What is elearning?

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The original is from Guillermo Ramirez: http://www.slideshare.net/guiramirez/the-5-bigmistakesofvirtualeducation

This truncated version shows perfectly what e-Learning is all about. Credits go to Guillermo Ramirez.

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What is elearning?

  1. 1. Let’s begin by asking…
  2. 2. What isEducation?
  3. 3. Education is just…
  4. 4. a story of stories.
  5. 5. Someonewantstotellthem
  6. 6. Someonewantstolistentothem
  7. 7. Education happens
  8. 8. when you put together…
  9. 9. someonewho wantsto teach
  10. 10. +someonewho wantsto learn
  11. 11. It is a simple equation.
  12. 12. You have the timeabc and place TIME t1 of thePLACE p1 teacherTeacher
  13. 13. Andthe timeand place abcof the t2 TIMEstudent p2 PLACE Student
  14. 14. abc abc t1 t2 p1 p2Teacher Student
  15. 15. Traditional Education abc abc t1 = t2 p1 = p2In traditional education both times and places are equal
  16. 16. Virtual Education WWWabc abc t1 = t2 p1 = p2In virtual education timesor places can be different
  17. 17. WWWabc abcAnd the connection is…
  18. 18. WWWTechnology
  19. 19. But virtual education
  20. 20. has been around for centuries.
  21. 21. Teachers and students
  22. 22. in different times and places
  23. 23. have been connected
  24. 24. by a technology called
  25. 25. Books!
  26. 26. With thisancienttechnology
  27. 27. someone inone timeand place
  28. 28. can tell astory
  29. 29. to someonein adifferenttime andplace.
  30. 30. Hopefully…
  31. 31. Successful education
  32. 32. was based on «expert users»
  33. 33. of this ancient technology.
  34. 34. That isgoodreadersandgoodwriters
  35. 35. That is:good readers and good writers
  36. 36. Yesterday:
  37. 37. Reading + WritingBerthe Morisot (1870) Johannes Vermeer (1670)
  38. 38. Today:
  39. 39. Recording + Playing back
  40. 40. The process is the same
  41. 41. The tools are different
  42. 42. Different Media Different Speeds
  43. 43. When educationhas a time and a place
  44. 44. We havea course
  45. 45. A course is a place
  46. 46. where you can go
  47. 47. to listen to a story
  48. 48. Then a course is
  49. 49. One story
  50. 50. One story +One host
  51. 51. One story + One host +Several guests
  52. 52. But today we have
  53. 53. New principles The Materials Atoms vs. Bits Processing Information vs. Moving Objects Intangibles Collective Knowledge Generation of Ideas Gil Bruvel Overinformation Misinformation
  54. 54. New principles The Place Distance is redefined Frontiers are obsolete The World is your audience and your competitor Challenges and threats Gil Bruvel are closer… one click apart
  55. 55. New principles The Time Instantaneous Interactive / Feedback Real time / Multitasking Constant Change Gil Bruvel A Life Project vs. A Life of Projects
  56. 56. ¡Help!
  57. 57. There is a new arena
  58. 58. for this ongoing conversation
  59. 59. between teachers and students.
  60. 60. The virtual classroom
  61. 61. WWW Virtual Campus Virtual Classroom Activities Resources• Discussions • Links• Questionnaires • Readings• Homework • Learning Objects• Glossaries Files• Chats • Folders• Blogs • Documents• Wikis • Videos / Audios
  62. 62. A place full of tools
  63. 63. for the host to find new ways
  64. 64. to tell the story
  65. 65. A story can be told in sequence Virtual Classroom
  66. 66. Or not… Virtual Classroom
  67. 67. It can be full ofresources Readings Audios Links Videos Simulations Learning objects
  68. 68. And activities Glossaries Wikis DiscussionsBlogs ChatsQuestionnaires HomeworkPuzzles
  69. 69. But it willbe lifeless
  70. 70. without an activeinteraction
  71. 71. of all theparticipants
  72. 72. So theresources
  73. 73. andactivities
  74. 74. areimportant
  75. 75. but not asimportant
  76. 76. ascreating
  77. 77. A community
  78. 78. I think that sums up what e-Learningis all about…

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