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
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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
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
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. Incentives, And Rewards
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.Instructor Technology Myths
Students speak their minds Incentives, And RewardsSource: 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 for Incentives, And RewardsOnline 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