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  • Work at CIT since 1998 started in Health Science Started in online around 2003Was very interested in the difference between teaching in the classroom and teaching online, so did a Masters in online Education New LMS – Teachers embraced all of the new tools …….
  • 3 Quick polesTeacherHow many hours do you spend preparing for online delivery that would the equivalent to one hour face-to-face? Less than 1 hour1 – 2 hours3 – 5 hoursMore than 5 hours  StudentHow many hours a week do you expect your students to be engaged online for one of your subjects? Less than 1 hour1 – 2 hours3 – 5 hoursMove that 5 hours Institute How big is your course? Less that 1GB1 GB to 3 GBBigger than 3 GBTeacher time – setup, reading and replying to posts, markingStudent time – readings, activities, forums, assessmentInstitute – storage, re-usability
  • Teachers are the key to making courses sustainableSound online pedgogical approaches
  • PoleHow many forums should be in a course?One per weekOne per concept (many be many for week)2 or 3 per courseUp to 10 per courseIs a forum the best way to achieve the goal, are you checking for understanding? Are you drawing on adult learning theories? Are you trying to build a learning community?In Moodle pick the forum type that will best suit your learning goal e.g. simple discussion has one stream, easy to track one discussion threadWhen and if the teacher is involved, when they will be replying, other means of communication?Is a forum the best tool? Could a choice or feedback tool be better? Make it count – grade the forums, make it accessible
  • Give the students permission to answer or lead the forum, don’t have teacher involvement, student or peer monitored.
  • Students/ participants want to be able to find the information easily, as with all students they want to know what they want is what they need to do to complete, and what pathway they need to follow to get thereHaving content buried deep in website makes it hard for students to find the contentRead watch do – task sequencing
  • Everyone brings life skills to the course, use they, think about adult learning techniques – has the world changed so much (WWW) that we can now use these on children too…Use real examples – this gives the students something to connect the content too and gives you more creditability as an expertMake the stimulation count – make it support the learning not take away from the content – power point special effects, animations (spatial example)
  • Use tools like choice to start or generate direction for classroom discussions
  • Use tools like cchoice to start or generate direction for classroom discussionsLOCO – learning object composerPower point – label it and save as JPEG Adobe Acrobat Pro – make your PDF’s interactive – can make learning objects – files within a navigable frameworkEdmodo – group spaces onlineVoicetread – online collaborative conversation builder
  • Storage can be an issue and downloading takes up mobile data or bandwidth. Shrink images and think about document types when adding resources to courses.
  • Storage can be an issue and downloading takes up mobile data or bandwidth. Shrink images and think about document types when adding resources to courses.
  • Where possible link to content that has already been developed, you tube, tool boxes, MERLOT, GCF learnFree.orgLink to articlesEvery minute there is 100 hours of video uploaded to you tube.. There should be something there for you
  • View pure – watch you Tube videos without comments, suggestions or the other thingsTubeChop – allows you to select short sections of the video to embed in your course4 – 6 minutes
  • Quizzes, question banks, random choice, self making within learning objects – lesson or workshop module in Moodle, captivate questionsSomeone commented the other day that quizzes are the only form of assessment that a student could pass with no knowledge… What do people think, does this mean they are still valid?PollAre self marking quizzes a valid assessment tool? Yes or No
  • Images, articles, videos, students presentations, give them some ownership and make them feel valued.Web quests
  • Where possible record what you do, ideally in 4 – 6 minutes bites/concepts. Make it manageable, make it relevant, make it count
  • Use your interactive white board record lessons and screen casts – these session like Khan academy make students feel like you are talking to them –Add Audio to your power point make it valuable
  • Make it easy for the students to find and engage in contentCompletion tracking – boxes self tick or when activity it completed.
  • Make it easy for the students to find and engage in contentCompletion tracking – boxes self tick or when activity it completed.
  • Make it easy for the students to find and engage in content
  • Sustainable e learning courses moodleposium2013

    1. 1. Building sustainable e-learning courses Presenter: Penny Neuendorf
    2. 2. Penny Neuendorf Who am I and why is sustainable eLearning development a passion
    3. 3. Types of sustainability 1. Teacher 2. Student 3. Institute
    4. 4. Key to sustainable courses
    5. 5. Tip 1 Use forums sparingly Clear goals, clear guidelines
    6. 6. Tip 2 Use forums sparingly Peer lead and feedback
    7. 7. Tip 3 Clear crisp design Obverse WHY
    8. 8. • Keep it simple (but not) stupid • Tell a story • Stimulate the senses
    9. 9. Tip 4 Use a range of tools
    10. 10. • Rapid e-learning tools – Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate • LOCO • Power point – photo album, add audio (Camtasia, Power Point, Adobe Presenter, Prezi) – export as PDF • Adobe Acrobat Pro • Windows Movie Maker, Photo Story • Edmodo • Audacity • GoAnimate • Voicetread
    11. 11. Tip 5 Document size and quality
    12. 12. Ways to share large documents: • Dropbox • Google Docs • You Tube/ Teacher Tube • Slide Share
    13. 13. Ways to change file size: • IrfranView (images) • Audacity (audio) • Powerpoint – change and save as JPEG • • Movie Maker, Avidemux, Lightworks (free) (Video) • Adobe Premiere Prod, Final Cut, Vegas Prod ($) (Video) Videos should be only 4 – 6 minutes long
    14. 14. Tip 6 Reuse, recycle or repurpose content
    15. 15. Finding Free e-Learning Content: • Toolboxes • Games • Moodle courses • Videos – tubechop and blubbr • Khan Academy • Image Chef, ToonDoo
    16. 16. Tip 7 Use self making tools Or Peer assessment
    17. 17. Tip 8 Student generated content
    18. 18. Tip 9 Make it count Record session
    19. 19. Video presentation Screen Casts software CamStudio (Free), ActivePresenter (Free), Screencastle (Free), Adobe Presenter ($), Adobe Captivate ($), Camtasia ($)
    20. 20. Tip 10 Keep it contained
    21. 21. • Use Completion tracking • Progress bar • Clear instructions – where the information is
    22. 22. Summary You have the power to make the Sustainable courses