FLEXIBLE LEARNING

Course Information
TitleΕΥΕΛΙΚΤΗ ΜΑΘΗΣΗ / FLEXIBLE LEARNING
CodeNET-07-02
FacultySciences
SchoolInformatics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDionysios Politis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID40002955

Programme of Study: Undergradute Studies - School of Informatics (2015-today)

Registered students: 38
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Information SystemsElective Courses745
Digital MediaElective Courses745
Communication, Networks And Systems ArchitectureElective Courses745
Information And Communication Technologies In EducationCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)745
General Common DirectionElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2015 – 2016
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600004937
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
It is recommended to have a prior knowledge of 'Human Computer Interaction' and 'Multimedia Systems'
Learning Outcomes
Flexible and mobile learning provides an opportunity for teachers and learners to deviate from the traditional learning environment-that of the classroom-and to approach learning in new environments subsidized with the aid of technology. The coordinates on which students focus on for acquiring specialized knowledge, are: • cost minimization • exploitation of the limited available time for acquiring information and knowledge • the need for the acquisition of new skills, but also the need for an upgrade of already certified skills, and finally • the development and shaping of modern educational technology.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course for "flexible learning" examines ways in which the Internet technology and the widespread use of mobile devices can reduce or even eliminate barriers to learning. The course familiarizes the student with the object gradually, commencing with the presentation of a general conceptual framework for flexible learning, progressing to "classical" topics of distance education and e-learning (and in particular distance learning), and concludes with particular issues on adaptive educational systems, and collaborative and virtual educational environments of the Internet. These subjects are: e-Learning & m-Learning. Distance learning services. Communication services and Internet collaboration (e-mail, newsgroups, interactive whiteboards, virtual classrooms, audio-and videoconferencing). Finally, it presents a series of brief but yet targeted learning objects focusing on modern development tools for (a) educational websites, (b) digital learning material, and (c) the use of mobile devices as "ubiquitous" active learning assistants.
Keywords
Distance Learning, User Interaction, Education Institutes, Mobile Devices
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • e-Test
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
The course uses extensively the MOODLE VLE (http://elearning.auth.gr). More specific it implements: -Electronic Tests -electronic submission of dues using Journal technology and Wikis -Collaborative Learning using the Forums of the VLE. This course implements a hybrid learning model in a 70% - 30% analogy. 70% of the material presented applying classic, ex cathedra teaching. The attendants are asked to present bibliographic cases (at least 2) and a programming project using rapid prototyping techniques. 30% of the teaching is offered by electronic means.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures240.8
Seminars30.1
Laboratory Work180.6
Reading Assigment180.6
Internship30.1
Interactive Teaching in Information Center30.1
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities30.1
Project521.7
Written assigments200.7
Exams30.1
e-Test40.1
Total1515.0
Student Assessment
Description
Students are perpetually evaluated as follows: Phase A: With Formative Evaluation methods during the first 12 weeks of the semester: Electronic tests, presentation of laboratory exercises and projects. (40% of the final grade) Phase B: With a concluding Summative Evaluation, during weeks 13-15, which includes a written examination and a public presentation of the final project. (60% of the final grade)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
  • E-Test (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ευέλικτη μάθηση με χρήση τεχνολογιών πληροφορίας και επικοινωνιών, των Στ. Δημητριάδη, Χ. Καραγιαννίδης, Αν. Πομπόρτση, Θρ. Τσιάτσου Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2007, 330 σελ. ISBN 978-960-418-142-1
Additional bibliography for study
Designing MLearning: Tapping into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance, Clark Quinn, John Wiley & Sons, 2011, Language: English ISBN-10: 0470604484
Last Update
10-06-2016