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Network Support in Flexible Learning Imre Balogh Balogh@deimos.bdtf.hu BDF Informatics Department Hipothesys In education and learning the next three issues caused a change of paradigm: • Flexible Learning • Distance Education • Open Learning
Flexible learning Satisfies the unique learning needs Demands greater responsibility from students Uses resources more efficient Gives the ability for differenciated learning Uses own developments Distance education The three generations of distance education: Single medium - mail model(low-level interaction) Multimedia model(Open University) Information technology – telelearning model(USA) Open learningInteresting learning situation that helps students to be more responsible for what and where they learn, and as well how they learn and what the gained knowledge worth.
Technology in Education Flexible Learning Network Support in Distance Education
Overview of ODL • represents a variety of educational models • are built around the central components of the instructional process: presentation of content; interaction with faculty, peers, and resources; practical application; and assessment. • uses technologies in various ways to address some or all of these components. • differ not only in the types of technologies that are used, but also in the locus of control over the pace and place of instruction. • in some models, the faculty and institution have primary control, as is the case in a traditional classroom environment. In others, the control rests with the student.
Requestsfor allODLmodel • Logistical Support • Student Support • Faculty Support • Evaluation • Laboratory Experiences
From 1999-2000: Foundations of information technology: 2 semesters, 2 lessons per week What do we want to reach? Teaching information technology to make students get used to open and flexible learning methods Research: does open and flexible learning help teaching without teachers being there all time, with the help of the intranet of the college? Hipothesys If students have a good grounding in information technology, then they can be educated without the presence of teachers, with using the intranet of the college. Datas: Number of students:314 Students who are educated using flexible and open learning methods:93 Flexible and open learning on BDF
Opening lesson Windows foundations Internet I - E-mail, WWW Word processing I Word processing II Word processing III Word processing IV Test Internet II - foundations, E-mail Internet III – WWW Internet IV - IRC, ICQ Internet V - FTP, Outlook Closing lesson Test • Presentation creation IMicrosoft Word • Presentation creation IIPowerPoint • Presentation creation IIIPowerPoint. Using wizards. Working with objects • Presentation creation IVTable.Notes.Animation. Action.Printing.Stand-alone presentation. • Image processing I.Monitors, video cardsMicrosoft Photo Editor • Test • Image processing II. Microsoft Photo Editor • Sound processingPhysical properties of sound.Windows and sound.Sound recorder. Media player. CD Player. • HTML editing IParts of a web page, foundationsWord and HTML • HTML editing II Word and HTML (objects)PowerPoint and HTML • Test Curriculum
The following four diagrams show the achievement of the special and the traditional groups. • The achievement of the special groups (8 groups) are marked red, the achievement of the traditional groups are marked blue. • The last diagram shows the average score of the groups in the last four tests. • According to the diagrams, the following statements can be made: there’s no significant difference between the achievement of the groups trained by the ODL method and the groups trained with the traditional face-to-face method.
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Imre BaloghHead of InformaticsBerzsenyi CollegeSzombathelybalogh@bdtf.hu