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E learning slides_vocational education

  1. 1. Using E Learning and Multimedia to E‐Learning Develop Technical Skills Prof. Pawan Gupta eLearning@softtech‐engr.com eLearning@softtech engr com
  2. 2. Setting the Scene…• Drivers of change• New environment• Need to i l d implement new approaches to meet h needs• Integrating vocational and technology
  3. 3. Terms• Vocational Education – Skill‐based learning• Elearning – Technology‐enabled learning• Vocational E‐Learning – Skill‐based Technology‐enabled learning
  4. 4. Goals of Education• Acquire tools for survival q• Discover meaning• Learning to learn g• More humane communities• Role in social reform/reconstruction• Not only to equip to contend with reform, but to initiate• Secure d democracy
  5. 5. Goals of Vocational Education• To prepare for gainful employment• Must be close to real world• Instructor must b successful practitioner be f l ii• Curriculum must reflect content of occupation• Create skill set and attitudes needed to succeed in a particular field p
  6. 6. Change in “Teacher’s” Role Teacher s• Due to focus of individual, social objectives individual and furthering of technical field, teacher is partner with learner• Teacher is helper, facilitator, guide, encourager• S d Student i not object of teaching, b f is bj f hi but focus off learning
  7. 7. Learning Ecology What d l h do learners need to l d learn?• Content – text videos interactive activities, text, videos, activities animations, etc.• Forums to connect with learners (i e replicate (i.e. real life in career)• M Mentorship – apprentice, i hi i instructor/chef / h f• Access – education outside of a physical location• Flexibility – education that accounts for life y
  8. 8. Reducing Irrelevant Learning• Technical students have varying background and skills• ALL are at different points• Education needs to permit entry and access based on skill/experience• Requires complete system change, but the process can be mimicked online – i.e. student controls pace
  9. 9. Stages of Knowing• Linking – association between concepts/knowledge• Reproducing – copying something as taught• Interpreting – using existing knowledge to recognize needs and guide actions/decisions in new situation• Applying – applying existing knowledge/skills to solve new problems
  10. 10. How Can Technology Meet Vocational Education Goals?• Technology as a supplement not replacement supplement,• Tech improves access & flexibility• Tech can communicate skills & theories h i kill h i• Tech – better “quality” assurance• F2F needed to develop social/industry awareness
  11. 11. Elearning Overview• History• Drivers• Why i i changing l h is it h i learning? i ?• How is it changing learning?• Scope and size
  12. 12. Combining Technology & Classroom• Blended• Saves instruction time• Increases llearning efficiency i ffi i• Anxiety and intimidation in regular classroom minimized• Practice to proficiency p y• Variable learning rates
  13. 13. Tools & Technologies• Streaming• Video• Audio – audio blogging pronunciation VoIP blogging, pronunciation,• Internet – LMS, blogging, “simple starts”, email, discussions• Software – development, delivery, collaborate• Simulations
  14. 14. Examples• Dining Room Skills• Culinary Arts• Menu• Online Course
  15. 15. Our Experiences• Culinary Arts• Hotel and Restaurant Administration• Teaching right way upfront hi i h f• Unlimited repetitive feedback
  16. 16. Results• Success indicators – no quantitative data yet• Initial anecdotal feedback – B tt learning Better l i – Marks same as with traditional classes• Instructor Observations• Student Feedback
  17. 17. Student Experiences• Student comments – Engaging – Fun way to learn – “I can learn when I want” ‐ Flexibility – “I’ in control” “I’m i t l” – No instructor physically present – disorienting to some students
  18. 18. Implications• Technology as a tool• Elearning meets needs of technical education – access flexibility, quality access, flexibility• Theory, skills, relationships, mentorship – can all b taught/enhanced via elearning ll be h/ h d i l i
  19. 19. What is still needed• Administration support• Model for elearning development – skill based industry (plumbing etc ) etc.)• Tech advances – ability to stream confidently• Training instructors how to develop and use technology in teaching
  20. 20. Conclusions• Change drivers are significant• New student/industry needs require new approaches• Continued vocational e‐learning can: – Expand the field – Improve education – Result in higher student satisfaction – Greater organizational quality control
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  23. 23. THANK YOU• VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS:• WWW.eLearning‐SoftTech.com• Email: eLearning@SoftTech‐Engr.com• Prof. Pawan Gupta• Educational & Management Consultants g

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