Technology use in educationPresentation Transcript
Technology Use in Education April 2011 Farivar Rahimi Academic Computing Services, ICT, UL Farivar.email@example.com Ext: 2449
Trends in Technology in Education The E-Learning Team Relevance of technology in UL’s teaching and learning practices Theoretical framework Findings related to our Institution Where are we with respect to ET? Blackboard Use Plan Content
Vision For technology to be used effectively, creatively and confidently for the enhancement of the student learning experience. Mission To assist all members of the UL community in the realization of their potential through technology use. Vision and Mission Academic Computing Support Services
Provide information and advice on popular tools in educational technology, Provide expertise in designing both blended and fully on-line courses, for use in a variety of learning environments, including student support, accessibility and quality considerations. Blackboard training workshops for lecturers One on one lecturer sessions Create networks for discussion, support and sharing best practice e-Learning Group, ICT
Influences on the Learning Environment Motivation (Interests, Intrinsic, Extrinsic, Goals, Self-Worth, Self- Efficacy,.) Cultural Influence (Categories, Family, Friends, Beliefs, Values, Habits, Social Influences, …) The Learning Environment The Disadvantaged Student Learning Technology (Self-Directed Learning, Flow State, ARCS, Cognition, Community of Learners, Academic Performance)
Students’ Response to ICT Use Mostly not used a PC prior to coming to University Keen interest to use ICT facilities by a high percentage Collective approach to learning ICT tools, such as the Internet, email and Microsoft Office critical and indispensable More access to ICT tools means improved access to educational material. Accessible ICT facilities imply improvement in the quality of learning. A high level of collaborative learning takes place amongst the students in showing each other newly discovered computer features. Minimal supervision or intervention is needed to promote computer literacy. Once the correct environment is created, most of the effort comes from the student.
How did you originally learn to use a computer? Taught myself 13% 2% From family 28% 3% From Friends Through School 16% Community course 5% Training Course at University 3% 16% 14% Formal Credit bearing
Implication Motivated students Technology is welcomed Self-Directed learning Technology can make a difference in promoting academic excellence Technology can if not managed “rather than providing a reliable relief from injustice tends to reinforce existing social structures and inequalities”. Muller, Hernandez, Giro and Bosco (2007, p.1177)
A Successful Design takes into consideration: Attention Relevance Competence Satisfaction Keller’s ARCS Model
Blackboard Training Mondays - Medunsa Monday – Tuesdays - Turfloop 09:00 – 12:00 Requires registration Informal technology sessions with interested individuals. Promotion of eLerning
Using Blackboard once trained Reward system for success Competing priorities Challenges
Faculty Board Recommendation 1 - Technology Use – There are 406 members of the academic community who have attended the Backboard training sessions. This plan of basic training will continue until every academic member of the faculty is trainedbefore the end of 2011.
Recommendation 3- Technology Use Faculty members who have received their basic Blackboard training before 15 May 2011 will have a minimum online presence by end of first semester, 24 June 2011 as follows. Course outline A Presentation (PowerPoint) A few links to relevant Internet sites