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

Date: 13 October, 2010
Location: Room: H104 in Hirwaun building, registration in H213 of the same building, Treforest Campus, University of Glamorgan
Event type: Workshop (half day)

Location map

Event times: 12 - 4.30pm

This blended-delivery workshop 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 workshop will involve the introduction of the new online version of the LOC (Learning Object Creator), an authoring tool 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 discover the pedagogical background to the tool and begin to plan their own activity through a series of pre-workshop tasks; and then at the face-to-face workshop will use the tool in the creation of their own material, ending the day by sharing and peer-reviewing their outputs. The workshop will mix hands-on activity with discussion and presentation. A post-workshop task involves the creation of some learning material and the submission of it to the Subject Centre. Participants can then have unlimited access to the tool, to start using it in their own institutions, and will also have the opportunity to join our online community of developers.

Please note: Attendees will be required to do some pre-workshop activities before the workshop, and these can be found on the LOC tool website.

These activities consist of some preliminary online work and some thinking time in the planning of an activity. (est. 2-3 hours’ work). Completion of the pre-workshop tasks is compulsory for attendance at the workshop.

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


  • There is a charge of £50 for employees and postgraduate students of publicly funded UK educational institutions and other institutions with a subscription to the Higher Education Academy to attend this event.
  • There is a charge of £75 for employees and postgraduate students of private institutions/organisations and non-UK institutions to attend this event.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to retain the fee of £50 if you do not notify us by Friday 8 October 2010 that you are unable to attend.
  • Full details of our charging policy are available.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Parking is very limited due to construction work in the area. Please give advance notice if you need a parking space.

Travel bursary

Travel bursaries are not available for this event.