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  • 1.
    • Online Learning
    • Where is SOFAD Heading ?
    • Samantha Slade
    • Jo-Ann Stanton
    • November 6, 2003
  • 2. Front stage Student Spaces Teacher Spaces Administrator Spaces
    • Courses
    • L’industrialisation et l’urbanisation
    • Réunions d’affaires (Voc. Ed)
    • Test de classement en mathématiques
    • Biologie de la reproduction
    • Recherche d’emploi
    • Spanish
    • Trigonométrie I . . .
    Portal Back stage Vision SOFAD Team Infrastructure Process Research Guidelines Collaborators Process DE Network Development of online English content
  • 3. Front stage > Portal
  • 4. Front stage > Portal
    • Informs users of the characteristics and functionning of courses
    • Motivates potential learners/teachers
    • Reassures potential learners/teachers
    • Simplifies entry into the elearning world: instant access
  • 5. Front stage > User Spaces
  • 6. Front stage > User Spaces
    • For Teachers, Students and Adminstrators
    • To provide easy acces to all courses and services
    • To facilitate the management of learning and pedagogical support
  • 7. Front stage > SOFAD Courses
  • 8. Front stage > SOFAD Courses
  • 9. Front stage > SOFAD Courses
    • For all school boards (vs. for one)
    • For distant, in-class and independant learners (vs. for one particular audience)
    • Based on MEQ programs (vs. General public)
    • Complete: learning and evaluation activities, methodological tools, communication system(vs. Partial)
    • Interactive and multimedia (vs. Page turners)
    • Pedagogically adapted (vs. Same approach as paper)
    • Professional quality (vs Do-it-yourself)
    • Self-paced (vs. Group paced)
  • 10. Back stage > Orientation
    • SOFAD will produce MEQ adult education courses in quality online and paper versions in both French and English.
    • These courses will be:
    • complete elearning environments providing all learners need to learn, and all teachers/tutors need to support learning in an integrated fashion
    • self paced learning, and when appropriate collaborative learning
    • within present school board/SOFAD structure
  • 11. Back stage > SOFAD Team
    • SOFAD specializes in
    • Technogical and instructional design
    • Project management
    • Quality control
    • Approx. 25 people
    • Project Coordinators
    • New technologies consultant and R & D advisor
    • Digital rights negotiator
    • Technical support, Integrator
    • Client services
    • Support staff
  • 12. Back stage > Collaborators
    • SOFAD outsources for 2/3 of production costs
    • Subject matter specialists
    • Researchers
    • Authors
    • System analysts and programmers
    • Illustrators, Recording studios, actors
    • Graphic designers and interface designers
    • Content reviewers, linguistic reviewers
    • Proofreaders and technical reliability testers
    • Webmasters
    • etc.
  • 13. Back stage > Process Running Pre-project Production Plan and design Prototype Post production
  • 14. Back stage > Infrastructure
    • For the development of courses
      • to work with spread out production teams
      • to manage the millions of pieces that make up a course
      • to facilitate versioning and quality control
    • For the delivery of courses
      • secure online purchasing
      • assignment of class/distant/independant learners and teachers/tutors
      • tracking and managment of learning
    • SOFAD is working with Novasys so that their platform evolves to fit with the adult education system in Québec
  • 15. Back stage > Research
    • Institutional research: gathering data on the Québec DE system
    • R & D to facilitate innovation
      • Conduct analyses of on-going and completed productions
      • Explore and develop tools to facilitate innovation
      • Keep abreast in our field via
        • conferences ex. technology, distance learning, instructional design, elearning, or subject matter
        • journals ASTD, American distance ed, Edusource etc.
        • Listservs etc
  • 16. Back stage > Guidelines Time frame Quality $ A balanced triangle Technical specifications Standards Templates Instructional design process Content management system Production of interactive content
  • 17. Back stage > DE Network
    • International presence
      • Mission to France, British Council seminar
      • Collaboration with CIDA
      • Memberships (ex. Éducation internationale, AACE Association for the advancement of computing in education)
    • National
      • CADE (Canadian Association of Distance Education)
      • P/TDEA (Provincial and Territorial Distance Education Association)
      • REFAD (Réseau d’énseignement francophone à distance du Canada)
    • Provincial
      • CLIFAD (Comité de liaison en formation à distance)
      • GTN (Le groupe de travail sur les normes)
      • School boards (Board of Directors, Consultative committees, ad hoc committees, punctual events)
  • 18. Development of online English content
    • Collaboration between SOFAD and the School Boards
  • 19. Development of online English content
    • What type of collaboration?
    • Many types of collaboration are possible
      • Partnership agreements for course development
      • Consultative committee participation
      • Presence on the Board of Directors
      • « Loan » of ressources for subject-matter ad hoc committees, or as authors, content revisors, etc.
      • Participation in prototype or trial period testing
      • Etc.
    • Courses to be developed: to be determined with the SBs
  • 20. Development of online English content
    • What can the SBs bring to the table?
    • Existing content (print-based, audios, videos, CDs, online...)
    • Human ressources (content experts, pedagogical experts, programmers, « techies », etc., for authoring, designing, testing… or simply providing feedback)
  • 21. Development of online English content
    • What can SOFAD bring to the table?
    • Existing content
    • Project management
    • Instructional and technological design expertise (instructional designers, NT consultant and R&D advisor)
    • Established production processes including quality control
    • Financing from the MEQ (entente Canada-Québec…)
    • A platform for development and distribution of online courses
  • 22. Development of online English content
    • A challenge to take up...
    • and to share
    time frame quality $ A balanced triangle
  • 23. Development of online English content
    • If you are interested in proposing a partnership or a project…
    • Pierre Giguère, Director General
    • [email_address]
    • (514) 529-2171