A new online course about the VIRTUE-s project and marine biodiversity

Are you an educator or a teacher?
Would you like to know more about marine biodiversity and how to bring ocean literacy to your classroom?
Then this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 
“PROMOTING OCEAN LITERACY AND PROJECT-BASED LEARNING BY MONITORING BIODIVERSITY” is for you!

 

The enrollment process is now closed!

Upcoming fall we plan to offer this course as a ECTS university course - if you are interested, send an email to virtue-s@bioenv.gu.se 

The MOOC is structured in 4 learning modules. For each learning module there will be a webinar, held by experts from within the VIRTUE-s project partners.  
The MOOC participants will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with VIRTUE, as well as learning the basics of Ocean Literacy. 

An overview of the MOOC contents:

 

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUE-s
running from 20th APRIL to 24th APRIL

What is VIRTUE?
What is Project-Based Learning?
How to document your findings?
Webinar: 22nd April at 6.00 PM (CET) 

 

 

MODULE 2: BIODIVERSITY
running from 27th APRIL to 1st MAY

What is biofouling?
What is succession?
What is biodiversity and why is it important?
What causes changes in biodiversity?
Webinar: 30th April at 6.00 PM (CET)

 

MODULE 3: OCEAN LITERACY
running from 4th MAY to 8th MAY

What is Ocean literacy?
Are you an ocean literate person?
7 Ocean literacy principles
VIRTUE-s as a tool for bringing Ocean Literacy to the classroom
Webinar: 7th May at 6.00 PM (CET)

 

MODULE 4: HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES
running from 11th MAY to 15th MAY

VIRTUE-s in the classroom
Examples of hands-on activities related to the ocean
Webinar: 14th May at 6.00 pm (CET)

 

 

 

Each module will have a forum, where you can post questions about the webinar or the module contents.
Webinar presenters will answer your questions and you can be engaged in discussion with other participants about the Module topics.
Don’t worry if you are not able to attend a webinar online, you will have the chance to watch a recorded version of it on the course platform!

If you have any question regarding the MOOC, contact mooc.virtue-s@submon.org