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  • Welcome everyone to the session It’s exciting to have everyone together finally Comment that I am aware that time is precious and will try and fit this into an hour if possible.
  • Give a very short introduction about myself and then get each participant to speak.
  • It will soon become unacceptable to not acknowledge technology in education. We have an obligation as training providers to equip our learners with the skills of the workforce in tomorrows world. Don’t use elearning tools for the sake of it. It will only make things harder. You need to use these tools make things better, to solve a problem. Make it a way of doing business, you can’t expect your trainers and students to engage in something that you are not willing to do. Learning is Changing, Education will need to change as well. Collaborative learning, taking the pressure off the facilitator, having the learners support and teach each other gives them leadership skills and confidence. Education is moving away from the traditional teaching methods. There is so much information, knowledge is no longer sacred, it is all about what you do with it. The age of intellectual property is rapidly dissapearing.
  • We no longer teach our students purely factual information. No one can store that amount of information in their heads. The skills required these days are the ability to seek out that information when it is needed, or to store it if stumbled upon and be able to find it again later. When seeking an employee for a role, would you choose someone with that particular skill, or someone who you know can develop that skill quickly and easily. Mentoring rather than lecturing is proving to be more affective in the retention of information. Allowing the learners to seek the information as needed, with the guidance of the mentor will provide an opportunity for active learning. eLearning allows for content development that address a range of learning styles, by providing flexible content, activities and assessment. Electronic evidence can be collected in 100’s of ways, and can allow for learners who do not fit in the box, to provide evidence of understanding in a way that they are comfortable with. When set up correctly, digital evidence can provide far more accurate proof of students work than that of observation in the classroom. Involving your learners in forums can give you written record of personality and writing styles that can then be directly compared to assignment submissions. Don’t underestimate it. LMS’ can also collect and store entire records of learners participation within the course, and information can be collected by topic, or by student. It’s up to you. Social skills are being developed, the users of social networking tools are growing by the day. These people connect with thousands of people who bring opportunity to them, who they may otherwise have never met. If MySpace was a country, it would be the 6 th largest in population in the world. It has a membership of over 172 million people, and increases it’s new members by 375,000 every day. When you employ someone in a role, would you rather they had ICT skills as well? If your organisation had a reputation for providing ICT skills to your learners, do you think your learners would become the employees of choice??
  • E-training – just in time training, facilitator free, Blended learning – a great range of delivery methods that can range from f2f through to online sessions, wiki’s web content and more. Virtual Classrooms – a tool for you to provide synchronous training to students that are not able to be there in person – like this one now. Digital Campus – The extremely high end of eLearning in an organisation, this can include intranets, digital libraries, online enrolment and payment options, enews, Learning management systems, student records available online with logins and so on. Distance education – Mainly asynchronous, often achieved through emailing of content and assessment, then returning that assessment by the due date. This may be supported by a facilitator but there is not usually students linked to other students. Web in class – is where most elearning trials start. This can be implemented by the trainer and can be adjusted to resources available. These are great to get started, but once your trainers have a taste for it, they will start asking for more resources, unblocking of websites, administration rights and it just keeps on growing. So be prepared. This document is available on the wiki as is a lot of other useful readings.
  • Your role will change dramatically as you get into elearning more. You will become a moderator rather than a teacher. I understand that VTE uses approaches to facilitate rather than teach, but this role will be even more flexible, encouraging learners to take ownership of their own learning, Some learners are global, some sequential, some verbal, some visual, ACTIVE AND REFLECTIVE LEARNERS, SENSING AND INTUITIVE LEARNERS you need to adjust your delivery and assessment to these styles
  • Your basic website.
  • The introduction of interactivity over the internet. Tools for creating, engaging, publishing, achieving, presenting. Those who can use these tools, eg My Space, facebook, podomatic (podcasting tool) google accounts, are the future learners. We are breeding a generation that finally walks the walk and doesn’t just talk the talk. They can’t get away with that anymore. They now have the right and responsibility to contribute to the world of knowledge. They are questioning the professional and challenging the products, the consumer finally has the voice to ask the producer what it really wants.
  • Most of you are also time poor, and elearning wont make that any easier to begin with.
  • Most of you are also time poor, and elearning wont make that any easier to begin with.
  • Most of you are also time poor, and elearning wont make that any easier to begin with.
  • Most of you are also time poor, and elearning wont make that any easier to begin with.
  • Sessions starting in September. Will send you out the information.
  • Op Analysis also available on the wiki.
  • Op Analysis also available on the wiki.
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    • 1. Welcome Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee eMentor Project Trainers Session 11 September 2008
    • 2. Session overview Using the Virtual Classroom Introductions What is eLearning What is eLearning Tools of the Trade (web 2.0 overview) What are they?? Keeping up with the Trends Upcoming Dates Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 3. Introductions
      • Your name, organisation and role.
      • What have you done with elearning so far?
      • What industry training/demographic do you want to trial elearning with?
      • What will your organisation feel like when you have elearning properly implemented as a learning option?
      Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 4. What is eLearning? The future of education An enhancer, not a substitute Cultural change – a way of doing things Changing how we learn Learning together and teaching each other A sharing culture Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 5. What is eLearning? Not teaching the information, but teaching methods to seek the information Mentoring Accommodates for different learning styles and allows for flexible content and activities options Great for Audits Social Networking Provides necessary IT skills when entering the workforce Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 6. What is eLearning? Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 7. What is your role? Moderator / Mentor Address learning styles Empower learners to guide own learning Provide resources Encourage networks Provide options Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 8. What is Web 1.0? Principles of Web 1.0 Reading, Receiving and Researching Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 9. What is Web 2.0? Principles of Web 2.0 Collaborating, Contributing and Creating Creating a ProAM Culture = Professional + Amateur ProSumer Culture = Producer + Consumer Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 10. What tools are available? Wikis Blogs RSS feeds and readers Scorm Learning Management Systems Websites Podcasting Live Classrooms Forums Chat rooms Personal Productivity Tools (email, calendars, contacts) Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 11. What tools are available? Audacity Podomatic Odeo Blogger Hotpotatoes Survey Monkey Cam Studio Wetpaint Skype Bloglines Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region My Space Facebook Flicka Google iSpring Moodle Movie Maker Del.icio.us Feedburner
    • 12. Managing the knowledge Why do we need to? Tidal Wave of information – we just cant know it all Ever changing – what is knowledge today is out dated tomorrow Information guided by the group is stronger than information by the professional New type of publishing – publishing by conversation, not dictation What is correct content and what is false We don’t teach the information, but the methods in which to seek this information Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 13. Managing the knowledge Use the tools RSS Feeds – Blogline, Google Reader, Explorer Feed Reader Networks – Each other, Forums, Blogs, online conferences, Wiki Spaces Social Bookmarking – Del.icio.us, Favourites And you will really need to know how to file!! Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 14. Managing the knowledge Other sources of information Designing eLearning Australian Flexible Learning Framework CoolTools Knowledge Bank Classroom 2.0 Converge EdNA Groups Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 15. Upcoming Dates Face 2 Face @ Bendigo 18 th September Online session – managers 30 th September Online session – trainers 7 th October Site Visits late October Online session – everyone 7 th November Frequent email, wiki content and extra conferences available Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 16. Where to from here? Look around the Wiki Keep coming to the sessions Read the resources if you get the chance Complete the Opportunity Analysis – I will send it to you Encourage your staff and trainers Share the information I share with you Lurk in conferences, if your not confident to participate yet Communicate with each other Contact me for any help Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region
    • 17. Thank you for your time Sarah Phillips eLearning Coordinator Continuing Education Bendigo [email_address] (03) 5430 2100 Skype Name: phisar2 Explore and Experience Loddon Mallee Region