New to E-Learning? Here are Some Simple Steps to Help You Get Started To a novice even simple things seem complex. And when things appear complex, we can become frustrated or feel like we don’t have the skills to accomplish what it is we want to do. I recall years ago when I was learning video production. I felt like my skills were inadequate (which they were). So my instructor told me to record some television commercials and then break them down into pieces to see how they were built. This exercise was one of the best learning experiences for me. For new elearning developers, I recommend a similar process. Take a book, for example. The Basics In a very simple sense an elearning course is about creating an environment where a person goes from a point of not knowing to knowing. Common Course Chunks While each course has different content, they all generally have a similar structure. Here are what I see as common “chunks” that make up an elearning course. Obviously theses chunks are generic with the option to reorder or not use all (or any) of them. Tidbits:
The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies (#digilit) | Synechism Soon after Grace, my daughter, was born earlier this year I was invited to Australia to keynote the Association of Independent Schools, New South Wales ICT Managers’ Conference . At the time, Grace was having some problems with lactose intolerance and so I couldn’t commit to being the other side of the world. The organisers still wanted me to present and so I produced the above ‘TELL Talk’ on along with giving a 50-minute workshop on the same subject. It felt a bit strange getting dressed to present at 2am in the morning to co-ordinate with their schedule but the technology worked well and the session seemed to be well-received. watch the Zipcast of my presentation here Two presentations (#TELIC1 & #iDragon) [VIDEO] Zen and the Art of Digital Literacies (#EdTech12) How to Develop Digital Literacies in Yourself and Others [PRESENTATION] Getting started with Digital Literacies [Presentation] Digital literacies and why they’re important… for everyone!
From Classroom to Online, Think “Transform” not “Transfer” by Jane Bozarth “Find out which aspects of the classroom program are most successful ... and which aspects fail. Talk with learners and the classroom instructors, and review any evaluation or follow-up data they are able to provide.” Converting an existing classroom course to an online format can be a tricky, time-consuming undertaking. What’s a better way to go? Cut-n-chunk This is a good time to reexamine purpose, intent, and objectives. What’s working? Find out which aspects of the classroom program are most successful — and which aspects fail. Inventory your assets In examining the existing classroom program don’t overlook the assets associated with it. Analyze the current state of the classroom program.Update and cut-and-chunk material.Identify ways of adding interactivity and capturing the richness of the “live” event. Example: Equal employment opportunity training program (Text adapted from Bozarth, J.
Help! » Anne Fox I spend a great deal of time facilitating courses helping teachers learn how to integrate ICT into their everyday practice. Although I have facilitated such courses in blended format with a great deal of face to face input, most of the time now I find myself facilitating 100% online. There are worries of course about what happens when a course participant meets technical problems but most of these can be solved quite quickly with relevant screenshots and a careful description of what has been done up to that point. The printscreen button on the keyboard is invaluable in producing ‘photos’ of error messages or whatever else may be giving a problem when using a specific tool and I make increasing use of screencasting tools such as Screenr which help me to demonstrate how to do something on the screen quite easily. Of course this requires a little learner training as well in the use of the PrintScreen button for example.
elearnspace Digitization is deceptive in that the deep impact isn’t readily observable. Remember when MOOCs were going to transform higher education? Or when personalized learning was going to do away with instructors? Yet, change is happening, often under the radar of enthusiasts because it’s harder to sell a technology product or draw clicks to a website when being nuanced and contextual. In 2004, I tried to respond to the network/digitization alpha trend by describing the new actions and experiences that were available to learners: Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Connectivism was presented as a theory that described how learning happened in networks, complex ambiguous information spaces, digital environments, and the increased opportunities of the participative web. Enter the artifact… One aspect of connectivism that has great potential for development is the role of the artifact in learning. Then the internet happened. All of this is obvious.
3 Simple Ways to Find the Resources You Need to Build E-Learning Courses Rapid elearning design is made up of three core functions: rapid authoring, rapid assets, and rapid instructional design. One thing common to many rapid elearning developers is that while their organizations will fund the purchase of rapid authoring tools, they do little else to fund the development of the assets required to make the elearning course look good and be effective. For example, a large part of the course’s construction involves the visual design of the course. It represents building the right look and feel, something we touched on in this previous post where we reviewed a good visual design activity. It also means have the right screen elements to place in the course. In the visual design activity, you learn how to determine what screen elements to use; but you don’t learn how to create those elements. So in today’s post, we’ll look at a few ways to scrounge for some free resources using the tools you do have. Take Advantage of the Free Stuff Visit the E-Learning Junk Yard 1.
Introduction to Databases - Stanford University Η πρακτική της Συμμετοχικής Εκπαίδευσης Η πρακτική της συμμετοχικής εκπαίδευσης (inclusiveeducation), η οποία αφορά στην ισότιμη συμμετοχή όλων των μαθητών στη γενική εκπαίδευση, αναφέρεται στην αντιμετώπιση της διαφορετικότητας στην τάξη. Για την ανάπτυξη της συμμετοχικής εκπαίδευσης χρειάζεται μια θεώρηση της μάθησης ως διαδικασίας που αποσκοπεί στην απόκτηση «ικανοτήτων» από τους μαθητές και όχι μόνο στην απόκτηση «γνώσης των μαθημάτων». Οι εκπαιδευτικές προσεγγίσεις που θεωρούνται αποτελεσματικές για την κάλυψη των διαφορετικών αναγκών των μαθητών που φοιτούν στην κανονική τάξη, χωρίς να βάζουν ετικέτες και να κατηγοριοποιούν, είναι: Η συνεργασία και η ομαδική δουλειά που διευκολύνει τους εκπαιδευτικούς να εργάζονται αποτελεσματικά σε ομάδες με άλλους εκπαιδευτικούς (συνδιδασκαλία), αλλά και με ειδικούς εντός και εκτός σχολείου (διεπιστημονική προσέγγιση). Άλλες πρακτικές που διευρύνουν τη συμμετοχή των μαθητών και υπηρετούν τις αρχές του «καθολικού σχεδιασμού» στην εκπαίδευση είναι οι εξής: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
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