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  • Innovations Showcase Virtual classrooms in a Web 2.0 world: a Knowledge Bank Online Events 2008 Presented by: Tamara Carpenter Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and Carole McCulloch Macro Dimensions
  • Content
    • a chance to learn about and participate in a virtual classroom, and to talk to Web 2.0 educators about what they’re doing
      • What is a virtual classroom and what benefits does it offer to teachers?
      • How can online tools be used in the Web 2.0 classroom?
      • How to get started and how to get the best out of the virtual classroom tools and mobile learning.
  • What is a virtual classroom?
    • A learning space under glass
    • A portable learning environment
  • Virtual Classrooms
    • Software Options:
    • Adobe Connect
    • DiscoverE
    • Elluminate Live
    • Live Classroom
    • Tools :
    • Text and voice
    • Webcam video
    • Presentations
    • Web tours
    • Polling
    • Whiteboard
    • Shared applications
    • Multimedia library
  • Guest Presenters
    • Session 1: 11.25 am
      • Carole McCulloch – e-learning consultant
      • Anne Mirtschin – Hawkesdale P-12 College
      • Caryl Oliver – m-learning consultant (VIC)
    • Session 2: 12.25 pm
      • Alex Hayes – e-learning consultant (NSW)
      • Lilian Austin – Latrobe University (Bundoora)
      • Caroline Walta – Latrobe University (Shepparton)
  • Elluminate your classroom With Coach Carole Elluminarium : http://elluminatelivetraining.wetpaint.com [email_address]
  • Why use Elluminate?
    • Communication: tools such as text chat and voice
    • Interaction: tools such as emoticons, polling, whiteboard
    • Collaboration: tools such as shared applications and breakout rooms
    • Support: Network of Elluminate users; Elluminati programs; Live Help Desk http:// www.elluminate.com /support/
    • Tailored training courses provided for groups of moderators or individual mentoring at: http://knowledgebank.globalteacher.org.au
    • Options:
    • Licence: 25 seat Academic suite
    • Free: set up a 3 user V room
  • How to make use of virtual classrooms?
    • Tutorials and lectures online
    • Meetings
    • Presentations and conferences
    • Mentoring and coaching
    • Workshops online
    • Virtual launch
    • Peer groups
    • Interstate and International guest speakers
  • Where to go for coaching/mentoring! http://elluminatelivetraining.wetpaint.com/
  • Guest Presenter 1:
    • Anne Mirtschin
      • How can online tools be used in the Web 2.0 classroom?
  • Anne Mirtschin My flat classroom
  • Teaching about Australia to Nashwaaksis Middle School, Canada
  • How I looked from the Canadian perspective!!
  • hardware/software
    • Headphones with microphone
    • Broadband
    • Skype
    • Slideshare set up on a wiki
  • Student evaluation
    • It was incredible, Its just so different from what is normal here. I probably would of never found any of that out if it wasn’t for that presentation!
    • That was soo cool! it was real awesome of the cool things i (and everyone) learned, I think i’m gonna do some research on more later…
    • i really liked the fact that we were actually talking to her. not just in email. i thought all the pictures she showed were pretty sweet. also, i thought it was cool how we are used to different surroundings and habbits.. yes, we dont say put your bookbag in the boot… i still find it awsome, though. i love australia so much! (not to mention thier accents!)
    • I thought that was so cool, for anyone who missed that, I wish that they could have seen it!
    • that was an EXCELENT, presentation. I LOVED IT. it was very interesting, and i think that getting to learn chinese is a very diffrent thing then what we learn here. THANK-YOU SO MUCH. :
  • Live Blogging
  • Guest Presenter: 2
    • Caryl Oliver
      • How can you make the best use of m-learning?
  • caryloliver.com - may 2008 Using mobility
      • Mobile Websites
        • www.mobisitegalore.com
      • Subscription SMS
      • International Association for mobile learning
        • www.iamlearn.caryloliver.com
      • mLearn 2008 - Ironbridge
  • caryloliver.com - may 2008 Ask me…
    • Caryl Oliver
      • www.caryloliver.com
      • http:// caryloliver.mobi
      • www.iamlearn.caryloliver.com
      • www.digitalstorytellingworld.com
      • www.elearningworld.net
      • caryloliver.websiteforever.mobi
      • 0438 354 144 (voice or text)
      • [email_address]
      • [email_address]
      • Skype: caryl1111
  • Guest Presenter: 3
    • Alex Hayes
      • How to get the best out of selected Web 2.0 tools available?
      • What is a networked teacher?
  • [email_address]
  • SecondLife SecondLife Elluminate Adobe Connect
  • Twitter
  • http://www.diigo.com
  • http://recit.org/media/users/pierrel/NetworkedTeacher.jpg
  • Guest Presenters: 3 & 4
    • Lilian Austin
      • How can you blend a virtual classroom with the traditional?
    • Caroline Walta
      • What’s it like teaching in a virtual environment?
  • Grad Dip in Middle Years Education Blended model at Latrobe University
  • Issues
    • Shepparton campus – needs, issues
    • Create flexibility and new delivery model
    • Access students from a wider geographical region
    • Need to create multiple opportunities for student collaboration
    • Make use of staff from other campuses
    • Shareable learning resources
  • ELL Practicum In school ELL Pre-workshop activities Reading Discussion topic F2F intensives Content Podcast Lectopia Audio Activities Reflective Journal Reflective Journal Discussion and blogs in WebCT Assessment Task ELL practice ELL ELL F2F intensives Multiple field work opportunities Week 1 - - - - - - -Week 4 - - - -- - Week 8 - - - - - - Week 13 Time Line Field work Practicum Intensives Collaboration Discussion Elluminate WebCT
  • Elluminate sessions
    • Twice weekly
      • Wed morning and Thurs evening
    • Recorded for review
    • Mini tutorials by lecturers
    • Group work in break out rooms
    • Support for students during practicums
  • Teaching and learning findings
    • Slides can be used in similar ways to any Power Point presentation
    • Have used story telling (picture story books) – scanned images with reading text for critical literacy
    • Images can promote discussion
    • Student interaction through text or image response on white boards
    • Hand-up function allows students to respond at the point of need or interest
    • Use of symbols to show emotion
    • Capacity to turn on and off tools can be an asset
  • Promoting interactivity and discussion
    • Use of polling
    • Use of either statements, stories or pre-reading (e.g. case studies)
    • Use in conjunction with LMS- material for pre-reading posted
    • Use of scanned images
    • Document sharing used in conjunction with breakout rooms- found to be better as pre or post reading
  • Use of breakout rooms
    • Can be effective for sharing experiences (social)
    • Small groups can be directed to agree on a consensus opinion within a given time
    • Can be used in conjunction with pen and paper (oral reporting back) or the white board for summary
    • Ensures that all students speak- some are reluctant in a bigger group
  • Students access to Elluminate components
  • Questions and comments: