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2014-02-24 it's a jungle out there!

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Presentation for Unisa at ILI, Leicester, 24 Feb 2014

Presentation for Unisa at ILI, Leicester, 24 Feb 2014

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  • 1. It’s a jungle out there! Staff development for online tutors Presentation for Unisa by Gabi Witthaus Institute of Learning Innovation, 24 February 2014 © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Anita Ritenour (image) CC-BY
  • 2. I’m going to tell you a story you probably know… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides), William Warby (image), Adrian Smith (image) and and Daniel Ramirez (image) CC-BY
  • 3. But look out – there’s a twist in the tale… A story with a twist in the tale… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Benjamin Hollis (image) CC-BY
  • 4. When you notice the twist, please shout out… Gotcha! © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Deiby (image) CC-BY
  • 5. Once upon a time there was a young lion prince called Simba © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Daniel Ramirez (image) CC-BY
  • 6. He dreamed of the day when he would be king of the jungle © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and amandarichard421 (image) CC-BY
  • 7. But then one day, something scary happened… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and David Lytle (image) CC-BY
  • 8. And Simba ran away… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and bark (image) CC-BY
  • 9. “Whew, I feel safe here with my new friends!” © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides), William Warby (image), Adrian Smith (image) and and Daniel Ramirez (image) CC-BY
  • 10. They played games and sang and danced together… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and sushi zume (image) CC-BY
  • 11. and ate a vegetarian diet. © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Don Miller (image) CC-BY
  • 12. It was kinda fun, but if he was honest with himself it was… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Leyram Odacrem (image) CC-BY
  • 13. Then one day, everything changed… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Angelo DeSantis (image) CC-BY
  • 14. The elders of Simba’s community had decided to go and look for him… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Frankie Roberto (image) CC-BY
  • 15. And when they found him, they tried to lure him back to the jungle. They knew he was scared and lacking the skills he needed for survival in the wild, and so they said… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) CC-BY
  • 16. Come to our CPD workshop! You’ll love it! © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and khrawlings (image) CC-BY
  • 17. Ha! Gotcha! © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Deiby (image) CC-BY
  • 18. OK… this is what really happened… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) CC-BY
  • 19. His childhood sweetheart suddenly appeared… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Timothy Marsee (image) CC-BY
  • 20. And then he remembered his mum… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Glen Johannes (image) CC-BY
  • 21. And there was a little magic… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and K. Kendall (image) CC-BY
  • 22. And you can guess the rest of the story from here… © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Lawrence Murray (image) CC-BY
  • 23. Distance learning (DL) pre-online: a closed system © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Jim Moore (image) CC-BY
  • 24. Online distance learning: an open system © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Derek Keats (image) CC-BY
  • 25. Pre-online distance learning (closed system/ zoo) Online distance learning (open system/ jungle) All students were in the same boat Some students are privileged (haves/ have-nots) Students had little or no contact with other students Interaction is possible – in so many ways! Students followed the textbook/ Students have access to current course materials - static info on the Web – dynamic Students rarely challenged the tutor’s subject knowledge Tutor’s expertise is open to challenge (Wikipedia etc!) Plagiarising was a laborious process – students had to copy by hand Plagiarism is easy - just copy and paste! © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) CC-BY
  • 26. DL tutors entering the online jungle © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Thomas Sly (image) CC-BY
  • 27. DL tutors’ fears when entering the jungle 1. I don’t know if all my students have access to the Internet. 2. Moving from individual constructivism towards a social constructivist model of learning – if learners help each other, isn’t that cheating/ time-wasting? 3. What if my students use the discussion forum to challenge my expertise/ authority? 4. I think I “get” the discussion forum, but I don’t have a clue about wikis, blogs, virtual classrooms and so on… 5. I haven’t got time to monitor all that interactive stuff online! 6. Won’t the students plagiarise more? (I’d better avoid using online interaction for any assessment-related tasks!) 7. My students and I are now partners together in learning – eeek! © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) CC-BY
  • 28. SPEED Project Sharing Practice for Embedding E-design and Delivery September 2012 to January 2013 The SPEED Course materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Image courtesy of Sura Nualpradid / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  • 29. SPEED Partners
  • 30. Aim of SPEED project for all partner institutions To help staff enhance student engagement through improved use of technologies in learning design and delivery © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) CC-BY
  • 31. Cascade Model © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) and Jeremy Vandel (image) CC-BY
  • 32. Speed was designed to include… Peer support Top-down support And a little bit of magic © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides), Timothy Marsee (image), Glen Johannes (image) and K. Kendall (image) CC-BY
  • 33. Summary: key SPEED links SPEED website: tinyurl.com/speed-website Background to the 7Cs: tinyurl.com/7Cs-diagram SPEED course outline & links: tinyurl.com/speed-course SPEED public blog: speedprojectblog.wordpress.com SPEED VLE: coursesites.com © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) CC-BY
  • 34. Contact Gabi Witthaus – grw8@le.ac.uk Terese Bird – tmb10@le.ac.uk Brenda Padilla bcp4@le.ac.uk © Gabi Witthaus, Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester, 2014 (slides) CC-BY