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This is a presentation that has been presented in Stockholm in an event calld eLearning2.0 - official website on http://elearning20sfis.blogspot.com/

This is a presentation that has been presented in Stockholm in an event calld eLearning2.0 - official website on http://elearning20sfis.blogspot.com/

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  • Let’s Web Conference Angele GIULIANO [email_address]
  • Agenda
    • Introduction & Background
    • Web 2.0 - evolution
    • eLearning tools
    • External Speakers
    • Virtual Class management – making it work!
    • Case studies – good/bad examples
    • Questions
    • WARNING: Sarcasm/Jokes present every now and then!!
  • Introduction & Background
    • Education styles – a progression
      • Face to Face (F2F) teaching
      • Distance learning, learning videos, CBT, Multimedia CDs
      • Internet based teaching & learning
    • Human interaction gets less & less and both teachers and students end up frustrated, alone and not motivated
    • Results = drop outs, bad academic performance, disillusionment
  • Why E-learning? The eLearning Blend & Disappearing Teacher
  • Humans are humans
    • Human interaction is very important
    • “ Pure” eLearning can lessen a lot of the teaching experience
    • Technology can however supplement and not replace the teacher
    • Choosing the right blend for you and your students is the main challenge – both in synchronous and asynchronous tools
    • You have to be “there” for them, even when you are not physically in the same place
    • Teachers have to continue teaching – thus eTeaching!
  • Common Mistakes
    • “ If I put all the material I use for teaching online, then students will magically understand it all on their own”
    • “ I don’t believe in chatting with students – it’s a waste of time”
    • “ As long as I put in some photos and animations, then it becomes engaging and interactive”
    • “ Students should not be allowed to talk on trivial issues between themselves on the teaching platform”
    • “ I don’t want to broadcast myself on a live camera!”
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  • The Eternal Struggles
    • Length of course module vs Attention Span
    • Text based vs Visual
    • Information vs Instruction
    • Individual vs Group/Community eLearning
    • Dogmatic vs Experiential
    • Our ultimate challenge is MOTIVATION – our own and our students’
  • Community Teaching
    • Advent of blogs, wikis, community sites, Second Life
    • Our students are out there (in the web)... Let’s go get them!
    • Content Centric vs Collaboration Centric
    • Communities are ideal for:
      • sharing best practices
      • supporting organisational learning
      • brainstorming
      • getting immediate answers to problems
      • mentoring
      • working and learning together on projects.
  • Web 2.0 is community based Adapted from What Is Web 2.0 Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software Tim O'Reilly Web 2.0 many-2-many   Web 1.0 1-to-many Google AdSense  DoubleClick Flickr  Ofoto, Kodak Last.FM, Napster  mp3.com Wikipedia  Britannica Online blogging  personal websites search engine optimization  domain name speculation cost per click  page views participation  publishing wikis  content management systems tagging ("folksonomy")  directories (taxonomy) syndication  stickiness Facebook, Hi5  Email lists for friends Lulu.com  Amazon, publishing houses
  • Why E-learning? Challenges in using Web 2.0 for learning Some teasers / harsh truths!.....
  • Blogging
  • Online Fora / Discussions
  • Wikis / Collaborationware
  • Social networks
  • Why E-learning? Addressing challenges
    • Don’t overdo it… too much web2.0 will kill you! Focus on one tool and use it with your students
    • Ensure students are comfortable with technologies
    • Have synchronous sessions / chats to check progress
    • Find innovative uses for the technology
        • Hairdressers / mechanics log book
        • Older students correcting younger ones’ wikis
        • Get “guest speakers” in discussions – from abroad from all over the world
  • Virtual Classrooms
    • It might be impossible to have all our students together in one place physically all the time
    • No excuse for NOT meeting – just change physical to virtual meetings
    • A virtual class is a software that allows real time synchronous interaction with audio & video and sharing applications, materials, desktop, and working together on whiteboards
  • External Speakers
    • Adobe Connect Pro
    • Dim Dim
    • WiZiQ
  • Adverts….!
    • The traveller
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FejrG3hOh3I
    • The classroom
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0_WhSdsgBo
  • Questions to Speakers
    • Most innovative use of the meeting room
    • Who uses it most? Techies or not?
    • 1 most important tip to users
    • What would you add in the next iteration?
  • Why E-learning? How to make VCs work?
    • Complicated to control large groups – be 2 tutors together during real lessons
    • Technical problems until everyone connects - better to have a first lesson as a test
    • Don’t make lessons too long – aim for 45 mins with 10 minutes either way for warming up, weather conversations and winding down
    • Confusion on whiteboards and their usage – Use semi designed framework images as a basis
  • Why E-learning? How to make VCs work?
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  • Why E-learning? More tips and tricks
    • Prepare materials well in advance and pre-upload them if possible in classroom
    • Ask them something every 3 / 4 minutes during a PPT presentation. Get them to type or wave
    • Aim for no more than 2 timezones apart either side if possible
    • Define purpose of event. Summarise at the end and always leave them with a task
  • Case Studies
    • http://www.chef2chef.net http://www.chef2chef.net
    • http://www.collaborationproject.org http://www.collaborationproject.org
    • http://wiki.answers.com http://wiki.answers.com
    • http://www.schmoozii.com http://www.schmoozii.com
    • http://www.scienceblog.com http://www.scienceblog.com
    • http://www.ted.com http://www.ted.com
  • Conclusions
    • Teachers & tutors are more important than ever in online learning
    • Students are human and prefer human interaction
    • We can create fun things to do with our students both on synchronous and asynchronous tools
    • Collaboration is important and gets both students and teachers motivated
    • Virtual classes put back the teacher in front of the student
    • eTeaching is the way to go!
  • Thanks for your attention Angele GIULIANO (angele@acrosslimits.com) Across Limits Gateway Centre, Kappillan Mifsud Street, Hamrun HMR 1856 – MALTA Tel: +356 21224900 / +356 99447060 Fax: +356 23331210 Web: http://www.acrosslimits.com Email: info@acrosslimits.com