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Learning program development at Distance Education Centre Victoria in general and with online Philosophy courses in particular.

Learning program development at Distance Education Centre Victoria in general and with online Philosophy courses in particular.

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  • 1. Learning Program Development and Maintenance @ DECV
    • Context
    • The Philosophy learning programs
  • 2. Teaching Workload for a 1.0 EFT teacher
    • ‘ Rostered Classes’ 0.70
    • Learning Materials Development 0.20
    • Student Support 0.08
    • Assessment and Reporting 0.02
    • TOTAL 1.00
    • DECV Workload Index
  • 3. Learning Programs Development All teachers have an allocation of 0.2 EFT (i.e. 20% of their employment time fraction) for the development of new learning materials as well as maintaining currency and effectiveness of existing learning materials and uploading to Janison. New learning materials will be developed in teams. All teachers are expected to have primary responsibility for at least one course of study in which they will have a teaching allotment. For the purpose of the workload index, in addition to course development, teachers may be assigned maintenance for: one course in its first year, or one course that requires annual updating with contemporary materials and examples, or up to two courses which are in their second or subsequent year. A course is defined as equivalent to a year’s work. A ‘course’ for maintenance may therefore be two semester long units. DECV Workload Index
  • 4. ‘ Rostered Classes’
    • P-6 1 teacher: 25 students
    • 7 – 10 1 teacher: 80 students
    • Year 11 1 teacher: 70 students
    • Year 12 1 teacher: 57 students
    • DECV Workload Index
  • 5. Learning Programs Leadership Team
    • Six team members at 0.2 time fraction.
    • Function is to form, lead and maintain teams which develop new and maintain existing learning programs.
  • 6. Three essential roles
    • LP development
    • LP verification
    • LP proof ‘reading ’
  • 7. Philosophy teams’ approach to developing learning programs at Years 7/8 and at Years 11/12 levels.
  • 8. Not quite a tabula rasa
    • A synthesis of contemporary educational theories
    • in a contemporary (functioning) environment
    • adapting a CoI approach to a distance education environment
  • 9. Preparedness to use whatever is available that works
    • School should provide a safe environment in which students can explore ideas
    • So it was decided to use the school’s online learning environment
  • 10. Engage Explore Explain Elaborate Evaluate
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  • 13. Blog example 1
  • 14. Blog example 2
  • 15. Forum example 1
  • 16. Forum example 2
  • 17. Blog reflection on learning example 1
  • 18. In the past distance education often achieved very good communication between teacher and student. What has changed is the ability to facilitate learning communities at a distance. The shift is not trivial. The traditional CoI approach emphasises a Philosophical modesty on the part of the teacher.
  • 19. beyond Philosophy step forward by stepping back 2,500+ years
  • 20. A model for the Web 2.0 classroom?