ICT-supported ways of new learning in Albanian vocational schools
The Skills 4 Jobs (S4J) program of Swisscontact aims to foster participative learning in vocational training in Albania. How can new media, such as Moodle and other open source software support new approaches to learning and teaching?
Damiano Nardone, 2018
Bachelor Thesis, Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik, HSW FHNW
Betreuende Dozierende: Urs Gröhbiel
Keywords: Moodle, Metronom, video tutorials, participative learning
Albanian vocational schools have been struggling with student engagement and overall participation. Therefore, the S4J introduced lecturer to new ways of learning and established Moodle, or Metronom as they call it, as an online learning platform. Many teachers lack the technical know-how to use the Metronom tools. The main goal of this thesis was to create a Moodle tutorial course, which has the purpose to teach the lecturers of Albanian vocational schools how to apply Moodle in their class to support participative learning.
An analysis of the Metronom tools and other opensource programs was conducted
and cross-referenced against the participative learning concepts to determine which ones ought to be considered for the Metronom tutorial course. 17 different Metronom tools and open source software were chosen to be implemented into the Metronom tutorial course. These videos explain the tool set up, evaluation, summary and application examples and are all structured in the same way. Finally, the Metronom course was tested by some S4J employees and according to their feedback some adjustments were made to the videos.
The client is now proud owner of its own Metronom tool video tutorial portfolio, which can be translated, used and expanded by other teachers. The structure behind the video is established, therefore new video tutorials are going to be produced faster and effortlessly fit in the portfolio. The video tutorial format seems to be an accepted way to transfer knowledge and learn new Metronom tools and how to use them. The next steps should include the translation and the further testing of the Metronom tutorial course and of course the expansion of the tutorial video portfolio to include all tools not just the ones supporting participative learning and teaching concepts.
Studiengang: Business Information Technology (Bachelor)
Fachbereich der Arbeit: Andere