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Progress of my ALT project

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Progress of my ALT project

  1. 1. Application of Learning Technologies Project
  2. 2. Rationale- Training programme for PhD students- Significant number distance learning PhD students- ~80 different training sessions (all synchronous face-to-face & few online)
  3. 3. Rationale - cont.- What about distance learners?- Nothing is provided for them- Distance learners have the highest risk of dropping out and not completing their studies (Peters, 1992)
  4. 4. Project overview- Creating audio-presentation (slidecast)- Workshop is ‘PhD Progression Points’ - Clarifies what are the steps in their PhD journey, what are the milestones and time scales, what students’ responsibilities are, responsibilities of their supervisors etc.
  5. 5. Project overview - cont.- In past - recorder online sessions and made it available- Why audio? - Durbridge (1984) emphasises that ‘as compared with written text, the spoken word can influence both cognition (adding clarity and meaning) and motivation (by conveying directly a sense of the person creating those words)’.
  6. 6. Project overview – cont.- Slidecast will be online – always accessible!- Students can engage with it, learn from it at their own time.- Lacrombe and McCosker (2005) found that 60% participants in the online PhD essentials course are ‘campus-based’ students.
  7. 7. Project so far…- Adapting the existing presentation √- Write the ‘story’ that goes with it √- Set up/download software (Audacity) needed for recordings and test if all works √- Record the ‘story’ √- Synchronise it with slides √- Upload and share √- Evaluate
  8. 8. What are Progression Points for?- Provide Structure and Support- Evaluate Progress- Quality Assurance Sisyphus from www.mythweb.com/encyc/zooms/sisyphus.gif
  9. 9. What are Progression Points for? Structure!http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2037/2201791390_7bc614e27c.jpg
  10. 10. Project so far…- Adapting the existing presentation √- Write the ‘story’ that goes with it √- Set up/download software (Audacity) needed for recordings and test if all works √- Record the ‘story’ √- Synchronise it with slides √- Upload and share NEXT STEP
  11. 11. Evaluation- Create an online questionnaire (SurveyMonkey)- Online questionnaire to all PGRs - Q: if the slidecast was useful and in what way?- Slidecast will be available on Slideshare - Slideshare gives data on how many views, embeds and downloads.
  12. 12. References:Durbridge, N. 1984. Media in course design, The Role of Technology in Distance Education. Kent: Croom Helm.Larcombe W. And McCosker A. 2005. Postgraduate Essentials: An Online transition programme for commencing PhD students. LAS2005: critiquing and reflecting. pp.109-118.Peters O. 1992. Some observations on dropping out in distance education. Distance Education, 13(2), pp.234-269.

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