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1 College Tutoring Resource Center
ISAM Website Project College Tutoring Resource Center Website - Analysis, Architecture & Design Alan Korulla Brian Sai

2 Research Paper (Source)
eLearn Magazine Volume 2005, Issue 8 (August 2005), Page 2 Tutorial: The basics of e-learning: an excerpt from Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design Lisa Neal, Diane Miller

3 Introduction (Analysis)
Distant Education provides a richer and more engaging educational experience than a confined classroom. It requires creativity and innovation Design and development of Internet-delivered materials, Use of delivery technologies, mainly because materials may have to stand alone.

4 Definition of Distance Education
Defined as: education that takes place independent of location, and may be independent of time in contrast to education delivered solely in the classroom at a specific time. Other terms used: Computer based learning, online learning, Web-based learning, and e-learning.

5 Comparison to Traditional Education
Lack of Physical Proximity. Reduced Team Building Capabilities Form of Delivery. Student Supervision. More generalized approach as the material is for a vast variety of people.

6 Prospects of Distance Education
Predictions involve the slow demise of the classroom. However, it does not remove or eliminate the need for the classroom. (E-commerce/Stores, /Telephones, IT/Paper).

7 Popularity of Distance Education
Factors leading to popularity: Cost: reduced expenses (transportation, institutional) Time Saving / Reduced Learner Fatigue: e-learning provides greater flexibility to take a class at optimal times for the learner based on preferences or schedule constraints. Increased Accessibility: provide more learning opportunities to diverse students independent of location. Increased access to experts: easy to offer a guest lecturer to a course / no travel needed.

8 Types of E-Learning Asynchronous e-Learning Synchronous e-Learning
includes any situation where learning is done independent of location and time. Synchronous e-Learning involves real-time interaction and independent of location.

9 Asynchronous Web-based Training
Advantages: online materials can be updated and also distributed more easily. no time constraints. Wide variety of information available on the internet during the learning process. Disadvantages: Interaction, need for Internet access, cost in development.

10 Technologies for Delivering Asynchronous Courses
Act as a speedier version of the traditional correspondence course. Typically, used for teacher-student communication and student-student exchange (group work). Discussion Forums: Provide a channel for discussion on specific course topics as well as informal exchanges carried out asynchronously over time. Responses can be grouped by the use of threaded discussion forums. Extremely effective, increased participation and learning is enhanced through discussions. Access to wide variety of Learning resources including digital libraries.

11 Synchronous Web-based Training
Advantage: Real-time interaction, powerful methods of delivery. Disadvantages: Higher over head costs mainly due to need for more hardware and communication capabilities. Availability of this technology to the wide variety of the students involved. May not be as structured like Asynchronous.

12 Technologies for Delivering Synchronous Courses
Audio conferencing: Uses the telephone or voice over Internet protocol (VoIP). Whiteboard: An electronic version of a dry-erase board. Instant Messaging (IM) and Text Chat Virtual Worlds: (demonstrations) Videoconferencing

13 Steps in Building an E-Learning Platform
Planning Design, Develop, and Structure Instructional Design Usability Principles Selection of Media Testing and Grading Evaluation

14 Planning Amount of interaction Course delivery:
between instructor and student and also between students. Course delivery: synchronous, asynchronous, self-paced, or a blended solution. Course style and components: lectures, discussion, and online materials including projects, simulations, and tests.

15 Design, Develop, and Structure Online Courses
Most instructional development evolves by trial and error. Focus should be on learning not technology. Distance education is almost always developed by teams. Teacher may be developer and other people are involved in the delivery process.

16 Types of People Involved
Project manager oversee planning, schedules, and purchasing. Subject matter expert determines and validates content. Instructional designer ensures that learning takes place. Graphic designer uses authoring programs to implement instructional designer's ideas. Programmer enters course content and builds interactive exercises. Quality assurance specialist tests and evaluates.

17 Types of People Involved
Interface designer determines look and feel to fit student needs. Multimedia developer incorporates audio, video, and animation. Writer or editor creates text and verifies grammar and style. Web master handles technical support and maintains hardware and network connections. Librarian provides resources.

18 Usability Principles Elements of usability: Easy to learn and remember, reliable, user satisfaction. Readability Ease of Navigation. Progress Indicators & Feedback. Frequent and meaningful student- instructor and student-student interaction to facilitate a sense of course community

19 Testing and Grading Online Grading Tools can perform calculations and help in the analysis of performance and can also be exported to other applications. They can be automated but can also remain flexible. Testing of participation can be done by evaluating the discussion forum logs.

20 Evaluation Use of technology - student familiarity, problems, positive aspects, attitude toward technology, usefulness, skills learnt. Class formats - effectiveness of lecture/presentations, discussion, Q&A; quality of questions or problems raised. Course content - relevancy, adequate body of knowledge, organization, pointers to supporting resources. Assignments - usefulness, degree of difficulty & time required, timeliness of feedback. Tests - frequency, relevancy, sufficient review, difficulty, feedback

21 Evaluation Support services - library, resources, instructor responses. Student attitude - attendance, assignments submission, participation. Instructor - contribution as a discussion leader, effectiveness, organization, preparation, enthusiasm, openness to student views, feedback frequency.

22 Architecture


24 Locations/Contact Information Main Campus Downtown Campus Clear Lake Campus Sugarland Campus


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