EDST2091 Lecture 1 2010


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Introduction to eLearning Lecture 1 March 2010

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  • Introduces students to the fundamental concepts, general principles and methods that underlie learner-centred approaches to planning, design, and evaluation of ICT-supported teaching and learning. Students learn to evaluate educational software applications and web-based tools, and how to use technology as a means of promoting deep understanding of content, integrate technology into teaching, and where to look for assistance in expanding their e-learning planning and design skills. Note dual course: GEBT1524 and EDST2091 Introduce teaching staff
  • About the students: Hands up: Who is a prospective teacher? Yr 7-12? What subjects? Who is about to teach who will be teaching outside HS? Who has taught before? Using Technology? Who wont be “teaching”?
  • The link between the theory and your practice is important
  • 2 course outlines for EDST2091 and GENT1524. Print and bring to first tutorial
  • Lecture topics follow the text fairly closely. Tutorials align with the lecture topics.
  • Lecture topics follow the text fairly closely. Tutorials align with the lecture topics.
  • One question/short answer test Presentation related to using technology in your area of teaching Assignment (related to the presentation) Exam Not specific and not as practical like the presentation and assignment focuses on big picture and theory
  • Course outlines available online. Different course outlines for GENT1524 and EDST2091. Print appropriate outline and bring to first tutorial. Demonstrate After slide: Any questions over all?
  • Exercise, turn to someone near you (who you don’t know), introduce yourself and in turn tell them why you have decided t o study this particular course and then share 1 piece of technology that you think is educational and explain why…
  • Ask for feedback on types of technologies that were shared
  • Ask for feedback on types of technologies that were shared
  • Contact Lecturer through Vista mail tool
  • EDST2091 Lecture 1 2010

    1. 1. Welcome! <ul><li>EDST2091/GENT1524 </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to e-Learning and Technology-Supported Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Chambers </li></ul>
    2. 2. The Future is e-Learning!? Copyright Private Eye 2001
    3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Background Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure and Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online support and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Questions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is educational technology? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is meaningful learning? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we employ educational technology in the learning process? </li></ul></ul>Outline of Today’s Lecture
    4. 4. Approach & Philosophy <ul><li>Focus on you as teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Both an applied and theoretical course </li></ul><ul><li>Useful “authentic” outcomes that are meaningful to you </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive and collaborative </li></ul>
    5. 5. An Aligned and Supportive Structure <ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recorded via Lectopia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>listening-to-podcasts-better-than-going-to-lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hands on labs and activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Online environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard course site </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. The Texts and Resources <ul><li>Course Outline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available online inside My eLearning site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Required Text: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meaningful Learning with Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jonassen et al. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommended: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Toolkit </li></ul></ul>
    7. 9. Assessment <ul><li>Test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One question/short answer in lecture week 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Face to Face Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in tutorial </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Written Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>due end of week 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exam </li></ul><ul><li>Online Participation (EDST2091 only) </li></ul><ul><li>Other non assessable activities </li></ul>
    8. 10. Assessment – Presentations and Discussion <ul><li>A presentation related to your assignment must be presented. Presentations start at week 4. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of 15 minutes but no longer than 20 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Followed by up to 10 minutes of discussion </li></ul><ul><li>You must be prepared to answer questions and be actively involved in follow on discussion </li></ul><ul><li>You need to choose a timeslot by week 3 </li></ul><ul><li>GENT1524 students go first </li></ul><ul><li>More information about the structure of a typical presentation and the assessment criteria used to mark the presentations will be provided by your tutors </li></ul>
    9. 11. My eLearning <ul><li>Your online course environment: </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.telt.unsw.edu.au </li></ul><ul><li>Course Outlines </li></ul><ul><li>Participant Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Activities, surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Resources and Links </li></ul>
    10. 12. <ul><li>What is Educational Technology </li></ul>
    11. 13. The New World of Educational Technology <ul><li>PBS Videos on Educational Technology </li></ul>
    12. 14. Activity <ul><li>Turn to someone near you (preferably who you don’t know) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name, type of teaching you do etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share why you have decided to study this particular course </li></ul><ul><li>Share 1 piece of technology that you own or have used and that you think is educational and explain why… </li></ul><ul><li>What makes the experience in using this technology to help you learn meaningful to you? </li></ul>
    13. 15. Meaningful Learning Resources <ul><li>Web site that supports an earlier text on the same subject </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing_Technology_for_Meaningful_Learning </li></ul>
    14. 16. A New Way of Teaching <ul><li>Video: </li></ul><ul><li>Learning to Change-Changing to Learn </li></ul>
    15. 17. Need Help? <ul><li>Lecturer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions about course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions about Lecture, Exam and Assignment content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major issues with workload/illness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tutors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions about Assignment, Presentation and tutorial content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing tuts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minor issues with workload/illness </li></ul></ul>
    16. 18. Homework! <ul><li>Read course outline and bring to first tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Read textbook chapter 1 (at least) </li></ul><ul><li>Attend your first Tut </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the online class. Post your profile (inlcuding picture) </li></ul>