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An introduction to elearning

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  • 1. YWCA Workers eLearning Project Workshop Topics What is eLearning? Processes, tools and issues Support for elearning using Blogs Wikis Podcasts Introduction to WebTrain eLearning Next steps.
  • 2. What ? E-learning is generally used to refer to computer-enhanced learning. E-learning includes the use of web-based materials, CD-ROMs, e-mail, blogs, wikis, mobile phones. Wikipedia link The Theory and Practice of Online Learning - eBook eLearning
  • 3. Huntington New York Teacher eLearning Project – 1972 “ The Huntington Simulations” 1. Teacher input necessary to produce elearning. “ electronic books” 2. Technology does not guarantee quality elearning. “ BASIC” programming 3. eLearning requires support resources. Teacher, learner, resource guides eLearning Essentials LESSONS LEARNED
  • 4. INFORMATION IS NOT eLearning In the early days of eLearning, there was a rush to pour content into electronic tutorials. Most early programs were nothing more than books on a computer. Learners were forced to passively read the text on the screen, often clicking the Enter button or space bar to move on. These types of programs, derisively known as page-turners, have tainted the image of eLearning Objectives Content Testing Feedback Direction E-LEARNING’S COMPONENTS eLearning Quality
  • 5. eLearning Resources - Quality Cost - Who Logistics - Culture Levels - options How - commitment eLearning Processes and Issues DESIGN DEVELOPMENT DELIVERY ASSESSMENT MANAGEMENT
  • 6. The Tools The Development Model The Learning Theories The Skills Implementing eLearning Develop Deliver Photostory PowerPoint Word Digital camera Digital recorder Camtasia Wiki Blog CD/DVD eMail Website ARCS Gagne Analysis – Design - Develop Implement - Evaluate Subject Expertise Instructional Design Graphic Design Software Applications Web2.0 Project Management
  • 7. 2005 Web1.0 Web2.0 eLearning Website HTML Students Teacher Information Webmaster Web2.0 eLearning ROAD BLOCK WIKI & BLOG eLearning Template Students Teacher Information Communication Collaboration Webservice
  • 8. ANALYSIS DESIGN DEVELOP IMPLEMENT EVALUATE Goals? Audience? Needs? Feasibility? Delivery? Resources? Objectives - Test items Content - Style guide Teaching strategy Support resources Guides Prototype - Pilot Prepare learners Prepare facilitators Install - launch Usability tests eLearning Development Process
  • 9. BLOGS WEB SITES PODCASTS WIKIS Building an eLearning Village
  • 10. Social software A A second generation of web services that lets people collaborate and share information online. Extraordinary Changes in Technology – WEB 2.0 BLOGS & WIKIS
  • 11. Until recently the world wide web has been a publishing medium. It is now regarded more as a participatory platform based on the use of social software such as blogs and wikis. Publish vs. Participation
  • 12. What are blogs and wikis? Blogs and Wikis
  • 13. What’s a Blog – What’s a Wiki Facts Observations Thoughts Progress References Links etc. YOU Create a website to share your information with others OTHERS Acquiring knowledge PUBLISH YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT ACTIVITES & DEVELOPMENTS PUBLISH YOUR INFORMATION AND INVITE OTHERS TO ADD THEIR INFORMATION BLOG WIKI OTHERS Contributing and Collaborating in project development YOU Create a website to enable others to share their information
  • 14. TEACHER WIKI What can wiki users do? * View the lesson / project plan * Respond to the ‘To Do’ list * Edit content * Participate in discussions/meetings * Access embedded resources * Access recommended WWW links * Review log of all changes to wiki STUDENT BLOG What can blog publishers do? * Communicate with others * Acquire recognition for achievements * Publicise progress of projects * Invite comments on projects * Provide a log of progress * Provide advice * Reduce email Teacher Wiki and Student Blog
  • 15. Blog Industry Example A managers’ blog index Blogs in Business A manager’s blog to support customers A STUDENTS’ BLOG INDEX A STUDENT’S BLOG TO PROFILE PROGRESS
  • 16. Wikis and Blogs in Education and Business Why use blogs and wikis?
  • 17. As more businesses adopt wikis and blogs for collaboration and information, students will need to be well prepared to use them in their careers. Why Use Blogs and Wikis?
  • 18. Toby Redshaw Motorola's Corporate Vice President of Information Technology Strategy, Architecture & e-Business 4,000-5,000 people are actively contributing 2,000 wikis 2,700 blogs used by 60,000 of their 68,000 employees daily. Tell us about your company’s use of wikis. Creates a self-editing knowledge environment Captures knowledge across the organisation at all levels Deal with ‘things’ of importance to individuals Why Use Blogs and Wikis?
  • 19. Student wiki pages for project development Class Wiki AGGREGATOR Student blogs for project results