The LOC tool for teachers: authoring your own online learning materials

Date: 14 May, 2008
Location: Open Learning Centre, King's College London, Strand Campus, Room -1.071
Event type: Workshop

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This event is co-sponsored by LLAS and the Higher Education Academy/JISC Collaboration

This event will be of interest to teachers with an interest in but little experience of online materials development, and who are happy to share their materials with the sector.

The day will involve the introduction of a new tool called LOC (Learning Object Creator), for the creation of online learning material, which is designed to be easy to use and includes in-built pedagogical guidance for the creation of effective materials.

Participants will get a chance to use the tool in the creation of their own material, and then to share and peer-review their outputs. The event will mix hands-on activity with discussion and presentation. Participants can then take the tool away to start using in their own institutions, and will also have the opportunity to join our online community of developers.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn to use a unique, simple tool to create online learning materials
  • Consider and implement good practice in creating effective online learning materials
  • Share and peer-review outputs amongst the group
  • Join an online community of developers

Workshop fee

There is no charge for employees and postgraduate students of publicly funded UK educational institutions. The fee for employees and postgraduate students of private institutions/organisations and non-UK institutions is £40.00.

Lunch will be provided. Please note we reserve the right to charge a £50.00 non-attendance fee.

Provisional programme for 14 May 2008
Time Session
10.00 - 10.15 Registration
10.15 - 12.15

Julie Watson, Kate Borthwick and Alison Dickens (University of Southampton and LLAS subject centre)

  • The LOC tool and training pack
  • Sample Learning Objects (LOs)
  • Hands on: engaging with the pedagogy
  • Training in use of LOC tool
  • Questions and feedback
12.15 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 15.15

Planning, development and presentation of Learning Objects
Julie Watson, Kate Borthwick and Alison Dickens (University of Southampton and LLAS subject centre)

15.15 - 15.30 Tea
15.30 - 16.15 Discussion and feedback: use of LOC and other resources to support e-learning (session sponsored by Academy/JISC collaboration)
Sharon Waller (Higher Education Academy)