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Transcript of E-learning

Best practices for on-line teaching
‘We are the smartest generation, not the dumbest’
The Net Generation is different.

'It is the death of education and the dawn of learning'
Arantxa Duque
David Atkinson
Mufalo Akayombokwa
So, who has the first question?
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Try these for further reading:

1) Young people prefer to read on screen (BBC News, May, 2013) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-22540408

2) Development and Adaptations of the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education (Chickering and Gamson, 1987) &
The Seven Principles of Good Practice: A framework for evaluating
on-line teaching (Arthur W. Bangert, 2004)
Both at http://www.elmhurst.edu/~richs/EC/SPS/UsefulDocuments/7%20Principles%20of%20Good%20Practice%20in%20Undergrad%20Ed-ChickeringGamson.pdf

3) Forum discussions

4) Seven Principles of Effective Teaching: A Practical Lens for Evaluating Online Courses
(Graham, et all, 2000)

5) The Role of Evaluation in the Quality Assurance of eLearning (Conole, 2004)

Tutor schedules personalised
text-message reminders and notifications
Encourage learners to take
ownership of material by
reflecting on and sharing
personal experiences
Provide not just prompt
but personalised feedback
to each learner
feedback to keep it
Set time for design, work,
and feedback
Monitor collaboration
via participation in forums,
timely completion of
assessments, etc.
Seek organisational
support for planning and scheduling
Set clear, early
to define the
course and
reinforce these
Reflect the shift of culture
to communicating new
responsibilities from
organisation down to
individual learner
Respect diverse talents and
learning styles by offering
personalised ongoing
Establish a learning community
Lead by example...
collaboration with responsibility
Reward active learning
Provide feedback
and moderate
Set deadlines
Manage expectations
Leverage the strengths of the medium
for all
They differently, they differently, they differently.

* National Literacy Trust survey, May 2013
of 8 to 16-year-olds
prefer to work on screen
compared to
in print *
Principles for on-line teaching
Schedule one introductory session
to meet the instructor and receive basic IT training
Schedule real-time
live chat/ Skype calls
to discuss details one on one.
Foster a culture of meaningful participation by
taking the lead in forum discussions
Foster a sense of personal responsibility with emphasis on adding value and constructive comments
Encourage individual
contributions to deter
passive listening
Use real-world example and case studies to apply knowledge
Use active-learning
techniques based around
comprehension, evaluation,
and opinion to promote
deeper understanding
Encourage the learning
community to reflect and
feedback collectively to share
best practice, links, further
reading etc.
Describe previous
student projects and
emphasis current
students’ skills to foster
belief they have the
potential to succeed
Work with – not against –
technology to highlight
diverse talents and ways
of learning
Provide learning across
multiple platforms to
reflect individual learning
preferences and contexts
The Net generation learns
So the way we teach and organisations support that learning has to
In this presentation, we have used constructivist-based principles to
promote better student experiences through e-learning.
“The pedagogy implicitly
defined by the 7 Principles
framework will ultimately
determine the effectiveness
of on-line teaching and not
the technology associated
with course authoring tools."
(Reeves & Reeves, 1997)


"The constructivist model
of learning ... views teaching
as a process that involves helping
learners to create knowledge
through interactive and authentic
learning experiences."
(Partlow & Gibbs, 2003)

"I always start my classes saying,
'There is no stupid question
in this class ... I was once
sitting there ... and wondering
about the same things."
(Arantxa Duque, October 2013)
Develop a learning & teaching strategy
Develop clearly defined
for Quality

Train the
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