ELEARNING IN EDUCATION: AN OVERVIEW Raymond S. Pastore, Ph.D. Bloomsburg Univeristy Bloomsburg, PA SITE 2002 Thursday, March 21, 2002 Purpose: To give an overview of elearning and the implications for our schools. Center for Technology & Teacher Education Bloomsburg University Introduction
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Raymond S. Pastore, Ph.D.Bloomsburg UniveristyBloomsburg, PASITE 2002Thursday, March 21, 2002
Purpose: To give an overview of elearning and the implications for our schools.
Principles of Teaching
Educational Computing & Technology
Virtual Learning Communities
What is Elearning?
The Internet Time Group
Traditional -------- Incorporating ------ New Environments New Strategies
Teacher-centered instruction Student-centered learning
Single sense stimulation Multisensory stimulation
Single path progression Multipath progression
Single media Multimedia
Isolated work Collaborative work
Information delivery Information exchange
Passive learning Active/exploratory/inquiry-based learning
Factual/literal thinking Critical thinking, informed decision-making
Reactive response Proactive/planned action
Isolated, artificial context Authentic, real world context
A study of distance learning benchmarks at six colleges prepared by The Institute for Higher Education Policy for the NEA and Blackboard. April 2000.
The benchmarks considered essential for quality Internet-based distance education are:
Course structure -- triage up front to cull out unsuitable candidates, supplemental course info that outlines objectives, concepts, ideas, learning outcomes, library resources (virtual is okay), common expectations for time to complete assignments and receive feedback
Overcoming Obstacles to Elearning
Florida Virtual High Schoolhttp://www.flvs.net/
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