Introduction To Elearning 2008

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Introduction To Elearning 2008

  1. 1. Guide to elearning Christine Smith and Mark Childs Learning Development Centre University of Warwick
  2. 2. Resource-based learning
  3. 3. Web supported learning <ul><li>‘ Learning Resources’ </li></ul><ul><li>Communication (CMC) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment (CAA) </li></ul>Resources CAA CMC
  4. 4. The whole is greater… VLEs Virtual Learning Environments
  5. 5. Content: (Sitebuilder) Word Web pages Video Conferencing (Forums) Assessment (Perception)
  6. 6. Learning resources on the web <ul><li>Other peoples resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You/Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding them, Quality, IPR </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your own resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing – SiteBuilder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing for the web </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Resources online pros / cons <ul><li>Easily altered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>from anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hypertext </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Usage data </li></ul><ul><li>Need access to internet </li></ul><ul><li>Not very portable </li></ul><ul><li>Best use requires restructuring </li></ul><ul><li>Printing </li></ul>
  8. 8. Resource-based learning <ul><li>Using websites </li></ul><ul><li>Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive programs </li></ul><ul><li>Computer aided assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul>
  9. 9. Websites <ul><li>Assist with effective presentation of materials </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(e.g. web pages, PowerPoint, papers) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide flexible access to structured, well-organised set of material </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(e.g. source, remedial, PBL resources) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communicate to a variety of audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a (virtual) learning community </li></ul>
  10. 10. Information on websites <ul><li>Course information </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-course information </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based materials </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated discussion activities </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated co-operative work </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated collaborative work </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other interactive technologies <ul><li>Computer assisted assessment/MCQs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>M(obile)-learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PDAs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile phones </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Diagnostic </li></ul><ul><li>Formative </li></ul><ul><li>Summative </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Marking time </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy of marking </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for improving test </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time to learn system </li></ul><ul><li>Time to develop questions </li></ul><ul><li>Limitations of system </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability / Security </li></ul>
  14. 14. Community centred learning
  15. 15. Tools for communication <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Shared website </li></ul><ul><li>Forums/discussion boards </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-to-peer platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs and moblogs </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Audioconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing and application sharing </li></ul><ul><li>MUVEs </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Mobiles and PDAs </li></ul><ul><li>wikis </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Which of the communication tools listed do you </li></ul><ul><li>think best suits your needs and why? </li></ul><ul><li>How might this alter the way you interact </li></ul><ul><li>with your students and alter the way they </li></ul><ul><li>learn and you teach? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Stages (Adapted from Gilly Salmon, 2000) Setting up system and accessing Sending and receiving messages Building social bridges Welcoming and encouraging Searching, personalization features Facilitating tasks and use of learning materials Conferencing Facilitating process Supporting, responding Providing links to external resources e-Tutor Technical support Access and motivation Group socialization Information exchange Knowledge construction Development
  18. 18. Collaborative learning <ul><li>Shared websites </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>wikis </li></ul>
  19. 19. E.g. “Performance Spaces” <ul><li>Course website </li></ul><ul><li>reviewing websites and commenting on reviews </li></ul><ul><li>answering questions in blogs and commenting on others’ blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom presentations using Internet-based resources </li></ul>
  20. 20. Examples of blog use <ul><li>Students answer questions using resources from gallery </li></ul><ul><li>http:// blogs.warwick.ac.uk/hesterbond/entry/the_eumenides / </li></ul><ul><li>Students look up webpages and comment on them </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/lmatthews/entry/sst1_stuffargh_work/ </li></ul><ul><li>Blog examples ppt </li></ul>
  21. 21. Synchronous conferencing <ul><li>Access to expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Link to distant students </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Chat e.g. MSN </li></ul><ul><li>Audioconferencing e.g. Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Immersive virtual world </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.secondlife.com / </li></ul>
  22. 27. In combination <ul><li>Can also combine different technologies, for example: </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Theatre in a Virtual Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing, website, forum, blog, video </li></ul>
  23. 28. E.g. “Streaming Theatre” <ul><li>Modules run at Warwick and Amsterdam comparing theatre in both countries </li></ul><ul><li>Course website including video of performances </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange teaching sessions A  W / W  A </li></ul><ul><li>Students upload ideas to joint website </li></ul><ul><li>Students discuss these ideas in videoconferences </li></ul><ul><li>Students create pictorial essays using video clips </li></ul>
  24. 36. The ‘telematic environment’
  25. 38. e-Learning Support <ul><li>LDC: Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy / Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>e-Learning award </li></ul>Funding <ul><li>Library: Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Support </li></ul><ul><li>Resource based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Grid </li></ul>e-Strategy <ul><li>elab: Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Central tools and technical development </li></ul><ul><li>Development service </li></ul><ul><li>e-Learning advisors </li></ul>
  26. 39. Other support <ul><li>Elab </li></ul><ul><li>Robert O’Toole - Arts and Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Coe – Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Brydges – Medical School </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Carpenter – Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Grid </li></ul><ul><li>Rachel Davis </li></ul>
  27. 40. Funding for elearning <ul><li>Internal </li></ul><ul><li>TQEF </li></ul><ul><li>Education Innovation Fund </li></ul><ul><li>External </li></ul><ul><li>JISC </li></ul><ul><li>HE Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Eduserv </li></ul>
  28. 41. Contact <ul><li>WELA / asynchronous technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Christine Smith </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Manus Conaghan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Synchronous technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Childs </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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