TLT at Wilfred Laurier: Reaching Out - Integrating Technology into Teaching: Challenges and Opportunities Reflections on e-learning. e-learning: What Does It Mean? Issues A Context For This Generation Of Learners Local (Concordia) Issues A Proposed E-learning Strategy
TLT at Wilfred Laurier: Reaching Out - Integrating Technology into Teaching: Challenges and OpportunitiesReflections on e-learning
e-learning: What Does It Mean?
A Context For This Generation Of Learners
Local (Concordia) Issues
A Proposed E-learning Strategy
Showcasing A Web-based Course
Arshad Ahmad, Concordia University
Reflections on e-learninge-learning: What Does It Mean?
Is “e” for education?
or does it connote a medium?
at a distance, outside class, institution?
anytime, anywhere, just-in-time - no real time dimension?
relate to traditional, blended, continuous & life-long learning?
distributed, dialogic, authentic and constructive approaches?
situated in a cultural context?
THE EDUCATIONAL MARKETPLACE SUPPORTS E-LEARNING &
ITS EXPANSION IS GROWING EXPONENTIALLY
Top 25 Things that Shaped the Internet
Source:Monday April 30, 2007, USA Today
Started August 2001 : approx. 800 students
Total students (2005): approx. 33,000
Total full-time academic staff : 60
Total part-time academic staff (tutors) : approx 3,000
33 Learning Centres (7 Regional Centres)
Pedagogical approach : Blended Learning
Tech Creates Bubble for Kids
Source: C.J.Bonk: Indiana University, Keynote Presentation,MHR Teaching, Learning & Technology Conference, May 2007
Recordings of lectures (Coursecasting)
Supplemental textbook or entire book
Downloadable library of resources
Recordings of performances
Source: C.J. Bonk: Indiana University, Keynote Presentation, MHR Teaching, Learning & Technology Conference, May 2007
UNDERTAKE UNIVERSITY WIDE E-LEARNING BASED INITIATIVE BUILT AROUND A CORE OF E-LEARNING RESOURCES:
MANDATE ECONCORDIA AS THE DELIVERY CHANNEL FOR DISTANCE LEARNING (CREDIT AND NON-CREDIT COURSES)
eConcordia as the Delivery
Mechanism for “Distance Based”
Credit and non-Credit Courses
In classroom Instruction
Part of in classroom
Learning by IITS
Faculty Based Content to be Developed / Re-developed
Tech savvy instructors are young & loyal.
Can teach the same way.
Instructors will not share
Tech savvy instructors will use latest technology.
Nothing new here.
Technology does not improve learning.
Can’t afford tech.
Must be a techie.
Students speak their mindsSource: Light, R. (2001). Making the most of college: Students speaktheir minds. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
1. Learning outside the classroom
2. Structure & many tests
3. Co-operation & collaboration
4. Time with faculty
5. Small is beautiful
6. Yes, we want to write
TEC-VARIETY Model forOnline Motivation and RetentionSource: C.J. Bonk: Indiana University, Keynote Presentation, MHR Teaching, Learning & Technology Conference, May 2007
Tone/Climate: Psych Safety, Comfort, Belonging
Encouragement, Feedback: Responsive, Supports
Curiosity: Fun, Fantasy, Control…
Variety: Novelty, Intrigue, Unknowns
Autonomy: Choice: Flexibility, Opportunities
Relevance: Meaningful, Authentic, Interesting
Interactive: Collaborative, Team-Based, Community
Engagement: Effort, Involvement, Excitement
Tension: Challenge, Dissonance, Controversy
Yields Products: Goal Driven, Products, Success, Ownership