Ideas for Applying Interactive Мethods in VEDAMO Virtual Classroom – Part 4. Situational Methods

The Three-Step Interview Case-study and Casework Simulations and Role Plays I. The Three-Step Interview (book. 5, p. 22 RWCT Programme Manual) The three-step interview (Kagan, 1992[1]) is a method in the structure of learning cooperation/ teamwork through which partners interview each other on a specific study topic. It is worth…

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Ideas for applying interactive methods in VEDAMO Virtual Classroom – part 5. Experimental Methods

Project Work Project work is a frequently used method for collaborative learning which is applied to all age groups. Project work is suitable for homework as it involves a more extensive survey and independent work in small groups. Strategies for implementation in an online environment In VEDAMO Virtual Classroom it…

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Flipped virtual classroom

The flipped classroom is an educational model whereas students prepare at home in advance on a new lesson topic by watching short video lectures or read resources on the topic. During the face-to-face session they do practice exercises, projects, and discussions with a teacher’s guidance. In this way active and…

Gamification in the Virtual Classroom

Gamification comprises in the involvement of gaming principles and techniques in the learning process. Games are a method of building up social skills, team work, motivation, life experience and discipline. Gamification of the VEDAMO Virtual Classroom interaction is related with a number of learning theories – active learning, problem-oriented learning,…

How to Apply Question Formulation Technique in the Virtual Classroom

This educational technique can be applied in any subject area and age group. Usually in the classroom it is the teacher who asks the questions. The main aim of the question formulation technique is to shift the power balance into the classroom by laying the responsibility for their own questions…

One-on-one vs. Group Virtual Teaching

One-on-one working sessions presuppose the use of specific approaches and strategies to a great degree different from the ones in group work. The learning process is highly personalised and is subordinate to the interests, difficulties and tempo at which the learner progresses. The tutor guides the learning process by taking…

Tips for Designing Your First Online Course

When designing your first online course in VEDAMO e-learning platform, before selecting study content, analyse learner expectations and requirements. The better you know your students, the bigger the chance for your virtual teaching to be effective. If you are planning a complete course, it is advisable that you do an…

Ideas for Applying Interactive Мethods in VEDAMO Virtual Classroom – Part 2. Demonstration

The demonstration is a basic teaching method in which objects or learning materials are shown accompanied by descriptions and explanations. By demonstration students get acquainted with the objects and phenomena studied. The combination of description and image basis fosters deeper acquisition and understanding of the study content. Usually this method…

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Ideas for applying interactive methods in VEDAMO Virtual Classroom – Part 3. Discussion methods

Main discussion methods: Brainstorming Insert Discussion I. Brainstorming The brainstorming aims at a collective generation of new ideas on a given topic for a set period of time. Following the stage of generation there comes the analysis and systematisation of ideas. Strategies for implementation in an online environment Unlike the…

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