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IN A TAFE CLASSROOM Presenter: Tony Whittingham
Who is the Workshop’s facilitator ? Tony Whittinghamtonytheteacher@gmail.com PRE TAFEPhotogrammetrist Satellites Mapping TAFE Teacher Civil Eng. ComputerTraining State Manager Director POST TAFE UTS eLearning Saikore Wikis Digital Media Workshops Part time Randwick
Session Outcomes Knowledge of MOODLE as a force for change in a TAFE classroom Describe role of a Learning Management System (LMS) Knowledge of potential and limitations of MOODLE Apply instructional design to MOODLE course design Assess the value of learning objects for MOODLE
Knowledge of MOODLE as a force for change in a TAFE classroom
The Five Forces That Shape A TAFE MOODLE Strategy Threat from new providers Changing work environment Use of technology by schools Threat of new products or services Adapted
How can we evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats for TAFE’s use of MOODLE? Who? How? When?
Describe role of a Learning Management System (LMS)
Learning Management System VERSUS Knowledge Management System LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMSystem for the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMSystem for organising and facilitating collaborative creation of documents and other content
MOODLE LMS In A TAFE Classroom Problems / Newsletters TEACHERS STUDENTS CLASSROOMOnline and/or Face to face Login? Create L M S Subject? Enrolment key? M a n a g e CLAMS Group A Group B Resources and activities Gradebook Course Topics Wiki Portfolio Upload Assessment projects
Should there be a POLICY for MOODLE’s statewide use in TAFE? Who? How? When?
Knowledge of potential and limitations of MOODLE
From the management point of view it’s critical to establish common guidelines and approaches for all the online classes. You don’t want each instructor delivering in a totally different way when each class is part of a curriculum. Consistency can appear boring to the designers but is critical for the student. — 164
“Students at Cambridge don’t want to have to worry about different interfaces and have spontaneously asked for greater consistency between courses”. Cambridge University, Sakai Workshop, May 2009
How can we ensure consistency in TAFE’s MOODLE courses? Who? How? When?
Assess the value oflearning objects for MOODLE
WHY USE Elearning OBJECTS? The purpose of learning objects is: “to increase the effectiveness of learning by: making content more readily available, reducing the cost and effort to produce quality content, allowing content to be more easily shared.
WHAT IS A eLEARNING OBJECT True learning objects include learning objectives and outcomes, assessments, and other instructional components.
Cisco’s Reusable Learning Object (1997) Cisco Systems used learning objects to transfer its instructor-led Career Certification courses into an e-learning format to better streamline lessons, allow thousands of employees to learn at their own pace, and arm its closest learning partners with reusable learning objects they could repurpose into customized course offerings.
GRANULARITY Granularity refers to how rigorously we choose to break down and store our learning objects. MOODLELearning Object? Instruction’s characteristics Competency Unit Elements of Competency Performance criteria Element s Learning resources Objective Structured knowledge Assessment Assessmentactivities Assessment Information
Learning Object Granularity One of the greatest barriers to the adoption of learning object initiatives is the inability of the participating institutions to agree on what constitutes a learning object.Educause, Learning Objects in Higher Education, 2002 The unit of a learning object can be a course, a subject, a module, a section, or a raw object. Generally a finer level of granularity will promote reusability, by allowing for use in multiple contexts.
MOODLELearning Object? Element s Learning resources Assessmentactivities
Who? How? When? What should be our next steps?