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Elearning innovation - Presentation at the Vocational Education Summit

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Elearning innovation - Presentation at the Vocational Education Summit

  1. 1. e-learninginnovationVivian EvansConsultant: Specialising in Community FacilitationSynchronous Learning ExpertPresentation: Tonkin’s Vocational Education SummitOctober 2011
  2. 2. Flexibility in Teaching & LearningWhether students are• In the classroom• In the workplace• In the home• Any where• Any time
  3. 3. Flexiblity in E-learning
  4. 4. 100 Top Tools
  5. 5. Learning solutions now!“And the actual nature of 21st centurylearners is resistant to learning optionsthat are delayed and removed from thehere and now. They are self-directed,adaptive, and collaborative in theirapproach to learning.” From The Other Side of Learning: “performance is Everything” by Conrad Gottfredson April 2011
  6. 6. What is/will be our role? “The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators in sense-making, coaching, and credentialing.” Johnson, L., Smith, R., Willis, H., Levine, A., and Haywood, K., (2011). The 2011 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.
  7. 7. Anywhere Anytime NOW! • “People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want.” Johnson, L., Smith, R., Willis, H., Levine, A., and Haywood, K., (2011). The 2011 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.
  8. 8. ENCOURAGING STAFF TO ENGAGEWith technology to support and increase flexibility inteaching and learning
  9. 9. “Digital media literacy continues its rise inimportance as a key skill in every discipline andprofession.” “The challenge is exacerbated by the fact that digital technologies morph and change quickly at a rate that generally outpaces curriculum development.” Johnson, L., Smith, R., Willis, H., Levine, A., and Haywood, K., (2011). The 2011 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.
  10. 10. “Keeping pace with the rapid proliferation of information, software tools, and devices is challenging for students and teachers alike.”Johnson, L., Smith, R., Willis, H., Levine, A., and Haywood, K., (2011). The 2011Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.
  11. 11. “There is a greater need thanever for effective tools andfilters for finding,interpreting, organizing, andretrieving the data that isimportant to us.” Johnson, L., Smith, R., Willis, H., Levine, A., and Haywood, K., (2011). The 2011 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.
  12. 12. Grow dynamic learners“ This unpredictable unrelenting, and unforgivingenvironment of change requires organisations to cultivatedynamic learners – learners who know how to be rapid,adaptive, and collaborative in how they learn, unlearn andrelearn.” Conrad GottfredsonConrad Gottfredson in The other side of learning -Performance is Everything
  13. 13. Technology availability• Bandwidth Divide• Access• Cost of provision of latest equipment• Compatibility of tools• Constant changing By Yutako Tsutano http://flic.kr/p/8d4XB3/• Life of an item?
  14. 14. Cloud Computing“The technologieswe use areincreasinglycloud-based, and ournotions of IT supportare decentralized.” Johnson, L., Smith, R., Willis, H., Levine, A., and Haywood, K., (2011). The 2011 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.
  15. 15. Source: Stephan Schmidt
  16. 16. “Today already 47% of business technology users at North American and European companies report using one or more website(s) to do parts of their jobs that are not sanctioned by their IT department. We expect this number to grow to close to 60% in 2011 as frustrated workers work around IT to self-provision technology.”Source: http://blogs.forrester.com/reineke_reitsma/11-02-11-the_data_digest_how_democratization_of_technology_empowers_employees
  17. 17. BYO TechnologyTeachers and students want or will want their preferred teaching & learningtools
  18. 18. The Smart Worker:1. Recognises they learn continuously as they do their job2. Wants immediate access to solutions to their performance problem3. Is happy to share what they know4. Relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues5. Learns best with and from others6. Keeps up to date with their industry and profession7. Constantly strives to improve their productivity8. Thrives on autonomy Source. The Future of learning is... Social by Jane Hart See Bit.ly/futureoflearning
  19. 19. Offer a variety of Strategies• Short & Sharp• Longer term engagement• Opportunities to revisit the learning.• Own time learning• Learning with others
  20. 20. Personal learning Networks &Communities of Practice• Encourage, support • Don’t restrict or limit don’t enforce the tools...
  21. 21. Networking...
  22. 22. Recognise personal learning• Encourage & support building E-portfolios• Reward staff
  23. 23. Use appropriate technology aspart of management teamEnable staff to become comfortable and seethat it increases their performance by utilisingthe technologyFor Example• Live virtual meetings• Shared bookmarking sites• Collaborative tools to coedit and manage version control e.g. Google docs, wikis
  24. 24. Learn with others share ideas• Try co delivery• Co building of resources• Mentoring
  25. 25. “In an info rich world we need to becontinual learners”
  26. 26. Did you engage in therecent EPCOPMOOC?
  27. 27. ANALYSING BEST PRACTICESTRATEGIES
  28. 28. Learning management systems:Questions to ponder• Are they inert/stagnant?• Are they locked down for the life of the course?• Can the teacher edit content easily & quickly - anytime?• Do they engage the learner? Can the learners connect?• Can students access and retain content after they complete the course?
  29. 29. Analysing Best practice• Accessibility anywhere, anytime, any tool• Connection between fellow learners and facilitator/s• Real time and asynchronous• Ease of use• Bandwidth friendly• Variety• Engagement of the learner• When learner wants it!• Having fun, laughter  social• Access to all learners – varying abilities• Developing ‘dynamic learners ‘ giving them skills to learn on the run and in the future
  30. 30. Learning Analytics – #LAK11
  31. 31. Measuring success?Jane Hart suggests• “measured by moving from an LMS to social and collaboration tools/platforms”• “Defining objectives and how well individuals meet those objectives.”Source: The Future of Learning is Social
  32. 32. Viv.evans@bigpond.com 0429 424 335 http://connectingcommunities.blogspot.comVivian Evans - Consultant Email: vivevans[at]hwy.com.au

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