Vladimiras DolgopolovasA view to 2020 distance learning Cloud learning
Traditional vs CloudTraditional e- learning – teacher orientedCloud – learner oriented
Traditional vs CloudTraditional – process orientedCloud – result oriented
Traditional vs CloudTraditional – teacher implementedCloud – learner implemented
The cloudThe cloud here could be understandable as a service with the aim to provide a required by the learner learning results independently from the place, time and based on the flexible and affordable learning schedule.
Key figureThe learner is a key figure and all organizational and didactic topics of the teaching/learning process must be designed with the aim to provide more ‘comfortable’ learning. The learning institution become a learning service provider and the learner – the customer of the service.
The main keys of the future distance learning process Key 1The service of self constructed learning contentTraditional learning – learner is provided with “suitable” learningcontent in accordance to the preferences of the teacherCloud – learner constructs his learning content by himselfSolution: learning beans - the service which provides the learnerwith a basket of beans – self content learning suites andassignments, which allows the learner to choose the beans heprefers for the course.
The main keys of the future distance learning process Key 2The service of the flexible learning contentTraditional learning – linear content modelCloud learning - spatial model based on work- flowThe learner could change the direction and the depth of his earlier constructed learning content so do it in reverse order. The learning work-flow has only the learning result marked and steps of the learning are not binded to the time. So the learning process become fully result oriented and not process oriented as in traditional learning.
The main keys of the future distance learning process Key 3Learning on demand (real time learning) serviceThe main idea is that the learner have a real time access to the learning on demand service. The service provide the inquired learning material and educational support.the learner have a real time access to learning materials in accordance to the “real time” needs of the learner and irrelevantly to the content of the course (flexible course content)
The main keys of the future distance learning process Key 4Micro learning serviceThe learning beans are constructed to provide suitable and ‘ergonomically oriented’ learning to feet even tight learning schedules having in mind the result of the learning.
Technical implementationTechnical implementationGoogle cloud programming services:- Google Apps Scripts Services- Google APIs Services- Google App Engine ServicesGoogle Applications Environment Learning content work-flow (learn-flow) building service
Traditional linear and teacher designed learning model VSSimple work-flow based and learner designed learning model
Similar concepthttp://www.articulate.com/rapid- elearning/are-your-e-learning-courses- pushed-or-pulled/
Links (not literature, just links on similar topics)Future of E-learninghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GnDDZEUKf0&feature=relatedCloud Learning vs. Standard E-Learninghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmZL-5h5zeEFrom Knowledge Management to Learning on Demandhttp://community.flexiblelearning.net.au/GlobalPerspectives/content/article_3350.htmShould You Hire For Skill Or Spirit?http://www.fastcompany.com/1793369/hiring-for-skill-or-spirit
Links (not literature, just links on similar topics)Script Allows a Teacher to Add a Single Assignment (Event) to Multiple Google Calendarshttp://www.youpd.org/content/script-allows-teacher-add-single-assignment-event-multiple-google-calendarsGoogle Apps for EDUhttp://www.youpd.org/google-appsMicrolearning- a paradigm shift in the way we learnhttp://www.upsidelearning.com/blog/index.php/2011/01/28/microlearning-a-paradigm-shift-in-the-way-we-learn/