Presentation on theme: "A run-through of a BFM course created under the created under the BeST e-learning program and with the support of European Social Foundation."— Presentation transcript:
A run-through of a BFM course created under the created under the BeST e-learning program and with the support of European Social Foundation
Students are more wired, have access to more information and media sources than ever How do we as faculty and staff adapt?
Look from ‘technological determinist’ point of view; how media changes society and culture, and its reverse Have them learn about how people think about the media and its role Give students hands-on experience with new media tools and techniques that are on the cutting edge
Moodle Website for communication ◦ https://moodle.e-ope.ee https://moodle.e-ope.ee
Audio and video that would entice students ◦ How William Shatner Changed the World” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGyQVO62QM0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGyQVO62QM0 ◦ Google video, assorted films and TV casts saved over years PDF files created off of journal articles and news features ◦ Enhanced real-time update of class Learning materials, study guides, multimedia resources, and assignments paired together
Student evaluation forms revealed the following: ◦ Students liked hands-on learning: Google Earth, Xtranormal movie making and Second Life experiences were widely rated as their favorites ◦ Students liked the ability to read at their leisure ◦ Students liked having ability to look at course slides before and during face-to-face lectures ◦ Powerpoint presentation with voiceover was a class favorite ◦ Class was highly adaptable to current events
Course scheduled for once a week ◦ Students would tend to drift off and put it low priority because of lack of in-class facetime with instructor Problems with Moodle site ◦ Students claimed they could not access the site temporarily ◦ Lack of storage space for large files ◦ Online quizes were the largest student complaint Podcast not popular ◦ Technical topic with no reference materials that fit the lecture was not worthwhile