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The Electronic Learning Community by Mind Map: The Electronic Learning
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The Electronic Learning Community

Time Management

Instructor Strategies

Begin with the end in mind - the learning outcomes Develop content parameters Utilize technology consistent with skills Schedule your time Review the six strategies by Shi, Bonk, and Magjuka The role of the instructor and the learner has changed and Palloff and Pratt (2001) provide six tips for successfully working with learners enrolled in online courses: ·     Do not assume that students will automatically know how to learn online. Do welcome them to this new learning experience and create a warm, supportive environment in which they can learn. ·     Provide some form of orientation to students as they embark on an online learning experience. If the institution does not provide an orientation course for students, an instructor can include some tips and guidelines for success on the course site. ·     Construct a course that is varied and addresses different learning styles. This does not mean using complex forms of technology, but instead designing assignments and approaches that require both action and reflection. ·     Encourage and empower students to take charge of the learning process. Provide them with assignments that allow them to explore, research, and work collaboratively. ·      Pay attention to changes in participation levels and address them promptly. ·     Stay present and be responsive to student needs and concerns.  The instructor should engage in a balanced level of participation so students know that he or she is there. (p. 124)      

Set clear deadline dates

Organize in a clear manner by tasks

Allow plenty of time for discussions to occur

Student Strategies

Palloff and Pratt 2007

Divide time into tasks, Set Priorities, Set Timelines by Deadlines

Formulate responses outside of the learning system, Initial work prepared in a word processor

Lessons Learned

Instructor, Start with the end in mind, Develop activities by tasks, Stay current with technology, Monitor courses daily

Student, Review all activities and set timelines, Stay on track - don't get behind, Participate daily

Online Video - Secret Powers of Time

What tools are available for electronic learning?

Learning management systems. This is a key tool to any online learning program.  Elluminate - Blackboard Collaborate. Synchronous and asynchronous tool that allows for inter-active learning sessions.  Software applications like SoftChalk to create interactive content and JING to create instructional videos. 

What support needs to be available for online students?

How does Online learning differ from the Traditional classroom?

More set up Less spontaneous More sterile Less organic Need clear expectations Courses need to be completely set up, consistent, you can"t hit the learners with last minute projects and instructions. There is built in flexibility by the online structure itself so you have to add structure by having the course set up complete with all assignments and assessments and the dates they open and close. 

What is the Hybrid process and how is that different from Online and Traditional?

When we teach a hybrid class we need to think very thoughtfully about what we want to do with that precious face time.  If we think about what Salman Khan is advocating here, we would assign the technology as homework, let the kids watch the youtube for the lesson and then when they are in class they are working with the teacher or classmates (teamwork- shared knowledge) on the problems.  Rather than lecturing at them, let the video do that part then you use that time to work on problems that need face time.  

Initial Challenges Discussion

e-Laernaing Challenges in the 21st Century

What is the Instructor's role to facilitate the development of the online community?

The role is more of a facilitator to guide the students through their learning experience If the class is set up technically sound and QM standards are met then the instructor should be able to make the class more organic and less sterile as they will be able to focus on the student content rather than the mechanics of the course.

e-Learning Challenges Discussion

Learning Styles Discussion

21st Century Educators Discussion

Faculty Perceptions Study

Learne-centered Tips

 One outcome of the integration of technology into the classroom is the shift to a learner centered environment rather than an instructor centered lecture of imparting information. “Once again, learner-centered pedagogy is everything when it comes to teaching online or face-to-face” (Palloff & Pratt, 2001, p. 153). The focus on the learner and associated learning styles as well as how to appropriately integrate technology into the classroom is essential for a successful learning experience. “The creation of environments in which students effectively use technology in their learning processes is about change, pedagogy and innovation” (Lemke & Coughlin, 1998, p. 21). The role of the instructor and the learner has changed and Palloff and Pratt (2001) provide six tips for successfully working with learners enrolled in online courses: •Do not assume that students will automatically know how to learn online. Do welcome them to this new learning experience and create a warm, supportive environment in which they can learn. •Provide some form of orientation to students as they embark on an online learning experience. If the institution does not provide an orientation course for students, an instructor can include some tips and guidelines for success on the course site. •Construct a course that is varied and addresses different learning styles. This does not mean using complex forms of technology, but instead designing assignments and approaches that require both action and reflection. •Encourage and empower students to take charge of the learning process. Provide them with assignments that allow them to explore, research, and work collaboratively. •Pay attention to changes in participation levels and address them promptly. •Stay present and be responsive to student needs and concerns.  The instructor should engage in a balanced level of participation so students know that he or she is there. (p. 124) The focus is on the learner - how students learn and the delivery of the learning content. “We are talking about . . . a way of learning whereby we, the content experts have to reach out to the learners, and find out where they are in their learning styles and preference and needs, and make the learning applicable” (Smith, 2000, p. 4). The transition from a traditional face-to-face classroom to the digital learning environment does not mean the quality of the instruction is sacrificed only that the approach has changed.

What services need to be available for online students?

What is the electronic learning community?

Electronic Learning Defined http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/e-learning http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-learning http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/E/e_learning.html Learning which occurs from some component of electronic means including: internet videos computer-based electronic exchanges    

Digital Divde Discussion

Benefits of e-Learning Discussion

References

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