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YOUR ELEARNING EXPERIENCES: What did the course you studied online ‘look like’? What did you see? What did you do?
YOUR ELEARNING EXPERIENCES: If you had a satisfying experience studying online what made it satisfying?
YOUR ELEARNING EXPERIENCES: If you had an UNsatisfactory experience studying online what made it so?
MODELS OF ELEARNING• Etraining• Distance Education• Blended (or Web Enhanced) Learning Type 1• Blended (or Web Enhanced) Learning Type 2• Virtual Classroom Type 1 (Collaborative)• Virtual Classroom Type 2 (Presentational)• The Community of Practice• MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)• Flipped Classroom Source: http://what-is-elearning.wikispaces.com/
The Extremes • Regular teacher presence • Communication • Community • All or several doing same topic at same time • results in a better, richer, more meaningful learning experience •more likely to result in changed behaviour ie longer term learning • takes more resources (time and $$$)Self-paced, Fullyunfacilitated facilitated• good for compliance training eg OHSW)• Can work with highly motivated, more mature learners• Huge drop-out rates
Guiding Principles• Cathy Moore … “Think of your e-learning course as a safe place for students to practice!”• Assessment For Learning (5 key strategies, 1 big idea) • Sharing learning expectations • Questioning • Feedback • Self assessment • Peer assessment Use evidence about learning to adapt instruction to meet learner needs http://www.slideshare.net/ccox888/assessment-for-learning-v2
COMPONENTS OF A COURSE• INFORMATION AND CONTENT• INSTRUCTION• TASKS/ACTIVITIES• ASSESSMENT• FEEDBACK
CONTENT• Bite sized chunks• Clear, concise language• Use media – images, video, audio• Give students the chance to contribute (Moodle: Glossary and Choice tools)
Instructions• Be clear, concise• Don’t assume understanding (work through the materials as a student; get someone else to check it)• Give instructions that are clear enough so students can work through material when there is no lecturer around eg at home (Moodle tool: Label)
TASKS/ACTIVITIES/ASSIGNMENTS• Offer a variety• Use them frequently (“we learn by doing and applying”)• Design some tasks that require students to – collaborate – research Moodle Tools: •Forums •Wiki •Lesson •Quiz •Choice
FEEDBACK/COMMUNICATION• Provide regular and timely feedback• Don’t just rely on automated feedback provided via the quiz tool• Moodle GRADEBOOK• Ask how students are going• Consider a weekly bulletin
Teacher PresenceThe best online teachers - according to students - are those who show their presence multiple times a week, and at best, daily.
EXPLORE MODELS OF ELEARNING AT http://what-is-elearning.wikispaces.com/ Photo courtesy of Alex Hayes Michael CoghlanThese slides on the Net at email@example.comSlideshare Cheryl Cox firstname.lastname@example.org