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Towards a complete online package: CSU Interact Modules

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  • 1. Towards a complete online package: CSU Interact Modules Dr Yann Guisard Lecturer - Viticulture, Production Horticulture School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences Orange Campus CSU Ed09 – Thurgoona, 26-27/11/09
  • 2. The General Context
    • Mostly DE cohorts
    • Mostly mature age students
    • Future cohorts will be predominantly DE
  • 3. The Specific Context
    • Horticultural Production subjects (Hands on, HRT222 – HRT309 – VIT211 – VIT501 - VIT312 – AGR175)
    • Students already have a background in primary productions
    • Sense of belonging – Value for money
  • 4. The purpose of my (ongoing) work
    • Improve the experience of DE students
    • through
    • ICT environment
    • by
    • Catering for VARK learning styles
    • and
    • Optimising subject management
  • 5. The Plan of Attack
    • Astute choice of CSU Interact tools
    We do have
      • We don’t have
     Pebble Pad
      •  Synchronous teaching tool(s)
      •  Modules
      •  Virtual Practical tool(s)
      •  Group email
     Online Marking schedule
      •  Site Stats
     Audio/Video feedback
      •  Test Centre
  • 6. CSU Interact “Modules”
    • Called “ melete lesson builder” by “Etudes”
    • Latest version 2.6 (implemented at CSU)
    • Creates a set of cross linked web pages
    • Include its own set of resources
    • Fully exportable
    • 2 editors, FCK and Spherix
  • 7. The pros
    • Your creativity is the limit
    • Any text, multimedia that is
      • Common file formats
      • Flash compatible
    • Easily delivered to students
    • Simplified administration
    • Varied combined pedagogical approaches (read, listen, look)
  • 8. The good
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  • 11.
      • Modules notes model the expected webfolio:
        • Expected depth of study
        • Structure of the document
        • Referencing practices
        • Report writing
        • Multimedia embedding
  • 12. The cons
    • The text editor, No Spherix Allowed (NSA)
    • FCK better, but more limited
    • New web page management skills
    • Huge time spent web mining
    • Copyright administration
  • 13.  
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  • 16. Final Blow – Heart attack
  • 17. More from Modules
    • Offline design now, synch later (please, please…)
    • CSU Interact offline
      • Solo Sakai, under trial, read only
    • Cluey web editing for stand alone applications
  • 18. Successes and challenges of complete online package Successes Challenges Visual learners Older blokes Audio learners Continuous learning Reading learners Kinaesthetic learners
  • 19. Where to now?
  • 20. Take home message
      • No ICT for pleasure. DESIGN, INTEGRATE and TEACH for a purpose.
      • MUST account for older generation cohort.
      • Teething problems will disappear with normalisation and further exposure.
      • Make it mooove
    • Optimise, Optimise, Optimise.

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