Demonstrate knowledge of major learning theories and their applications to the analysis, implementation and assessment of online education programs and systems.
Demonstrate abilities to analyze the needs of learners and their implications in educational and training issues.
Demonstrate abilities to select plan and implement the most suitable and innovative pedagogical strategies, bearing in mind the context of learning, the learner(s) profiles and the pieces of knowledge to be learnt, contextualized or created from scratch.
Demonstrate abilities to identify and define goals and objectives for a specific area of study and apply the principles of instructional design to the design of relevant learning materials adapted to this area of study.
Demonstrate abilities to match learning context and appropriate technology. Demonstrate abilities to critically analyze the potentialities of learning technologies and to apply these abilities to the enhancement of design and delivery of contents, ensuring reflexive and collaborative learning.
Demonstrate abilities to critically evaluate the impact of these different assessment techniques on the learning process, to apply competency-based assessment techniques and to effectively measure learning outcomes.
Demonstrate abilities to establish formative and summative evaluation plans, to design valid and reliable student learning assessment instruments and to administer both formative and summative assessment activities in a course.
Demonstrate theoretical and hands-on knowledge of the role of the e-tutor, e-moderator and e-mentor.
Demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities needed to conduct an online tutoring session providing effective online support to learners, either individuals or in groups.
Demonstrate capacity to apply IPR concepts, policies and approaches in line with international standards and evolving policies to the deployment of educational contents.
Demonstrate abilities to critically analyze and apply ethical principles suitable to online course development, such as varying interpretations of ‘open educational resources’, ‘non- commercial’, and the use of ‘no derivative’ materials as open educational resources.
Demonstrate capacity to synthesize and apply qualitative and quantitative research methodologies for online education, such as theory-driven designs, theory-building research or design-based research.
Demonstrate capacity to discriminate between different research approaches and link research problem, theory and design.
Be able: to identify research topics, formulate goals and precise research questions and their answers; to conduct basic qualitative and quantitative data analysis; to create drafts for research plans, including work packages and a timeline to conduct a literature review, to present bibliographies and to make citations.