SOLET (Self-organised learning environment for Teachers) enhances teachers’ knowledge and competences in relation to using digital technologies to support pedagogical, communicative, creative and collaborative activities.
Activity 1 – Learning Design
The teaching method is based on problem-based activities where the participants are offered with cases and a number of activities to be developed step by step until completing the tasks by offering solutions. The participants are given the opportunity to interact with peers in an online forum to search for solutions and discuss the cases, but they will be also able to work at their own pace.
Activity 2 – Course Deployment
The learning environment offered by UOC is a portal for continuing training and professional development for teachers through advanced eLearning approaches. It follows the original UOC’s mission to promote technology enhanced learning experiences, throughout an inclusive and flexible approach.
Activity 3 – Flexible, Self and Peer-Assessment approach
Along the way, the participants are provided with a dashboard to self-regulate their own professional learning, comparing own performance in phases of development. Moreover, the participants are provided with a space for reflection and self-evaluation on their own critical literacies as part of a reflective approach to professional development.
Activity 4 – User Test
The MOOC is user-tested with the partner schools and published as an Open Educational Resource (OER). The specific dimensions of this experience are: effective knowledge and teaching competences connected to the critical digital literacy; ease of use/understanding;
enjoyment; intention of transfer to practice. The data collected are shared openly to illustrate to other teachers the type of learner experience enjoyed by prior colleagues.