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Enhancing the student learning experience

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Enhancing the student learning experience: Integrating on-line activities into face to face courses

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Enhancing the student learning experience

  1. 1. Enhancing the student learning experience Integrating on-line activities into face to face courses amanda wilson kennard Using technology, simply
  2. 2. Aspects to consider? <ul><li>Integrating on-line learning activities within Face-2-Face courses? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s going to make your life easier? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the appropriate delivery method for the on-line learning activity? </li></ul><ul><li>Be sensitive to both your needs and the students </li></ul>06/08/09 amanda wilson kennard Using technology, simply
  3. 3. What do your students need? <ul><li>Students have other commitments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work, family etc – need to make learning flexible (whenever, wherever needed) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How are they accessing their learning - Internet or 3G </li></ul><ul><li>Put them in control of their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage active learning, not passive receivers </li></ul>06/08/09 amanda wilson kennard Using technology, simply
  4. 4. What’s in it for you? <ul><li>Saves you time </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate easily with students </li></ul><ul><li>Engage your students </li></ul><ul><li>Increase student practice and retention with module material </li></ul>06/08/09 amanda wilson kennard Using technology, simply
  5. 5. K eep I t S imple - What can you do? <ul><li>Use Blackboard to centralise learning material </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Lecture material, Resources, Web Links, Syllabi </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Introduce a Discussion topic or on-line Chat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Wiki, Blog, Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide a weekly formative or summative assessment (Quizzes) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce a Reusable or Mobile Learning Object (RLO or MLO) </li></ul>06/08/09 amanda wilson kennard Using technology, simply
  6. 6. E.g. Recipe’s - Mix and match activities for student engagement 06/08/09 <ul><li>Introduce an activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly assessment (e-Assessment) </li></ul></ul>Images reproduced with kind permission of staff at London Metropolitan University amanda wilson kennard Using technology, simply
  7. 7. E.g. Introduce a (free) Reusable Learning Object (RLO) 06/08/09 <ul><li>Existing resources </li></ul><ul><li>One clear learning goal </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable and embedded easily - just use the Web Link (URL) </li></ul><ul><li>JISC funded, http://www.hefce.ac.uk/Learning/tinits/cetl/final/ </li></ul>Thanks to the The C entre for E xcellence in T eaching in L earning (CETL) who specialise in R eusable L earning O bjects (RLO), www.rlo-cetl.ac.uk amanda wilson kennard Using technology, simply
  8. 8. E.g. Introduce a (free) Mobile Learning Object (MLO) 06/08/09 Thanks to the The C entre for E xcellence in T eaching in L earning (CETL) who specialise in R eusable L earning O bjects (RLO), www.rlo-cetl.ac.uk amanda wilson kennard Using technology, simply
  9. 9. Conclusion? <ul><li>Start small and K eep I t S imple </li></ul><ul><li>Use existing resources where possible </li></ul><ul><li>You can accommodate different learning styles & approaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blended learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scaffolding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can engage the student and place them in control of their own learning - ‘Locus of Control’ </li></ul>06/08/09 amanda wilson kennard Using technology, simply

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