Development of an Educational Scenario with the Theme “Catalytic Converters of Cars” in the Framework of S.T.E.M. Education with Mobile Learning.

The Learning Scenario is uploaded to Course and you can read it as guest: Ανάπτυξη Εκπαιδευτικού Σεναρίου με Θέμα “Καταλυτικοί Μετατροπείς Αυτοκινήτων” στο Πλαίσιο της S.T.E.M. Εκπαίδευσης με Mobile Learning. (gnomio.com)

It is open for free to all as guest.

This is the first scenario in a moodle platform.

Author Polydoros Stavropoulos, Teacher Mechanical engineering, MSc STEM in education, Athens Greece.

This post will present the first digital learning scenario posted on moodle platform. The development of a scenario for asynchronous distance learning (e-learning) is a pioneering fact.

I have designed and developed this learning scenario in a Moodle Platform, called Gnomio. The scenario has five phases and you can read it as a guest on the following address:

https://sv1ahh.gnomio.com/course/view.php?id=3

Moodle (Modular Object Oriented Developmental Learning Environment) is a free course management software (Course Management System), a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or simply a software package for conducting online courses via the Internet, which offers integrated services of Asynchronous Distance Learning. The Australian Martin Dougiamas created it, as a part of the PhD and according to him, it was based on the philosophy of social construction (https://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moodle 12/27/2016 20:05).

  Distance education includes two possibilities a) of the modern education that is processed with the current possibilities of computers and b) of the asynchronous education where the student chooses when and from where he will participate in the lesson.

  The educational digital scenario enables students to communicate through forums, chat with their classmates or even with the teacher, in the context of collaboration.

  The educational software that each participant in this scenario (Moodle) can use in order to activate the key skill of digital literacy is a simulation model in JavaScript programming language for mobile application. The script must be preceded by an experiment in the automotive workshop, so that the data are available for remote application.

At the end of the script are posted two applications that can be sent by e-mail to students’ mobile phones or tablets (operating android). In turn they will install and have the theory and questions of the course with feedback. They have been built on the MIT Inventor Application2 platform.

The innovation in this scenario is that students are given the opportunity to run entirely on a mobile or tablet with Android operating system. That includes applications for use on a mobile device. This is a pilot example for any specialty. Any teacher can design and develop something similar in any curriculum. This scenario is related to Engineering due to the specialty of columnist and Blogger but this should not scare us. We will follow its design as a model for any specialty. Its title is: “Development of an educational scenario on” catalytic converters of cars “in the context of S.T.E.M. education with mobile learning “. It lasts for 140 minutes and is posted on the Gnomio platform. Its address is: https://sv1ahh.gnomio.com/ and it is open to visitors without the need for a password. By clicking on the title and then selecting Log in as guest we enter the script.

In this, the remote script (Moodle), is provided for students to use Forum and Chat.

The participant in the digital scenario can select from the left side the phase or activity. After choosing they can go to it immediately. Also on the top right is the graph with the evolution of the phases. The icons turn green when the phases have been executed and red for those that are pending. Also, the statistics of the connections are presented. The teacher has the opportunity to be informed about the times and the connections of the students.

The script guest can see its structure very easily on the left in navigation. To build a script requires our registration on the Gnomio platform. The platform is extremely easy to use and user friendly. The downside of free usage is the display of ads. But if we intend to deal particularly with the posting of scripts, then with minimal cost advertising is avoided.

In the third phase of the scenario the students will perform the experiment and will deal with the solution of the problem assigned to them for this and it is the most interesting.

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My name is Polydoros Stavropoulos and I live in Piraeus Greece. STEM Ambassador Scientix MSc S.T.E.M. in Education, Pedagogical Department of ASPAITE. BSC Mechanic Engineering. In general, Lecturer experience for 36 years at public vocational High Schools. Director/Lecturer of the 3rd Laboratory Center of Piraeus for 10 years (2007-2017). Deputy Director for nine years (1991-1999) at vocational high schools. Author for many articles in Greek scientific conferences and scientific magazines. Author and translator on 35 Mechanical books in the publishing group ION about automotive technology. Certified as Adults Trainer Mechanical Engineer and Inspector of Safety, Health and Quality Controller Certified Lecturer for Moodle Asynchronous Distance Learning. Two licenses classes (B and C) Radio Amateur. Long-term training at the National School of Public Administration on "school unit management". Several additional certifications in relation with language/computers etc. Member in Headquarters as Treasurer in the Hellenic Education Scientific Union of STEM

1 thought on “Development of an Educational Scenario with the Theme “Catalytic Converters of Cars” in the Framework of S.T.E.M. Education with Mobile Learning.

  1. Prees the right clik of the mouse and you can translate to any laguage (with chrome browser).
    Also you can follow the phases of the scenario, one by one, if you choose them in menu on the right.

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