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E-learning with an emphasis on learning


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Wednesday 7 November at 11:00am - 12:00noon AEDT

Presented by Professor Ron Oliver, Professor of Interactive Multimedia, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

This presentation will consider the conditions and affordances of e-learning that help to generate meaningful learning experiences. The presentation will showcase ways in which e-learning technologies have been used in the Flexible Learning Toolboxes to create effective opportunities for learning.

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E-learning with an emphasis on learning

  1. 1. e-learning with an emphasis on learning Professor Ron Oliver Edith Cowan University Western Australia
  2. 2. where do we all live?
  3. 4. planning for teaching <ul><li>teaching strategies </li></ul><ul><li>content delivery </li></ul><ul><li>success measured by inputs </li></ul>
  4. 5. planning for learning <ul><li>student activity </li></ul><ul><li>engagement </li></ul><ul><li>success measured by outputs </li></ul>
  5. 6. how students learn <ul><li>knowledge construction </li></ul><ul><li>through practice and reflection </li></ul><ul><li>experiential processes </li></ul><ul><li>thoughtful activities </li></ul><ul><li>through self-regulation </li></ul><ul><li>meaningful assessments </li></ul>
  6. 7. how best to teach? <ul><li>workplace integrated learning </li></ul><ul><li>case studies </li></ul><ul><li>problem-based learning </li></ul><ul><li>learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>peers and mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>student-centred learning </li></ul><ul><li>focus on outcomes and capabilities </li></ul>
  7. 8. how well are you able to match your teaching to students’ learning needs? <ul><li>reasonably </li></ul>very little really well
  8. 9. learning and engagement articulating arguing reflecting evaluating designing critiquing inferring proving asserting assimilating… comparing merging measuring recording summarising collating annotating summing memorising organising… reading observing listening watching browsing… information processing information organisation information access
  9. 10. cognitive engagement
  10. 11. learning designs <ul><li>features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>contexts for learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>deliberate forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>planned engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reusable </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. learning tasks <ul><li>contexts for learning </li></ul><ul><li>application of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>transferability </li></ul><ul><li>learner engagement </li></ul>learning tasks learning resources learning supports
  12. 13. employment services
  13. 14. public safety
  14. 15. electrotechnology
  15. 16. learning resources <ul><li>information and content </li></ul><ul><li>interactive learning objects </li></ul><ul><li>workplace resources </li></ul>learning tasks learning resources learning supports
  16. 17. employment services
  17. 18. electrotechnology
  18. 19. public safety
  19. 20. learning supports learning tasks learning resources learning supports <ul><li>scaffolding </li></ul><ul><li>guidance </li></ul><ul><li>coaching </li></ul><ul><li>direction </li></ul>
  20. 21. electrotechnology
  21. 22. quality elearning <ul><li>engaging </li></ul><ul><li>accessible </li></ul><ul><li>task-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>student-centred </li></ul><ul><li>supported </li></ul><ul><li>authentic </li></ul>
  22. 23. learning and technology <ul><li>increased flexibility for learners </li></ul><ul><li>learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>learning tools </li></ul><ul><li>supporting lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>learning enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>generic skills </li></ul>
  23. 24. technology supports for learning <ul><li>information access eg. Web pages, content </li></ul><ul><li>instructional support eg. database, spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>interactive tools eg. learning objects, applets </li></ul><ul><li>communication eg. discussion boards, ptp, file sharing </li></ul><ul><li>publication eg. bulletin boards </li></ul><ul><li>learning management & administration </li></ul>
  24. 25. contemporary technology supports <ul><li>learning management systems eg. Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>digital repositories eg. learning objects </li></ul><ul><li>curricula eg. Toolboxes </li></ul><ul><li>ubiquitous computing </li></ul><ul><li>mobile devices eg. laptops, PDAs </li></ul><ul><li>broadband connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul>
  25. 27. using technology in the best ways
  26. 28. principles guiding best practice <ul><li>task-based learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>authentic and engaged settings </li></ul><ul><li>strong learning supports </li></ul><ul><li>reusable and sharable resources </li></ul><ul><li>blended settings </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative and social settings </li></ul><ul><li>seamless and simple technology </li></ul>
  27. 29. Ron Oliver’s Home Page