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. Eva WONG, Director, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, Hong Kong Baptist University

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

  1. 1. Development of e-Learning<br />Eva Wong<br />Centre for Holistic Teaching & Learning<br />Hong Kong Baptist University<br />CITERS 2010, HKU<br />e-Learning integration into HE - challenges and strategies<br />4 March 2010<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Organic Adoption<br />Organic/Exploratory Adoption<br />Initially driven by End Users<br />End User Plateau<br />Strategic Phase Necessary for continued growth<br />Planned Adoption<br />Planned/Foundational Adoption<br />Initially driven by Executive Sponsor<br />Accelerated growth<br />Strategic planning upfront<br />Transition Management is the key to successful adoption<br />Adapted from Blackboard<br />Adoption of e-Learning<br />2<br />Adopted from Blackboard Inc.<br />
  3. 3. Critical Success Factors for Institution-wide Deployment of e-Learning<br />Policies for Institutional Adoption<br /><ul><li>Cross-departmental Team for Support
  4. 4. Communications & Training for both Staff and Students</li></ul>3<br />
  5. 5. The Support Structure for e-Learning<br />Institution Champion+ Steering Group<br />Pedagogical Design<br />+ User Support<br />+ Training<br />Central Students & Staff Record Keeping<br />Support for <br />e-Learning<br />Departments + Schools/Faculties<br />Library Support for Academic Content<br />Central Computer & Network Support<br />4<br />
  6. 6. Communications & Training for TeachersCourse Site Deployment for Teachers<br />Goal: Take the burden of course administration and management away from the teachers<br />Create course sites for credit–bearing courses for teachers<br />Close integration with Student Information System (SIS)<br />Establish basic guidelines<br />Systematic creation with mapping of instructional method from timetabling data<br />Synchronised students registration and user renewal with SIS<br />Streamlined requests for new course sites creation<br />Concept of the life-cycle of a course<br />Manage users efficiently to facilitate other staff-organised activities<br />Users from SIS with appropriate roles<br />Guest users have special time-limited accounts under sponsors’ supervision<br />5<br />
  7. 7. Communications & Training for Students<br />Online materials for students<br />Helpdesk / Enquiries email<br />6<br />
  8. 8. Something to Consider<br />Maintaining interests and relevance<br />Ensuring system stability<br />Timeline for staying with existing system or switching to new one<br />Continuity & succession<br />New champion ?<br />New support team ?<br />
  9. 9. Development of e-Learning<br />Eva Wong<br />Centre for Holistic Teaching & Learning<br />Hong Kong Baptist University<br />CITERS 2010, HKU<br />4 March 2010<br />Thank you !<br />eva.wong@hkbu.edu.hk<br />8<br />

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