Tuesday, November 10, 2009

CoolThings: eLearning Webinars

ascilite-TLT Group Webinar Series

a Home Base/Resource Web Page for the series (created in Google Docs) . Here you should find archives and related resources for all the webinars inthe ascilite-TLT Group series in 2009-2010.  URL for this webpage:  http://bit.ly/Ds7FW

Webinar 1 Reframing e-Learning      Webinar 2 Creating Learning Spaces
Resources, Links

Webinar 1
Reframing e-Learning: A Critical Consideration of Some Core Concepts

Mark Nicholls
, eLearning Specialist, Laidlaw College, Auckland, NZ, and
Steve Ehrmann
, TLT Group Vice-President.

This webinar will consider various assumptions that have been made about eLearning practice in higher education, and consider them based on research evidence and a theoretical perspective grounded in formal education. It challenges a number of assumptions beneath what seems to be an established paradigm of thought in the hope of encouraging evidence-based practice.

1.       Setting the scene: the 'broken middle'

2.       Understanding e-learning: paradigm shift vs extension

3.       E-learning and faculty: absorption vs empowerment

4.       Online discussion: community vs cooperation

5.       The Net Gen: promise vs problem

6.       Web 2.0: essential vs irrelevant

7.       Conclusion: enthusiasm vs evidence

Oct 15 session Archive

Oct 21 session Archive

Feedback Survey 
(& responses)

Session Overview: 

See "Resources & Links " for links to related resources.

Intersession Activity:

Webinar 2
Creating Learning Spaces, Physical and Virtual: Examples and Ideas

Mike Keppell
, Charles Sturt University,
Phil Long, University of Queensland, and
Steve Ehrmann
, TLT Group Vice-President.

Moderator: Steve Gilbert of the TLT Group

This webinar will consider the design of learning spaces in higher education. The first part of the webinar will focus on physical learning spaces. Major stakeholders of physical spaces (architects, facilities management, departments or faculty) have different perceptions and expectations of spaces. Considering the stakeholders, each has a set of expectations, concerns, as well as expertise and resources to contribute to the question of designing and sustaining a new learning space or renovating an existing one. The second part of the presentation will focus on blended and virtual learning spaces. A major issue in the design of spaces is a neglect of stakeholders in relation to accounting for the complementation of physical, virtual and blended learning spaces for learning and teaching in higher education. The need to mirror contemporary learning and teaching strategies that emphasize independent and peer-based learning in both physical and virtual learning spaces together with how students perceive and utilize space in higher education settings will be explored. The third part of the presentation will demonstrate how to apply these ideas to the evaluation of traditional and non-traditional learning spaces. We will suggest how to create learning spaces that assist faculty who want the flexibility to make simple, or dramatic, changes in teaching and learning.

Nov. 11 session Archive

Nov. 17 repeat Archive

PowerPoint slides
Evaluation Survey 
(& responses)

Session Overview:

See "Resources & Links " for links to related resources.

Intersession Activity:
A question and answer discussion with the four session leaders.

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