Get Ready for the Future: Where is elearning heading?

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These are the presentation slides from my session at LearnX in Melbourne, June 2008 - Get ready for the Future:
Where is elearning heading? You can watch the intro video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUVb2f2aGfI

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Get Ready for the Future: Where is elearning heading?

  1. 1. Get ready for the Future: Where is elearning heading? <ul><li>Carol Daunt Skyring </li></ul><ul><li>LearnTel </li></ul>www.learntel.com.au
  2. 2. 1 if you know what it is 2 if you’ve used <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Swicki </li></ul>www.learntel.com.au <ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul>
  3. 3. I’m NOT technical I work with teachers, lecturers & trainers I help them achieve great learning with the help of technology
  4. 4. www.learntel.com.au Where are we now? Where are we heading? How will this affect learning?
  5. 5. www.learntel.com.au
  6. 6. What is 2.0? <ul><li>Web 2.0 coined in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>New applications on the www </li></ul><ul><li>New opportunities to interact, engage, share..... </li></ul>www.learntel.com.au
  7. 7. E-learning 2.0 based on: conversation interaction sharing creation participation Downes 2006
  8. 8. The Tools <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Online Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregators </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Micro Blogging </li></ul>www.learntel.com.au What are they? What can we do with them?
  9. 9. Blogs <ul><li>‘ Blog’ is a shortened term for ‘Weblog’ </li></ul><ul><li>Way to easily publish to the Web </li></ul><ul><li>A 'personal' website - can be group </li></ul><ul><li>Can be public or private </li></ul>www.learntel.com.au <ul><li>Group blog for sharing ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Individual blogs - learning journal </li></ul><ul><li>Collect & publish resources </li></ul><ul><li>Write for an audience </li></ul>
  10. 10. Set up your own www.learntel.com.au
  11. 11. Wikis <ul><li>Collaborative website </li></ul><ul><li>Edited by anyone with access </li></ul><ul><li>Public or private </li></ul>www.learntel.com.au <ul><li>Collaborative essays & reports </li></ul><ul><li>Create a list of terms/books etc </li></ul><ul><li>Plan & manage a project </li></ul>
  12. 12. Set up your own www.learntel.com.au
  13. 13. Online Communities <ul><li>An online space for like-minded groups to come together </li></ul>www.learntel.com.au <ul><li>Group sharing of resources & ideas </li></ul>
  14. 14. www.learntel.com.au
  15. 15. www.learntel.com.au
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  17. 17. Podcasts <ul><li>21st century version of a ‘walkman’ </li></ul><ul><li>An audio audio & video ‘broadcast’ you can download & listen to on your computer or MP3 player. </li></ul>www.learntel.com.au
  18. 18. Set up your own <ul><li>Favourites - iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Search Engines: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YAHOO! Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podscope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyzing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Directories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast Alley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast.net </li></ul></ul>www.learntel.com.au
  19. 19. Aggregators <ul><li>A way to manage the collection and organisation of information from the Internet. </li></ul>www.learntel.com.au RSS
  20. 20. Set up your own www.learntel.com.au
  21. 21. Social Sharing <ul><li>Share bookmarks, photos, slideshows, videos </li></ul>www.learntel.com.au
  22. 22. Social Networking <ul><li>Share everything!!! </li></ul>www.learntel.com.au <ul><li>Population of the 6th largest country in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>72,279 videos uploaded - YESTERDAY! </li></ul><ul><li>= Myspace for grown-ups! </li></ul><ul><li>Over 500 'groups'. </li></ul><ul><li>Good for your own PD. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Micro Blogging <ul><li>Share everything in 140 characters </li></ul>www.learntel.com.au
  24. 24. www.learntel.com.au
  25. 26. What’s different? <ul><li>Interactive content building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your audience participates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access through your web browser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No need to download or buy expensive software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dynamic content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps your materials fresh </li></ul></ul>www.learntel.com.au
  26. 27. What trainers are using www.learntel.com.au Web conferencing 63.6% Wikis 63.6% Blogs 54.6% Videoconferencing 54.6% Podcasts 54.6% Phone conferencing 45.5% Social bookmarking 36.4% RSS feeds 36.4% Video streaming 36.4% PDAs 18.2% Flickr 18.2% RSS aggregators 18.2% You Tube 18.2% Skype 18.2% SMS 18.2% Google video 9.1% Collaborative LTUG survey July 2007
  27. 28. <ul><ul><li>Second Life: An online, 3D virtual world imagined & created by its residents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you're not in Second Life go there NOW & find out what is happening: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Total accounts: over 13 million </li></ul><ul><li>Average concurrency: approx. 40,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Next 7 days = 64 education events </li></ul>Virtual Worlds www.learntel.com.au Educators that are there: http://tinyurl.com/yctt5c Great resources: http://tinyurl.com/5f9cta
  28. 30. Videoconference from real life to 2nd life www.learntel.com.au
  29. 31. www.learntel.com.au MPK20 video
  30. 32. <ul><li>Rich learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Instant responses to queries </li></ul><ul><li>Anywhere & anytime </li></ul>What does this mean for learners? www.learntel.com.au
  31. 33. <ul><li>New ways of training </li></ul><ul><li>New ways of structuring learning </li></ul><ul><li>Always on? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anytime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24/7 </li></ul></ul>What does this mean for trainers? www.learntel.com.au
  32. 34. <ul><li>Appropriate and effective use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is this the RIGHT tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A combination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How can they BEST learn this </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional design </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support for trainers and learners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group mentoring </li></ul></ul>Key factors for success www.learntel.com.au
  33. 35. <ul><li>Provide learning solutions NOT technological ones </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is your slave - not your master </li></ul><ul><li>Design great learning experiences </li></ul>What's important? www.learntel.com.au
  34. 36. www.learntel.com.au
  35. 37. <ul><li> cskyring@learntel.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul><ul><li> http://caroldaunt.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Technologies Conference </li></ul><ul><li>5-7 November, Sunshine Coast: </li></ul><ul><li> www.learningtechnologies.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Technologies User Group: </li></ul><ul><li> www.ltug.org </li></ul>Be brave! www.learntel.com.au

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