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The Less I teach the more my Students learn

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Supporting Presentation for a workshop I presented at the ECAWA Conference 2008

Supporting Presentation for a workshop I presented at the ECAWA Conference 2008

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  • 1. The Less I teach the more my students Learn OR Using MOODLE to develop a student centred, multimedia/design based IT course Rob Hill, Head of IT/Business Living Waters Lutheran College 06/04/09
  • 2. Project Background
    • The school has been developing an innovative and integrated course that meets the needs of the new AIT course. The course utilises MOODLE, an online LMS to deliver a completely student centred, multimedia/design based course which intends to increase student motivation and access.
    06/04/09 Rob Hill, Head of IT/Business Living Waters Lutheran College
  • 3. The Challenge (Aims of the project)
    • Increase student motivation
    • Increase student challenge
    • Raise student numbers
    • Improve participation rates for girls
    • Improve the quality of products
    06/04/09 Rob Hill, Head of IT/Business Living Waters Lutheran College
  • 4. Strategies Employed
    • Students choose what to study
    • Outcomes taught are reduced
    • Outcomes are assessed repeatedly
    • Projects are based around ‘cool’ skill sets
    • Students study for short periods of time
    06/04/09 Rob Hill, Head of IT/Business Living Waters Lutheran College
  • 5. How does it look?
    • Technology Process and Information outcomes assessed
    • Short courses beginning with Design Process
    • 8 week courses in various topics
    • Standard format used for all courses
    • Tutorials used extensively
    • Rich tasks used as learning tools
    06/04/09 Rob Hill, Head of IT/Business Living Waters Lutheran College
  • 6. Have a look for yourself
    • I have created a temporary backup of the MOODLE
    • It is hosted at http://www.livingwaters.wa.edu.au/ASISTM
    • You may log on as a guest.
    • To view the survey results you must log on as ecawa, with the password technology1
    • I will happily create teacher accounts, just email me
    06/04/09 Rob Hill, Head of IT/Business Living Waters Lutheran College
  • 7. The Benefits
    • A greater number of girls taking up IT courses in senior secondary years
    • Improved student performance in projects
    • Generally improved motivation in classrooms
    • Increases in class sizes at year 11 and 12
    • Improvement in performance at year 11 and 12
    06/04/09 Rob Hill, Head of IT/Business Living Waters Lutheran College
  • 8. The Evidence
    • Student Surveys
      • Surveys are posted at http://www.livingwaters.wa.edu.au/ASISTM/mod/quiz/report.php?mode=overview&id=1612
      • Log in as asistm, Password technology1
    • Tracking retention rates to Year 11
    • Anecdotal Observations
      • Students are more engaged and more enthusiastic
    06/04/09 Rob Hill, Head of IT/Business Living Waters Lutheran College Year Students (11) Students (12) 2004 9 4 2005 13 9 2006 12 7 2007 13 7 2008 23 8
  • 9. Looking to the Future
    • The new syllabus necessitates some change
    • Write more courses
    • Streamline the transition to AIT
    • Widen the variety of courses available to students
    06/04/09 Rob Hill, Head of IT/Business Living Waters Lutheran College
  • 10. Conclusion/Question time
    • Overall the project has been successful in achieving it’s aims
      • Increased participation
      • Increased retention
      • More Girls
      • More Motivation
      • Better Product
    06/04/09 Rob Hill, Head of IT/Business Living Waters Lutheran College
  • 11. Some student work 06/04/09 Rob Hill, Head of IT/Business Living Waters Lutheran College