E-LEARNING Daniela Desira & Roberta Farrugia
The use of technologies to create, distribute and deliver valuable data, to improve individual development. WHAT IS E-LEARNING?
Reduce the disparities between individuals or groups OBJECTIVES OF E-LEARNING • Help the individual to realise his or her full potential
Multimedia technologies WHAT HELPS E-LEARNING? • The Internet
Ways of implementing E-learning 1.1 Using the technology to support a traditional course 1.2 Integrating technology into a traditional course 1.3 Delivering a course completely online
To deliver the course in the normal, traditional way with lectures, seminars, tutorials, etc, and use the technology to support the course. 1.1 Using the technology to support a traditional course
1.2 Integrating technology into a traditional course This way can include: • Reference materials • Online activities and exercises • Online tests • Online discussions • Collaborative learning activities
The technology is used to deliver the course completely online. 1.3 Delivering a course completely Online This could possibly be done in parallel with a traditional course.
Comparing the 3 Methods: F 2 F online F 2 F online F 2 F online
ADVANTAGES • Class work can be scheduled around work and family • Reduces travel time and travel costs • Students may select learning materials • Students can study anywhere • Students can work at their own pace • More interaction among students and instructors • Develops knowledge of the Internet and computers • Students take responsibility for their learning
DISADVANTAGES • Learners with bad study habits may fall behind • Students may get lost or confused • Students may feel isolated • Instructor may not always be available • Not appropriate with slow Internet connections • Complex for computer beginners • Difficult to simulate lab work
E-learning on the workplace 80% of learning takes place informally in organisations. That is not just in the classroom, but also on the job.
Just in time E-LEARNING on the workplace needs to be: • Bite-sized
Cost of E-learning • Set-up costs • Content costs • Management costs
People time Costs are determined by: • Tools and systems
Benefits for the organisation: • Increased staff withholding 2. Increased customer satisfaction 3. Increased productivity
GLOBAL E-LEARNING • MALTA • EUROPE • AMERICA
MALTA A virtual class was created late last year in the IT diploma. It enables Gozitan students to participate in lectures simultaneously with the Maltese.
EUROPE: E-Twinning E-Twinning is a project where at least two schools from at least two European countries take advantage of ICT tools to work together for social and cultural benefits.
AMERICA - MINNESOTA The university of Minnesota has enabled virtual healing through e-learning.
Websites to keep up to date • Google News: e-learning news sorted by date • Google News Alerts: e-learning • eLearning Journal • elearningpost • OLDaily • e-Learning Centre's What's New Blog • e-Learning Centre Newsletter • Internet Time Blog • elearnspace blog • Learning Circuits • Industry Watch and LTI News • LTI Newsline • e-Learning Centre's Calendar of e-Learning Conferences
content • The 3 main costs involved in e-learning are set up costs, __________ costs and maintenance costs. • Except from classrooms, e-learning is also becoming common on the __________. • One of the advantages of e-learning is that it reduces _______ time and costs for off-campus students. • The board of studies in Malta has implemented e-learning through a virtual ________ concept. • The university of Minnesota has implemented _________ healing through e-learning. • A disadvantage with e-learning is that slow ____________ connections or older computers may make accessing course materials frustrating. • One way of implementing e-learning is by delivering a course completely _________. • Another method is by integrating ____________ into a traditional course. • E-__________ is a project where at least 2 European countries work together to exchange social and cultural differences. workplace travel learning virtual internet online technology twinning