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Con Verge 08 Lms Mary Sarah

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Copy of a presentation given by Mary Schooneveldt & Sarah Phillips at Australian ConVerge08 e-learning conference on learning management systems, Melbourne Australia..

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Con Verge 08 Lms Mary Sarah

  1. 1. Q&A Anytime, any place, any pace learning in TAFEVC and Moodle Mary Schooneveldt Sarah Phillips Kirsty Smith And you
  2. 2. Is a learning management system… <ul><li>A learning portal? </li></ul><ul><li>A training records system? </li></ul><ul><li>An authoring tool? </li></ul><ul><li>A competency management system? </li></ul><ul><li>A virtual classroom? </li></ul>ConVerge 08 Anytime, any place, any pace learning
  3. 3. What can it look like? ConVerge 08 Mary Schooneveldt & Sarah Phillips TAFEVC Blackboard Vista Moodle
  4. 4. Does an LMS play well with others? <ul><li>How well does the LMS integrate with Web 2.0 tools? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the LMS offer that a wiki or blog cannot? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you create skeleton courses that can be archived and duplicated as templates for delivery? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you find support or training for Moodle, as they have no customer service line? </li></ul>ConVerge 08 Anytime, any place, any pace learning
  5. 5. … Kirsty Smith <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What courses? What learners? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you build content? </li></ul><ul><li>What next? </li></ul>ConVerge 08 Anytime, any place, any pace learning
  6. 6. Fundamentals? Getting started checklist <ul><li>Who are my students? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the learning goals or outcomes for the course? </li></ul><ul><li>What parts of the course would benefit from online learning technologies? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>evaluation activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What computer competencies do I want my students to develop in this course? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can I contact for more information, resources, or assistance? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source: http://stats.macewan.ca/learn/pdf/handbook.pdf retrieved 28 October 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul>ConVerge 08 Anytime, any place, any pace learning
  7. 7. What issues? <ul><li>Learner – familiarity with online technologies; workshop participation; time management; identify link between Toolbox resource > Assessment tasks > Online workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator – all of the above plus process for grading tasks & recording attendance/results, RPL, providing individual support </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation – resources to commit. technical support, working with individual participants, tracking student participation </li></ul>ConVerge 08 Anytime, any place, any pace learning
  8. 8. Online TAA presentation: extract <ul><li>Plan instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery program/schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online session plans & activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment items related to online environment & training package requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resource familiarisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toolbox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web based content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plan support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synchronous live classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eMail support </li></ul></ul>ConVerge 08 Anytime, any place, any pace learning
  9. 9. What is the difference between Moodle and TAFEVC <ul><li>Moodle is an open source LMS so it is downloaded and runs from your server. TAFEVC is hosted externally and your organisation is given rights to access it. </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle is modular and can be built upon as your needs grow. TAFEVC can also include more or less features. </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle is free, TAFEVC has a cost. </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle is structured in a linier fashion, TAFEVC is grouped in folders. </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle has built in web 2.0 functions </li></ul><ul><li>TAFEVC comes with external extras such as live classrooms, eportfolios and authoring tools. </li></ul>ConVerge 08 Anytime, any place, any pace learning
  10. 10. Summary: some final tips <ul><li>Do your research and ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Assess your infrastructure to identify what your organisation can manage </li></ul><ul><li>Allow for professional development for both your trainers and your administration staff </li></ul><ul><li>Design induction program for your students </li></ul><ul><li>LMS + virtual classroom </li></ul><ul><li>LMS expert + teacher </li></ul>Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104) Mary Schooneveldt 2008
  11. 11. Useful sites <ul><li>TAFEVC </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tafevc.com.au/ </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>http://moodle.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>EdNA groups </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.groups.edna.edu.au/ </li></ul><ul><li>Course lab </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.courselab.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and teaching an online course </li></ul><ul><li>http://stats.macewan.ca/learn/pdf/handbook.pdf </li></ul>ConVerge 08 Anytime, any place, any pace learning

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