What aren't you doing with your learning environment?


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Learning Pool's Chris Allan takes you on a journey of all teh pretty cool things that you may not be doing with your learning environment.

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    1. 1. The Learning HourWhat aren’t you doing with your learning environment? 14 March 2013 Chris Allan
    2. 2. What you are doing.Mostly• SCORM/eLearning Module• Evaluation form• CertificateAnd a little• Quiz/Assessment• Links• Documents
    3. 3. What else is there?• Course Activities and Resources• Blocks• General Hints and Tips
    4. 4. Course Activities & Resources
    5. 5. Course Activities and Resources
    6. 6. ChoiceI have read and understood the policy Yes No
    7. 7. Choice I have read and understood the policy YesResults can be exported or you can choose to display tostudents • never see the results of the choice • see the results only after they have given the answer themselves • see the results only after the closing date of the choice • always see the results
    8. 8. Assignments
    9. 9. Questionnaire• Not just for feedback & evaluation• Organisational Surveys • Health and Wellbeing • Skills Check Quiz• Not just for assessment• Monthly Fun Quizzes • Increase engagement
    10. 10. Glossaries• They have 2 parts: – Concept – Definition
    11. 11. Glossaries Two popular usesRandomly Generated A-Z List Of Courses byQuote of the Day Subject
    12. 12. GlossariesOther thoughts:• They can be collaborative• They can include links• They can include files such as images and documents• Build a FAQ• Build a glossary about the people on the course• Use it for simple peer assessment
    13. 13. Wikis• A collaborative page or group of pages within a courseUse them for groups• Apprentices• Management Development• Project Teams
    14. 14. Chats and Forums
    15. 15. Chats and Forums• Add true interactivity to courses• Synchronous Vs Asynchronous• Chats require more planning• Forums allow for – Reflection – Encourage transfer of learning• Neither of these options are magic!
    16. 16. Pages• Allows you to create web pages in your courses.• These can include text, images, links.• Gives you the versatility to make documents that don’t require Word• Quicker to update than an embedded Word doc.
    17. 17. Pages Some Examples• A document about the course tutors• A list of Union Learning Reps with photos• Venue details• Make a news blog
    18. 18. Labels• Basically an aid to laying out your courses• Can contain text, images, links…• Can contain spacing.
    19. 19. Databases• Not generally available but can be turned on• Tutor designed databases• Collaborative Databases
    20. 20. Classroom Connect• Real blended learning solutions• Manage your classroom training and e-learning in the same place• Host of features including: – Manage multiple training sessions – Reserve equipment and rooms – Track bookings – Automated messaging – Reduce administration burden
    21. 21. Blocks
    22. 22. Add a block
    23. 23. Main Menu
    24. 24. Random Glossary Entry
    25. 25. RSS Feed
    26. 26. Activities
    27. 27. Comments
    28. 28. Course Completion Status
    29. 29. HTML Blocks
    30. 30. Online Users
    31. 31. Section Links
    32. 32. General Hints and Tips
    33. 33. Accordion Style
    34. 34. What’s Next?
    35. 35. What’s Next?
    36. 36. Use Your TickerOn the left of the page: HAVE YOU NOTICED THE NEW "ONLINEUSERS" BLOCK - Why not update your profile by clicking yourname and the update profile tab? Click here for Help and Support
    37. 37. Questions?