (time segment format).
Descriptions provide the students with instructions on how to handle the materials provided.
Text fields help to structure the individual sections in the Moodle course and thus support the students with a focused way of working. Use the text fields e.g. to insert headings or to give additional editing hints or also to communicate your teaching goals, which you have for the individual sections, transparently.
Via the announcement forum which is already pre-set in your Moodle course, you can reach all students in your course by email, your messages will also be logged there.
In this course you will learn the basic settings of Moodle and get tips for creating your Moodle course.
In this course we have collected activities, content and tips for using Moodle in typical teaching formats.
In this course you will find information about the services offered by the Competence Centre eEducation in Medicine.
On the e-learning portal of the University of Ulm you will find many instructions on Moodle and other topics of online teaching (e.g. legal issues).
On the official Moodle documentation you will find detailed descriptions of all the features and activities of Moodle.
For technical problems and questions please contact the Help Desk.
For didactic and organisational questions please contact the team of the ZLE.