WEB DESIGN FOR BEGINNERS

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Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff as well as students and all those who want to learn how they can create a simple and functional free website. The course will focus on technical and functional aspects of setting up a free website with drag and drop technology and on theoretical aspects of the contents and properties an educational project website should encompass such as blog, calendar, resources, media and contacts. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency and should be able to use internet search engines, email, word and power point. There is no need to have any knowledge of coding or website design because these will not be addressed in this course at all.

Methodology

Methodology is based on theoretical input, presentations of examples of good practice as well as demonstrations and experience comparisons and in the most part practical work on website setup. Participants will have the opportunity to set up a free website and interlink several pages of a website which will include calendar, blog content, resources (such as photos, videos, presentations), feedback and contact forms, and maps. This will enable them to set up functional and free websites for their educational school projects. Another focus will be on engagement on visitors with the website and we will present examples and do practical work on setting up a website.

Outcomes
  • Improving the participants’ digital competences, in particular the ability to set up a free website, create online forms, create, publish and share content.

  • Improving digital skills in work with text, photography and video.

  • Boosting participants’ confidence in use of technology.

  • Enhancing professional skills through mastering tools for virtual communication and collaboration.

  • Developing communication, collaboration, presentation, problem solving, negotiation, critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Providing and exercising creative ideas and practical resources for successful educational project website setup.

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of school project work and use of ICT in education from different organizations in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Developing the online collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people using ICT in education in different contexts.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be presented on the first day of the course to facilitate networking opportunities. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.
5 days programme (25 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Overview of the web design platforms and examples of good practice

  • Setting up the pages of the website (blog, contacts, resources, calendar)

  • Adding and adjusting content (photos, presentations, videos)

  • Online tools for collaboration in educational and ICT based projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Teambuilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

10 days programme (50 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday + Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Overview of the web design platforms and examples of good practice
  • Setting up the pages of the website (blog, contacts, resources, calendar)

  • Adding and adjusting content (photos, presentations, videos)

  • Creating and embedding feedback forms

  • Recording and publishing screen-casting tutorials and explainer videos

  • Advanced content management tools

  • Publishing and sharing, legal framework of video production, publishing and    sharing

  • Online tools for collaboration in educational and ICT based projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Teambuilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request.

COURSE FEE

The course fee is 80 € per day. It includes tuition and materials, cultural and social programme, support in preparation and all the administrative work. There are no additional costs or hidden fees. After registration, you will receive a pro-forma invoice which you will have to pay by bank transaction. You will receive the invoice after you attend the course.

SUBSISTENCE

The course fee doesn't include accommodation and meals and participants are responsible to organize them on their own. In some locations we might be able to recommend or organize subsistence for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us to inquire about any specific location.

REGISTRATION

You can submit a non-biding registration and we will reserve a place for you until you are ready to confirm your participation. cancellations are free until you pay the course fee.