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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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  1. ELEARNING IN EDUCATION: AN OVERVIEW 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.

  2. Center for Technology & Teacher Education Bloomsburg University

  3. Introduction http://teacherworld.com http://elearnerworld.com http://webportfolio.com

  4. Introduction Principles of Teaching http://teacherworld.com/pot.html Educational Computing & Technology http://teacherworld.com/ec.html Virtual Learning Communities http://teacherworld.com/vlc.html

  5. Topics • Definition of Elearning • Advantages of Elearning • The 21st Century Model • Best Practices • Benchmarks • Types of Delivery • Disadvantages of Elearning • Elearning in Schools • Future Trends • Resources

  6. ElearningeLearningElearningelearningE-learninge-LearningE-learninge-learningElearningeLearningElearningelearningE-learninge-LearningE-learninge-learning

  7. elearning (268,000 hits) e-learning (905,000 hits)

  8. Definition of Elearning What is Elearning? The Internet Time Group http://www.internettime.com/itimegroup/forum/faq.htm#what

  9. Advantages of Elearning • anywhere/anytime learning • individualized learning • student-centered learning • knowledge on demand • may build new communities • promotes independent and lifetime learning • convenience to learner

  10. Types of Delivery Decisions • blended learning • synchronous/asynchronous • role of instructor • evaluation • pace of course • collaboration • Tools • communication • fees

  11. Establishing New Learning Environments 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

  12. www.internettime.com

  13. Benchmarks for Success in Internet-Based Distance Education A study of distance learning benchmarks at six colleges prepared by The Institute for Higher Education Policy for the NEA and Blackboard. April 2000.

  14. The benchmarks considered essential for quality Internet-based distance education are: • Institutional Support -- a technology plan that addresses security, backup, system integrity; technical reliability; and central support for infrastructure • Course development -- periodic updates, require students to engage in analysis, synthesis, and evaluation • Teaching/Learning -- interaction between student and faculty (voicemail and/or email suffice), constructive and timely feedback, students learn research methods

  15. 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 • Student support -- hands-on training in system use, help line, rapid turn on answers • Faculty support --- technical assistance in course development, instructor training, written resources to deal with issues arising from student use of electronic data • Evaluation and assessment - use several standards, learning outcomes are viewed regularly to ensure clarity, utility, and appropriateness.

  16. Disadvantages of Elearning • motivation • rate of completion • face to face interaction • communication

  17. Disadvantages of Elearning Overcoming Obstacles to Elearning From ASTD http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/mar2001/elearn.html

  18. Elearning in Public Schools • High Schools • Middle Schools • Elementary Schools Florida Virtual High Schoolhttp://www.flvs.net/

  19. Future Trends • Continued Rapid Growth • More Blended Learning • Growth in k-12 Schools • More Online Testing • More Internet Integration • More Internet Use

  20. Future Trends Cisco' Government Affairs: Facts and Stats http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/779/govtaffs/factsNStats/educationnew.html

  21. Resources http://teacherworld.com/elearning.html


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