Developing E Learning Forums For Global Distance Learning

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  • Hi!I came across a college site which is providing mba in distance learning,here in Bangalore,India.The college name is BMA India (Bangalore Management Academy).It has tie-ups with many overseas universities and it seems that,it's campus infrastructure is pretty good too.So,just try your luck there.Website:- www.bmaindia.com/
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Developing E Learning Forums For Global Distance Learning

  1. 1. Developing ELearning Forums for Global Distance Learning Presented by POWERi Technologies Inc. March 17, 2009 CREATING COMMUNITIES OF KNOWLEDGE: THE POWER OF SOCIAL LEARNING
  2. 2. The internet is changing the way we interact, communicate, and more importantly how we learn…….. <ul><li>Web 2.0: First coined in 2005, Web 2.0 describes the evolution of the Internet from static web sites to a ubiquitous platform for new types of publishing & collaboration: </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media / User-generated Content (blogging, video sharing, podcasts, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking (Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Communication & Collaboration (twitter, wikis, forums, IM, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Computing ( Iphone Apps, SMS, etc) </li></ul>
  3. 3. eLearning 2.0 - is built around an assumption that knowledge is socially constructed . Learning takes place through conversations about content and grounded interaction about problems & actions. eLearning 2.0 creates a whole new way of gaining knowledge
  4. 4. Benefits to Educational Institutions <ul><li>Key benefits from the adoptions of Online Learning Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Greater sense of community </li></ul><ul><li>Improved student satisfaction & retentions rates </li></ul><ul><li>More accurate measurement of student participation </li></ul><ul><li>Easier course facilitation reduces faculty workload </li></ul><ul><li>Much better content with higher re-use </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Revenue </li></ul>“ We have to do better than an technologically advanced version of a correspondence school Mary Bauman PhD, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  5. 5. Adoption of Web 2.0 Technologies Apply More eLearning 2.0 Approaches 71% Planned Usage of eLearning 2.0 over the Next 12 Months No Change 28% Apply Fewer eLearning 2.0 Approaches < 2% 360 Report, Learning in a Web 2.0 World, Sept 2008 The most modern learning communities include key features such as blogs, discussion forums, comment walls, interactive Q&A, online polls and much more.
  6. 6. Adoption of Web 2.0 Technologies Accommodates Learner Needs Increases learner access & availability Increases speed of information dissemination Reduce training costs Improves learner performance 57% 65% Evaluation of Usefulness of Web 2.0 Technologies 360 Report, Learning in a Web 2.0 World, Sept 2008 43% 35% 65% 35% 63% 35% 60% 42% Big or Modest Improvement Neutral Modest Damage
  7. 7. Our Proposal: Integration of Three levels of eLearning <ul><li>Our Proposal revolves around integrating three major e-learning tools to develop the best distance/elearning environment for global disciplines: </li></ul><ul><li>Deploy Web 2.0 Social Netlearning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to existing Elearning platform </li></ul><ul><li>Access existing curriculum from trusted sources (i.e:Harvard Publishing) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>A modular framework for building communities that can be easily incorporated into existing pedagogies, and can be optionally integrated with existing eLearning content & systems </li></ul>Social NetLearning Platform <ul><li>Intuitive Unit Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Activity Scroller </li></ul><ul><li>Open & Closed Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Unit & Community Level Dialogue </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Threaded Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Student & Professor Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Community Comment Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Online Polling </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Collaborative Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Community Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Social Profile & Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Community Zeitgeist </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Tools Index </li></ul>
  11. 11. E-Learning Platform The broader goal of OLC’s is to create a platform that can be a resource for both onsite and distant learning. OLC’s can be made up of a broad network of interests, course and outreach communities all connected through a common user and publishing engine.
  12. 12. <ul><li>Allows for multiple courses </li></ul><ul><li>Test taking in Real Time </li></ul><ul><li>Syllabus and course descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>100% online, server based solution </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable course environment to match your business. </li></ul><ul><li>Online Quiz, Exam, and customizable assessment capabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to link courses to a &quot;knowledge base&quot; of related documents and resources </li></ul>
  13. 13. Complete Student Interface Complete Administrative Interface
  14. 14. Curriculum and Course Work Exclusive Partnership with Curriculum Providers
  15. 15. Target End-Users <ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Business Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Individual users </li></ul>
  16. 16. Business Model <ul><li>Establish E-Commerce feature for Individual users seeking specific courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Sell individual or complete modules to universities, corporations and/or businesses with ongoing maintenance support </li></ul><ul><li>Establish revenue sharing options with end-users with large numbers. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide distance learning modules to companies through government grants and/or foundations. </li></ul>
  17. 17. For more information please contact: Marvin Dejean SVP of Media Strategies POWERi Technologies 8551 West Sunrise Boulevard Suite 302 Plantation, FL 33322 (954) 382-3900 (Office) [email_address]

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