Presentation on theme: "Escalate – 10 June 2008 Case Studies of e-learning in St. Marys University College."— Presentation transcript:
Escalate – 10 June 2008 Case Studies of e-learning in St. Marys University College
Case Studies Frank Hennessey – Experience of using a VLE (Queens Online) with students Gerry Trainor – Students creating their own courses on a VLE (LearningNI) Ivor Hickey – E-Learning in Science Education
LearningNI LearningNI is the official MLE for the Educational Community in N. Ireland https://learningni.net/ Secure site - Username and Password required All student teachers given Teacher permissions on site
Features of LearningNI Library – contains lesson plans organised by Key Stage and Subject Net Work – access to commercial educational materials News – regularly updated news stories and Primary/Secondary activities Managed Learning Environment - users may join or create online courses
Library News Net Work Courses
News News Stories written for school children Updated regularly Primary School Activities Secondary School Activities
Net Work Access to Educational websites containing teaching resources such as Encarta Pathe News Archive Audio Network
Library Lesson Plans, worksheets and electronic resources organised by Key Stage and Subject
My Courses Courses on which you have enrolled are listed here. Click on All Courses to see all courses to which you have access.
Accreditation Pilot This year BEd 2 Computing & ICT (Subsidiary) students created courses and applied for LNI Accredited User Status by completing 10 Competencies The remaining slides show exemplars of what the students had to do to obtain accreditation – these slides are provided with the permission of C2K (Classroom 2000) and replace the examples of actual student work displayed on the day of the Escalate conference.
LNI Accredited User Award Application Form LNI Accredited User Award Application Form to: *** PLEASE NOTE *** The red rectangles in this PowerPoint are there for guidance only and do not need to be replicated in your application
Applicant Details Forename Surname School/Organisation Town/City ELB Position in School/Org C2k Username Peter OGara Yarm High School Yarm WELB Teacher pogara234
Competency 1 Online discussions (a) Example 1 displaying your contribution to an online discussion
Competency 1 Online discussions (b) Example 2 displaying your contribution to an online discussion
Competency 2 LNI online resource used (no screen dump necessary) 1.Button on Gateway 2.Identify Resource 3.How did you use it 4.Comment on its effectiveness (<80 words) Network InfoMapper To identify rivers used in a collaborative course InfoMapper allowed pupils to see the areas they were talking about and to start to explore the potential of adding hotspots to these with images and other digital assets. It also allowed the rivers being used by the partner schools to be identified and some of the mapping and aerial photographic features explored. Pupils were also able to access InfoMapper from home, which many of them did.
Competency 3 My Site Create a My Site and show one page from it in front of your Site Menu
Competency 4 Create a Group Site (a) Insert a screenshot of the second step of the Group Site wizard, showing the people who can view/edit the site with your name as coordinator
Competency 4 Create a Group Site (b) Insert a screenshot of the content of your Group Site
Competency 5 Publishing into the LNI library (a) Insert screenshot of metadata 1
Competency 5 Publishing into the LNI library (b) Insert screenshot of metadata 2
Competency 6 Use My Files to store teaching materials Insert screenshot of your My Files with a folder open to view content
Competency 7 Create an online course (a) Insert a screenshot of the View Members list from within your course
Competency 7 Create an online course (b) Insert a screenshot of the opening page of your course
Competency 8 Act as a tutor in an online course Screenshot showing evidence of how you have created areas for learner contribution e.g. workspaces, course discussions
Competency 9 Create an online quiz Insert a screenshot of the Edit Quiz screen within the course
Competency 10 Use Learner Tracking (a) Insert a screenshot of some aspect of learner tracking which has helped in your teaching
Competency 10 Use Learner Tracking (b) Explain briefly how you used the Learner Tracking (< 80 words) Learner Tracking allowed the identification of the boys in an online course as having made significantly less progress in the evaluation task. On the basis of this information, I approached that group to discuss with them the reasons for the apparent lack of engagement and will review the task to make it more accessible in the future.