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  • Introduction: Explanation on how e-learning at CL will be set up: a lot of small experiments. In the workshop in groups we will come up with a fictional student and write the story from the perspective of the student. write ‘stories’ of what these e-learning activities may look like in a few years from now. You are given an activity to explore something in your group, and groups will rotate. At end of each activity you will write a story. Each small group needs someone that is at least a bit computer literate. Each group spends two to three hours on the activity, use last half hour always to write the story. The activities are rotated. 6 x 2,5 hours is needed. Finally: all of the activities are discussed in the plenary. One ‘story’ is now written on what e-learning at Charles Lwanga could look like/
  • Story about blogging on page 40-42 of i-collaborate, we collaborate, e-collaborate booklet
  • Story on page 32,33 of booklet i-collaborate, we collaborate, e-collaborate
  • Zambian college of education eLearning workshop no buttons

    1. 1. E-LEARNING WORKSHOP CHARLES LWANGA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION PRACTICAL EXAMPLES AND EXPERIENCING E-LEARNING January, 2008 By Leonie Meijerink, VVOB
    2. 2. Content Overview
    3. 3. Practice and experience e-learning What will this look like for students in 2012?
    4. 4. What is e-learning?
    5. 5. Basics of e-learning e.g. Moodle From: Delft University of Technology, Edutec
    6. 6. What learning is about…. <ul><li>Learning is an active mental process of the learner </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is reflection with the ‘inner’ self and through communication with others </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is transforming information to meaningful knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Thus….e-learning should have all of this! </li></ul>From: Delft University of Technology, Edutec
    7. 7. What teaching is about… <ul><li>Teaching is enabling students to be active, communicate, thus construct knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching is enabling students to experience, contribute, and reflect. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, in e-learning the tutor/lecturer </li></ul><ul><li>should enable and encourage all of this! </li></ul>From: Delft University of Technology, Edutec
    8. 8. ‘ Global History of e-learning’ <ul><li>E-learning as ‘love baby’: high expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost reduction and greater accessibility. A lot of money invested in technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critics arise: Costs higher than expected, ICT infrastructure difficult, and quality of modules not sufficient. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-learning 2.0 (Downes, 2005): more focus on ‘blended learning’, ‘digital didactics’, and reducing costs through standardization. High level of instructional design and effective management of resources. </li></ul>From: Rubens W. , e-learning 2.0, e-learning congres, 2007
    9. 9. Conclusion current situation of e-learning globally <ul><li>E-learning has become </li></ul><ul><ul><li>more flexible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More personal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More social </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How flexible, personal and social will e-learning at NISTCOL be? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Why, what and how e-learning? ….A reminder <ul><li>Mindmap </li></ul><ul><li>Why : Can you rank in order of importance the balance of reasons? </li></ul><ul><li>How : Look at the proposed model for gradually starting e-learning. Do you think it will work and where would you be? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think CLCE should focus on? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do you think this should be for? </li></ul>
    11. 11. E-READY? <ul><li>What are the things you need to learn before being able to use e-learning? When are you e-ready? </li></ul><ul><li>If we are not ‘yet’ e-ready, how can we still move forward? </li></ul>
    12. 12. Encouraged to use technology e.g. typing up course notes and lesson plans and communicating via email All College staff (x 40) Active enhancement of ICT skills i.e. touch-typing practice, use of iSchool website IT literate staff (x 30) ‘ Moodlize’ course materials, select students to try e-learning E-Learning Pilot Team (x 8) Online assessment Web Logs Discussion Fora E-learning format SMS student support Constructivist methods Web-based materials 2 of the Pilot Team and some of their students would try out each ‘theme’
    13. 13. Profiles of fictional students <ul><li>In your group choose a fictional student from the following profiles, who will be following distance learning through e-learning at Charles Lwanga in about 3-5 years from now. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Profiles of students <ul><li>Lweendo is a teacher of Grade 7 at a school in Lusaka. He is 25 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>He has been teaching for 2 years now. </li></ul><ul><li>Lweendo’s hobby is to learn how to use the computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Nchimunya is a 26 year old teacher of G2 in an urban school in Choma. </li></ul><ul><li>Nchimunya has been teaching for 1 year now. </li></ul><ul><li>Nchimunya would like to move to higher grades so she can teach about science, agriculture and health. These are the topics she is very knowledgeable in. </li></ul><ul><li>Nchimunya knows how to e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Mutinta is a 30 year old teacher of Grade1 in a rural school in Chilala </li></ul><ul><li>Mutinta has been teaching for 5 years. Mutitnta loves to use active methods in her class, so she likes to go out in the field with the children in her class. </li></ul><ul><li>Mutinta has never used a computer </li></ul><ul><li>Zulu is a 32 year old teacher in a school for blind children in Ngabo </li></ul><ul><li>He has been teaching for 3 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Zulu is visually impaired. </li></ul><ul><li>Zulu can use braille, which is also used by the children in his class and is interested to learn how to use the computer for visually impaired. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Profiles of students (2) <ul><li>Choolwe is a 26 year old teacher at a rural school in Mapanza </li></ul><ul><li>Choolwe loves sports and is a good baseball player </li></ul><ul><li>Choolwe has never used a computer and prefers to be outside. </li></ul><ul><li>Mweene is a 45 year old teacher in G9 at a school in Chisekesi </li></ul><ul><li>Mweene has been teaching grade 9 for 1 year but has not got a diploma yet. She is very interested to teach her pupils about the use of technology, but also in all kinds of other creative subjects. </li></ul>Or if you prefer: Come up with your own profile of a representative student at CL <ul><li>Francis is a 35 year old teacher at a school in Mazabuka </li></ul><ul><li>Francis is very intelligent and knowledgable in social studies. </li></ul><ul><li>Francis prefers to use traditional rote learning in his class, as he likes his class to be very quiet. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Experience online learning at OU <ul><li>Go to the website: http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Which 3 things of the homepage appeal to you? Have a look and explore what’s under those buttons. </li></ul><ul><li>Name three things that make this website ‘interactive’. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the module on ‘creating open education resource materials’: http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=3636 . Take 5 minutes looking at the module. Identify what is done differently compared to a ‘normal’ module. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a short story about how your fictional student will experience working in a distance module a few years from now. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Practice: Blogs <ul><ul><li>Read the story ‘Sharing your personal views’ about blogging. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose two of these blogs and open them: http://icollaborate.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/communicate/blog/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/ or http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/football/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the activity on the sheet: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Methods of e-learning: Activity </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Practice: discussion forums <ul><li>Read about forums in the following link: http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/mod/forum/view.php?id=342847&direct=1 </li></ul><ul><li>Have a look at some examples of a discussion forum/ message boards : http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mble/F2712586 or http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=732 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the activity on the sheet: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Methods of e-learning: Activity </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Practice:Wikis <ul><li>The largest wiki in the world is the wikipedia, have a look at it: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.com or www.wikipedia.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>In your group, write down a procedure of adding content to the Wikipedia. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose what to change (depending on what the other groups have already done): (a) write a brief history of CLCE and save (‘upload’) the content; (b) edit the list of basic schools by adding 10 names of schools in Southern province; (c) edit the list of secondary/high schools in Zambia; (d) edit the list of colleges in Zambia (e) edit the list of universities in Zambia. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Wikis Cont’d … <ul><ul><li>Have a look at some other examples of wikis: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://itrainers.pbwiki.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://pbwiki.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the activity on the sheet: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Methods of e-learning: Activity </li></ul></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Practice: Quiz <ul><ul><li>Have a look at the two quizzes below : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/football/shootout.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/worldservice/quiznet/quizengine?ContentType=text/html;quiz=1619_advent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the activities on the sheet: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Methods of e-learning: Activity </li></ul></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Activities to go with ‘practice’ <ul><li>Write down in the activity sheet which method of e-learning is used. </li></ul><ul><li>Write down in the table of the activity sheet with which face-to-face methods you can compare these methods. </li></ul><ul><li>For each method think of the advantages of both the face-to-face and the e-learning version and write this down in the table. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a short story on what this could look like in practice for your fictional student. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Student Support Services (1) <ul><li>E-Coaching, e-mentoring, : Read the websites below: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.my-ecoach.com/coaching/program.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/E-coaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and think how you could implement a simple form of e-coaching or mentoring at the college between staff members. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Write in a story how e-coaching could be supporting your fictional student in 2012 </li></ul>
    24. 24. Student Support Services (2) <ul><li>Use of sms-services : Go through the presentation of Africonnect and identify three situations for which sms could be a helpful method to support Charles Lwanga. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe in a story what this could look like for your fictional student in 3 years from now. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Experience and learn about: Moodle <ul><li>Go to the Moodle website of Charles Lwanga , using the login: ..... </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the page: where would you click on first? </li></ul><ul><li>Click on courses </li></ul><ul><li>Click on ‘turn editing on’ </li></ul><ul><li>Now look at the drop down menu’s you see in the screen. Which options do you have? </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to test and play with some of these options </li></ul>
    26. 26. Experience and learn about Moodle <ul><li>Go through the moodle demonstration course: http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=34 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you identify which activity/activities in this course will be relatively easy to implement? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read the article in your reader: Using a digital learning environment for the first time: where do you start? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write in a story how the Moodle environment at CLCE could look like for your fictional student in 2012. </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. TIME LINE <ul><li>Identify the most important steps that will need to be taken towards implementing e-learning in 2010. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a time line and indicate when these steps will need to be taken. </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Plenary <ul><li>Reading out of fictional student stories. </li></ul><ul><li>Which are the two most useful things you’ve learned and would be willing to try and implement in your education? </li></ul><ul><li>Which are the things you wish to learn more about? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion on use of e-coaching as a way to professionalize on e-learning </li></ul></ul>

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