Why e-learning is in need of a facelift.

Thanks to those who came along to the session that we presented at the ACAL Conference on the 3rd of October. It was a great experience.

Here is a link to the google document we used to share the ways we have used e-learning.

uses from acal

We made a wordle with the comments. The posts below have lots of information that you can delve into and the links to some of the things mentioned in the presentation are also included.

We updated the youtube from the presentation and have added it below.

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There is light…..

While the idea of delving back into e-learning may seem futile, this concept of the path to productivity can be reassuring.

Look at the hype cycle and consider where you currently sit, and what may help you move forward.

hype cycle

Model of integration

As you think about integrating e-learning, it is handy to have a framework to think about implementation.
The SAMR model has plenty of limitations, but provides a simple overview of the increasing complexity of technology integration.

There are a variety of tools online that can get you started….

Creating multimedia
http://www.wikihow.com/Upload-a-Video-to-YouTube
Students could use their own phones to create the YouTube. They could also post it to a blog.

Creating art/stories/cartoons
https://storybird.com/
This is a website where students can create their own stories and add visuals.

http://www.toondoo.com/
Cartoons can be created with text and pictures.

http://www.wordle.net/
This can create a visual representation of a larger text, to create word clouds.
Online games and activities to practice skills or raise awareness

http://www.gamesforchange.org/play/
Games for change, allows students to explore issues through a game based environment.

https://www.khanacademy.org/
The Khan academy is mostly based around maths, it can support learning in a self-paced, self-managed program.
Connecting and collaborating

A Google doc allows a great number of functions for students to collaborate, share and support each other in the learning process.
Using social networking

Edmodo is a social networking site designed specifically for education, or Facebook is an option.