E Learning Mythbusters - ElginCC 2009

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  • E Learning Mythbusters - ElginCC 2009

    1. 1. E-Learning Myth-busters Is Conventional Wisdom Wrong?
    2. 2. Lake Superior College Duluth, Minnesota
    3. 3. Vital Stats <ul><li>Approx. 2,200 students take at least one online course each semester at LSC. </li></ul><ul><li>165 sections of online courses are being taught during spring semester 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>89% of all available seats are taken. </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 70 faculty members teach at least one online course per year at LSC. </li></ul>
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    5. 5. ITC - North Central States
    6. 6. What is your experience with online education? <ul><li>Taught an online class. </li></ul><ul><li>Taken online class. </li></ul><ul><li>Both 1 & 2 above. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither 1 nor 2 above. </li></ul>
    7. 7. E-Learning Myth-busters Choose the side that you think is most true – is it mostly a reality, or mostly a myth?
    8. 8. Questions 1-3 <ul><li>E-Learning students believe that a sense of community is important </li></ul><ul><li>Online students plagiarize more than “traditional” students </li></ul><ul><li>e-Learning enables anytime, anywhere learning </li></ul>
    9. 9. E-Learning students believe that a sense of community (in their e-learning) is important <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
    10. 10. Online students plagiarize more than “traditional” students <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
    11. 11. e-Learning enables anytime, anywhere learning <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
    12. 12. Questions 4-5 <ul><li>Cheating is rampant among online students </li></ul><ul><li>Online students are less satisfied with their college experience than F-2-F students </li></ul>
    13. 13. Cheating is rampant among online students <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
    14. 14. Online students are less satisfied with their college experience than F-2-F students <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
    15. 15. Importance Scale - PSOL
    16. 16. <ul><li>Plagiarism </li></ul>
    17. 18. Anyone can learn anytime and anywhere . Not true for most e-learners.
    18. 19. <ul><li>Cheating is </li></ul><ul><li>rampant! </li></ul>Really? Prove it!
    19. 21. <ul><li>Online students less satisfied? </li></ul>
    20. 22. Student Satisfaction Ratings
    21. 23. Questions 6-8 <ul><li>Online faculty work harder </li></ul><ul><li>Web accessibility is NOT my job! </li></ul><ul><li>Through the use of rubrics and standards related to the quality of online courses (i.e. Quality Matters™), we are sufficiently addressing the questions about e-learning quality. </li></ul>
    22. 24. Online faculty work harder <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
    23. 25. Faculty: Web accessibility is NOT my job! <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
    24. 26. Through the use of rubrics and standards related to the quality of online courses (i.e. Quality Matters™), we are sufficiently addressing the questions about e-learning quality <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
    25. 27. Online Faculty: Are they the busiest bees? Mohan.M.’s CC photo: http://flickr.com/photos/mohanm/1497839736 /
    26. 28. Original photo by –Chad_Johnson (Flickr CC)
    27. 29. Web Accessibility is EVERYONE’S Job
    28. 30. Still don’t believe me?
    29. 31. QualityMatters is Sufficient <ul><li>QualityMatters looks at the quality of course design. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s good, but it’s only one leg holding up the stool. </li></ul><ul><li>Um, no, it isn’t!! </li></ul>Learning Quality Concerns Design Teaching
    30. 32. Learning Level Is High Teaching Level Is High Course Design Meets Standards Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
    31. 33. Learning Level Is Low Teaching Level Is High Course Design Meets Standards Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
    32. 34. Learning Level Is High Teaching Level Is High Course Design Below Standard Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
    33. 35. Learning Level Is High Teaching Level Is Low Course Design Meets Standards Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
    34. 36. Learning Level Is Low Teaching Level Is Low Course Design Meets Standards Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
    35. 37. Learning Level Is Low Teaching Level Is High Course Design Below Standard Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
    36. 38. Learning Level Is Low Teaching Level Is Low Course Design Below Standard Learning Assessment Performance Eval QualityMatters ®
    37. 39. Questions 9-10 <ul><li>A VLE is an important component of e-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Through web analytics reporting, we are learning a tremendous amount of useful information about the behavior and activities of our online students. </li></ul>
    38. 40. A Virtual Learning Environment (or LMS) is an important component of e-Learning <ul><li>Absolutely Essential </li></ul><ul><li>Very Important </li></ul><ul><li>Important </li></ul><ul><li>Slightly Important </li></ul><ul><li>Not Really Necessary </li></ul>
    39. 41. Through web analytics reporting, we are learning a tremendous amount of useful information about the behavior and activities of our online students. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
    40. 42. VLE or PLE? <ul><li>Virtual learning environments need to become more open, more flexible, more creative and less reactive. </li></ul><ul><li>VLE’s need to become more personal. </li></ul>
    41. 43. Sarah M. Stewart http://www.flickr.com/photos/92632631@N00/2530138127/
    42. 44. Scott Leslie http://flickr.com/photos/nessman/2590572476
    43. 45. Web Analytics <ul><li>The amount of information available about our students is mind boggling. </li></ul><ul><li>However, we are not mining it and using it. </li></ul>
    44. 46. Other Myths or Realities? <ul><li>I have 35 items on the list so far. </li></ul><ul><li>Send me your ideas to add to the list. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    45. 47. More about e-Learning Myths at: Desire2blog.blogspot.com

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