Challenges In E Learning Adoption - Dec\'06


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Challenges In E Learning Adoption - Dec\'06

  1. 1. Challenges in e-Learning adoption The International College (THINC) Abdul Rehman December 2006 Emirates Towers, Dubai Organized by Edutech Middle-East
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges before adopting eLearning </li></ul><ul><li>Post adoption challenges of eLearning </li></ul><ul><li>Future lessons in eLearning </li></ul>
  3. 3. E-learning Re-defined <ul><li>E-learning Definition of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Implementers” or “Faculty” or “Students” or “Regulatory Bodies” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Getting the right answers for E-Learning…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>evaluation & pilot for quite a few Learning Management Systems (LMS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework and Capability Maturity Model (CMM), </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reduce risk and increase the chance of success in their adoption of e-learning. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Challenges before adopting eLearning <ul><li>Institutional & Academic Program goals </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Learning process? </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery of the Program </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure and Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Technical staff </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul>
  5. 5. Post adoption challenges of eLearning 1 of 4 <ul><li>Managing and maintaining the Blackboard Servers </li></ul><ul><li>Managing enrollments and courses </li></ul><ul><li>Having the right textbook title from the faculty well in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Acquiring content and fine-tune to each by faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation for the new intake & Training Schedule for new faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Mail Server issues, mails bouncing, etc </li></ul>
  6. 6. Post adoption challenges of eLearning 2 of 4 <ul><li>Online Collaboration tool requires different sign-on than LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronous collaboration with students in different time zones </li></ul><ul><li>Research & Development by technical staff & faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Support & Troubleshooting faculty and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Moderating & Participating on Discussions Boards – too many or too few responses </li></ul><ul><li>Integration, Licensing, Hot Fixes, Upgrades, etc </li></ul>
  7. 7. Post adoption challenges of eLearning 3 of 4 <ul><li>What really is happening in there? eLearning Dashboard for the Instructor, Institution and Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for problems to occur than look out for a solution </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing premium content or applications as referred in course cartridge but requires “purchase” </li></ul><ul><li>How do we collaborate doing a “Dissertation” purely online on Blackboard Basic edition? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Post adoption challenges of eLearning 4 of 4 <ul><li>Semester, Course & Cartridge planning process </li></ul><ul><li>On Call - identifying a problem and solving it virtually </li></ul><ul><li>Having the same “content” delivered for onsite students in other locations </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling a course for new faculty – wants to change the content </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of ideas and share experience with other institutions using the same LMS </li></ul>
  9. 9. Future lessons in eLearning <ul><li>Rich Learner Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in Program delivery or course delivery – Does the LMS can support? </li></ul><ul><li>Structured knowledge transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating collaboration and social network on Networked Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Archival & Retrieval System within the LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Towards Reusable and Shareable Courseware </li></ul>