Evaluate your readiness Use of ICT Tools Use of the Internet (Access and Comfort)
E-learning requires a personal commitment Working online and doing class work Planning new course design Create new learning activities and assessment Learning a new technology (MOODLE) Dealing with new environment / style of pedagogy
E-learning requires teachers to develop special skills in ICT Instructional design Media literacy Communication skills
Determine their readiness Students readiness for e-learning Access (place, time, frequency) Comfort Willingness to do online school activities They may be using Internet just for GAMES, EMAIL, CHAT School work may lessen their PLAY TIME Self-directed , Motivated
E-learning wont instantly transform your students into scholars.
Instructional Design is KEY Good e-learning that is "blended" requires that the classroom courses need to be redesigned. Good e-learning also requires good online facilitation and communication skills from the teacher control synchronous discussion and write good instructions.
Potentials for Students Use of new technologies Increase student engagement Prepare themselves before coming to class Collaborative projects (presentations, reports, research) Students work with digital information
Potentials for Students Self-evaluation (e-portfolios, journals, blogs) personal discussions (with teacher, classmates) peer tutoring / peer to peer communication class website available (schedules, materials, activities multiple options for learning Additional References immediate feedback and evaluation of progress
Potentials for Teachers use of new technologies personal discussions with students or other teachers sharing of materials among teachers (teacher- teacher collaboration) reusable content, resources, media
Potentials for Teachers Reach students with various learning styles Encourage active learning online quizzes and assignments innovative learning approaches course development