Requests from doctoral students for increased online options in writing courses led us to implement a new course design, one that targets local and remote participation. Our aim is to create flexible learning options that run parallel within one course. Options include attending F2F workshops, joining remotely, and working asynchronously online. To this blended-learning course, we’re applying microlearning, a flipped-classroom approach, while developing creative commons materials. We still need to convert about half the course materials, where the work involves finding open access texts, recording videos, and developing automated assessments.
Platforms and tools
Research (e.g. Mousavi et al., 1995 and Spanjers et al., 2011) has shown that combining relevant graphics with narration decreases the cognitive load for the learner. Applying microlearning also reduces cognitive load (see Waxmann 2007). Taking a flipped approach allows learners to study before coming to meetings to discuss their work.
LC-1340 – Writing Doctoral Research (5 ECTS)
LC-1350 – Writing Doctoral Research for Engineering (3 ECTS)
Links & Materials
These materials were produced as part of this A!OLE project. The material is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.
Project video – How to structure a paragraph
Project video – Paragraph structure example
Project video – Article usage in scientific writing
Project video – Singular vs plural
Project video – Formality
Project video – Writing tools
Webinar – Writing a researchable question
Webinar – Constructing a thesis statement
Webinar – Analyze your sentence style
Webinar – Combining sentences part 1
Webinar – Combining sentences part 2
Webinar – Sentence types part 1
Webinar – Sentence types part 2
Webinar – Topic sentences with Panopto quiz
Webinar – 3 types of topic sentences with MyCourses quiz
Webinar – Paragraph criteria
Webinar – How to build a paragraph
Webinar – What type of writer are you?
Webinar – Writing methods: ten pitfalls
h5p Quiz embedded in MyCourses – What type of writer are you?
Webinar – Writing an abstract for a research paper
Webinar – Citing tips
Webinar – Writing an introduction to a research article
Webinar – Writing an effective title for a research article
A!OLE Gala 2016– Presentation slides
A!OLE Gala 2016 – Minute madness slide
A!OLE Kick-off 2017 – Presentation slides
A!OLE Gala 2017 – Presentation slides
A!OLE Gala 2017 – Minute madness slide
Eurocall Conference 2018 – Presentation slides
SEFI2018 Conference – Workshop slides
EUROCALL Conference 2019 – Presentation slides