10 Rules for  Distance Learning Sarah Ward, ALTER, Inc.  with  Godfrey Parkin, MindRise, Inc. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Opening Exercise Using the worksheet on your chair, please write  two   rules  you have learned or suspect should apply in...
Purpose <ul><li>Look at Lessons Learned in Concise Form </li></ul><ul><li>Add New Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Make Up Your Own...
Bumps & Bruises to Show… <ul><li>First Internet Manual in 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>FBI Academy, Library of Congress, U.S. Ar...
More Bumps and Bruises <ul><li>First PLATO course written in 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>A.C. Nielsen, Credit Suisse, Georgia T...
Before We Go Further… <ul><li>How Do You Define  Distance Learning ? </li></ul>
Sample Development Strategy Mandate Models Assessment Planning Envision Production Deployment Evaluation Management The Fu...
What Rules Do You Know? <ul><li>HINT:  </li></ul><ul><li>What Do You Hate About Distance Learning? </li></ul><ul><li>What ...
Rule No. 1 <ul><li>The Learning Should Lead the Technology </li></ul><ul><li>(and not the other    way around!) </li></ul>...
Rule No. 2 <ul><li>Don’t Confound  the Learning  with Learning  the Technology </li></ul>“ 47 Steps to Starting Your Dista...
Rule No. 3 <ul><li>Not All Classroom Instructors will Make Great Distance Learning Instructors (nor will they want to) </l...
Rule No. 4 <ul><li>Distance Learning  Can and  Should Be  Highly  Interactive </li></ul>Page  Turning Talking  Heads
Rule No. 5 <ul><li>Distance Learning is NEITHER  as Easy as It Looks NOR Is It as Hard as It Looks </li></ul>
Rule No. 6 <ul><li>Build Your Team from  the Absolute Beginning </li></ul>I T ISD SMEs Infrastructure Architecture
Rule No. 7 <ul><li>Start Small and Learn as You Go </li></ul>
Rule No. 8 <ul><li>Learners Should be  Accountable   for Their Learning; </li></ul><ul><li>Instructors Should be  Accounta...
Rule No. 9 <ul><li>Simple is Still  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheaper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Rule No. 10 <ul><li>Don’t Stop Idealizing How Learning Should Take Place </li></ul>
What Rules Would You Add? <ul><li>What’s Worked? </li></ul><ul><li>What Hasn’t Worked? </li></ul>
Your 10 Rules for DL  <ul><li>Look at what you wrote at the beginning of the session </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any new r...
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  1. 1. 10 Rules for Distance Learning Sarah Ward, ALTER, Inc. with Godfrey Parkin, MindRise, Inc. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  2. 2. Opening Exercise Using the worksheet on your chair, please write two rules you have learned or suspect should apply in distance learning. 10 Rules for Distance Learning Please complete this before we begin. Thank you.
  3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>Look at Lessons Learned in Concise Form </li></ul><ul><li>Add New Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Make Up Your Own Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Ward President, ALTER, Inc. </li></ul>Godfrey Parkin President, MindRise, Inc.
  4. 4. Bumps & Bruises to Show… <ul><li>First Internet Manual in 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>FBI Academy, Library of Congress, U.S. Army, Ford Motor Company, Virginia Department of Social Services, Berlitz, and FDIC </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning to E-Learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. More Bumps and Bruises <ul><li>First PLATO course written in 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>A.C. Nielsen, Credit Suisse, Georgia Tech, Honda America, Coast Guard, IBM, Boeing, Ernst & Young, Cisco Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Training to E-Learning+ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Before We Go Further… <ul><li>How Do You Define Distance Learning ? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sample Development Strategy Mandate Models Assessment Planning Envision Production Deployment Evaluation Management The Future
  8. 8. What Rules Do You Know? <ul><li>HINT: </li></ul><ul><li>What Do You Hate About Distance Learning? </li></ul><ul><li>What Do You Love About Distance Learning? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Rule No. 1 <ul><li>The Learning Should Lead the Technology </li></ul><ul><li>(and not the other way around!) </li></ul>1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  10. 10. Rule No. 2 <ul><li>Don’t Confound the Learning with Learning the Technology </li></ul>“ 47 Steps to Starting Your Distance Learning”
  11. 11. Rule No. 3 <ul><li>Not All Classroom Instructors will Make Great Distance Learning Instructors (nor will they want to) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Rule No. 4 <ul><li>Distance Learning Can and Should Be Highly Interactive </li></ul>Page Turning Talking Heads
  13. 13. Rule No. 5 <ul><li>Distance Learning is NEITHER as Easy as It Looks NOR Is It as Hard as It Looks </li></ul>
  14. 14. Rule No. 6 <ul><li>Build Your Team from the Absolute Beginning </li></ul>I T ISD SMEs Infrastructure Architecture
  15. 15. Rule No. 7 <ul><li>Start Small and Learn as You Go </li></ul>
  16. 16. Rule No. 8 <ul><li>Learners Should be Accountable for Their Learning; </li></ul><ul><li>Instructors Should be Accountable for Their Instruction </li></ul>
  17. 17. Rule No. 9 <ul><li>Simple is Still </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheaper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More Easily Changed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scalable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robust </li></ul></ul>H T M L
  18. 18. Rule No. 10 <ul><li>Don’t Stop Idealizing How Learning Should Take Place </li></ul>
  19. 19. What Rules Would You Add? <ul><li>What’s Worked? </li></ul><ul><li>What Hasn’t Worked? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Your 10 Rules for DL <ul><li>Look at what you wrote at the beginning of the session </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any new rules you might consider using? </li></ul>?

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