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E Learning Presentation 1

  1. 1. ‘ In what ways can e-learning enhance the learning experience of students in Higher Education?’ Samantha Moss 04/06/2008
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>My Experience of e-Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VLEs as Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>&quot;Tell me, and I'll forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I'll understand“ </li></ul><ul><li>(Chinese Proverb) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Accessibility: <ul><ul><li>Text2Speech software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing font size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnify screen size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change background colour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speakers of Other Languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Slow Readers’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Flexibility: <ul><ul><li>Student-Centred </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-paced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ At the touch of a button’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for lecturers to deviate from lesson plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces the number of ‘contact hours’ </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Collaborative Learning & Interaction <ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Message Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messages </li></ul>
  7. 7. Multi-Media <ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Cartoons </li></ul><ul><li>E-Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Key Texts </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul>
  8. 8. Accommodates ‘Learning Styles’ <ul><ul><li>Auditory learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Clips, Music </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video/Picture/Diagrams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kinaesthetic learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Games/’Follow-my-Lead’ instructions/’Drag and Drop’ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Virtual Learning Environments : <ul><li>Interactive Homepage providing access to Digital Learning Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Specific: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Links to useful websites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Module assignments/coursework </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint slides and handouts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Videos & pictures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sound recordings </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Virtual Learning Environments : <ul><li>Interactive Homepage providing access to Digital Learning Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Specific: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University Publications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ICT online tutorials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students First </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Careers/Jobshop/CVs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Degree calculator </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keys Skills help </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forms </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Virtual Learning Environments : <ul><li>Interactive Homepage providing access to communication and events information: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Useful email addresses and phone numbers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Course specific forums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Events promotion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-Portfolios </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>&quot;The biggest obstacle to innovation is thinking it can be done the old way.“ </li></ul><ul><li>(Jim Wetherbe, Texas Tech, 1990) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Next Steps: Cultural Acceptance <ul><li>Promote benefits of e-Learning to teaching staff and offer advice on how to use it in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Offer sessions during the student induction period to show students how to use VLEs </li></ul><ul><li>Offer ‘drop-in’ sessions for those who do not feel comfortable with using a computer </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that all applications are as accessible as realistically possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek out and identify those who may not have home access to a computer and internet and work together to find a solution </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>“ The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” </li></ul><ul><li>( Tim Berners-Lee ) </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>

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