Integrating e-learning into my teaching

While the move to Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) during the Spring 2020 was a solution in this particular context, it is not a sustainable approach to online teaching and learning. Indeed, online learning implies a significant amount of work upstream of its implementation in order to achieve a learning scenario that takes into account not only the learning objectives, but also the people and structures involved, the tools available, the modes of learning and the different types of support and evaluation possible.

For example, integrating teaching and e-learning elements into a course or transforming an entire course, module or classroom programme into a distance or hybrid programme is not only a matter of uploading content on Moodle, recording one’s classes, transposing an existing class as it is on Zoom, or offering webinars. In fact, it is important to script and restructure the transmission of content in order to offer interactive activities online, in synchronous or asynchronous mode.

Similarly, conducting online assessments (both for coursework and exams) implies the scripting and restructuring of exercises, the tools available and the material conditions, which will best lead students to attain the course’s learning objectives.

 

Integrating e-Learning... with specific objectives