Learn what you need to know, right when you need ! The Power of the Internet for Learning ‘Moving from Promise to Practice’ Presented By: Zina Karam
AGENDA • eLearning • eLessons • Questions to consider • Current Pilot Project • Obstacles
What is eLearning • "the effective learning process created by combiningdigitally delivered content with (learning) support and services." the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council in the UK • effective - learning that succeeds • combining- the combination of ICTs and pedagogy makes the difference (blended learning) • digitally delivered content - content delivered electronically by CDs, cell phones, the computer, and the Internet • support- support provided by tutors, facilitators or course coordinators
eLearning Vision • Enhance learning outcomes, including levels of achievement, engagement, motivation and understanding. • Manage, organize and distribute information more effectively. • Extend learning beyond the classroom
eLessons (Electronic Lessons) • Transferring the classical text book into an electronic medium • Electronic lessons are animated learning material which deliver classroom or tutor like teachings. They are developed following the strict guidelines drawn from many years of research. The aim is to provide our learners with a teaching tool that will accelerate their learning. Animation of teacher's thoughts helps learners see what it means. • 82% of students uses Personal computer, while 67% of the students uses Internet very heavily, that’s why students also expect to be able to work and learn at the same time and, therefore expect flexible access: something which elessons can provide
eLessons - Objectives Online materials should be presented in a manner so that they incorporate, not only different learning modalities, but are capable of : • Reducing cognitive load • Increasing retention • and problem-solving transfer. facilitating the process of building internal and external connections among and between information while meeting educational objectives.
eLessons Features • Accommodates multiple learning styles using a variety of delivery methods geared to different learners • Learning can happen precisely when needed (On Demand Access), allowing students to study at their own pace • Overall costs are frequently less. (on Long Term) • Fosters greater student interaction and collaboration and student/instructor contact
eLessons (Benefits) • As a Learner • You will experience an unusual way of learning • You will remember what you have learnt • You will be satisfied with your progress • You will enjoy learning • You will save time • You will find that confidence again • As a Teacher • You can add more flavor to your teaching • You will benefit from an optimized lesson plan • You can address learners' diversity of abilities • Your teaching continues outside the classroom • You can save time and energy • You will improve learners' learning experience
4 Main Questions • How does the use of eLessons enhance achievement of student learning outcomes? • What changes need to be made to learning and teaching strategies to support student outcomes? • Does the curriculum provide sufficient opportunities for students to develop skills to understand and use eLessons effectively? • How innovative are teachers, and the school as a whole, in the effective use of eLessons?
eLessons -Components for Success • Network • Computers • Authentication& Authorization • Intention to learn • Something to learn
Current Pilot Project • eLessons for 8th Grade (Math, Science and English Language). • Lessons will include: • Animation • Simulation • Assessment • Educational Tools • Educational Games • The eLessons will cover the materials for the whole year, based on their syllabus.
eLessons - Obstacles • Human : • Organizational • Cultural Resistance • Instructional • Technological: • Bandwidth • Interactivity • Technology support • Development costs