Sign up to the free Technology Outdoors online course
Welcome to our Technology Outdoors MOOC, which starts on 1st May 2017. This is a free, interactive and participatory online course on how to make effective use of technologies to extend teaching and learning beyond the classroom walls. Our course is aimed at primary and lower secondary teachers, however anyone with an interest in the field is very welcome.
Please click on the toggle button below to open the form and register your interest. After your message has been sent, this page will refresh to show a confirmation message.
Technology Outdoors is a flexible online course that you can join in with at a pace and depth that suits you. We will suggest activities and ideas, and encourage you to try them within your teaching. We would like you to leave each week with something new to try out in practice and we will encourage you to share your experiences and swap ideas on our weekly themes within our Google+ community.
There will be a new theme and suggested activities each week:
Technology Outdoors weekly overview:
Week 1 – 1stth May – Creating Trails
Week 2 – 8th May – Art in the Environment
Week 3 – 15th May – Wild Writing
Week 4 – 22nd May – Science Outdoors
We will begin each week by sharing resources and case studies from the Digital Learning Across Boundaries (DLaB) project run by a partnership of universities, schools and cultural institutions in Norway, England, Belgium and Denmark. We will suggest some activities that help you plan to put ideas into practice with your own learners.
One of the most exciting aspects of the course is the chance to share and reflect upon these co-created resources with our community of fellow practitioners. Real life examples, photos, videos and comments within the community will give the course a truly practical focus. The community will also give you a chance to make some international connections and set up some collaborations of your own.
You can also follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #DLABErasmus to see what others are posting.
The idea is to take a few risks, try some new things, share our developing practice in teaching with technology outdoors and learn together as we go.
We hope that our course will inspire you to explore strategies to integrate technology into learning beyond the classroom by offering guidance on
- how to use technologies to devise authentic and meaningful outdoor learning activities
- how to embed technology use in genuine curriculum contexts
- how to use technologies to enhance learners’ exploration of the physical world
Register your interest and we will send you an invite to join our ongoing community and keep you updated about the course.