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

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