The Go-Lab Massive Open Online Course “Using online labs in the classroom: an introductory course for teachers” has been developed to assist science teachers and any people interested in science in incorporating the use of online labs and supportive inquiry learning apps into their teaching and learning activities. After completing this course, you will know how to find inquiry learning tools fitting your teaching and learning goals and how to create complete learning scenarios suitable for different subject domains and topics. In this course, you will learn how to plan your inquiry learning activities and how to implement your pedagogic scenarios in a digital learning environment. We will introduce you to the Go-Lab Portal, where you can find appropriate tools and create your own virtual learning spaces. Furthermore, several scenarios of using various online labs and tools are explained in this course.
The Go-Lab MOOC is offered online at the OpenCourseWorld platform (www.opencourseworld.de), so you can learn when and wherever you want. The content of the course will be available beyond the planned course duration of six weeks, so you will be able to take your time to work through the materials. In this course, you will find video lectures and demo videos, text tutorials and useful links, as well as practical exercises with online labs giving you the possibility to gain hands-on experience and directly apply gained knowledge in your teaching practice.
In order to participate in the course, you will need an account at the OpenCourseWorld platform (register here) and in the Go-Lab Portal (register here, if you don’t have one). The course will be offered several times a year and is free of charge.
The course has already been offered three times at the OpenCourseWorld platform. Due to high demand, the course has started again from September 19th - October 31st, 2016. You can find first information about the course on the course page, registration is open until Monday, 31.10.16! Be prepared and become a part of the Go-Lab experience!
Below you can find an overview of the course modules.