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EDST2091 Lecture 1 2010


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Introduction to eLearning Lecture 1 March 2010

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EDST2091 Lecture 1 2010

  1. 1. Welcome! <ul><li>EDST2091/GENT1524 </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to e-Learning and Technology-Supported Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Chambers </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Future is e-Learning!? Copyright Private Eye 2001
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Background Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure and Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online support and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Questions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is educational technology? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is meaningful learning? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we employ educational technology in the learning process? </li></ul></ul>Outline of Today’s Lecture
  4. 4. Approach & Philosophy <ul><li>Focus on you as teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Both an applied and theoretical course </li></ul><ul><li>Useful “authentic” outcomes that are meaningful to you </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive and collaborative </li></ul>
  5. 5. An Aligned and Supportive Structure <ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recorded via Lectopia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>listening-to-podcasts-better-than-going-to-lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hands on labs and activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Online environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard course site </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Texts and Resources <ul><li>Course Outline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available online inside My eLearning site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Required Text: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meaningful Learning with Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jonassen et al. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommended: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Toolkit </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Assessment <ul><li>Test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One question/short answer in lecture week 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Face to Face Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in tutorial </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Written Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>due end of week 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exam </li></ul><ul><li>Online Participation (EDST2091 only) </li></ul><ul><li>Other non assessable activities </li></ul>
  8. 10. Assessment – Presentations and Discussion <ul><li>A presentation related to your assignment must be presented. Presentations start at week 4. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of 15 minutes but no longer than 20 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Followed by up to 10 minutes of discussion </li></ul><ul><li>You must be prepared to answer questions and be actively involved in follow on discussion </li></ul><ul><li>You need to choose a timeslot by week 3 </li></ul><ul><li>GENT1524 students go first </li></ul><ul><li>More information about the structure of a typical presentation and the assessment criteria used to mark the presentations will be provided by your tutors </li></ul>
  9. 11. My eLearning <ul><li>Your online course environment: </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Course Outlines </li></ul><ul><li>Participant Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Activities, surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Resources and Links </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>What is Educational Technology </li></ul>
  11. 13. The New World of Educational Technology <ul><li>PBS Videos on Educational Technology </li></ul>
  12. 14. Activity <ul><li>Turn to someone near you (preferably who you don’t know) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name, type of teaching you do etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share why you have decided to study this particular course </li></ul><ul><li>Share 1 piece of technology that you own or have used and that you think is educational and explain why… </li></ul><ul><li>What makes the experience in using this technology to help you learn meaningful to you? </li></ul>
  13. 15. Meaningful Learning Resources <ul><li>Web site that supports an earlier text on the same subject </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing_Technology_for_Meaningful_Learning </li></ul>
  14. 16. A New Way of Teaching <ul><li>Video: </li></ul><ul><li>Learning to Change-Changing to Learn </li></ul>
  15. 17. Need Help? <ul><li>Lecturer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions about course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions about Lecture, Exam and Assignment content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major issues with workload/illness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tutors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions about Assignment, Presentation and tutorial content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing tuts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minor issues with workload/illness </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. Homework! <ul><li>Read course outline and bring to first tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Read textbook chapter 1 (at least) </li></ul><ul><li>Attend your first Tut </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the online class. Post your profile (inlcuding picture) </li></ul>