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  • E-Learning Trends & Issues By Usman Arshadhttp://e-learning-teaching.blogspot.com
  • Trends - OER• Open learning and teaching• OER (Open Educational Resources) – "the open sharing of ones educational resources implies that knowledge is made freely available on non- commercial terms," (Larsen and Vincent-Lancrin, 2005).
  • Trends - OER• Shared educational resources used by – learners, instructors and lifelong learners• Intentions including – learning, teaching, research, training and professional development• Resources in the form of – textbooks, journals, games, simulations, PowerPoint presentations, templates, modules, guides, templates – any other electronic educational and training resources• Has no or little cost
  • Trends - OER Benefits for stakeholders?• Students – access to a wide body of high quality learning content easily – Diverse and flexible learning – learn from each others learning styles – use technology/methods they are comfortable with – Enhance critical thinking and creativity skills – Exploring other cultures thinking and beliefs – no cost or geographical barriers – formal learning becoming more expensive – students want more for their money
  • Trends - OER Benefits for stakeholders?• Instructors – technology beyond the institution standards – globally exchange teaching styles, guides, templates and learning resources – less pressure to track latest learning and teaching advancements – more time to design learning and reuse learning content – more time to support students individually. – hand pick, use, and modify individual resources in unique ways • guarantees greater diversity of learning environments
  • Trends - OER Benefits for stakeholders?• Institutions – supporting and widening participation of learning and teaching – more diverse student body – transparency - openly show procedures, teaching, and research – increased recognition for their scholarships – promote use of use of new technologies – attracting local and international students – allow less formal collaborations and partnerships – rising costs sustained – solution for expenses and course fees etc – less staff training costs
  • Trends - OER Who’s using it?• Massachusetts Institute of Technology – early adopters in 2002 – OpenCourseWare project – Currently holds course materials from around 2,000 MIT courses.• Nationally funded e-learning hosting website – Jorum – nationally funded e-learning hosting website – used by any UK academic – find, share and discuss learning and teaching resources, shared by the UK Further and HE community.• iTunes U – provides lectures as audio and video content from: • museums, universities, cultural institutions and public television stations – Institutions can sign-up and upload content• Since April 2009 The Higher Education Academy and JISC are working in partnership to support the HEFCE OER pilot programme (HEA, 2010).
  • Trends - OER personal experiences• Youtube interview with Siemens on MOOC• Twitter search ‘#eAssessment’• Access and print blank storyboard templates• Learning objects - existing flash games for mouse training
  • Issues• Current issues – Students left feel isolated post-graduation – Lack of motivation for personal development – Current state of student feedback • Lack of qualitative feedback • grades only - numbers and letters
  • Issues• Increase chances of employability – Authentic feedback to trigger students for lifelong learning and professional development.• Steps: Personnel Further Authentic Enhance ePortfolio Learning ePortfolio feedback product Network work
  • Issues• Authentic feedback – Text feedback more meaningful – Personalised – Constructive and motivational – From a variety of learners/colleagues – Timely-ongoing feedback for learning Personnel Further Authentic Enhance ePortfolio Learning ePortfolio feedback product Network work
  • Issues• Peer review feedback – benefit for both the learner and peer – Learner • anonymous peers less apprehensive • diversity of opinions • learn from honest feedback • tweak work from early stage – Peer • flavour of expectations • clearer idea of the intensity and requirements of the activity/assessment • learn good practice, techniques and methods • Identify and diagnose and solve own errors Personnel Further Authentic Enhance ePortfolio Learning ePortfolio feedback product Network work
  • Issues• Enhance product – using the feedback take a step further – Constructive feedback = motivation – Further enhancement of the product – turn into ePortfolio piece Personnel Further Authentic Enhance ePortfolio Learning ePortfolio feedback product Network work
  • Issues• ePortfolio – modern approach of an e-Portfolio described by Sutherland and Powell in 2007 as: – “A purposeful aggregation of digital items - ideas, evidence, reflections, feedback, etc. which ‘presents’ a selected audience with evidence of a person’s learning and/or ability.” Personnel Further Authentic Enhance ePortfolio Learning ePortfolio feedback product Network work
  • Issues• ePortfolio – take control of learning – reflecting on activities/products – planning future directions – connections among formal and informal learning experiences – continuity during breaks through lifelong learning – linking achievements/work with skills required by employers – model professionalism – Helps identify learning needs and closing gaps Personnel Further Authentic Enhance ePortfolio Learning ePortfolio feedback product Network work
  • Issues• build a Personnel Learning Network – social media • media sharing • blogs • wikis • social networking • virtual worlds Personnel Further Authentic Enhance ePortfolio Learning ePortfolio feedback product Network work
  • Issues• Benefits of social media as PLN – Community of practice which continues to grow – Any time, any place, any device learning – Widely distributed, accessible and immediate format – new things discovered, and continue to discover every day – continue to learn from others – motivation to share what you have learnt – stronger social and intellectual ties with your community of practice – sharing knowledge comes back to you with interest
  • Issues• Further work for portfolio – Motivated by learning new techniques, methods, concepts and interventions• Further quality work to showcase employers
  • Issues• Authentic feedback to trigger students for lifelong learning and professional development. 1. Authentic feedback 2. enhance product 3. ePortfolio 4. Personnel Learning Network 5. Further portfolio work
  • The EndThank youhttp://e-learning-teaching.blogspot.com