Plan and design activities for the online environment

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Plan and design activities for the online environment

  1. 1. Planning and Designing ‘face-to-face’Activities for the Online EnvironmentEngaging learners onlineSamantha MossLearning Technologist
  2. 2. Types of courses:• Distance Learning • All of the course is online • Live lectures delivered via Virtual Classroom Software• Blended Learning • Mixture of face-to-face and online learning activities • The ‘blend’ is decided at the start of the development process• Classroom-Based Learning • Face-to-face sessions with online tasks & online submission of assessments (Tech-Enhanced Learning)
  3. 3. Building your online classroomYou must consider: Your site needs to be as clean and as uncluttered as possible Learning outcomes and assessment details should be clearly visible Contact details of key individuals are easy to locate Clear signposting to activities & information
  4. 4. Look at your unit’s scheme of work1) What is your blend?2) Online activities to replace face-to-face ones or‘in addition?’3) What is it you want your students to do? • Communicate? • Collaborate? • Share images/files? • Self-audit/quiz? • Research? • Submit work for feedback/peer assessment?4) Plan your learning outcome first before deciding on the tools
  5. 5. Moodle 2 tools:http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/2012/03/15/a-moodle-2-version-of-the-moodle-tool-guide/
  6. 6. Examples of coursesBlended Learning (demo site):http://learn.solent.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=288 • Pre-workshop activities • ‘On the day’ workshop activities • Post workshop activitiesDistance Learning (demo site):http://learn.solent.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=224 • ‘Getting to know you’ induction task • Weekly activity books to work through • Prep-work for Scheduled Learning Sessions • Skype tutorials • Study Partner activities • Reflective journal
  7. 7. Sites & resources demo’d• Succeed@Solent Lite: • http://mycourse.solent.ac.uk/succeedlite• Successful Study Guide • http://learn.solent.ac.uk/success• Equality & Diversity ‘taster’ unit • http://learn.solent.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=228 November 2010
  8. 8. Contact me:Email:Samantha.Moss@solent.ac.ukTwitter:@samwisemossSocial media sites:http://about.me/samwiseMain areas of interest:Mahara ePortfolios, Social Media, Employability, E-Learning & WideningParticipation

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