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1 DR. BADRUL HUDA KHAN MCWEADON EDUCATION, USA DR. BADRUL HUDA KHAN MCWEADON EDUCATION, USA Meaningful E-Learning E-learning in the Arab World Challenges and Perspectives of Development Cairo, Egypt July 9, 2012.

2 Slide 2 Presentation Goals A Broader View of E-Learning Process A Global Framework for E-Learning Whats in it for you?

3 Slide 3 PROCESS Content Design Content Development - Delivery PRODUCTPEOPLE E-Learning Model P3 TEAMS Planning Design Evaluation TEAMS Production Instructional Support Services Admin Svs Marketing Blueprint Developed Learning Materials Developed & Delivered

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5 Slide 5 ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Planning ROLENAME E-LEARNING STAGES SKILL LEVEL A = Expert B = Above Average C = Average D = Below Average NA C O M M E N T S DesignProductionEvaluationDeliveryInstructionMarketing

6 Slide 6 A high quality e-learning system must be meaningful to all stakeholders groups: Learners Instructors Technical & Support Staff Organization

7 Slide 7 An e-learning system is more likely to be meaningful to learners when it is easily accessible clearly organized well written authoritatively presented learner centered affordable efficient flexible, and has a facilitated learning environment.

8 Slide 8 When learners display a high level of participation and success in meeting a course's goals and objectives, this can make e-learning meaningful to instructors.

9 Slide 9 When learners enjoy all available support services provided in the course without any interruptions, it makes support services staff happy as they strive to provide easy-to-use, reliable services.

10 Slide 10 Finally, e-learning is meaningful to an organization when it has a sound return-on-investment (ROI), a moderate to high level of learners' satisfaction with both the quality of instruction and all support services, and a low drop- out rate.

11 Slide 11 Today, I would like to introduce a Framework which I believe will help us identify important criteria for quality E-Learning.

12 Slide 12 Ethical Institutional ResourceSupport On-line and off-line resources & support Management Meaningful Pedagogical Evaluation Technological InterfaceDesign Learning and teaching issuesInfrastructure, hardware and software Physical layout and navigation Content development and maintenance Academic, administrative & student services Ethical considerations in e-learning Assessment of learner, evaluation of learning environment Learning

13 Slide 13 Ethical Institutional ResourceSupport Management Pedagogical Evaluation Technological InterfaceDesign أخلاقي مؤسسي دعم المصادر الإدارة التعلم الالكتروني تربوي التقويم تقني تصميم الواجهة

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16 Slide 16 Your Organization

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18 Slide 18 Stakeholder Focused E-Learning Put each stakeholder group (learners, instructors, technical staff, etc.) at the center of the octagon and ask questions along the eight dimensions. By doing this exercise, you will be able to understand critical e-learning issues for each group.

19 Slide MANAGEMENT 5.1 E Learning Content Development 5.2 E-Learning Maintenance 6. RESOURCE SUPPORT 6.1 Online support 6.2 Resources 7. ETHICAL 7.1 Social and Political Influence 7.2 Cultural Diversity 7.3 Bias 7.4 Geographical diversity 7.5 Learner diversity 7.6 Digital Divide 7.7 Etiquette 7.8 Legal issues 8. INSTITUTIONAL 8.1 Administrative Affairs 8.2 Academic affairs 8.2 Student services 1. PEDAGOGICAL 1.1 Content Analysis 1.2 Audience Analysis 1.3 Goal Analysis 1.4 Medium Analysis 1.5 Design approach 1.6 Organization 1.7 Methods and Strategies 2. TECHNOLOGICAL 2.1 Infrastructure planning 2.2 Hardware 2.3 Software 3. INTERFACE DESIGN 3.1 Page and site design 3.2 Content design 3.3 Navigation 3.4 Accessibility 3.5 Usability testing 4. EVALUATION 4.1 Assessment of learners 4.2 Evaluation of the instruction & learning environment

20 Slide 20 P EDAGOGICAL Content Audience Goals Medium Design Organization Methods What types of content are appropriate to teach via e-learning versus classroom?

21 Slide 21 P EDAGOGICAL Content Audience Goals Medium Design Organization Methods What types of content are appropriate to teach via e-learning versus classroom?

22 Slide 22 P EDAGOGICAL Content Audience Goals Medium Design Organization Methods What types of content are appropriate to teach via e-learning versus classroom?

23 Slide 23 RECAP As you can see Videoconferencing can be used by medical students and professionals to observe how a surgeon performs the surgery. Instructional Method: E-Learning Videoconferencing Learning Strategy: Instructional Demonstration But, medical students must be actively involved in hands on learning activity to learn how to operate on patients. Instructional Method: Instructor-facilitated f-2-f classroom Instructional Strategy: Action Learning By appropriately combining content appropriate to both e learning method and classroom based instruction, we can develop meaningful blended learning.

24 Slide 24 P EDAGOGICAL Content Audience Goals Medium Design Organization Methods Content Suitability Testing STABLE Content DYNAMIC Content

25 Slide 25 P EDAGOGICAL Content Audience Goals Medium Design Organization Methods Who are the learners? Do we have adequate information about the learners at a distance?

26 Slide 26 P EDAGOGICAL Content Audience Goals Medium Design Organization Methods What is the instructors role? - more facilitative than didactic (instructor- facilitated) - more didactic than facilitative (instructor -led) - a combination of both

27 Slide 27 T echnological Infrastructure Planning Hardware Software Does the program have personnel who can assist learners to set up for starting the course?

28 Slide 28 Interface Design Page and Site Design Content Design Navigation Accessibility Usability Testing Do Web pages look good in a variety of Web browsers?

29 Slide 29 Interface Design Page and Site Design Content Design Navigation Accessibility Usability Testing Is the program designed to be accessible by a wider user population? (A common accessibility concern in the USA -- Is the course 508 compliant?)

30 Slide 30 E valuation Assessment of Learners Evaluation of Instruction & Learning Environment Does the e-learning program have a mechanism in which a learner can be truly measured and not cheat?

31 Slide 31 E valuation Assessment of Learners Evaluation of Instruction & Learning Environment Does the program have a system to accept students online evaluation of the following? - content - instructor - learning environment - learning resources - course design - technical support

32 Slide 32 M anagement Content Development Maintenance Does the administration notify students about any changes in due dates or other course relevant matters (e.g., server down) via following means? - - Twitter - announcement page - alert boxes - running footer added to a page - phone call - mail - other

33 Slide 33 R esource S upport Online Support Resources Does the course provide troubleshooting (or expert technical support from specialized staff) assistance or a help line?

34 Slide 34 R esource S upport Online Support Resources Does the course provide examples of previous student's work on the Web?

35 Slide 35 E thical Social/Political Influence Cultural Diversity Bias Geographical Diversity Learner Diversity Digital Divide Etiquette Legal Issues To improve cross-cultural verbal communication and avoid misunderstanding, does the course make an effort to reduce or avoid the use of jargon, idioms, ambiguous or cute humor, and acronyms?

36 Slide 36 The thumbs up gesture meaning well done in the US, represents an obscenity meaning in Iraq, Iran, and Thailand. In Bangladesh it is a derogatory term.

37 Slide 37 E thical Social/Political Influence Cultural Diversity Bias Geographical Diversity Learner Diversity Digital Divide Etiquette Legal Issues Is the program offered to geographically diverse population? If yes... Is the program sensitive about students from different time- zones (e.g. synchronous communications are scheduled at reasonable times for all time zones represented)?

38 Slide 38 Libya 12:00 AM (midnight) USA (DC) 5:00 PM Cant schedule a live chat.

39 Slide 39 I nstitutional Administrative Affairs Academic Affairs Student Services Is the institution ready to offer online courses?

40 Slide 40 I nstitutional Administrative Affairs Academic Affairs Student Services Does e-learning provide academic quality such as one would expect in a traditional course?

41 Slide 41 Within the scope of todays presentation, I have presented few learning issues in the form of questions that you can ask yourself when planning, designing, evaluating or implementing meaningful E-Learning.

42 Slide 42 Lets Play a Game

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