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  • Introduction to our new Learning system Mohamad Alasmar
  • What Is e-Learning?
  • What Is e-Learning?
    • Wikipedia definition
      • Electronic learning (or E-Learning or eLearning ) is a term for all types of technology-enhanced learning (TEL), where technology is used to support the learning process . Often the medium of instruction is through computer technology, particularly involving digital technologies.
  • What Is e-Learning?
    • Other definition
      • E-Learning as a form of distance education that uses web browsers for accessing content from remote locations on the Internet. Effective e-Learning differentiates itself from other forms of distance education by being highly interactive on three levels:
        • learners interacting with learners
        • learners interacting with content
        • learners interacting with an instructor
  • e-Learning 2.0
  • What Is e-Learning 2.0?
    • The idea of learning through digital connections and peer collaboration, enhanced by technologies driving Web 2.0.
    • Users/Learners are empowered to search, create, and collaborate, in order to fulfill intrinsic needs to learn new information.
  • What Is e-Learning 2.0?
    • Conventional e-learning systems
    • Based on instructional packets that were delivered to students using Internet technologies.
    • The role of the student consisted in learning from the readings and preparing assignments.
    • Assignments were evaluated by the teacher.
    • The new e-learning
    • Places increased emphasis on social learning and use of social software such as blogs , wikis , podcasts and virtual worlds such as Second Life .
  • e-Learning 2.0
    • “ The stage of the World Wide Web where the Internet has become a platform for users to create , uploads , and share content with others, versus simply downloading content.”
    • So, our system is NOT a download center for learning materials although you can download mostly all available learning materials, lectures and media but this is NOT our goal.
  • The human element
    • Web 2.0 is not about technology, and neither are e-Learning 2.0.
    • The human element is what makes the new Web work. Without user-generated content, the new Web would be an empty shell of fancy technologies.
  • About the system
  • What Is a Course Management System?
    • CMSs are web applications, meaning that they run on a server and are accessed by using a web browser.
    • At their most basic, CMSs give educators tools to create a course web site and provide access control so only enrolled students can view it.
    • CMSs also offer a wide variety of tools that can make your course more effective.
      • They provide an easy way to upload and share materials
      • hold online discussions and chats
      • give quizzes and surveys
      • gather and review assignments
      • record grades
  • Let us demonstrate some of our new system capabilities and activities Main system activities
  • The Main 4 pillars of the system One static and 3 collaborative and dynamic
  • Content Database Forum Static part Dynamic and collaborative part wiki
  • Content Database Forum Static part Dynamic and collaborative part wiki
  • Content of the system
    • Lecture in an audio, video or any other format
    • All available electronic material
    • To be available to download
    • Again, We should not that this system is not a download center for learning materials although you can download mostly all available learning materials, lectures and media but this is not our goal.
  • Content Database Forum Static part Dynamic and collaborative part wiki
  • Wiki
    • What is wiki?
      • A wiki is a collection of collaboratively authored web pages.
      • A wiki starts with one front page.
      • Students can edit the page or add more pages to the wiki by creating links to new pages that don’t yet exist.
      • Old versions of each page can be viewed by checking the page history.
  • e.g. Wikipedia
    • Wikipedia is the largest wiki in the world ( )
    • The entire Wikipedia site is written by volunteers from around the world.
    • An article is started by someone with an interest in the subject, and then anyone in the community can add content, edit other people’s work, or add another page elaborating on a sub-topic.
    • It has become so large and so frequently used that there is a lively debate about how authoritative a collaborative work without a central editor can be.
  • What can we do with wiki? Group lecture notes
  • Group lecture notes
    • Usually, lecture notes are a solitary activity.
    • But one person can easily miss an important point during a lecture, whether by daydreaming or by trying to understand a prior point.
    • Students also have difficulty deciding what information is important and what is elaboration or example.
    • Creating a wiki for group lecture notes after a lecture gives us a chance to combine all our notes. Those who missed information can get it from their peers.
  • Content Database Forum Static part Dynamic and collaborative part wiki
  • Database
    • The database module provides a tool for collaborative development of a database within the course.
    • It’s simply a way for multiple people to add structured data to a shared resource
    • We will use it for the users to upload their files like the new lectures, videos, images, x-rays and web links with comments and descriptions.
    • We could use the database to create glossaries, catalogs, taxonomies, registrations, paper submissions, maps, or anything where the students in your class can fill in a form to add data.
  • Database will be the Student files area
  • Content Database Forum Static part Dynamic and collaborative part wiki
  • Forum
    • Scientific discussions
    • Q & A forums for problem solving and oral question bank
    • Social forum
  • Other Important system activities
  • Glossary
    • Collaborative glossaries
      • The users can create glossaries as they encounter
        • Unfamiliar terms
        • For syndromes
        • For eponyms
  • Glossary
    • Collaborative quiz questions
      • One of the most creative uses we’ve heard about is using the glossary to create collaborative quiz questions for common written and oral exam questions and.
      • When the students have all submitted their questions, the teacher exports the glossary and then imports it into a question bank. The quiz can then be built from student submitted questions.
  • Blog
    • The word “ b log ” is a contraction of “we b log .”
    • Blogs are a form of online journal that millions of people around the world use for self-expression and communicating with family and friends.
    • Group work with tags
    • Blog tags are used to categorize and locate blog entries. Usually general categories are used, like “teaching” or “trips.”
  • Messaging
  • System activities we may use (in some courses)
    • Lesson
      • Simulations and case studies
    • Quiz
      • Test practice
  • Activities we will not intend to use it by now
    • Chats
      • Group chats
      • Last-minute exam preparation
    • Assignment
  • Good Luck