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Online Learning: Engaging the Learner. Introductions. Mary Beth Kyer Founder, Euphoria Workforce Solutions www.euphoriaworkforce.com www.learnerhill.com Kymberleigh Richards Director Studies, Learner Hill www.learnerhill.com. Agenda. Elements of Online Learning

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Online learning engaging the learner

Online Learning:

Engaging the Learner


Introductions

Introductions

Mary Beth Kyer

Founder, Euphoria Workforce Solutions

www.euphoriaworkforce.com

www.learnerhill.com

Kymberleigh Richards

Director Studies, Learner Hill

www.learnerhill.com


Agenda

Agenda

Elements of Online Learning

Barriers to Learning Online and how to remove them

How to Enhance and Engage the Learner

A Demonstration of the Learner Hill Platform and online classroom


Who s studying english online

Who’s Studying English Online?

  • Global Language Industry is approximately $40 billion

  • 50% of which is English as a Second Language

  • Online Language Education is growing 22% per year

  • Expected to reach $1.69 billion in 2014.

  • E-Learning is being used to allow learning to take place the learner’s convenience - any place, anytime.

    • Sources: ‘’The Changing Enterprise’–ACE 2002; World Bank & IFC; IDP Education Australia 2002; Philp G. Altbach–Tertiary Education & Management (No.1, 2004); UK Open University, 2005i, AmbientInsight


Elements of online learning

Elements of Online Learning

Online learning includes:

  • Live online classes

  • Self-study

  • Language labs

  • Blended Learning


Trends in online learning

Trends in Online Learning

  • Self-paced materials

  • social media

  • blogs

  • discussion boards

  • videos

  • live chat

  • video conferencing


Classroom vs online

Classroom vs. Online


Barriers

Barriers

Myth # 1:

  • no one-on-one time

  • no personalized attention

  • no individual attention

  • difficult to ask questions


Removing the barriers

Removing the Barriers

Truth:

  • The Chat board can be used to ask questions during the class

  • Instructors are taught to engage the learners

  • Learners can get the instructions attention by raising their hand in an online classroom


Barriers1

Barriers

Myth # 2

  • Classes are not interactive

  • The instruction is more teacher driven as opposed to student centered


Removing the barriers1

Removing the Barriers

Truth:

  • Instructor can call on the learn to answer a question as the names of all participants are displayed in the sidebar.

  • Instructors can assign multiple microphones to participants in order to engage in a class discussion


Enhance and engage

Enhance and Engage

  • Interactive courseware that allows “learning by doing”, arouses interest and generates motivation.

    “If you tell me, I will listen

    If you show me, I will see

    If you let me experience, I will learn.”

    Lao-Tse, 5th century BC


Enhance and engage1

Enhance and Engage


Enhance and engage2

Enhance and Engage


Platform

Platform


Links

Links

www.learnerhill.com

www.euphoriaworkforce.com

www.englishtown.com

www.adobe.com/products/connect

www.webex.com

www.adobe.com/product/captivate

www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp


Contact

Contact

Mary Beth Kyer

  • [email protected]

    Kymberleigh Richards

  • [email protected]


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