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E-Learning Myth-busters Is Conventional Wisdom Wrong?
Lake Superior College Duluth, Minnesota
Vital Stats <ul><li>Approx.2,000 students take at least one online course each semester at LSC. </li></ul><ul><li>141 sect...
ITC - North Central States
What is your experience with online education? <ul><li>Taught an online class. </li></ul><ul><li>Taken online class. </li>...
Famous Quotes #1 <ul><li>George Washington once said (re: the cherry tree incident): </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I can't tell ...
Famous Quotes #2 <ul><li>Al Gore once said: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I invented the Internet.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Or did he?) <...
Famous Quotes #3 <ul><li>George W. Bush once said: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Too many OB-GYNs aren’t able to practice their love...
Choose the accurate quote. <ul><li>George Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Al Gore </li></ul><ul><li>George W. Bush </li></ul>...
Against USC, the Buckeyes … <ul><li>Got jobbed by the refs </li></ul><ul><li>Were looking ahead to game with Troy U. </li>...
E-Learning Myth-busters Point of View:  The Student Perspective
Student Perspective: Questions 1-3 <ul><li>E-Learning students believe that a sense of community is important </li></ul><u...
E-Learning students believe that a sense  of community (in their e-learning) is important <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><l...
Online students plagiarize more than “traditional” students <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
e-Learning  enables anytime, anywhere learning <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
Student Perspective: Questions 4-6 <ul><li>Digital natives are well prepared for  e-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating is...
Digital natives are well prepared for e-Learning <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
Cheating is rampant among online students <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
Online students are less satisfied with their college experience than  F-2-F students <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>My...
Importance Scale - PSOL
Online Students Plagiarize More <ul><li>Really? Prove it! </li></ul><ul><li>Could it be that online students get caught mo...
 
How Important is AAL? <ul><li>From Birmingham Grid for Learning: </li></ul><ul><li>AAL – Potentially the single most signi...
Anytime, Anywhere Learning <ul><li>Anyone  can learn  anytime  and  anywhere . </li></ul><ul><li>Ummm, no, they can’t! </l...
<ul><li>Net Generation </li></ul>
<ul><li>Next Generation </li></ul>
<ul><li>Nexters </li></ul>
<ul><li>Generation Y </li></ul>
<ul><li>Generation Why </li></ul>
<ul><li>Millennials </li></ul>
<ul><li>Digital Natives </li></ul>
<ul><li>Generation Now </li></ul>
<ul><li>iGeneration </li></ul>
<ul><li>Echo Boomers </li></ul>
<ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Generation </li></ul>
<ul><li>Nintendo </li></ul><ul><li>Generation </li></ul>
<ul><li>Screenagers </li></ul>
<ul><li>That’s Crazy talk. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s consolidate. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Net Gennials </li></ul>
“ Digital Net-gennials” Get It <ul><li>Um, no, they don’t!! </li></ul><ul><li>They get MySpace and FaceBook. </li></ul><ul...
Cheating is Rampant <ul><li>Really? Prove it!! </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford dorm resident? </li></ul><ul><li>Troy University...
Student Satisfaction Ratings
E-Learning Myth-busters Point of View:  The Faculty Perspective
Faculty Perspective: Questions 7-9 <ul><li>Faculty are embracing the concept of shared electronic learning objects </li></...
Faculty are embracing the concept of shared electronic learning objects <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
Online faculty work harder <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
I don’t have time to learn any of this new stuff <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
Faculty Perspective: Questions 10-12 <ul><li>Web accessibility is NOT my job! </li></ul><ul><li>Entertaining students is N...
Faculty:  Web accessibility is NOT my job! <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
Faculty:  Entertaining students is NOT my job! <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
Highly interactive courses are better than courses with little interaction <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
Learning Objects? <ul><li>Define SCORM. </li></ul><ul><li>What is a SCO? </li></ul><ul><li>Name 3 different ways that an L...
Faculty Effort <ul><li>Work harder? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Really? All of them? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Highly interactive, ...
I Don’t Have the Time <ul><li>Since when is it okay for a teacher to stop learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you sure that al...
Web Accessibility is Not MY Job <ul><li>Um, yes, it is!! </li></ul><ul><li>If you truly believe that, then STOP teaching o...
Entertaining Students is Not MY Job <ul><li>Um, yes, it is!! </li></ul><ul><li>If you truly believe that, then STOP teachi...
Interaction <ul><li>Interaction is good (we think) – but what exactly is it? </li></ul><ul><li>How does one interact with ...
E-Learning Myth-busters Point of View:  The Broader Perspective
Questions 13-15 <ul><li>A VLE is an important component of e-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life will be the Second Com...
A Virtual Learning Environment (or LMS)  is an important component of e-Learning <ul><li>Absolutely Essential </li></ul><u...
Second Life will be the Second Coming for teaching and learning. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
Through web analytics reporting, we are learning a tremendous amount of useful information about the behavior and activiti...
Questions 16-18 <ul><li>Through the use of rubrics and standards related to the quality of online courses (i.e. Quality Ma...
Through the use of rubrics and standards related to the quality of online courses (i.e. Quality Matters™), we are sufficie...
The cost to the institution and the price (tuition) to the student should be lower for e-Learning than traditional bricks-...
Online learning is plagued with a huge number of fictitious students <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
VLE or PLE? <ul><li>Virtual learning environments need to become more open, more flexible, more creative and less reactive...
Second Life in Education
Web Analytics <ul><li>The amount of information available about our students is mind boggling. </li></ul><ul><li>However, ...
QualityMatters is Sufficient <ul><li>QualityMatters looks at the quality of course design. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s good, ...
Learning Level Is High Teaching Level Is High Course Design Meets Standards Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMa...
Learning Level Is Low Teaching Level Is High Course Design Meets Standards Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMat...
Learning Level Is High Teaching Level Is High Course Design Below Standard Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMat...
Learning Level Is High Teaching Level Is Low Course Design Meets Standards Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMat...
Learning Level Is Low Teaching Level Is Low Course Design Meets Standards Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatt...
Learning Level Is Low Teaching Level Is High Course Design Below Standard Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatt...
Learning Level Is Low Teaching Level Is Low Course Design Below Standard Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatte...
Lower Cost for Online? <ul><li>Why tuition differentials? </li></ul><ul><li>Just because we can? </li></ul><ul><li>Or beca...
Fictitious Students? <ul><li>This has been the #1 fear since online learning began. </li></ul><ul><li>To this date, there ...
Other Myths or Realities? <ul><li>I have 35 items on the list so far. </li></ul><ul><li>Send me your ideas to add to the l...
More about e-Learning Myths at: Desire2blog.blogspot.com
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  1. 1. E-Learning Myth-busters Is Conventional Wisdom Wrong?
  2. 2. Lake Superior College Duluth, Minnesota
  3. 3. Vital Stats <ul><li>Approx.2,000 students take at least one online course each semester at LSC. </li></ul><ul><li>141 sections of online courses were taught during spring semester 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>89% of all available seats are taken. </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 65 faculty members teach at least one online course per year at LSC. </li></ul>
  4. 4.
  5. 5. ITC - North Central States
  6. 6. What is your experience with online education? <ul><li>Taught an online class. </li></ul><ul><li>Taken online class. </li></ul><ul><li>Both 1 & 2 above. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither 1 nor 2 above. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Famous Quotes #1 <ul><li>George Washington once said (re: the cherry tree incident): </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I can't tell a lie, Pa; you know I can't tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet.“ </li></ul><ul><li>(Or did he?) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Famous Quotes #2 <ul><li>Al Gore once said: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I invented the Internet.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Or did he?) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Famous Quotes #3 <ul><li>George W. Bush once said: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Too many OB-GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across this country.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Or did he?) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Choose the accurate quote. <ul><li>George Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Al Gore </li></ul><ul><li>George W. Bush </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above are true </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above are false </li></ul>
  11. 11. Against USC, the Buckeyes … <ul><li>Got jobbed by the refs </li></ul><ul><li>Were looking ahead to game with Troy U. </li></ul><ul><li>Were suffering from jet lag </li></ul><ul><li>Were distracted by California girls </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above </li></ul>
  12. 12. E-Learning Myth-busters Point of View: The Student Perspective
  13. 13. Student Perspective: Questions 1-3 <ul><li>E-Learning students believe that a sense of community is important </li></ul><ul><li>Online students plagiarize more than “traditional” students </li></ul><ul><li>e-Learning enables anytime, anywhere learning </li></ul>
  14. 14. E-Learning students believe that a sense of community (in their e-learning) is important <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  15. 15. Online students plagiarize more than “traditional” students <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  16. 16. e-Learning enables anytime, anywhere learning <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  17. 17. Student Perspective: Questions 4-6 <ul><li>Digital natives are well prepared for e-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating is rampant among online students </li></ul><ul><li>Online students are less satisfied with their college experience than F-2-F students </li></ul>
  18. 18. Digital natives are well prepared for e-Learning <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  19. 19. Cheating is rampant among online students <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  20. 20. Online students are less satisfied with their college experience than F-2-F students <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  21. 21. Importance Scale - PSOL
  22. 22. Online Students Plagiarize More <ul><li>Really? Prove it! </li></ul><ul><li>Could it be that online students get caught more? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you really think that on-ground students don’t use mainly the same tools to write their papers? </li></ul>
  23. 24. How Important is AAL? <ul><li>From Birmingham Grid for Learning: </li></ul><ul><li>AAL – Potentially the single most significant educational initiative in decades </li></ul>
  24. 25. Anytime, Anywhere Learning <ul><li>Anyone can learn anytime and anywhere . </li></ul><ul><li>Ummm, no, they can’t! </li></ul><ul><li>This rarely applies to individual students. </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>Net Generation </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>Next Generation </li></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>Nexters </li></ul>
  28. 29. <ul><li>Generation Y </li></ul>
  29. 30. <ul><li>Generation Why </li></ul>
  30. 31. <ul><li>Millennials </li></ul>
  31. 32. <ul><li>Digital Natives </li></ul>
  32. 33. <ul><li>Generation Now </li></ul>
  33. 34. <ul><li>iGeneration </li></ul>
  34. 35. <ul><li>Echo Boomers </li></ul>
  35. 36. <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Generation </li></ul>
  36. 37. <ul><li>Nintendo </li></ul><ul><li>Generation </li></ul>
  37. 38. <ul><li>Screenagers </li></ul>
  38. 39. <ul><li>That’s Crazy talk. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s consolidate. </li></ul>
  39. 40. <ul><li>Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Net Gennials </li></ul>
  40. 41. “ Digital Net-gennials” Get It <ul><li>Um, no, they don’t!! </li></ul><ul><li>They get MySpace and FaceBook. </li></ul><ul><li>They get IM and text messaging. </li></ul><ul><li>They have very few technology skills that we expect them to use in e-Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Is that their problem, or ours? </li></ul>
  41. 42. Cheating is Rampant <ul><li>Really? Prove it!! </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford dorm resident? </li></ul><ul><li>Troy University – Big Brother device </li></ul><ul><li>Lucky for us, Congress is ready to save us from the cheaters. </li></ul>
  42. 43. Student Satisfaction Ratings
  43. 44. E-Learning Myth-busters Point of View: The Faculty Perspective
  44. 45. Faculty Perspective: Questions 7-9 <ul><li>Faculty are embracing the concept of shared electronic learning objects </li></ul><ul><li>Online faculty work harder </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have the time to learn any of this new stuff </li></ul>
  45. 46. Faculty are embracing the concept of shared electronic learning objects <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  46. 47. Online faculty work harder <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  47. 48. I don’t have time to learn any of this new stuff <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  48. 49. Faculty Perspective: Questions 10-12 <ul><li>Web accessibility is NOT my job! </li></ul><ul><li>Entertaining students is NOT my job! </li></ul><ul><li>Highly interactive online courses are better than courses with little interaction. </li></ul>
  49. 50. Faculty: Web accessibility is NOT my job! <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  50. 51. Faculty: Entertaining students is NOT my job! <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  51. 52. Highly interactive courses are better than courses with little interaction <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  52. 53. Learning Objects? <ul><li>Define SCORM. </li></ul><ul><li>What is a SCO? </li></ul><ul><li>Name 3 different ways that an LOR can be used effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Huh? What’s an LOR? </li></ul>
  53. 54. Faculty Effort <ul><li>Work harder? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Really? All of them? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Highly interactive, highly engaged faculty work very hard – regardless of the delivery method. </li></ul>
  54. 55. I Don’t Have the Time <ul><li>Since when is it okay for a teacher to stop learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you sure that all the things you do now are more valuable that learning new things? </li></ul><ul><li>What if the new things make you better, or more efficient, or more effective? </li></ul>
  55. 56. Web Accessibility is Not MY Job <ul><li>Um, yes, it is!! </li></ul><ul><li>If you truly believe that, then STOP teaching on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>See how frustrating this is? Don’t do this to your students!! </li></ul>
  56. 57. Entertaining Students is Not MY Job <ul><li>Um, yes, it is!! </li></ul><ul><li>If you truly believe that, then STOP teaching on the web (and everywhere else for that matter). </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever listened to an incredibly boring keynote address? </li></ul>
  57. 58. Interaction <ul><li>Interaction is good (we think) – but what exactly is it? </li></ul><ul><li>How does one interact with static content? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Interactive” is the most overused and abused term in e-Learning today. </li></ul>
  58. 59. E-Learning Myth-busters Point of View: The Broader Perspective
  59. 60. Questions 13-15 <ul><li>A VLE is an important component of e-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life will be the Second Coming for teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Through web analytics reporting, we are learning a tremendous amount of useful information about the behavior and activities of our online students. </li></ul>
  60. 61. A Virtual Learning Environment (or LMS) is an important component of e-Learning <ul><li>Absolutely Essential </li></ul><ul><li>Very Important </li></ul><ul><li>Important </li></ul><ul><li>Slightly Important </li></ul><ul><li>Not Really Necessary </li></ul>
  61. 62. Second Life will be the Second Coming for teaching and learning. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  62. 63. Through web analytics reporting, we are learning a tremendous amount of useful information about the behavior and activities of our online students. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  63. 64. Questions 16-18 <ul><li>Through the use of rubrics and standards related to the quality of online courses (i.e. Quality Matters™), we are sufficiently addressing the questions about e-learning quality. </li></ul><ul><li>The cost to the institution and the price (tuition) to the student should be lower for e-Learning than traditional bricks-and-mortar education. </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning is plagued by a huge number of fictitious students. </li></ul>
  64. 65. Through the use of rubrics and standards related to the quality of online courses (i.e. Quality Matters™), we are sufficiently addressing the questions about e-learning quality <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  65. 66. The cost to the institution and the price (tuition) to the student should be lower for e-Learning than traditional bricks-and-mortar education. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  66. 67. Online learning is plagued with a huge number of fictitious students <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  67. 68. VLE or PLE? <ul><li>Virtual learning environments need to become more open, more flexible, more creative and less reactive. </li></ul><ul><li>Embracing Web 2.0 concepts in a more open, more personalized learning environment is the future. </li></ul>
  68. 69. Second Life in Education
  69. 70. Web Analytics <ul><li>The amount of information available about our students is mind boggling. </li></ul><ul><li>However, we are not mining it and using it. </li></ul>
  70. 71. QualityMatters is Sufficient <ul><li>QualityMatters looks at the quality of course design. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s good, but it’s only one leg holding up the stool. </li></ul><ul><li>Um, no, it isn’t!! </li></ul>Learning Quality Concerns Design Teaching
  71. 72. Learning Level Is High Teaching Level Is High Course Design Meets Standards Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
  72. 73. Learning Level Is Low Teaching Level Is High Course Design Meets Standards Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
  73. 74. Learning Level Is High Teaching Level Is High Course Design Below Standard Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
  74. 75. Learning Level Is High Teaching Level Is Low Course Design Meets Standards Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
  75. 76. Learning Level Is Low Teaching Level Is Low Course Design Meets Standards Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
  76. 77. Learning Level Is Low Teaching Level Is High Course Design Below Standard Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
  77. 78. Learning Level Is Low Teaching Level Is Low Course Design Below Standard Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
  78. 79. Lower Cost for Online? <ul><li>Why tuition differentials? </li></ul><ul><li>Just because we can? </li></ul><ul><li>Or because online learning has been an add-on at all campuses with new and additional costs incurred? </li></ul>
  79. 80. Fictitious Students? <ul><li>This has been the #1 fear since online learning began. </li></ul><ul><li>To this date, there is no credible evidence that I am aware of that indicates that this is a real problem. </li></ul>
  80. 81. Other Myths or Realities? <ul><li>I have 35 items on the list so far. </li></ul><ul><li>Send me your ideas to add to the list. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  81. 82. More about e-Learning Myths at: Desire2blog.blogspot.com
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