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1 eLearning Spaces: Managing Collaborative Technologies in Schools Cecilie Murray Delphian eLearning Pty Ltd dream discover do

2 Australian Bureau Statistics 2005 2005 data

3 In Australia: 37% of children accessed the internet daily 33% of children accessed the internet 2-3 times per week Increasing use of the internet from 5-6 year olds More frequent use by 12-13 year olds Less frequent access in Australia than UK or Hong Kong More frequent use in homes with broadband 99% parents think the internet is beneficial for their children 2005 data

4 66% of nursery school children and 80 percent of kindergartners have used computers At school and home: –web sites with interactive stories and animated lessons that teach letters, numbers, and rhymes –favorite computer activity is writing an eMail message to a grandparent U.S. data National Center for Education Statistics

5 Research : they multi-task in innovative and divergent thinking styles (Raines, 2002) characteristics differ from previous generations: –Prefer group activity –Close to parents and home background –Spend more time on screens; less TV time –Clever is cool –Fascinated by technologies –Racially and ethnically diverse (Oblinger,2003) Net generation

6 eLearning spaces


8 The Nokia Game: interactive, all-media adventure game (inquiry based learning) Mobile phones Instant Messenging Television Internet movie downloads mobile devices

9 Mobiles ring death knell for the PC In a radical attempt to develop the concept of a 'classroom without walls', many UK schools are starting to abandon PCs in favour of mobile technology. Sean Dodson reports Tuesday November 15, 2005 The Guardian A few short years after PCs began appearing wholesale in UK schools, it seems they are on their way out. What started in the US has now reached our shores - the mobile phone, wireless, portable and powerful, is moving into class with teachers' blessing. The Guardian,10577,1642277,00.html


11 PDA demonstrator resources prepared by the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens pete's vegie patch Custom content or Student assessment Café Latte video


13 podcasting

14 blogs $100 Laptops

15 "One Laptop per Child." Open source, Linux based, Wi-Fi enabled 500MHz, 1GB, 1 Megapixel. 6 countries in March Brazil, Thailand, China, Egypt global learning

16 Schools & teachers responding to: Global pressure – Australian economy and need for skilled workforce Technological pressure – rapid change impacting on teaching practice Curriculum pressure – VELS and POLT Personal pressure – to make a difference to the students in our classes pressures

17 The teacher-librarian WHO AM I? What is my role? What are my responsibilities?

18 physical………………………..virtual Online courses and activities managing eLearning spaces



21 eLearning platforms

22 eLearning environment/platform learning portal virtual learning environment managed learning environment learning management system content management system learning content management system videoconferencing terminology












34 why have one? School leaders have: Immediate online access to student data Effective communications with parents & staff via email, discussions groups IMPROVED STUDENT LEARNING Parents have: Home access to resources and homework Online access to school bulletins and staff Teachers have: Access to global digital resources eClassroom for online learning, student tracking and assessment Collaborative tools for professional learning Students have: Home access to resources, assignments from anywhere Online submission of assignments, ePortfolio Peer collaboration tools, chat and discussion groups

35 when choosing for learning: Mobility Interoperability Convergence Divergence Integration Richness of content Security Creativity, interactivity and collaboration Open source criteria

36 when assessing business costs: hardware purchases and maintenance software acquisition and upgrade costs vendor management costs security and anti-virus management service and lease costs telecommunications and network costs dedicated costs for housing and running ICT direct labour support costs technical training teacher professional development total cost of ownership

37 management Who am I? My roles? My responsibilities? library/learning centre –creative use of spaces –storage and retrieval of physical and digital resources –computing configuration –care of mobile technologies eLearning environment/platform –intranet development/maintenance –virtual learning environment development/maintenance

38 leadership become informed of whats out there in eLearning spaces analyse your schools needs ask the right questions research the benefits, risks, costs develop your role and responsibilities develop your schools library/resource or learning centre lead new thinking with innovation

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