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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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    eLearning-webconf eLearning-webconf Presentation Transcript

    • 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!”
    • 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?
    • 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