MODULO 6

Module 6 Introduction: The use of ICT in older adult education

 

Description
Considering the era of digitalization we are living in and the Covid-19 pandemic that sped up the digitization of all the spheres (work, education, medicine, finance), the development of ICT skills in older adults in order to enable them to actively participate in society is a growing need in the educational sector.

This module presents some resources, in particular online platforms, activities, and tools that can be used by adult educators to plan and organize the training content, keeping in mind different backgrounds, learning needs, levels, etc. of their learners. 

The tools are divided into the following subgroups:

  • tools for planning and coordinating training; organizing a classroom
  • designing, developing, and delivering of training content
  • evaluation and assessment tools

 

Learning Outcomes:
The participants will be able to 

  • set up learning sessions, activities and interactions in a digital environment
  • use ICT tools to support the delivery of training course
  • structure training courses with the implementation of ICT that would altogether reinforce the learning objectives
  • prepare, edit, change and improve digital content (text, tables, images, photos, audio records, digital tasks, games, interactive activities etc.)
  • use ICT tools for assessment of learners, monitoring of their progress and receiving feedback that would allow educators to assess and adapt their teaching strategies
  • use ICT for empowering learners actively engaging them in the use of these tools

 

Duration

3.5 hours * (60 min f2f + 80 min online + 70 min online). Duration time can be adapted to the class needs.

Tools for planning and coordinating a training; organizing a classroom 

 

Duration:

60 min

 

Learning Objectives:

The participants will know how to organize an online class, use specific digital tools for this purpose, and how to create and use a MOOC for their purposes.

 

Methodology:

This is face-to-face session, where the educator introduces the study group to the topic of the module. Most of the content is delivered through the actual examples of the tools that the educator displays on the screen using his/her own accounts for each tool. 

The learners also receive a hand-out as supporting material for the session. (See Content Materials: Handout 1)

 

Content (Type of activities list & small description):

  1. Introduction: video “Benefits of online learning” (See Content Materials: 1. Videos for the sessions)
  2. Presentation of tools and platforms:
    • Google Agenda
    • Google Calendar
    • Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams
    • Google Classroom
    • MOOC
  3. Self-assessment activity: quiz based on session contents (Activity 1)

Designing, developing, and delivering training content 

 

Duration: 

80 min

 

Learning Objectives:

The participants will understand the practical use of the previously presented material.

They will get to know the ICT tools that allow designing, elaboration and delivering of training content in adult education.

They will gain practical experience with some of the tools presented in the session.

 

Methodology:

It's an online session, organized through Google Meet and using a previously created Google Classroom with all the necessary materials and assignments uploaded to it. The invitation to join the Classroom is also previously sent to all the participants. This enables them to put into practice the knowledge acquired during the first session.

As in the rest of the module, the educator makes an illustrative demonstration of the tools studied during the session, using his/her own account for each of them.

 

Content (Type of activities list & small description):

  1. Icebreaker activity – introducing one of the tools- Mentimeter. (Activity 1)
  2. Presentation of some tools:
    • Mentimeter: short introductory video and demonstration of its basic features using the educator’s account (See Content Materials: 1. Videos for the sessions)
    • Canva: short intro video and demonstration of the basic features (See Content Materials: 1. Videos for the sessions)
    • Jamboard : presentation through participation in the Jamboard created by the educator
  3. Practical activity : Participants create a Canva account and create a short self-presentation using any template.
  4. Self-assessment activity: The educator invites the study group to do a short multiple-choice quiz based on the session and which is integrated on the TAG website. (Activity 2)

Evaluation and assessment tools 

 

Duration:

70 min

 

Learning Objectives:

To learn to use ICT tools for assessment of learners, monitoring of their progress and receiving feedback that would allow educators to assess and adapt their teaching strategies.

To be able to use ICT for empowering learners, actively engaging them into the use of these tools

To practice some of the tools presented during the session

 

Methodology:

Online session, using the same platform as the previous one – Google Meet and continuing to use the same Google Classroom. The methodology is the same as in the rest of the module - demonstration of the basic features and characteristics of the tools studied using educators´ own accounts. Besides, the participants will try all the tools presented by doing the quizzes prepared with the help of these tools.

As a supporting material the participants receive a hand-out with the list of the different ICT tools that can be helpful for their future class preparation ( See Content Materials: Handout 2).

 

Content (Type of activities list & small description):

  1. Introduction: completing a Google Form previously created by the educator and presentation of the basic features
  2. Presentation of some other tools:
    • Genially: First, the participants do a short quiz created by the educator on this platform, afterwards the educator demonstrates the basic features and possibilities this tool provides (See also Content Materials: 1. Videos for the sessions).
    • Kahoot & Quizizz: watching a short video presenting Kahoot, followed by a comparative demonstration of both tools by letting participants do a quiz at each platform (See also Content Materials: 1. Videos for the sessions).
  3. Practical activity: The learners create an account at one of the presented platforms and try to create a simple (1-question) quiz or game and share it with the rest of the group.
  4. Self-assessment activity: short session review quiz (Activity 1)