Biography of An E-Learner ELN 104 Lesson 2, #5 Hope Manross  May 29, 2010 [email_address]
E-Learner Characteristics Goals for Learning   <ul><li>“ Digital Natives” </li></ul><ul><li>Informal – “social learning”  ...
“ Digital Natives” Living On-Line Past Educational Experience <ul><li>Computer games, social networking, I-Tunes, mobile p...
“How We Think and Learn”  <ul><li>“It is now clear that as a result of this  ubiquitous environment  and the  sheer volume...
“What We May Think & Learn”  <ul><li>“  . . .  Research into the neuroplasticity of the brain suggest that there may be an...
 
Learning Preferences  <ul><li>Interacting with technology and social media  </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive or networked act...
Expectations of Instructor <ul><li>Expertise and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology  </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-dimen...
Learning, A Balancing Act  Work Family Leisure School
Learning, A Balancing Act  Work Family Friends School The Educational  CHALLENGE Health? Debt e-Learning SOLUTION:   Resou...
Removing Obstacles to Learning <ul><li>Fit learning into work and family life  </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for next job in t...
What Else Are They Advertising? e-Learners.com and educationconnection.com   <ul><li>College education as a “hedge” agains...
http://www.testdrivecollegeonline.com (How Assess E-Learning Readiness)   <ul><li>Requirements:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pas...
Web 2.0 Marketing e-Learners and Education Connection Sites   <ul><li>Facebook sites - “Networks of e-learners”  </li></ul...
 
Room To Grow <ul><li>Shorter attention span  </li></ul><ul><li>More susceptible to distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Slower re...
How Social Media Helps  BLOGS and Social Networking Sites  build self-expression, reflection and writing (influence) skill...
Building a Learning Foundation On-Line   Goal Setting Planning Setting Priorities Time Management Self-Discipline Persiste...
 
Implications for e-Learning   Designers Design for User Created Meaning   <ul><li>Know background and level of students </...
The Choice:  Profit or Non-Profit <ul><li>FRONTLINE: college, inc. | PBS </li></ul>This was of special interest to me beca...
References <ul><li>“ Characteristics of e-Learners”, Retrieved May 23, 2010  http://www.slideshare.net/secret/jF7ITXxW1Mio...
References <ul><li>Empowerment Tour 2009, Retrieved May 27, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk_VNoaU...
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  1. 1. Biography of An E-Learner ELN 104 Lesson 2, #5 Hope Manross May 29, 2010 [email_address]
  2. 2. E-Learner Characteristics Goals for Learning <ul><li>“ Digital Natives” </li></ul><ul><li>Informal – “social learning” </li></ul><ul><li>Balancing Act – need convenience & choice </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Learning – “doing” – engagement, taste for experimentation & “wow” </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-cultural </li></ul><ul><li>Careers “the thing” </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ Digital Natives” Living On-Line Past Educational Experience <ul><li>Computer games, social networking, I-Tunes, mobile phones and texting, blogging, posting, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Special Skills & Talents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Techno Savvy – “try it, it’s cool” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to multi-task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced scanning skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skilled at processing even when information flow interrupted </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. “How We Think and Learn” <ul><li>“It is now clear that as a result of this ubiquitous environment and the sheer volume of their interaction, with it, today’s students think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors . . . “ (Mason & Rennie, 2008) </li></ul>
  5. 5. “What We May Think & Learn” <ul><li>“ . . . Research into the neuroplasticity of the brain suggest that there may be an actual change in the brain of young people who have spent hours of their growing period as screenagers gaming, interacting on-line and creating online content.” (Rennie & Mason, 2008) </li></ul>
  6. 7. Learning Preferences <ul><li>Interacting with technology and social media </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive or networked activities </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from pictures or video </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork oriented </li></ul>
  7. 8. Expectations of Instructor <ul><li>Expertise and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-dimensional learning </li></ul><ul><li>Structure & context </li></ul><ul><li>Make it engaging – entertaining and exciting! </li></ul>
  8. 9. Learning, A Balancing Act Work Family Leisure School
  9. 10. Learning, A Balancing Act Work Family Friends School The Educational CHALLENGE Health? Debt e-Learning SOLUTION: Resources & Tools Set Own Schedule & Pace Learn Anywhere Anytime 24/7 On-Line Support Live Chat Rooms One Stop Shopping Answers Accredited On-Line Degrees Scholarships Internships Career Counseling Removing Obstacles Assessments
  10. 11. Removing Obstacles to Learning <ul><li>Fit learning into work and family life </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for next job in the comfort of home – no time lost commuting </li></ul><ul><li>Get needed support on-line anytime </li></ul><ul><li>Build on-line relationships through discussion boards and chat rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Get help in financial assistance to cover cost of tuition and books </li></ul>e-Learning SOLUTION: Resources & Tools Set Own Schedule & Pace Learn Anywhere Anytime 24/7 On-Line Support Live Chat Rooms One Stop Shopping Answers Accredited On-Line Degrees Scholarships Internships Career Counseling Removing Obstacles Assessments
  11. 12. What Else Are They Advertising? e-Learners.com and educationconnection.com <ul><li>College education as a “hedge” against losing your job in a tough economy </li></ul><ul><li>“ Career Stimulus Package” – Career Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>“ Earn My Degree Social Scholarship” - $4K </li></ul><ul><li>“ Advisors trained to help you find the best fit school and degree” </li></ul><ul><li>Test Drive College OnLine </li></ul><ul><li>Military Education Benefits Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs and Webinars – for answers </li></ul>
  12. 13. http://www.testdrivecollegeonline.com (How Assess E-Learning Readiness) <ul><li>Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pass 20 question College Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S citizen over 18 years of age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GED or High School Diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not in default on a student loan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not currently attending college </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Web 2.0 Marketing e-Learners and Education Connection Sites <ul><li>Facebook sites - “Networks of e-learners” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect through “channels” (rap music, social networking, video sites) used by young adults - “Get Connected for Free” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posts – student issues addressed by site reps – referrals to e-Learning and Education Connection sites and blogs (mini ads) for more information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student testimonials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to other blogs – inspirational messages and sites of interest to users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Messages about earning potential – college education </li></ul></ul>
  14. 16. Room To Grow <ul><li>Shorter attention span </li></ul><ul><li>More susceptible to distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Slower reading speed </li></ul><ul><li>Lower reading accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of reflection </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cavalier attitude” toward quality of sources </li></ul>
  15. 17. How Social Media Helps BLOGS and Social Networking Sites build self-expression, reflection and writing (influence) skills while encouraging feedback create user generated content, show progress and encourage problem solving and collaboration GAMES and SIMULATIONS build problem solving and critical thinking skills by encouraging experimentation PODCASTING and YOUTUBE supplement reading lists to help in comprehension WIKIS and e-PORTFOLIOS Have learners compare/contrast different social media sites to build critical thinking about resource quality
  16. 18. Building a Learning Foundation On-Line Goal Setting Planning Setting Priorities Time Management Self-Discipline Persistence Learning From Mistakes
  17. 20. Implications for e-Learning Designers Design for User Created Meaning <ul><li>Know background and level of students </li></ul><ul><li>Exploit student’s social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Know Web 2.0 Tools and select best tool for instructional and communication need </li></ul><ul><li>Design for trust, flexibility, structure, freedom, tool variety and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Understand cultural context of topic </li></ul><ul><li>Understand cultural context of student/teacher relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment – create multiple paths to success </li></ul>
  18. 21. The Choice: Profit or Non-Profit <ul><li>FRONTLINE: college, inc. | PBS </li></ul>This was of special interest to me because I have taken classes at Grand Canyon University and hold a degree from the University of Phoenix.
  19. 22. References <ul><li>“ Characteristics of e-Learners”, Retrieved May 23, 2010 http://www.slideshare.net/secret/jF7ITXxW1MioaX </li></ul><ul><li>“ Christine, An On-Line Student,” e-Learners.com Commercial, Retrieved May 23, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZRIwesEn9U </li></ul><ul><li>Education Connection, Retrieved May 23, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.educationconnection.com </li></ul><ul><li>Education Connection Commercial Music Video, Retrieved May 23, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFVTVhs2cMo </li></ul><ul><li>Education Connection on Facebook, Retrieved May 27, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/EduConnection </li></ul><ul><li>eLearners, Retrieved May 23, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.elearners.com </li></ul><ul><li>eLearners on Facebook, Retrieved May 27, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/eLearners </li></ul>
  20. 23. References <ul><li>Empowerment Tour 2009, Retrieved May 27, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk_VNoaUX38 </li></ul><ul><li>Mason, Robin and Rennie, Frank (2008) E-Learning and Social Networking Handbook: Resources for Higher Education, pp. 8-15, 62-80, 109-113 New York, New York: Routledge </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Professor,” e-Learners.com Commercial, Retrieved May 23, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI6B7OcJdaw </li></ul>

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