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SA Open Access College Jean Schocroft. Lead IT - how to develop, extend and challenge e-teaching and e-learning.

SA Open Access College Jean Schocroft. Lead IT - how to develop, extend and challenge e-teaching and e-learning.



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  • Another way to support the use of ICTs across the curriculum
    • teachers at various levels of confidence/interest
    • teachers can be reluctant to ‘use’ the ICT coordinator
    • ‘ mass training’ is no longer helpful
    • ICTs enhance teaching/learning in distance education
    Lead IT program What we had come to realise … … we needed a new approach to supporting teachers
    • Senior Secondary School 2006
    • 50 teachers (6 on short term contracts)
    • 40 subject websites (Janison) currently operating, of these 23 run E-learning activities
    • 17 new sites were developed during 06/07
    • 24 teachers maintain the 40 currently active sites (14 teachers maintain 2 or more sites)
    • 39 teachers expect students to use subject web sites
    • 30 teachers currently embed E-learning activities into teaching (forums, web2, tests, memos, file exchange etc)
    • 9 teachers use Centra
    • 32 teachers use CaptureCam, of these, 13 consider it an essential tool to support teaching/learning
  • course materials teleconference email learning objects resources subject website CaptureCam Pro O/L interaction Forums, web2, memos etc subject website Centra Symposium Improving interactivity Blended delivery
  • Lead IT program
        • assist teachers with ‘just-in-time support
        • ‘ mentor’ teachers or faculties identified as requiring
        • additional support
        •  i work with ICT coordinator to
          • monitor the way support is distributed and its effectiveness
          • plan a program of PD
          • deliver aspects of the PD program
    Provided 5 teachers with 0.1
        • support the ICT coordinator to
          • explore alternative strategies to improve IT use
          • acknowledge issues arising and consider ways to address them
  • Lead IT program supports skill development Time … the essential ingredient
    • 2 or 3 staff meetings per term
    • some Fri PD slots
  • 18 participants @ 2.4 hrs average per day IT use over three teaching days
  • Evaluation
    • A choice of LEAD IT teachers meant a prompt response useful
    • Pro-active LEAD IT approach was appreciated - the program fostered a culture of sharing knowledge
    • One on one is the preferred support – can get lost in group sessions
    • LEAD IT teachers had a range of skills between them
    • LEAD IT teachers prepared to find solutions over time
    • LEAD IT Mondays were useful for problem solving as a group
    • Instructional resource folder in each room worked well
    • Many teachers thought their confidence to use ICTs had improved
    • Teachers gained insights from show and tell sessions
  • Lead IT focus for 2008 Janison Changeover 2008 term 2 > an evaluation/comparison between the 2 LMSs 08/09 > manage and facilitate the changeover