E-Learning WebinarforInstructors, Facilitators, & Coaches Deanne Davis (DavisDEL7001-8)
Roles Move from teaching to facilitating/guiding/ mentoring/coaching Create and maintain online environment and learning community in the absence of nonverbal cues Participate in professional development
Skills Required Basic classroom skills Electronic communication skills Thorough knowledge of management software Research skills
Engaging Learners Many traditional classroom engagement strategies work to engage e-learners Interaction with instructor, students, course materials, and online resources Open-ended tasks and feedback Collaboration with fellow students Reflection on the learning process
Evaluation Students, instructors, the course, and the technology used should be subjects of evaluation Along with instructor evaluation, students should have opportunities to assess themselves and even their peers Digital portfolios are an effective evaluation tool
Instructor Benefits Convenient access Pre-packaging of information to allow focus elsewhere Record retention Personal gratification Reduces travel costs Encourages access to new electronic resources Allows for more engaging communication
Challenges Communication without nonverbal cues Time and assignment management Technology issues Student preparation Building a sense of community
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