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Development Of Online English Content

  1. 1. <ul><li>Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Where is SOFAD Heading ? </li></ul><ul><li>Samantha Slade </li></ul><ul><li>Jo-Ann Stanton </li></ul><ul><li>PROCEDE </li></ul><ul><li>November 6, 2003 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Front stage Student Spaces Teacher Spaces Administrator Spaces <ul><li>Courses </li></ul><ul><li>L’industrialisation et l’urbanisation </li></ul><ul><li>Réunions d’affaires (Voc. Ed) </li></ul><ul><li>Test de classement en mathématiques </li></ul><ul><li>Biologie de la reproduction </li></ul><ul><li>Recherche d’emploi </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Trigonométrie I . . . </li></ul>Portal Back stage Vision SOFAD Team Infrastructure Process Research Guidelines Collaborators Process DE Network Development of online English content
  3. 3. Front stage > Portal
  4. 4. Front stage > Portal <ul><li>Informs users of the characteristics and functionning of courses </li></ul><ul><li>Motivates potential learners/teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Reassures potential learners/teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Simplifies entry into the elearning world: instant access </li></ul>
  5. 5. Front stage > User Spaces
  6. 6. Front stage > User Spaces <ul><li>For Teachers, Students and Adminstrators </li></ul><ul><li>To provide easy acces to all courses and services </li></ul><ul><li>To facilitate the management of learning and pedagogical support </li></ul>
  7. 7. Front stage > SOFAD Courses
  8. 8. Front stage > SOFAD Courses
  9. 9. Front stage > SOFAD Courses <ul><li>For all school boards (vs. for one) </li></ul><ul><li>For distant, in-class and independant learners (vs. for one particular audience) </li></ul><ul><li>Based on MEQ programs (vs. General public) </li></ul><ul><li>Complete: learning and evaluation activities, methodological tools, communication system(vs. Partial) </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive and multimedia (vs. Page turners) </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogically adapted (vs. Same approach as paper) </li></ul><ul><li>Professional quality (vs Do-it-yourself) </li></ul><ul><li>Self-paced (vs. Group paced) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Back stage > Orientation <ul><li>SOFAD will produce MEQ adult education courses in quality online and paper versions in both French and English. </li></ul><ul><li>These courses will be: </li></ul><ul><li>complete elearning environments providing all learners need to learn, and all teachers/tutors need to support learning in an integrated fashion </li></ul><ul><li>self paced learning, and when appropriate collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>within present school board/SOFAD structure </li></ul>
  11. 11. Back stage > SOFAD Team <ul><li>SOFAD specializes in </li></ul><ul><li>Technogical and instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>Project management </li></ul><ul><li>Quality control </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 25 people </li></ul><ul><li>Project Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>New technologies consultant and R & D advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Digital rights negotiator </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support, Integrator </li></ul><ul><li>Client services </li></ul><ul><li>Support staff </li></ul>
  12. 12. Back stage > Collaborators <ul><li>SOFAD outsources for 2/3 of production costs </li></ul><ul><li>Subject matter specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Authors </li></ul><ul><li>System analysts and programmers </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrators, Recording studios, actors </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic designers and interface designers </li></ul><ul><li>Content reviewers, linguistic reviewers </li></ul><ul><li>Proofreaders and technical reliability testers </li></ul><ul><li>Webmasters </li></ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Back stage > Process Running Pre-project Production Plan and design Prototype Post production
  14. 14. Back stage > Infrastructure <ul><li>For the development of courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to work with spread out production teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to manage the millions of pieces that make up a course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to facilitate versioning and quality control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For the delivery of courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>secure online purchasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assignment of class/distant/independant learners and teachers/tutors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tracking and managment of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SOFAD is working with Novasys so that their platform evolves to fit with the adult education system in Québec </li></ul>
  15. 15. Back stage > Research <ul><li>Institutional research: gathering data on the Québec DE system </li></ul><ul><li>R & D to facilitate innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct analyses of on-going and completed productions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore and develop tools to facilitate innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep abreast in our field via </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>conferences ex. technology, distance learning, instructional design, elearning, or subject matter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>journals ASTD, American distance ed, Edusource etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Listservs etc </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Back stage > Guidelines Time frame Quality $ A balanced triangle Technical specifications Standards Templates Instructional design process Content management system Production of interactive content
  17. 17. Back stage > DE Network <ul><li>International presence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission to France, British Council seminar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration with CIDA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memberships (ex. Éducation internationale, AACE Association for the advancement of computing in education) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CADE (Canadian Association of Distance Education) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P/TDEA (Provincial and Territorial Distance Education Association) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>REFAD (Réseau d’énseignement francophone à distance du Canada) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provincial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CLIFAD (Comité de liaison en formation à distance) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GTN (Le groupe de travail sur les normes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School boards (Board of Directors, Consultative committees, ad hoc committees, punctual events) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Development of online English content <ul><li>Collaboration between SOFAD and the School Boards </li></ul>
  19. 19. Development of online English content <ul><li>What type of collaboration? </li></ul><ul><li>Many types of collaboration are possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership agreements for course development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultative committee participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presence on the Board of Directors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>« Loan » of ressources for subject-matter ad hoc committees, or as authors, content revisors, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in prototype or trial period testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Courses to be developed: to be determined with the SBs </li></ul>
  20. 20. Development of online English content <ul><li>What can the SBs bring to the table? </li></ul><ul><li>Existing content (print-based, audios, videos, CDs, online...) </li></ul><ul><li>Human ressources (content experts, pedagogical experts, programmers, « techies », etc., for authoring, designing, testing… or simply providing feedback) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Development of online English content <ul><li>What can SOFAD bring to the table? </li></ul><ul><li>Existing content </li></ul><ul><li>Project management </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional and technological design expertise (instructional designers, NT consultant and R&D advisor) </li></ul><ul><li>Established production processes including quality control </li></ul><ul><li>Financing from the MEQ (entente Canada-Québec…) </li></ul><ul><li>A platform for development and distribution of online courses </li></ul>
  22. 22. Development of online English content <ul><li>A challenge to take up... </li></ul><ul><li>and to share </li></ul>time frame quality $ A balanced triangle
  23. 23. Development of online English content <ul><li>If you are interested in proposing a partnership or a project… </li></ul><ul><li>Pierre Giguère, Director General </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(514) 529-2171 </li></ul>

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