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051110 Enis Austria

  1. 1. E-Learning - Blended Learning Organisational Structures in Austria and Practical Experiences at an Austrian ENIS-School
  2. 2. The E-Learning-Cluster Austria was founded as an ESF-project in 2002 is a network of more than 50 schools divided in 9 regional clusters all over Austria which are very innovative in the use of e-learning is supported by the ministry of education, which is leading the project The overall aim is to develop common models of a qualitative use of e-learning for the daily use in the classroom
  3. 3. The E-Learning-Cluster Austria - AIMS To develop and try out of e-learning-sequences which all follow a common defined standard Exchange of learning objects and e-learning-sequences, The implementation of blended learning in a systematic school development It helps that each cluster-school gets 2.000 € for material and 2 – 4 man-hours/week each laptop-class gets 5. – 7.000 €/year to buy technical equipment each student of a laptop-class can lease a software-package
  4. 4. SPECIAL AIMS FOR CLUSTER-SCHOOLS Each school has tried out sequences in each subject, The systematic work with e-learning-sequences/objects is a daily work All students have at least worked with e-learning-sequences in 2 subjects Each school has to discuss the sense and chances of blended-learning as a method for good teaching/successful learning Each school has to work with an e-learning-platform (content management or learning management system)
  5. 5. "Blended Learning with Class Server at the Skiing-Commercial School Schladming”
  6. 6. Microsoft Class Server in Schladming <ul><li>Why did we choose Class Server ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for a learning platform for laptop-classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to handle for teachers and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to create learning resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange content with other schools using Class Server </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are the prerequisites? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular access to the Internet with notebooks or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular access to computer-rooms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We are using the platform now in six (laptop)-classes </li></ul>
  7. 7. Teacher and Tests <ul><li>Class Server teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>you can create and administrate courses and material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you have an overview of the courses, exercises and the learning progress of each student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you can mark the exercises and make comments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can create different kinds of tests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>multiple choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>space in text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>short free answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>essays (fill out or attache files) </li></ul></ul>students access
  8. 8. Teacher and Tests how to assess
  9. 9. <ul><li>&quot; Hurricanes &quot; – find out information about the origins of hurricanes and actual threads (45 min - for self-study) </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Journey of a Pair of Jeans ” students learn about </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the history of Jeans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cotton plant and cotton production </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>working conditions in textile factories in Asia and Mexico and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the ”Clean Clothes Campaign” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(about 8 hours – self-study: summaries, animations, games,…) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Corel Draw &quot; – online-course for a whole school-year– including exercises and guidelines &quot;how to do&quot; </li></ul>From 45 Minutes to a Year - Examples
  10. 10. Experiences <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100% availability of teaching/learning material (e.g. data-sheets to work with, hyperlinks,…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can chose their working speed/working environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibility of working offline (teachers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of what has been missed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deputizing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>much control (online) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bad overview/ no central file-server included </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation of lessons is more difficult and costs more time </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Students Evaluation <ul><li>Critical notes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>too much distraction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>too much games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>less contact to each other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>no one pays attention to the teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positive aspects of laptop-classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>easier to take notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>information from the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>better presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>better computer-knowledge </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you for your attention