Blended Learning  and e-Environments Tony Reeves UCA Learning Technologist PGC Session 1.3
<ul><li>Investigate ways in which  technology can support learning </li></ul><ul><li>Explore PGC course area </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>A place accessed by computer where learning can occur? </li></ul><ul><li>A ‘virtual’ space where interaction can t...
<ul><li>An approach to learning and teaching which </li></ul><ul><li>“ combines and aligns learning undertaken in face-to-...
<ul><li>How might an online space support inclusive practice? </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling disabled students to participate ...
Some theories of learning <ul><ul><li>learn by experimentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teacher in dialogue with  learne...
Some theories of learning <ul><ul><li>learner is a passive  respondent to stimuli </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning is d...
<ul><li>Danger of assumption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How adept are new students at using technology? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
<ul><li>When you have to use a new piece of technology, how do you prefer to learn? </li></ul><ul><li>2. How do you use te...
How to introduce technology? Diana Lauillard’s conversational framework Adaptive Interactive Discursive Live discussion bo...
The PGC course area Discursive Live discussion board (course blog) Peer group activities with feedback from staff (group w...
The PGC course & unit areas Adaptive Changing content (documents, Powerpoints) Simple site, easy to maintain Develops tran...
The PGC course & unit areas Interactive Fun & games space, interactive tasks (Wallwisher, wikis, group blog) Links to exte...
The PGC course & unit areas Discussion forum Providing Powerpoints for previous sessions Providing course materials and re...
Over to you… <ul><li>Find Wallwisher (PGC course area) </li></ul><ul><li>Add theorists, theories, ideas, etc that you have...
Go through wiki activity <ul><li>Go to unit 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Click on your group number, then click Campus Pack Wiki </...
<ul><li>Four groups of students </li></ul><ul><li>Two weeks to collaborate online & prepare a presentation </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Tutor records each lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast uploaded onto myUCA </li></ul><ul><li>Increases the learning ...
<ul><li>Tutor sets a discussion question </li></ul><ul><li>Students discuss the question asynchrously and upload answers <...
<ul><li>Turnitin allows tutors to check for plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages students to reference correctly </li><...
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Pgc session 1.3 oct 2011

  1. 1. Blended Learning and e-Environments Tony Reeves UCA Learning Technologist PGC Session 1.3
  2. 2. <ul><li>Investigate ways in which technology can support learning </li></ul><ul><li>Explore PGC course area </li></ul><ul><li>Consider how you might incorporate inclusive, online activities into your teaching practice </li></ul>Objectives of this session
  3. 3. <ul><li>A place accessed by computer where learning can occur? </li></ul><ul><li>A ‘virtual’ space where interaction can take place? </li></ul><ul><li>A room full of computers..? </li></ul><ul><li>Personal learning environment </li></ul>What is an ‘e-Environment’?
  4. 4. <ul><li>An approach to learning and teaching which </li></ul><ul><li>“ combines and aligns learning undertaken in face-to-face sessions with learning opportunities created online” University of Wolverhampton </li></ul><ul><li>Using technology to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>support inclusive learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increase accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increase learning opportunities </li></ul></ul>What is ‘blended learning’?
  5. 5. <ul><li>How might an online space support inclusive practice? </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling disabled students to participate in group work more equally </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging less confident students to participate e.g. (Nonnecke & Preece, 2001) “Why Lurkers Lurk” </li></ul><ul><li>Legitimate peripheral participation – (Lave & Wenger, 1991) </li></ul><ul><li>Communities of practice (Wenger, 1998) </li></ul><ul><li>“ [The blog] brings the feeling of community closer, which is very important on a course that is considered to be dominated by bedroom dwelling nerds” 1 </li></ul><ul><li>UCA CGArts graduate </li></ul>Fostering inclusive practice 1. http://ucacommunities.blogspot.com
  6. 6. Some theories of learning <ul><ul><li>learn by experimentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teacher in dialogue with learner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learners build upon previous knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ mind’ has to make sense of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learner assimilates what teacher presents </li></ul></ul>Cognitive Constructivism “ how the individual learner constructs their understanding” 1 Social Constructionism “ how meanings and understandings grow out of social encounters” 2 1, 2: http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/constructivism.htm Cognitivist Constructivist
  7. 7. Some theories of learning <ul><ul><li>learner is a passive respondent to stimuli </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning is defined as a change in behaviour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>understanding (deep) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>making sense (deep) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>memorising (surface) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>strategic (surface) </li></ul></ul>http://www.ldu.leeds.ac.uk/ldu/sddu_multimedia/images/kolb_cycle.gif Deep/surface Experiential Behaviourist <ul><ul><li>Concrete experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observation and reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forming abstract concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing in new situations </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Danger of assumption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How adept are new students at using technology? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital natives, digital immigrants (Marc Prensky, 2001) </li></ul></ul>Learning styles
  9. 9. <ul><li>When you have to use a new piece of technology, how do you prefer to learn? </li></ul><ul><li>2. How do you use technology in your teaching practice? </li></ul>Over to you…
  10. 10. How to introduce technology? Diana Lauillard’s conversational framework Adaptive Interactive Discursive Live discussion board Peer group activities with feedback from staff Tutorials via webcam Changing content during academic year Simple site, easy to maintain Develops students’ transferable & core skills Fun & games space, interactive tasks Links to external sites Students can contribute content Discussion forum Providing Powerpoints for previous sessions Providing course materials and resources Reflective
  11. 11. The PGC course area Discursive Live discussion board (course blog) Peer group activities with feedback from staff (group wiki activity)
  12. 12. The PGC course & unit areas Adaptive Changing content (documents, Powerpoints) Simple site, easy to maintain Develops transferable & core skills (team work, reflective writing)
  13. 13. The PGC course & unit areas Interactive Fun & games space, interactive tasks (Wallwisher, wikis, group blog) Links to external sites Students can contribute content
  14. 14. The PGC course & unit areas Discussion forum Providing Powerpoints for previous sessions Providing course materials and resources Reflective
  15. 15. Over to you… <ul><li>Find Wallwisher (PGC course area) </li></ul><ul><li>Add theorists, theories, ideas, etc that you have encountered so far (the dishes on the sushi bar…) and might want to explore further </li></ul><ul><li>Also add issues to explore (e.g. factors affecting student learning) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Go through wiki activity <ul><li>Go to unit 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Click on your group number, then click Campus Pack Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Use the wiki to share research with your fellow group members </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a 5min presentation </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Four groups of students </li></ul><ul><li>Two weeks to collaborate online & prepare a presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly engaged all students and helped develop new friendships </li></ul>Good practice at UCA MA Farnham: group blogging activity
  18. 18. <ul><li>Tutor records each lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast uploaded onto myUCA </li></ul><ul><li>Increases the learning opportunities for students </li></ul>Good practice at UCA CGArts at Rochester: podcasting lectures
  19. 19. <ul><li>Tutor sets a discussion question </li></ul><ul><li>Students discuss the question asynchrously and upload answers </li></ul><ul><li>Increases the learning opportunities for students </li></ul>Good practice at UCA Access at Farnham: discussion boards
  20. 20. <ul><li>Turnitin allows tutors to check for plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages students to reference correctly </li></ul><ul><li>Enables students to submit work online </li></ul>Good practice at UCA CS at Rochester: Turnitin

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