Leading e-Learning Integration in Higher Education: Challenges and Strategies


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4 March 2010 (Thursday) | 09:00 - 12:30 | HKU | http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/abstract/3 | Dr. David KENNEDY, Director and Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning Centre, Lingnan University

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Leading e-Learning Integration in Higher Education: Challenges and Strategies

  1. 1. Strategies for learning with and via technology<br />Teaching and Learning Centre<br />Lingnan University<br />David M. Kennedy, PhD<br />甘明德 博士<br />Associate Professor, CDS<br />Director, TLC<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br />Lingnan Context<br />Issues around evidence<br />Opportunities<br />Some observations<br />Closing<br />2<br />Albert Einstein<br />We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.<br />
  3. 3. 21st Century graduates<br />Imaginative<br />Problem Solving<br />Liberal Arts @ Lingnan University<br />Effective<br />Reasoning<br />Independent <br />Critical Thinking<br />Intercultural<br />Maturity<br />Community <br />and Service<br />Desire for <br />Lifelong Learning<br />Sound<br />Planning Skills<br />Leadership<br />Capabilities<br />Tolerance<br />Integrity, Civility<br />Strong Sense of <br />Personal Responsibility<br />Strong <br />Analytic Skills<br />
  4. 4. Policy driven by evidence<br />Creation of an eLearning strategy<br />current activity<br />Research into student uses of technology<br />recent report just completed (later)<br />Trialing alternative(s) to WebCT<br />Moodle and Mahara<br />Development of a workshop programme <br />Developing an Assessment strategy<br />
  5. 5. Results of recent study<br />Teaching spaces<br />more flexible rooms required<br />Increase bandwidth (particularly Hostels)<br />Better adoption of blended learning<br />Classroom polling devices<br />Use SMS more widely<br />Integrate Blogs and Wikis<br />collaborative work in particular<br />Lecture capture<br />
  6. 6. Opportunities<br />Google apps.<br />collaboration and tracking (history)<br />Social networking tools<br />communication and lasting relationships<br />Second life<br />Lingnan now has an SL island<br />Google Earth – campus map<br />see http://tlcserver.ln.edu.hk/gmap/<br />reducing student stress – 1st Yr<br />
  7. 7. What areLingU students doing?<br />Emerging technologies<br />Blogs (reading 80%, commenting – 74%, maintaining – 68%)<br />File-sharing (music – 82%, photos – 72%)<br />Social networking (86%)<br />VOIP telephony (56%)<br />Web-conferencing (62%)<br />IM/ MSN (91%)<br />The evidence is students read – just not in traditional ways!<br />
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  9. 9. BUT: Blogging is not seen as useful!<br />
  10. 10. The teachers – (using WebCT)<br />TOO TIME CONSUMING<br />LACK OF SPECIFIC KNOWLDEGE<br />USE OTHER TOOLS<br />
  11. 11. TLC services<br />Workshops and consultations for blended learning<br />Supporting Teaching Development Grants<br />e.g., courseware development, pedagogy, OBA course design, grant applications<br />Trialing technologies<br />Moodle, Mahara, Video services, Mobile learning (languages)<br />Supporting OBA-focus for next 2 years<br />
  12. 12. TLC services<br />Course evaluations <br />(Online Course Evaluation of Teaching and Learning - oCTLE)<br />Evaluation of Core Curriculum courses<br />students (focus groups and surveys)<br />staff (interviews)<br />Graduate Exit survey<br />Committee work (Academic quality, IT resources etc)<br />Visiting scholars programme (OBATL)<br />
  13. 13. Learning design<br />Careful design of the learning environment to achieve curriculum alignment<br />Integration of traditional approaches and resources with technology affordances<br />Use the MOSTappropriate technology (discipline-specific)<br />Collecting evidenceof impact on studentlearning<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Learning design in the near future<br />Use of ICTs<br />Web 2.0 technologies in particular<br />Blogs – for reflective writing<br />Wikis – for collaborative writing<br />Social networking – forcommunities of practice<br />ePortfolios for moreflexible assessmentartifacts<br />Evaluation of outcomes<br />14<br />http://www.ethics.org.au/resources/img/general-content/articles/0148b-hammer-cartoon.gif<br />
  15. 15. Contact details<br />David M. Kennedy, PhD<br />Director, Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC)<br />Associate Professor, Department of Computing and Decision Sciences<br />TLC Office: Rm GE 201/1 B. Y. Lam Building<br />Lingnan University, Hong Kong<br />8 Castle Peak Road, TuenMun<br />