Innovative Pedagogies for Courses
Here is a presentation of some original pedagogical realizations in the field of education for various courses levels :
- INSA ISO9001:2008 Certified projects – PIC
- On-line spatial database course (course in French)
- MOOC : Be an actor of the Web ! (course in French)
The pedagogic notion of PIC leads graduate students to manage and to realize a real size project for a « client » in a context of teamwork (6-8 students) using an ISO 9001: 2015 referential. The P3 Unit (Pedagogy By Project), which I managed between 9/2006 and 9/2015, is in charge of this activity. Every year an external auditor controls the work performed by the students (the production for their « clients » and the update of the referential) and makes his report to the AFNOR Certification, a French organism issuing the ISO 9001 certificate .
The topics widely vary : an IT management application to studies with research centers. The « clients » are highly variable business structure: from start-ups to large companies (EDF, Valeo, Cap Gemini, …) through public institutions (Rouen University Hospital, Local representation of the National Education Minister.) and non-profit or humanitarian organizations (UNICEF).
Carried by the UNIT foundation, the uTop project aims to offer training courses and not only teaching bricks as UNIT offers . In this project, a sub-project led by the National School of Geographic Sciences offers a course oriented towards Geographical Information Sciences. As part of this sub-project, we have received funds to develop a curriculum (audio video) on ( spatial) databases. This course complements a previous experience (in 2004) to provide students with an audio-video support.
This course serves as a support for education in a partial « Blended learning » course and partially in traditional face-to-face (Courses and exercises). This pedagogy is based on the following principles: the course is provided by a set of videos and question-and-answer sessions. At the end of each session (2 or 3 weeks), a test based on multiple choice queries verifies the students’ knowledge acquisition. A questions and answers course is offered to be sure students have the required knowledge to continue the course.
This MOOC was initiated in cooperation with Telecom SudParis, and in conjunction with the University of Picardie in the field of the Internet ( SAW ! – Be an Actor of the Web) and has been open since 2014. The target level is « for undergraduate student and beginners ». It serves as an entry point to more detailed MOOCs . It focuses on two jobs in the web area : community manager and implementation of websites (HTML / CSS / Client-Server) .
Part of this MOOC serves as support for an introduction course to Web technologies in a apprenticeship cursus. The used pedagogy is in this case full « Blended Learning ».
Last update (YYYY-MM-DD): 2016-02-26