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MOOC Dys: a questionnaire to better understand parents and teachers with “dys” children


The “MOOC Dys” project is on its way.  Today, we propose a questionnaire to better understand your needs and expectations as parents or teachers of children with specific learning disorders.

The “MOOC Dys” : a collaborative and participative open online course

Previously, I have written an article about this project of MOOC on specific learning disorders.

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An artist view of the specific learning disabilities

This MOOC aims to be a participative and collaborative open course.  And, above all, we aim to meet your training needs and expectations.  Therefore, we want your opinion and participation on each step of this course design.

Two questionnaires to understand you better

We have created two questionnaires in order to understand you and the children you are taking care of :

  • a questionnaire for the parents
  • a questionnaire for the teachers

The results derived from the questionnaires will help us design an online training course that will match your needs and expectations.  We are going to draw a profile of the parents and teachers. Using that profile, we will then design the structure of an open online course.

Of course, we will also consult you on the course structure : which will then be our next step.

A 100 % participative online course

The MOOC will officially be released in mid-October 2018.  We have chosen the Course Networking platform to place that course on line.  The Course Networking is a global learning solution, comprising a learning social network, a LMS (Learning Management System), a lifelong learning ePortfolio and is entirely gamified : you receive badges, points and certification that you can exhibit as evidences of your academic achievement.

Nonetheless, we have chosen that solution specifically for its collaborative functionalities: each participant is able to write his/her own blog posts, able to like and comment other participants’ blog posts, can create his/her polls events either online or offline.  A solution that matches all our expectations for a really open and collaborative online course.

How to access the questionnaires?

For the Parents

Are you the parent of one or several children with specific learning disabilities like:

  • dyslexia
  • dyspraxia
  • dyscalculia
  • dysphasia
  • etc.

Then click here to access the parents’ questionnaire.

MOOC Dys: questionnaire for the parents of children with specific learning disabilities

For the Teachers

If you are a teacher and have children with specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, etc.

Then you can access the Teachers’ questionnaire.

Mooc dys : questionnaire for the teachers who are dealing with children with specific learning disorders

 

And what if you are both parent AND teacher of children with specific learning disabilities?  Feel free to fill in both questionnaires !

What are we going to do with your answers?

As soon as we gather all your answers, we’ll then apply them to elaborate the free and open online course Mooc Dys.

I’ll inform you what those results be in my next article.  Thenceforth, we’ll propose a course structure that takes all your expectations into account.

You can register on our Facebook Page for all current updates regarding our activities.

And if you haven’t done it yet, you can also register at our newsletter which constitutes a pre-subscription to our free and open online course.

Thank you all for your support and endless collaboration 😉

Erasmus+ program Logo : the cofounder of our Dys MOOC project

The project is funded with the support of the European Commission.

This publication is the sole responsibility of the author and the Commission is not responsible for any information contained therein.

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Allie Willington, from the Course Networking, interviewed me about e-learning and social learning today.

Here is an excerpt of this interview on their blog.

A CHANCE ENCOUNTER

I wasn’t actively searching for another solution yet, but one evening, a new follower on my Twitter account attracted my attention. The handle was @coursenetwork and it claimed to be “changing the way the world learns”. That was a kind of a bold statement!

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Social Learning with social media ?

I stumbled on the Course Networking by chance. I was very unsatisfied with the e-learning solution I was using just a couple of months ago. The LMS itself was fine, but, as a few glitches occurred, I had the unfortunate opportunity to test the reactivity of the customer service – it was a full-blown disaster.

 

However, since I am naturally curious, I clicked on the provided link. And I found something new, something I have long sought after. Not a simple LMS, but a full and complete solution. A “real virtual learning environment”, as weird as that oxymoron may sound.

Read the full article.