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Expert in Innovative Digital Instruction (Título Propio)

Overview

This is an Expert, postgraduate course in response to the growing demand of many teachers due to the increasing importance of digital and remote learning. This course is designed to help teachers develop their instructional technology (IT) competencies and skills. IT skill development will provide teachers and educators with the necessary tools to work successfully in digital learning settings.

The IT postgraduate program is based on best practices of remote and digital learning. Participants will learn about the importance of digital learning characteristics and will be presented with scenarios to gain practical, hands-on experience with the IT tools provided.

Throughout the postgraduate program, the educator will have the opportunity to form a support network to share experiences, resources, ideas, and much more with other teachers. This gives educators in online learning the opportunity to cope with the obstacles of designing and implementing remote learning styles. Therefore, this program will help participants successfully strengthen their instructional skills using stress-free and safe strategies in online learning settings.

Targeted to

The program focuses on teaching best practices for teachers of online education of any subject matter, instructional specialists, and other educators. It was designed for instructional delivery in digital settings and remote learning with diverse modalities across all subject matter and academic levels.

Objetives

General objectives of the course:

  • To build an effective and affective learning and teaching experience, working in a real and meaningful way that gives the teacher, or future teacher, an active and interactive role throughout the course. LEARNING THROUGH EXPERIENCE entails teaching in virtual environments.
  • To promote technological innovation in educational institutions from qualified teachers introducing changes in the teaching-learning processes.
  • To promote the use of open educational resources.
  • To discover the advantages of the e-learning model and understand what ICT can provide in the classroom and how to use it without stress.
  • To develop the key competencies of teachers in the context of digital teaching-learning and know how to safely operate at different educational levels including primary, secondary, and higher education.
  • To promote collaborative and cooperative work with active methodologies and digital environments, creating associative networks and developing students’ social and emotional skills.
  • To promote autonomous learning and self-assessment.
  • To be aware of the importance of transforming the learning and teaching process by incorporating active methodologies.
  • To understand that school, in a digital society, must use and adapt informal learning to bring it closer to the students.
  • To personalize the educational process through the creation and development of your own Personal Learning Environment (PLE).
  • To promote equal opportunities in access to education through the Universal Design of Learning, DUA, in English (UDL).

Specific objectives of this postgraduate course:

  • To learn to design project-based class schedules including active methodologies, digital content, and open educational resources (OER).
  • To integrate content on awareness, risks, and norms into class programs for responsible behavior in online environments, as well as intellectual property and copyright rules, when digital content is used, combined or created.
  • To use flexible and motivating teaching strategies facilitated by ICT, taking into account the diversity, creativity, and interests of students.
  • To analyze the advantages of the use of ICT in the classroom.
  • To acquire strategies to cope with the affective/emotional repercussions that can be generated by this type of teaching environment for both the teacher and the student.
  • To acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for the use of technological materials and resources to carry them effectively and efficiently into the classroom.
In association with

This is an Expert, postgraduate course in response to the growing demand of many teachers due to the increasing importance of digital and remote learning. This course is designed to help teachers develop their instructional technology (IT) competencies and skills. IT skill development will provide teachers and educators with the necessary tools to work successfully in digital learning settings.

The IT postgraduate program is based on best practices of remote and digital learning. Participants will learn about the importance of digital learning characteristics and will be presented with scenarios to gain practical, hands-on experience with the IT tools provided.

Throughout the postgraduate program, the educator will have the opportunity to form a support network to share experiences, resources, ideas, and much more with other teachers. This gives educators in online learning the opportunity to cope with the obstacles of designing and implementing remote learning styles. Therefore, this program will help participants successfully strengthen their instructional skills using stress-free and safe strategies in online learning settings.

Targeted to

The program focuses on teaching best practices for teachers of online education of any subject matter, instructional specialists, and other educators. It was designed for instructional delivery in digital settings and remote learning with diverse modalities across all subject matter and academic levels.

Objetives

General objectives of the course:

  • To build an effective and affective learning and teaching experience, working in a real and meaningful way that gives the teacher, or future teacher, an active and interactive role throughout the course. LEARNING THROUGH EXPERIENCE entails teaching in virtual environments.
  • To promote technological innovation in educational institutions from qualified teachers introducing changes in the teaching-learning processes.
  • To promote the use of open educational resources.
  • To discover the advantages of the e-learning model and understand what ICT can provide in the classroom and how to use it without stress.
  • To develop the key competencies of teachers in the context of digital teaching-learning and know how to safely operate at different educational levels including primary, secondary, and higher education.
  • To promote collaborative and cooperative work with active methodologies and digital environments, creating associative networks and developing students’ social and emotional skills.
  • To promote autonomous learning and self-assessment.
  • To be aware of the importance of transforming the learning and teaching process by incorporating active methodologies.
  • To understand that school, in a digital society, must use and adapt informal learning to bring it closer to the students.
  • To personalize the educational process through the creation and development of your own Personal Learning Environment (PLE).
  • To promote equal opportunities in access to education through the Universal Design of Learning, DUA, in English (UDL).

Specific objectives of this postgraduate course:

  • To learn to design project-based class schedules including active methodologies, digital content, and open educational resources (OER).
  • To integrate content on awareness, risks, and norms into class programs for responsible behavior in online environments, as well as intellectual property and copyright rules, when digital content is used, combined or created.
  • To use flexible and motivating teaching strategies facilitated by ICT, taking into account the diversity, creativity, and interests of students.
  • To analyze the advantages of the use of ICT in the classroom.
  • To acquire strategies to cope with the affective/emotional repercussions that can be generated by this type of teaching environment for both the teacher and the student.
  • To acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for the use of technological materials and resources to carry them effectively and efficiently into the classroom.
  • Program

    Program

    Description of the Syllabus

    Course 1: Introduction to e-learning teaching scenarios

    • Digital dimensions in ICT training for teachers.
    • New educational scenarios (CBT systems; e-learning systems).
    • Differences between CMS, LMS, LCMS, and EVA ( E-learning).
    • Learning Platforms. How to set up and manage courses.
    • Use of mobile devices in teaching. Mobile-learning as a methodological democratic tool.

    Course 2: Teaching methodology in virtual learning environments (VLE)

    • Different methodologies to bring to the virtual classroom (PBL, etc.).
    • Differences in virtual teaching by educational levels.
    • Development of CLIL/"AICLE" methodology in virtual contexts.
    • Gamification. Creation of learning strategies.

    Course 3: Instructional Design Models for class planning

    • Universal Learning Design (DUA).
    • The Inverted Class.

    Course 4: Management and handling of the virtual classroom versus face-to-face.

    • Characteristics of the technological classroom.
    • How to make effective video-tutorials.
    • Teacher-student communication techniques and strategies (emails, chats, forums, tutorials, etc.).
    • Use of language and interactive techniques.
    • Role of the teacher before, during, and after the virtual class.
    • Development of cooperative and collaborative learning.

    Course 5: Teacher and student in distance learning contexts

    • Coaching for teachers of the digital age.
    • Leadership strategies in virtual environments.
    • RULER approach.
    • Treatment of emotion and the affective and effective dimension in virtual spaces: emotional technology.
    • Identity and role of the student in distance learning.
    • Techniques for conflict resolution in the virtual classroom.

    Course 6: Didactics of the teaching and learning process of content in remote learning settings

    • TPACK: basis of effective teaching with technology.
    • Educational strategies for the presentation and practice of content.
    • Augmented reality and virtual reality for the creation and practice of content.
    • Effective use of communication skills in online classes.
    • Teaching aspects for different types of students (age, course, center, studies, etc.).

    Course 7: Technological tools and resources for teachers and students

    • Educational social networks and how to use them effectively.
    • Tool storage, exchange, distribution, and sharing.
    • Google Tools for working files in real-time.
    • Digital instruments for producing materials.

    Course 8: The evaluation process in distance education

    • Virtual educational e-portfolios as a teaching tool.
    • How to prepare rubrics for evaluation.
    • Tools for evaluating students in the virtual classroom.

    Course 9: Class planning in virtual environments

    • Planning elements when structuring a virtual class.
    • Adaptation of lesson plans to virtual platforms.
    • From planning to execution.

    Course 10: Models of case studies. Towards the transformation of teaching practice

    Teachers

    • LISA SCOLA B.A. degree in K-12 Spanish Education from Illinois State University. M.A. in Teaching Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture. Her research spand the development of communicative skills through the use of mobile learning applications in the foreign language classroom.
    • FRANCISCO USERO GONZÁLEZ: Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction. University of Houston (Houston, TX) Research assistantship (Bilingual Education Programs). Houston ISD, Houston, TX.
    • MIGUEL MARTÍNEZ-BALDERAS: Dual Language Teacher -Coordinator – Technology Representative. Houston ISD, Houston, TX.
    • ARNOLDO GONZÁLEZ: Language Teacher. M.A.Bilingual Education-Hispanic Language and Culture Teaching Instruction. Language Teacher. Department technology representative. (Neuqua Valley High School, Illinois, EEUU).
  • Methodology and materials

    Teaching materials

    The course material will be entirely online and interactive and will be posted on the platform where it can be downloaded. The material is specially designed for each course in the program. There is a correlation between the materials for each module, thereby promoting a network of knowledge while fostering a well-structured and progressive learning process.

    Teaching system and study methodology

    The course uses an online methodology based on the acquisition of technological and digital competencies for teachers via the Online University of Madrid (UDIMA). Information and communication technologies are actively used to provide a personalized education offering all of the necessary digital skills for professional development.

    This Expert is taught by teachers specialized in the subject and teaching strategies associated with information and communication technologies.

    Sistema de evaluación

    The UDIMA evaluation system is continuous and is based on the completion of various coursework.

    • Learning activities: assessment tests based on collective knowledge.
    • Online assessment tests at the end of each module.
    • Ongoing assessment activities: scenarios and case studies.

    During the course, the students will create their own Digital Teaching Portfolio.

    Within each course, the methodology applied in class will be based on:

    • Theoretical study of the subject based on case studies.
    • Completion of group and individual tasks.
    • Study of real cases and simulations.
    • Virtual classes taught by the course teachers.
    • Articles and complementary links on the study topic.
    • A final assessment.

    In addition, the course will offer:

    • Educational mentoring from day one to guide the student throughout their learning process via email, mobile app, or video-conferencing.
    • Free exclusive access for students to a creative space with virtual talks, workshops, technological tools, virtual cafes with experts, webinars, great practical ideas for the classroom, interviews, specialized conferences, examples of best practices, and more to delve into the content and develop the strategies and skills needed for virtual environments.
    • Class observations delivered virtually.
    • Virtual meetings between teachers to exchange experiences and ideas.
    • Networking with other teachers involved in online teaching.
    • Students' participation and involvement will be sought at all times so that learning is active, use-oriented, and progressive.

    To achieve this active learning in the course:

    • The appropriate techniques and resources will be used to put the content learned into practice while promoting responsibility and autonomous, cooperative work.
    • Virtual classes will be taught by expert teachers in each of the modules, as well as lectures to reinforce and/or expand upon specific content.
    • Teachers will be interviewed to learn about their real experiences, difficulties, and solutions.
    • We will reflect on relevant methodological aspects of technological innovations in spaces that foster debate and the professional enrichment of the teacher.
  • Fees and Calendar

    Duration, enrollment periods and start dates

    First edition: September 15th - March 15th.
    Second edition: January 18th - July 15th.
    Duration: 6 months (2 editions per year)
    Language: English
    For registration, requirements, deadlines, and additional information contact Exdintra.

    Fees and payment methods

    Price: 1920 Euros (80 Euros per credit) 24 ECTS.

    For the payment method, you can fill out the information request form or contact Exdintra directly.