DIGI-FACE provides several generic modules for all associated project partners. They are facilitated by experienced staff at regular intervals of the year (to know which modules is run next, please consult our prospectus). Additionally, centres can run these generic modules independently at their own centres, either in their original or an adapted version. If you want to know more about how to run them at your centres, kindly have a look at our Rights of use.
Currently, DIGI-FACE offers eleven generic modules. All of them are usually facilitated in a hybrid format. This means that they combine self-directed learning with regular Zoom session. At request, we can also make some of them available in a fully self-paced format, i.e. without guidance of a facilitator and Zoom sessions. Seven generic modules are run over a course of six to eight weeks, and four modules are shorter with a duration of two to three weeks. We call these shorter modules mini modules.
Academic Written and Graphic Presentation
This module aims at providing you with the basics needed for presenting your academic work professionally. You will learn how to set up professional Word documents, presentations and posters. The pedagogical approach used include evidence-based practices of repetition, retrieval, reflection, and generative and interleaved practice, all of which are designed to make what you learn ‘stick’. By practicing and mastering the skills required in this course, you will be able to present your academic writing and prepare visual presentations without having to think too hard about how to set out your work professionally. This module is also available in French.
Exploring the Online Learning Environment
This course aims to introduce participants from the DIGI-FACE centres to the Online Classroom, also called the Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle is the LMS used to host the DIGIFACE learning site. It’s a very commonly used open-source platform used by many universities around the world. In this course you will learn how to use Moodle both as i) a student, and ii) a lecturer. It is vital to understand both these roles so that you can become a course designer or facilitator that develops the best possible learning experience for your students.Publishing Your Research
Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning
This course introduces a selection of key pedagogical principles that are appropriate for use in blended and online learning. Academics are guided in how these principles can be used to design online learning content that adheres to identified pedagogical principles. Selected Tools and Technology that can be used to create learning content that adheres to the chosen design and pedagogical principles are introduced for the Moodle LMS.
Achieving Research Coherence
This course helps students identify the expected goals of components of a formal research proposal to demonstrate an intended coherent study towards a critical declaration of their positionality as a researcher.
Quantitative Research Methodology I
This course introduces participants to the basics of the quantitative research process. It covers methodology, an introduction to Microsoft Excel, some hints on self-organization as well as first steps into descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, measures of spread and correlations). It will enable students to conduct their first quantitative research projects with determination and confidence.
Managing your DIGI-FACE Moodle Site
The overall goal of this course is to enable participants to be a competent Centre IT Manager who can assist their colleagues by efficiently managing their Centre’s Moodle site. A secondary aim is for them to become sufficiently skilled to facilitate this mini-module for their peers.
Using your Padcaster
This mini-module is for Media & Academic Staff with an interest in learning more about creating educational and instructional videos for their centre using the Padcaster.
Creating Documents with Canva
This interactive course introduces participants to the basic functions of Canva by improving existing documents and creating new ones. Both essential design principles and technological know-how are covered.
PowerPoint to E-learning
This mini module is for everyone who has conducted lectures supported by PowerPoint Presentations. It focuses on how to use existing PowerPoint slides for online teaching and learning.
This mini module provides a guide to help lecturers give their existing online courses a ‘makeover’ in order to improve learner experience. This includes reviewing factors like Technology and Tools, Design and Layout, Content and Activities, Interaction and Assessment & Feedback.