eLearning in 2013Matthew Esterman, January 2013
“To make the best of ourselves… …and of each other, we urgently need to embrace a richer conception of human capacity.” Sir Ken Robinson, The Element: How finding your passion changes everything“As is our confidence, sois our capacity.”William HazlittA journey of a thousand miles muststart with a single stepLao Tzu
What is eLearning?eLearning is a pedagogical framework by which teaching and learning is supported, enhanced and enlivened by the use of digital technologies to achieve innovation in learning.
English students record eachSome prime other speaking, then upload video to virtual classroom asexamples of audio study notes eLearning Students listen to podcast relating to the topic and participate in online discussion Class debate with overseas expert in the field via Skype Students trace the travels of a person or character through Google Maps or Google Earth
Our overall aims… …a broad professional ICT learning program for staff… (College Annual Improvement Plan 2013, Priority Area 1)
Technology is the vehicle,you are the driver… “ICT[s]…have the potential to enhance both teaching and learning and it is for the teacher to decide if, when and how this can be done.” Bate, F., “A bridge too far? Explaining beginning teachers’ use of ICT in Australian schools”, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010, 26(7), p.1043
Where do we fit? We draw upon:We are each… 1. Strategic •Strategic Plan •Whole-school vision goals •Community •Collective wisdom •KLA specific goals 2. Team goals •Teaching programs/projects •Good Samaritan Teaching and Learning 3. Personal •Individual learning goals and development goals •Preferences and abilities •Classes for the year
What can you do?Establish an individual ICT professional learning plan Meet with me in Term 1 Informal PD/ Set SMART goals conversations Gather resources Experiment Peer Professional Networks Coaching Learning Reflect Share Team- Formal Grow based PD/Conference training A broad range of PD
Possible individual goals Communicate more effectively using email (attaching files, including links) Have students submit work online for an assessment task & give feedback online Ask students to complete a reflection of a task and submit online ….. ‘Flip’ your classroom for one teaching unit Connect with a teacher/class in your subject area from another state or country “the strong have something to strivefor and the weak nothing to run from” Rule of Benedict 64:9
I’m here to help youachieve your goals as: Sounding board Researcher Observer Peer Coach Colleague Team teaching buddy Support
Tip of the day: Google searching for resources When using Google to search for resources, try adding the following phrases in the search bar to find more specific files: “filetype:doc” to find any word documents “filetype:pdf” to find any PDF documents “filetype:ppt” to find any PowerPoint presentationsOther options:Filetype:docxFiletype:pptx All these links open as Word documents!
I don’t know what is possible... …let’s find out, together.
TED TALK BY SUGATA MITRA“If children have interest, then education happens.” Arthur C. Clarke