Towards a complete online package: CSU Interact Modules

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Towards a complete online package: CSU Interact Modules

  1. 1. Towards a complete online package: CSU Interact Modules Dr Yann Guisard Lecturer - Viticulture, Production Horticulture School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences Orange Campus CSU Ed09 – Thurgoona, 26-27/11/09
  2. 2. The General Context <ul><li>Mostly DE cohorts </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly mature age students </li></ul><ul><li>Future cohorts will be predominantly DE </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Specific Context <ul><li>Horticultural Production subjects (Hands on, HRT222 – HRT309 – VIT211 – VIT501 - VIT312 – AGR175) </li></ul><ul><li>Students already have a background in primary productions </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of belonging – Value for money </li></ul>
  4. 4. The purpose of my (ongoing) work <ul><li>Improve the experience of DE students </li></ul><ul><li>through </li></ul><ul><li>ICT environment </li></ul><ul><li>by </li></ul><ul><li>Catering for VARK learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Optimising subject management </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Plan of Attack <ul><li>Astute choice of CSU Interact tools </li></ul>We do have <ul><ul><li>We don’t have </li></ul></ul> Pebble Pad <ul><ul><li> Synchronous teaching tool(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Virtual Practical tool(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Group email </li></ul></ul> Online Marking schedule <ul><ul><li> Site Stats </li></ul></ul> Audio/Video feedback <ul><ul><li> Test Centre </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. CSU Interact “Modules” <ul><li>Called “ melete lesson builder” by “Etudes” </li></ul><ul><li>Latest version 2.6 (implemented at CSU) </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a set of cross linked web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Include its own set of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Fully exportable </li></ul><ul><li>2 editors, FCK and Spherix </li></ul>
  7. 7. The pros <ul><li>Your creativity is the limit </li></ul><ul><li>Any text, multimedia that is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common file formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash compatible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easily delivered to students </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified administration </li></ul><ul><li>Varied combined pedagogical approaches (read, listen, look) </li></ul>
  8. 8. The good
  9. 11. <ul><ul><li>Modules notes model the expected webfolio: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expected depth of study </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structure of the document </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Referencing practices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Report writing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia embedding </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 12. The cons <ul><li>The text editor, No Spherix Allowed (NSA) </li></ul><ul><li>FCK better, but more limited </li></ul><ul><li>New web page management skills </li></ul><ul><li>Huge time spent web mining </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright administration </li></ul>
  11. 16. Final Blow – Heart attack
  12. 17. More from Modules <ul><li>Offline design now, synch later (please, please…) </li></ul><ul><li>CSU Interact offline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solo Sakai, under trial, read only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cluey web editing for stand alone applications </li></ul>
  13. 18. Successes and challenges of complete online package Successes Challenges Visual learners Older blokes Audio learners Continuous learning Reading learners Kinaesthetic learners
  14. 19. Where to now?
  15. 20. Take home message <ul><ul><li>No ICT for pleasure. DESIGN, INTEGRATE and TEACH for a purpose. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MUST account for older generation cohort. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teething problems will disappear with normalisation and further exposure. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it mooove </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Optimise, Optimise, Optimise. </li></ul>

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