The Inter-Orthodox Center of the Church of Greece (DKEE) online courses using the moodle platform: presentation of a primary and secondary education teachers’ training good practice

Komninou, Ioanna and Antoniou, Konstantinos and Chouliara, Xanthie and Frentzou, Maria (2012) The Inter-Orthodox Center of the Church of Greece (DKEE) online courses using the moodle platform: presentation of a primary and secondary education teachers’ training good practice. In: 1st Moodle Research Conference (MRC2012), 13-15 September, 2012, Heraklion, Crete.

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Abstract

The Inter-Orthodox Centre of the Church of Greece (DKEE) under the auspices of the Pedagogical Institute took the initiative for a teacher training program of primary and secondary education teachers focused on new technologies and the latest educational theories. The training program follows the basic principles and methodological applications of elearning, has 3 stages of development and it is estimated than more than 3,000 teachers will be trained. The design of the training was based on previous surveys and studies on the Greek educators’ needs and the experience gained during the implementation of online courses in Greece and abroad. In these online courses the Moodle platform along with other technologies compatible with moodle were used so the environment could offer a number of different stimuli. The instructors acted as facilitators, in the context of learning theories related to adult education. This training program which supplemented other educational training programs of the Greek Ministry of Education has the following benefits: access to learning regardless of time and place limitations, individualized learning, updating the learning object, flexibility in shaping the work environment and the educators’ work. The evaluation showed that Greek teachers can work effectively in an online training environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online education, teacher training, technology, digital classroom, Moodle
Subjects: Educational technology > Case studies on the effectiveness of teaching methods
Divisions: Higher education, Universities, Vocational training, Colleges
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 03:50
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 03:50
URI: http://research.moodle.net/id/eprint/49

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