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Internet based Elearning : New millennium Union Education

  1. 1. Technicality of Online Education and Its implementation (What are Strength,Weakness, Opportunity and Threat for workers) Prakash Neupane Executive Member | UNICTS Nepal Coordinator | UnionPress www.prakashneupane.com.np
  2. 2. “Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are playing a growing role in US politics by helping users stay informed and energizing activists.” Barak Obama“ICTs have the potential to profoundly transform unions and to permanently do away with their tendencies towards oligarchy, labourism, ideological conformism and narrow protectionism”. Walton Pantland – Cyberunions Internet belongs to Everyone – Eric Lee This means ICT is efficient tools for spreading and strengthening the unionism. 
  3. 3. e­Learningis term for all kind of (ICT)technology-enhanced learning,where technology is use to support of learning.If someone is learning in a way that uses ICTis border concept than [online learning] encompassing a wide setof ICT application and process which use all available electronicmedia to deliver vocational training more flexibly
  4. 4. ICT?“They are the computing and communications facilities and features that variously support teaching, learning and a range of activities in education.” Hardware: softwareLaptops, CPUs, printers,  Text editors, databases, e­mails, digital cameras,  spreadsheets, Internet, browsers, projectors and audio, etc. edu software, etc.
  5. 5. Why ICT in Education? The rapidly growing usage of technology in todays world is  pushing  workers to consider the integration of ICT into the workspace. ICT can be used as a tool for motivating workers to learn in a different  way.  ICT can be effective and efficient. ICT gives learners immediate access to richer source materials.  It can be dynamic and interactive.
  6. 6. How can we implement? e­Mail  Social Networks Chat/ Instant Messaging  Real Time collaborative Writing/Editing Forums  Concept Mapping Blogs  Project Management Micro­Blogs  Web Conferencing/Meeting/ Webinars Wikis Polls Integrating ICT into the classroom
  7. 7. What will workers learnl Basic Information and Communication Skills for Collective Bargainingl A Trade Union Guide to Economic Concepts For Collective Bargainingl A Trade Union Guide to Collecting and Using Wage Informationl MAINSTREAMING GENDER RIGHTS INTO COLLECTIVE BARGAININGl Building Women­friendly trade unionsl Building Democratic Trade Unionsl Climate Change and Transport Workers
  8. 8. SurveyThe participants were employees in seven organizations in the United States and abroad.These organizations represent manufacturing, oil exploration & manufacturing, IT consulting, wholesale distribution, public school district, and a military division.
  9. 9. Who are the E­learners? [survey]l Middle­aged audience (80% below 45)l Predominantly male (62%)l Married (69%)l European descent (49%)l Support staff (44%)l Hold a bachelor’s degree (37%)l Study in the office (56%)l Own a computer with Internet connectivity (88%)l Have been enrolled in less than ten online courses (80%)l Have participated in e­learning for the last three years (76%)l Prior e­learning experiences in another organization (34%)l Intermediate and advanced computer users (96%)l Have received computer software training (58%)l Overall positive e­learning experiences (87%)
  10. 10. Nature of E­learning Barriers  [survey]l Personal barriersl Learning style barriers l Instructional barriers l Organizational barriersl Situational barriersl Content suitability barriersl Technological barriers
  11. 11. The 4 Significant Predictors of E­learning Barriers  [survey] l Organization type l Self­efficacy l Computer training l Computer competency
  12. 12. Other Influential Variables  [survey]l Agel Genderl Ethnicityl Marital Statusl Level of Educationl Job Positionl Computer Ownershipl Location of Studyl Prior experiences with e­learning
  13. 13. Organizational Implications  [survey]l Barrier reduction strategies have to be planned, continuous, and systemicl Computer training is fundamentall Time for study and training
  14. 14. SWOT Analysis: implementation in Nepal What are Strengths ?l Infrastructurel Willingness l Good network of unions and IT professionals What are Weakness ? l We are new l Not advance technology l Limitation of broadband connectivity/Electricity l Not availability of desirable content resource l Readiness of union 
  15. 15. SWOT Analysis: implementation in Nepal What are Opportunities?l Open Source Softwarel International Relation : We might not need to build from scratch l As we have good connection with different union,s we can produce resources here l Attention of managementl Union will be cyberunion or techunion. What are Threats ? l Union Leaders may not agree to adopt l Financial problem l Find out the interested people.
  16. 16. Three Pillars of Successful E­learningE­learners’ cognitive skills: E­learners must have the prerequisite knowledge andskills necessary to participate in e­learning. Computer competency through training,and practice, and time management skills are essential.Environment: Organizations must support e­learning by offering a supportive culture,incentives, models, resources, and fostering e­learning self­efficacy.Belief and behavior: E­learners’ must have high e­learning self­efficacy and theappropriate behavioral skills such as taking responsibility for learning.
  17. 17. Referencesl The Seven E­learning Barriers Facing Employees[ Penina Mungania,  Research Report l Funded by the Masie Center]l Changing Education with Tools Web 2.0 [Cindy Wright,Instructionall Technology Specialist,Columbus City Schools]
  18. 18. Thank you !! Prakash Neupane 9801083301www.prakashneupane.com.np nprkshn@gmail.com
  19. 19. UnionPress is free website for union

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