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An Overview of eLearning

  1. 1. An Overview of eLearning <ul><ul><li>Francesca Demontis - UEA May 2010 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. What is eLearning blended stand-alone electronically delivered interactive digital web-based
  3. 3. Advantages of eLearning social collaborative learning customizable multimediality learner-centred up-to-date content accessibility usability easy distribution cost-effective
  4. 4. Components of eLearning Management of content Delivery of content Development of content Standardization of content
  5. 5. Components of eLearning Development of content Let's create content reusable stand-alone granular interactive digital web-based Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) ‏
  6. 6. Components of eLearning Management of content Let's make content available Components of eLearning <ul><li>portals </li></ul><ul><li>digital library repositories </li></ul><ul><li>LMS </li></ul><ul><li>VLE </li></ul>e.g. Blackboard or Moodle invaluable aid not only to deliver but also to track learners achievements and facilitate social learning
  7. 7. Delivery of content Let's communicate content Components of eLearning <ul><li>Synchronous : real-time communication, all learners receive content simultaneously; </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. Connect, Breeze, Elluminate, Wimba Live Classroom, chats) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous : learners are responsible for pacing their own self-instruction and learning; </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. emails, blogs, wikis, Web 2.0, Blackboard VLE) ‏ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Standards are crucial as they promote: SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model); MedBiquitou s – development of SCORM-compliant specifications for medical education. Standardization of content Let's share and reuse content Components of eLearning <ul><li>Compatibility </li></ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul>
  9. 9. Attitudes possibilities for human interaction Knowledge convergence 'just-in-time' & 'just-for-you' eMedical Education eLearning Skills virtual reality simulations
  10. 10. P2P reviews virtual education (IVIMEDS) ‏ online groups simulations (Second Life) ‏ problem-based learning ePortfolios role-play case-based online discussions eFuture Medical Education Learning2.0
  11. 11. Ubiquitous eFuture Medical Education mLearning smartphones laptops PDAs (e.g. iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kindle) ‏ Adaptive Learning CPD 'just-in-time' & 'just-for-you'
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>learner-centred; </li></ul><ul><li>accessibility/usability; </li></ul><ul><li>teachers as facilitators; </li></ul><ul><li>adaptive learning; </li></ul><ul><li>social and collaborative learning; </li></ul><ul><li>reflective learning; </li></ul><ul><li>virtual learning; </li></ul><ul><li>mobile learning; </li></ul><ul><li>self-assessment; </li></ul><ul><li>formative assessment; </li></ul><ul><li>sustainable development. </li></ul>Ideal Developing of eLearning engaging with people through technology
  13. 13. References <ul><li>Choules AP (2007). The use of elearning in medical education: a review of the current situation. Postgrad Med J , 83 , 212-216. </li></ul><ul><li>Ruiz JG, Mintzer MJ, Issenberg SB. (2006). Learning objects in Medical Education. Med Teach 28 , 599–605. </li></ul><ul><li>Ruiz JG, Mintzer MJ, Leipzig RM. (2006a). The impact of e-learning in Medical Education. Med Teach 81 , 207–212. </li></ul><ul><li>Sandars J, Schroter S. 2007. Web 2.0 technologies for undergraduate and postgraduate medical education: An online survey. Postgrad Med J , 83 , 759–762. </li></ul><ul><li>White and Weight (2000). The Online Teaching Guide: A Handbook of Attitudes, Strategies, and Techniques for the Virtual Classroom . Needham Heights. </li></ul><ul><li>Whitesel, C. (1998). Reframing Our Classrooms, Reframing Ourselves: Perspectives from a Virtual Paladin. The Technology Source : Vision. Available at: </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thank you Q&A