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E Discussion 29 Sept 2009


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E Discussion 29 Sept 2009

  1. 1. Lessons Learned from the Distance Learning Session An E-discussion facilitated by Florence Beraud for ITC-ILO Sept 2009
  2. 2. Objectives of this E-discussion <ul><li>1) Find out the lessons learned during the distance learning phase of the course </li></ul><ul><li>2) Discover and experiment an E-learning tool that can be used during your own distance learning courses </li></ul>
  3. 3. Organisation of the E-discussion <ul><li>Getting familiar with this new environment: « get your hands on » </li></ul><ul><li>Short presentation of a « Model of Teaching and Learning Online » developed by Gilly Salmon </li></ul><ul><li>E-discussion between tutor and participants' own experience in the Distance Learning Session </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Getting used to this new environment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Gillie Salmon Model of Teaching and Learning Online Stage 1: Access and Motivation Online Socialisation Information Exchange Knowledge Construction Development
  6. 6. Gillie Salmon Model of Teaching and Learning Online <ul><li>Stage 1: Access and Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of this stage is to expose participants to the platform and to enable them to become successful with the technology used during the course. </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support needs to be available widely. </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 1 is generally over when participants have posted their first messages </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gillie Salmon Model of Teaching and Learning Online <ul><li>Stage 2: Online Socialisation </li></ul><ul><li>Participants become familiar with the online environment </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor creates opportunities for socialisation and help participants to understand how contact with other participants will contribute to their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor should promote mutual respect and help participants with same interest to identify each others </li></ul>
  8. 8. Gillie Salmon Model of Teaching and Learning Online <ul><li>Stage 3: Information Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor helps participants to become independant and enthusiastic about working online </li></ul><ul><li>For participants, this stage requires interaction with participants and interaction with course content </li></ul>
  9. 9. Gillie Salmon Model of Teaching and Learning Online <ul><li>Stage 4: Knowledge Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Participants interact with each others and with tutor </li></ul><ul><li>Participants formulate and write down their ideas and understanding of the topic (in our case, self assessments)‏ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Gillie Salmon Model of Teaching and Learning Online <ul><li>Stage 5: Development </li></ul><ul><li>Participants become responsible for their own learning and need little support </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges and arguments support deeper thinking and reflection and ensure the application of the new learning </li></ul>
  11. 11. 3 Questions to guide our E-discussion <ul><li>1) Which stage of GS model did you reach? </li></ul><ul><li>2) Which difficulties did you encounter in each stage? </li></ul><ul><li>3) If you didn't go to the final stage, what prevented to do so (other than lack of time)? </li></ul>