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.
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
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
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
eLearning Resources - Quality Cost - Who Logistics - Culture Levels - options How - commitment eLearning Processes and Issues DESIGN DEVELOPMENT DELIVERY ASSESSMENT MANAGEMENT
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
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
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
BLOGS WEB SITES PODCASTS WIKIS Building an eLearning Village
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
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
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
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
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
Wikis and Blogs in Education and Business Why use blogs and wikis?
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?
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?
Student wiki pages for project development Class Wiki AGGREGATOR Student blogs for project results