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  • 1. Get it Together: Creating resources for use in any learning environment.
     
    Let’s get it together! Create flexible resources that meet the needs of all learners and educators regardless of their learning situations. Let’s put our time, money and intellectual means into creating inspiring and diverse resources that can be used in any learning environment. Distance learning print and online courses, home education resources, traditional classroom resources and the needs of a million other learning environments can be met within a single resource. Learning situations are changing and flexible resources that support educators and students seamlessly between the different learning environments are valuable. This presentation will focus on the practical instructional design techniques used to “Get it Together”.
  • 2. The Challenge: Create a resource that can be used by anyone, anytime, in any learning environment.
    Any Learning Environment? Why not?
    What is a learning environment:
    An environment which supports the ‘Teaching/Learning Process’ occurring successfully. www.usq.edu.au/planstats/Docs/GlossaryTerms.doc
    The place and setting where learning occurs; it is not limited to a physical classroom an includes the characteristics of the setting. www.teach-nology.com/glossary/terms/l/
    A few examples of learning environments:
    Classroom
    Home
    Outdoors
    Field trips
    Drop-in-Centers
    Laboratory
    Hospital
    Online LMS/website
    Virtual Reality
    On a sailboat in the middle of the Pacific
    Or any where else in the world……..universe……
  • 3. Modes of Educational Delivery: How will the resource materials be delivered to the learner?
    Web based interfaces – LMS, websites, discussion rooms, virtual classrooms, virtual reality etc.
    Face-2-face
    Print
    Video Conference
    Teleconference
    Instant Messaging
    Many other possibilities
  • 4. Who are the users? Anyone!
    New teachers
    Non-subject matter experts
    Experience teachers
    Learners
    Parent at home
    Facilitator
    Teacher at a distance
  • 5. What does the resource look like?
    Differentiated and Creative
    Must be Digital
    Flexible and Adaptive
  • 6. Differentiated and Creative
    Fully embraces Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to allow learners:
    Various ways to acquire information
    Discussions, Social Interaction and Collaboration
    Experimentation, Real-world problems, Inquiry based activities, direct instruction (tutorial and lesson recordings)
    Multimedia, hands-on, field-trips, web-based,
    Multiple pathways to acquire information. Choice for learner – no “one size fits all”
    Various ways to demonstrate knowledge
    Formative and summative assessment
    Knowledge mapping, self-assessment, portfolios, discussions, journaling
    Choice in assessment type: podcast, presentation, virtual (or real) poster, essay, multiple choice or written exam, visual or movement representations, digital story..endless possibilities that could all be assessed with one rubric. EXAMPLE!!!
    Various means of engagement
    Active and Interactive, student centered activities
    Activities directed to mixed levels, interests, backgrounds – relevant to learner’s lives
    Include a variety of media– games, podcasts, movies, discussions, social media, applets for phones, iPods and computer, art, poetry, newspapers, drama, music, digital photos and the list continues……
    Resource promotes student-centric learning.
  • 7. Must be Digital
    Must be Digital
    Must be digital to be used online
    Customizability depends on it being digital(print can be created from digital files when preferred)
    How else can you achieve the desired flexibility
  • 8. Flexible and Adaptive
    Adaptive to user – different interface for teacher/facilitator/student.
    Adaptive to learning environment – interface could allow for learning environment (suggested resources) to be highlighted while still allowing other resources to be visable.
    Adaptive to future – pedagological changes, curriculum changes, technology changes
    Complete Customizability
    Written to learner (could have facilitator/teacher comments and notes too)
    Organized by learning outcome or small modules so updates/improvements can be easy and continuous.
  • 9. Discussions
    Importance
    Isolated students and facilitators options – parents, friends, classmates, online, f2f, phone, IM
    Social interaction to formulate learning
  • 10. Tools to Help Organization - Blueprints
    Allow teachers/facilitators/learners to see course/outcomes at a glance
    Big Picture/Theme Connection throughout materials
    Areas of difficulty/misconceptions are identified
    Teachers could facilitate tutorials around these difficult concepts – (whether the tutorial is f2f, VC, online classroom, discussion board, hands-on lab, field-trip or other is up to the facilitator and learners preference)
    Ensure choice is available for these topics especially
    Formative assessment – where and when to look for these and how they will indicate learning. Opportunities for feedback and discussion
    Differentiation – Choices are listed
  • 11. Benefits of Integrating resources
    One resource available to everyone
    Multiple approaches within one resource – increases differentiation possibilities.
    Move between different modes of educational deliver with greater ease
    Encourage exploration (teacher and student) – push boundaries/open doors
    LMS integration
    Acknowledge today's realities – travel, migration,
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