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E-learning can be used to support separate courses. In many cases, e-learning supports a part of the course, and is not used to replace an entire course. This is the idea of blended learning: (online) media are used as part of the course, choosing the most efficient combination of media for learning. You can look for content to support a course or look for a specific tool to support a part of the interaction in a course.

Online content, selected for its use in education, can be found on websites such as Academic Earth , MIT OpenCourseware , or TedEd . Possibly, already a MOOC exists that covers your course content. An example of this approach is the project of online statistics , where statistics content is created to support students. Further, a SPOC has been developed, with Life, Suffering and Death as content.

Many tools can support support individual courses. Of course, via Nestor you can find many tools to choose to support your course. But also outside of Nestor many options exist. In a Hackathon at the UMCG students were asked to think of tools that are needed to support courses. Projects were started to increase interaction during lectures, find ways for students to add course content, and help them test their own understanding of a course. Similarly, in a flipped classroom a lecturer chooses from the available tools which ones fit best. Via tools for videoconferencing telecollaboration is now possible: student working and learning together at a distance.

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