A!OLE Pilots

Aalto Online Learning – A!OLE actively develops a network of Aalto teachers to co-create and use online learning facilities, tools and materials together as a community effort. A!OLE pilots are collaboratively working as of 2017 in five theme groups to bring likeminded people together to share best practices:

Blended learning
Languages and ARIS
Online Social Interaction
Online Textbooks and Automatic Assessment
Video Production and Gamification

Blended learning

Online Social Interaction

This theme group brings together A!OLE pilots that contribute to social interaction in online learning environments.

Online Textbooks and Automatic Assessment

This theme collects together A!OLE pilots that are working on interactive online material and automatically assessed exercises. Different programming courses have been front-runners in automatic assessment tools, but during 2017 A!OLE intends to apply automatic assessment methods also to other kinds of courses such as Signals and Systems and Computer Networking.

Video Production and Gamification

This theme is dedicated to video production and gamification. In the video production part, we will focus on the essential steps to create engaging educational videos. Some of the topics that will be covered in the workshops are:

  • Script and structure – what works and what doesn’t in the script designated for video presentation
  • Video presentation skills – how to keep your video lecture natural and interesting to follow
  • Shooting – self-recording and recording by a professional team; preparing for a shooting
  • Editing – what you can do yourself and where professional help is needed
  • Copyright – materials made by others and creative common licenses