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  • Welcome and introductions: Jane and Pauline
    Talk about what the course will involve – Jane and I talk about each section – a slide for each
    Jane – O
    Carole – 1
    Jane – 2
    Carole – 3
    Jane – 4
    Carole -5
    Jane – 6 and assessments
    Individuals can introduce themselves in text chat see next slide
  • Invite participants to use the microphone to introduce themselves and Carole will add names to the whiteboard
  • Pauline to talk about the Expression of Interest and the Enrolment process
    Give details of the costs and payment procedures.
    Carole to describe the environment:
    Moodle, Mahara and Elluminate
  • Carole to describe the background to the development of the course and what it is intended to do:
    Take charge of your elearning
    A collaborative course for educators that offers guidance and a supportive community to enable you to take charge of your online learning.
    Reflective practice:
    An immersive course for exploring eportfolios and the importance of reflecting on and improving own professional practice
    Reflect and Connect: short name for CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practices
    Will be introduced as an opening module for participants in the TAE course at YNH.
    Ask Pauline to comment on this aspect.
  • Do a poll on the audience and then talk about the learner strategies of studying online
    Committment of time
    Supportive facilitation
    Confidence in self-management
    Ask audience for their ideas on what will help them most while studying online and add to the whiteboard.
  • Jane will talk about the Communication Hub and O week – the orientation to the course and explain the type of support we will provide and the emphasis on connecting and talking to the group frequently asynchronously:
    Weekly News desk – weekly posting
    Use of facilitated forums – manned 24/7
    Videos for engagement
  • Carole to talk about unit 1 – Getting Started and the importance of our group at Learn Central
    Checking skills at the beginning of the course and at the end
    The use of a range of Moodle tools – sequential web pages with activities
    Collaborative web pages for sharing
    Assignment drop box
    Regular Elluminate events, guest speakers, dates and times
    Getting a V room at Learn Central for smaller group dicussions
  • Jane to talk about topic 2 – Web 2.0 tools and resources and how they can help you build a digital identity
    How to select a tool for the job or goal and what you aim to do with it – a mind mapping activity.
    Online promotion and connections via Twitter ( mention our hashtag for this course #eliberation )
    Social bookmarking
    Social networking
    Personal Learning networks
    digital literacies
  • Carole to talk about topic 3: Reflecting and collecting
    Explain the need for two weeks to focus on this topic and the inclusion of the Global Education Conference opportunities
    Part A: Reflective practices – the why and the how
    Part B: Eportfolio practices – the what, so what and then what
    Buiding an eportfolio collection of artefacts
  • Jane to talk about topic 4: Joining and exploring
    Opportunities to join and explore the Eportfolios Community of Practice
    Elluminate events (Oct 29 and Nov 30)
    Use of expert advise from Nancy White (Digital Habitats: Action planner)
  • Carole to talk about topic 5 : Networking and sharing
    Opportunities for networking with eportfolio practitioners – globally
    Building of own Personal Learning Network
    Changing your learning practices
    Opportunity to share ideas, resources and achievements with a wider audience
    The fine tuning of your eportfolio
  • Jane to talk about final week for farewells and feedback
    Gathering of your testimonials
    Capturing your ideas for improving the course
    Opportunity for becoming a facilitator in 2011
  • Reflectandconnect introduction

    1. 1. Introductions Facilitators Carole and Jane Coordinator Pauline Participants:
    2. 2. Getting into the course
    3. 3. What’s the course about?
    4. 4. Have you studied online before? A. Frequently B. At least one course C. Never but would like to
    5. 5. Reflect and Connect • Expressions of Interest: • • Enrolments – until October 31 • Joining the course – Moodle access via email • Contacts – Carole – Jane – Pauline