Case study on Learning-Oriented Assessment

Hello all ­čÖé

I wrote an article about an online course I organised and tutored about two years ago. It is recently published on MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (http://jolt.merlot.org/vol8no1/konstantinidis_0312.htm). The article presents a case study of a short online course for teachers’ professional development in Greece. The main pedagogical approach was based on Learning-Oriented Assessment, and for that reason it may be interesting for students here, particularly those following the “Online Assessment” course.

Once again, I want to thank my fellow student James (Lamb) for his feedback and help, and the elearning tutor team for being an inspiration to my work ­čÖé

Directory of conferences

I guess that http://lanyrd.com/ may be of interest to some of you. Basically, Lanyrd is a directory of conferences, events and speakers. Hence, you can find valuable information there. However, the site promotes itself as a “social conference directory”, since it depends on the internet community┬áto update information about conferences. Users can┬ásign in with Twitter to submit new conferences/events or add talks that they have given.

Teachers’ training needs report

The past 8 months I was working for the Hellenic National Support Service (NSS) of the eTwinning action. eTwinning is a European programme that promotes school collaboration through the use of Information & Communication Technologies.

The Hellenic NSS organizes and runs online courses for Greek teachers. While the national online training courses were active and in order to better meet the needs of Greek teachers, the Hellenic NSS decided to run a research regarding teachers’ further training needs. I attach a link to the results of this research as they might be of importance for some of you : )

http://www.etwinning.gr/files/1295017653teachers%20training%20needs%20report.pdf