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

Date: 3 October, 2008
Location: University of Sussex
Event type: Workshop

Location map | Programme

students in class

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 to attend 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.
Lunch will be provided. We reserve the right to charge a £50.00 non-attendance fee.

Please note that places are limited for this event.

Provisional programme for 03 October 2008
Time Session
10.00 - 10.15 Welcome and introduction to the workshop
10.15 - 11.30 Looking at materials developed with the Learning Object Creator (LOC) authoring tool
Hands on activity: considering effective online learning material
11.30 - 11.45 Break
11.45 - 13.00 Using the LOC tool
Additional features of LOC
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Planning your learning material
Creating a learning activity using the LOC tool
15.30 - 15.45 Break
15.45 - 16.30 Saving and storing your learning material
Questions and feedback
Future use of the LOC tool