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  • Technology Use in Education
    April 2011
    Farivar Rahimi
    Academic Computing Services, ICT, UL
    Farivar.rahimi@ul.ac.za
    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