Associate Degree in Engineering (Defence Systems) e-learning project

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Associate Degree in Engineering (Defence Systems) e-learning project

  1. 1. Strategic National Initiative eLearning Project Associate Degree in Engineering (Defence Systems) An overview by Peter Hamilton
  2. 2. http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/learn/DA SI/?PATH=/Resources/101709/Online+lea rning+resources+for+2009/&default=welc ome.htm
  3. 3. Outline  What was asked of us?  How did we do it?  What was the result?  Any lessons?
  4. 4. What was asked of us?  Requirement – adapt 4 existing courses  Defence Culture  Systems Project Management  Introduction to Systems Design  Systems Mathematics Use UniSA & TAFESA resources $100,000
  5. 5. How did we do it 1 OBSERVE ACT ORIENT DECIDE
  6. 6. How did we do it 2 OBSERVE Existing facilities UniSANet student interface Existing software tools big choice Student experience time ordered activities eLearning examples varying quality Teaching @unisa took the course on-line Instructor knowledge engineers not good ORIENT Consider the timetable 12 weeks Learn tools LTU great help Identify equipment wide choice Identify technical support LTU, ISTS, helpful Guiding principles VIP Project organisation incls TAFE
  7. 7. How did we do it 3 DECIDE Plan in detail Time spent in planning is never wasted Build organisation Learning management support UniSANet Equipment Software tools Adobe Presenter, CaptureCam Pro Technical support ACT Acquire tools & equipment Officeworks/Dick Smith Implement plan ITERATE
  8. 8. Principles  Time is of the essence 12 weeks  Keep it simple see above  Max use existing learning materials  Use existing infrastructure  Do not seek perfection – allow for ongoing improvement  Persuade and train  Plan carefully
  9. 9. Project Team Structure Course A Course B Defence Culture Systems Maths 1. Subject Matter 1. Subject Matter Expert Expert Common Resources 2. Subject Matter 2. Subject Matter Associate Associate 1. Program Director/Project Manager 2. Teaching & Learning Advisor 3. Online Designer Course D Course C 4. Media Production Systems Project Intro to Systems 5. Program Admin Management Design 1. Subject Matter 1. Subject Matter Expert Expert 2. Course 2. Subject Matter Coordinator Associate
  10. 10. Course Plan  Project management tool
  11. 11. Educational Design 1  Simplicity in the existing online environment  Short (30 min) topic presentations  Easy navigation through a timeline
  12. 12. Educational Design 2  On-campus/on-line delivered to the same schedule  Practice and team based learning  Discussion boards – async  Centra - sync  Group assignments
  13. 13. Tools 1 Production Adobe Presenter 7 narrated Powerpoint CaptureCam Pro frame capture Delivery - asynchronous Adobe ConnectPro server on-line student PDF server or DVD DVD snail mail
  14. 14. Tools 2 Delivery - synchronous Centra – web based real-time meeting Students access a common server Lecturer initiated Lecturer or student chair Video Audio Upload PDF, Excel, Word
  15. 15. Tools 3 Delivery asynchronous Sharepoint UniSA server Easy establishment Document sharing Collaborative work Discussion Boards Course Home Page Many as you want
  16. 16. Lessons Learned 1  Plan carefully  Simplicity  Focus on student  Maximise use of existing learning materials  Don’t get a better idea Use existing infrastructure  Avoid perfectionism
  17. 17. Lessons Learned 2  Predictability & Reliability  Technical support  Avoid perfectionism  Persuade and train Lecturers are busy people  Attention to detail  Test, evaluate and modify
  18. 18. We delivered  Under budget, on-time  4 courses online  Flexible delivery options  Ongoing product improvement  Collaborative effort
  19. 19. QUESTIONS ARE WELCOME

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