This study programme will enable you to learn the skills necessary to use ICT and digital tools in your everyday life as a teacher. It will teach you both how to understand the technology used today, as well as give you the opportunity to use technology as a relevant tool in your profession.
This course is primarily an online course with three mandatory workshops in each semester lasting from Friday until Sunday. All necessary information, lectures and work will be distributed online, and teachers will be available for tutoring online as well as in the workshops. It is possible to complete the course over two years. The course is taught in Norwegian.
On successful completion of the programme/course, the student should:
- Be aware of the possibilities technology has in school, and be able to use it in different forms such as digital exams or various e-learning recourses.
- Know how to navigate on the Internet, understanding the possibilities and dangers of the Internet as well as basic knowledge of computer viruses and other malware.
- Have basic knowledge about computers, operating systems (OS), digital communication and computer networks.
- Have basic knowledge concerning the use of pictures, sound and video production.
- Understand the laws and regulations concerning digital tools and technology.
- Be able to create and evaluate relevant e-learning recourses.
- Be able to master techniques for production and publication of webpages.
The students will have skills in:
- The use of sources and references
- Understanding the possibilities and challenges connected to the use of social media in education.
- Understanding how to best communicate on the Internet.
- Planning and completing digital projects.
- Writing reports and present projects.
Detailed study guides with learning tasks and activities, learner focused approach with tutor support, many-to-many communication, group work, negotiation of meaning in asynchronous threaded discussions, video lectures, peer tutoring and online quizzes. Group hand-ins in addition to individual hand-ins.
In the weekend workshops, focus will be on using tools, creating projects and working together collaboratively. Every semester the students must prepare and update individual education plans. Students are expected to take full responsibility for their own learning and personal progress in keeping with their individual education plans.
This course aims to increase the use of technology and digital tools in school. That means that the students will use relevant technology when completing this course. It is a requirement that all students at UiA have their own portable computer (`laptop¿) for use in teaching and examinations, see Examination Regulations, University of Agder, §12d.
Faculty of Engineering and Science