ECEL Pre-Conference Workshops

2 Pre-Conference Workshops: 31st October 2018

10:00 - 12:30 —The Role of Online Tutorials in a Flipped Classroom Approach to Learning

Presented by Iain Lambie & Robert Law, Glasgow Caledonian University and the Open University, UK

ECEL 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop - The Role of Online Tutorials in a Flipped Classroom Approach to Learning

The workshop will explore what the flipped classroom has to offer for a distance learning student and we will discuss the role of the student in this style of learning. We will then look at the practical activities that can be delivered when providing online tutorials with Adobe Connect. The workshop will focus on the practical activities which are involved in moving tutorials from the face to face world into the online world. People attending the Workshop should bring along an example of a Face to face learning activity such as a Tutorial which they would like to move into the online world. The workshop activities would then concentrate on investigating how to utilise an online tool such as Adobe Connect to facilitate this. At the end of the workshop the attendee would hopefully have an outline of an online activity for use in their teaching.

Workshop outcomes

  • Understand the need to reappraise the manner in which material is produced for online activities.
  • Be aware of the need to think through the interactions between Tutor and Student/Student and Student.
  • Gain a basic understanding of Adobe Connect software and how to use it for online tutorials
  • Produce a basic/simple online activity within their subject area.

Who is this workshop aimed at?

Anyone with a need to run online activities for students studying at a distance.

You will also need to have a subscription to adobe connect. You can start a free trial of the software for use at the workshop. You can do this just before the date.



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

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

ECEL 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop -Training the Social Learning Trainer 

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 this workshop is to provide objective knowledge about Social Learning and to examine a format for its implementation. It will be a “hands on session” with a brief theoretical presentation followed by the planning and organization of an s-learning course and the simulation of the participation and management a 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
Workshop Application details:

The workshop will be held at University of Western Attica, Egaleo, Athens
The attendance fee is £30 for those attending ECEL and £60 for those not attending the conference.
To register for the workshop, click here
See more about ECEL 2018 here