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ECEL Pre-Conference Workshops

Three Pre Conference Workshops: 25th October 2017

10:00 - 12:30 — Content Analysis Using webQDA Software

Presented by António Pedro Costa, Aveiro University, Portugal and
Jaime Ribeiro, Leiria Polytechnic Institute, Portugal

It is not uncommon for researchers to be confronted with what they think is an arduous task, particularly with regard to the processing of textual data - often marked by slow non-specific software. The tools to streamline the data analysis process derived from a qualitative approach, are often not known by researchers, or are considered expensive and/or difficult to learn.

Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) offers tools that can assist with qualitative research with operations including transcription analysis, coding and text interpretation, content analysis, discourse analysis and others.

The aim of the workshop is to provide objective and dynamic knowledge on qualitative research data analysis techniques supported by dedicated QDAS. It will be carried-out through a “hands on” approach with a brief theoretical presentation followed by practical exercises analysis including: data organization, categorization/coding, analysis and interpretation.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course, the participant will:

  • Know the tools available in the market
  • have experienced a low-cost software solution (such as webQDA –www.webqda.net)
  • understand how this software enables effective collaboration among researchers involved in joint projects.

PLEASE NOTE: PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED TO BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO USE AT THIS WORKSHOP

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14:00 - 16:30 — Training the Social Learning Trainer    

Presented by Vitor Santos, NOVA IMS, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

New media and social network sites (SNSs) currently play an important role in our society and in our daily practices. This affects the way we learn together, as explored in research spanning several areas. With respect to higher education, Facebook has an increasingly prominent position and is more widely applied as an instructional tool in the college classroom than most SNSs.

From the perspective of teaching and learning, Web 2.0 is seen as the enabler of a vision in which the student can find information potentially contradicting knowledge acquired through the traditional formal learning process. This new reality, in which the roles of the teacher and the student (or the roles of who teaches and who learns) become fuzzy, difficult to distinguish clearly, and also brings the need for new ways to understand, describe, and explain the learning process and the ways in which it develops.

Social Learning (s-Learning) can be considered as a learning process whereby the Internet represents a space for participation, sharing, and collaboration, with new opportunities to create, share content, and interact with others to build more open and flexible knowledge, where students build and rebuild their own path.

The aim of the workshop is to provide objective knowledge about Social Learning exemplified by a concrete format for its implementation. It will be carried-out through a “hands on” approach with a brief theoretical presentation followed by the planning and organization of an s-learning course and by the simulation of the participation and management of an s-learning course using Facebook.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Effectively develop the contents of the different thematic areas and a training program for s-learning format;
  • Prepare training sessions according to the characteristics of s-learning;
  • Conduct training sessions in s-learning;
  • Evaluate learning outcomes by planning and producing assessment tools

PLEASE NOTE: PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED TO BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO USE AT THIS WORKSHOP

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14:00 - 16:00 — Using the online app Socrative

Presented by Angelo Jesus, Polytechnic Institute Oporto, Portugal

Socrative is a free online app to assess students' knowledge and level of student understanding of a subject by playing a game. Using True/False questions, multiple choice and short answers, students and teachers can benefit from instant feedback as well as visualization of performance data for a class or for individual students.

In this workshop, participants will first participate in a quiz, and the Socrative features will be explained. Each participant will then create their own quiz according to their subject area. To understand how Socrative can be used for collaborative learning, participants will be organized into teams to make “the space race”. The workshop will be extensively hands-on with participants experiencing Socrative from both the student and teachers point of view.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:

  • understand how to use Socrative to interact between teachers and student, students and content, and between students;
  • understand how the app can be used to enhance collaborative work and enhance student motivation to answer questions;
  • integrate mobile learning in the classroom.

PLEASE NOTE: PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED TO BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET TO USE AT THIS WORKSHOP

Workshop Application details:
The workshops will be held on 25th October 2017 at Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISCAP), Portugal.
The attendance fee for each workshop is £30 for those attending ECEL and £60 for those not attending the conference.
For more information about this workshop and to book a place please contact: annette@academic-conferences.org