E-Learning Myths to Debunk

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E-Learning Myths to Debunk

  1. 1. Myths to Debunk<br />
  2. 2. Myth<br />01<br />E-Learning is for any teacher<br />
  3. 3. Evaluate your readiness<br />Use of ICT Tools<br />Use of the Internet<br />(Access and Comfort)<br />
  4. 4. E-learning requires a personal commitment<br />Working online and doing class work<br />Planning new course design<br />Create new learning activities and assessment<br />Learning a new technology (MOODLE)<br />Dealing with new environment / style of pedagogy<br />
  5. 5. E-learning requires teachers to develop special skills in<br />ICT<br />Instructional design<br />Media literacy<br />Communication skills<br />
  6. 6. Myth<br />02<br />E-Learning is fit for any student<br />
  7. 7. Determine their readiness<br />Students readiness for e-learning<br />Access (place, time, frequency)<br />Comfort <br />Willingness to do online school activities<br />They may be using Internet just for GAMES, EMAIL, CHAT<br />School work may lessen their PLAY TIME<br />Self-directed , Motivated<br />
  8. 8. Varied Learning Styles<br />
  9. 9. Myth<br />03<br />E-Learning is a magic solution<br />
  10. 10. E-learning wont instantly transform your students into scholars. <br />
  11. 11. Instructional Design is KEY<br />Good e-learning that is &quot;blended&quot; requires that the classroom courses need to be redesigned.<br />Good e-learning also requires good online facilitation and communication skills from the teacher <br />control synchronous discussion and write good instructions. <br />
  12. 12. Potentials for Students<br />Use of new technologies <br />Increase student engagement<br />Prepare themselves before coming to class<br />Collaborative projects (presentations, reports, research)<br />Students work with digital information<br />
  13. 13. Potentials for Students<br />Self-evaluation (e-portfolios, journals, blogs)<br />personal discussions (with teacher, classmates)<br />peer tutoring / peer to peer communication<br />class website available (schedules, materials, activities<br />multiple options for learning<br />Additional References<br />immediate feedback and evaluation of progress<br />
  14. 14. Potentials for Teachers<br />use of new technologies <br />personal discussions with students or other teachers<br />sharing of materials among teachers (teacher- teacher collaboration)<br />reusable content, resources, media<br />
  15. 15. Potentials for Teachers<br />Reach students with various learning styles<br />Encourage active learning<br />online quizzes and assignments<br />innovative learning approaches<br />course development<br />
  16. 16. Myth<br />04<br />E-Learning =<br />
  17. 17. Tendency is to associate all e-learning activities / concepts to what moodle offers. <br />Other media can be brought in to moodle (embed) <br />RSS Feeds, YouTube, SlideShare, Flash<br />
  18. 18. You may not even be using all tools moodle offers<br />Some work for your subject area, some dont<br />
  19. 19. Myth<br />05<br />E-learning takes a &quot;one-size-fits-all” approach<br />
  20. 20. Myth<br />06<br />E-Learning is time consuming to create<br />
  21. 21. Myth<br />07<br />E-Learning implies a“learner-centered education”<br />
  22. 22. Myth<br />08<br />E-Learning is impersonal<br />
  23. 23. E-Learning makes learning PERSONAL<br />
  24. 24. Myth<br />09<br />E-Learning means more free time for the teacher<br />
  25. 25. Myth<br />10<br />E-Learning will reduce the need for teachers<br />
  26. 26. Thank You! kiran.budhrani@delasalle.ph<br />

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