Course planning starts with the decision of the teacher to teach some part of the curriculum using distance learning and implementing it with the VTT-Box method.
The major issues in the planning are the significant course goals, the decision for the content, the development of the course structure and the creation of a conductive atmosphere.
A simple method is to copy the structure of a pilot course. The project team recommends developing courses on your own – this enables you to create your individual course tailored to the needs of your students.
Figure: The tasks to create a new course
For the course planning you may use the Toolbox item “Course structure”. It has been developed from the experience of the pilot courses and gives a versatile proposal.
The learner characteristics in easy to identify, especially as the teachers have a (more or less) homogeneous group of learners that are (in most cases) well-known to the teachers.
The selection of the instructional methods follows the principle of “changing methods” (a well-known and proven didactical approach) in School Education (in most European countries).
Figure: Screen shot from the course planning tool (of the ToolBox)
As a result, you get a webpage you may print.
At the begin you will find an important table you should compile in any case. This is a description of the course using the terms of the VTT-Box system. The last part is the definition of the competence. You need this for the development of the self-evaluation mandala (that you will use twice: at the begin and at the end of the course).
Hint: For the self-evaluation mandala you may use the mandala creation tool (from the toolbox).