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Renée Coetzee Head: eLearning Unit. What is eLearning? eLearning is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. “Teaching and learning.

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1 Renée Coetzee Head: eLearning Unit

2 What is eLearning? eLearning is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. “Teaching and learning through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).”

3 What is eLearning? e = electronic e = enhanced, enriched, engaged, empowered

4 But why? HET context changes Demands of job market Global village Unique capabilities: learning styles, communication, collaboration, access to information Opportunity / Potential!

5 UFH Objective To develop a critical scholarly culture encouraging research-based and context-driven transformative and innovative teaching and learning practices that involve the integration of technology.

6 UFH Mainstream practice; “transparent “technology Contextually relevant knowledge base Develop community of practice Independence: knowledge and skills reside in faculties Sensible expansion Research subsidy

7 eLearning Tools MS Office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint) (Outlook) Institutional Network Learning Management System (Blackboard, Moodle) Internet: social networking, podcasting Multimedia Cellphones, PDAs

8 eLearning Options Low-threshold activities Low-threshold LMS Intermediate LMS Advanced LMS “Into the Wild”

9 Development Opportunities Design and Development of Web-based Learning module of PGDHET Teaching with Technology Consultation with eLU staff

10 Getting started eLU staff Alice: Livingstone EL: Main Building Brief proposal Development Mentoring/consultation Action research (includes evaluation)

11 The Beginning... Questions?

12 StrengthsWeaknesses OpportunitiesThreats eLearning

13 Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm

14 An allegory in pictures taken to an unnatural conclusion.

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20 What’s the moral of the story? Tools are not neutral Not always transferable Customise for context


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