10 Unique Characteristics of Design for eLearning Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 www.ciu20.org
Steve Spengler, Coordinator Educational Technology Services [email_address] 610-515-6533
How online  are you? Take survey! (handout)
Your thoughts on an online course. (handout)
#1 Different Learning Patterns Online
Shorter attention spans Slower reading speeds Lower reading accuracy More susceptible to distraction
What is my Learning Style? http:// www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html
What is my Learning Style? About Learning Styles (handout)
#2 New Learning Contexts
Informal [fun] learning Edutainment Students as explorers Teachers as guides Synchronous/Asynchronous 24/7 learning
Instructional Strategies? Instructional Strategies for Online (handout)
#3 Extra Need to Get it Right
Creative [and structured] design Pilot testing Commitment to maintenance
#4 Explore Additional Teaching Formats
Simulations Treasure Hunts Message Boards Guided Tours Webzines eNewsletters Interactive Puzzles Movies/Animations
<ul><li>EXERCISE: </li></ul><ul><li>Find 3 Web sites that focus on Algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Classify them as appropriate ...
#5 Interactive
 
#6 More Targeted Teaching
Shorter, better targeted lessons Personalization Multiple delivery methods Multiple opportunities
#7 More Intense Design Plans
Visual/Verbal ( Prefers to read information ) Visual/Nonverbal ( Uses graphics or diagrams to represent information ) Audi...
#8 Watch out for Design Gotchas
Production is more complex (no all nighters!) Logical Gotchas Technical Gotchas
#9 Technology to Support Evaluation
Survey collection tools Automatic scoring and reporting Performance tracking Interactive Graphics
#10 Good Support for your Students
Email Phone (yes!) Online chat Discussion boards
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  1. 1. 10 Unique Characteristics of Design for eLearning Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 www.ciu20.org
  2. 2. Steve Spengler, Coordinator Educational Technology Services [email_address] 610-515-6533
  3. 3. How online are you? Take survey! (handout)
  4. 4. Your thoughts on an online course. (handout)
  5. 5. #1 Different Learning Patterns Online
  6. 6. Shorter attention spans Slower reading speeds Lower reading accuracy More susceptible to distraction
  7. 7. What is my Learning Style? http:// www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html
  8. 8. What is my Learning Style? About Learning Styles (handout)
  9. 9. #2 New Learning Contexts
  10. 10. Informal [fun] learning Edutainment Students as explorers Teachers as guides Synchronous/Asynchronous 24/7 learning
  11. 11. Instructional Strategies? Instructional Strategies for Online (handout)
  12. 12. #3 Extra Need to Get it Right
  13. 13. Creative [and structured] design Pilot testing Commitment to maintenance
  14. 14. #4 Explore Additional Teaching Formats
  15. 15. Simulations Treasure Hunts Message Boards Guided Tours Webzines eNewsletters Interactive Puzzles Movies/Animations
  16. 16. <ul><li>EXERCISE: </li></ul><ul><li>Find 3 Web sites that focus on Algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Classify them as appropriate for: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Novices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People w/ some experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People w/ extensive experience </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. #5 Interactive
  18. 19. #6 More Targeted Teaching
  19. 20. Shorter, better targeted lessons Personalization Multiple delivery methods Multiple opportunities
  20. 21. #7 More Intense Design Plans
  21. 22. Visual/Verbal ( Prefers to read information ) Visual/Nonverbal ( Uses graphics or diagrams to represent information ) Auditory/Verbal ( Prefers to listen to information ) Tactile/Kinesthetic ( Prefers physical hands-on experiences )
  22. 23. #8 Watch out for Design Gotchas
  23. 24. Production is more complex (no all nighters!) Logical Gotchas Technical Gotchas
  24. 25. #9 Technology to Support Evaluation
  25. 26. Survey collection tools Automatic scoring and reporting Performance tracking Interactive Graphics
  26. 27. #10 Good Support for your Students
  27. 28. Email Phone (yes!) Online chat Discussion boards
  28. 29. Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 www.ciu20.org 10 Unique Characteristics of Design for eLearning

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