This teaching resource is a MOOC course organized by EduOpen, an italian web platform and delivered by the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Food, Natural Resources and Engineering - University of Foggia. The course focuses on the basic knowledge of microorganisms, in particular bacteria, in relation to their morphological and nutritional characteristics and their environmental needs. It’s intended for university students who already possess basic knowledge on the topic. It is divided into 5 modules consisting of 22 short video-lessons lasting an average of 5 minutes: microorganisms in human life and in the environment; bacterial cell structure; nutrition and microbial growth; environmental parameters that affect microbial development; microbiology laboratory tools and sterility concept. The expected duration of the course is 4 weeks. In addition, there is a glossary in pdf which presents synthetic definitions of the most used technical terms.
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
This resource can be delivered in both tutored and self-learning mode. It displays a great potential for didactic purposes and activities - both as specific and general Italian - for students, teachers and professionals (translators and interpreters). This course offers opportunities for both oral and written practice in a variety of formats: note-taking, summary, discussion about the topics. All 5 modules can be used flexibly to suit students’ needs and teachers are provided with an array of resources which they can implement and adapt to their classroom setting. In addition, all these materials can be used in face to face, blended or online courses.
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