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1 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk Approaches To E-Learning: Introduction Brian Kelly UKOLN University of Bath Bath, BA2 7AY URL web-focus/events/ UKOLN is supported by:

2 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 2 Contents About Me About You Session Aims Structure Questions Note: I find e-learning very exciting. I hope this doesnt mean I talk too quickly! Please tell me if: I talk too quickly I talk in jargon (TLAs and XTLAs!) You cant hear me Note: I find e-learning very exciting. I hope this doesnt mean I talk too quickly! Please tell me if: I talk too quickly I talk in jargon (TLAs and XTLAs!) You cant hear me

3 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 3 About Me Brian Kelly: A national adviser of Web technologies for the UK Higher and Further education and cultural heritage sectors Based at UKOLN – a national centre of expertise in digital information management Located in Bath – a beautiful Roman city in the south west of England A longstanding Web evangelist – set up first Web site in January 1993 Speaker at many Web conferences, events, etc Took part in ICTP Web Enabling Workshops in 2002 and 2004

4 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 4 About My Slides & Exercises All my workshop materials: Are available on the Web See or Feel free to use in your own institution for non- commercial use – only condition is that you give acknowledgements to UKOLN We hope to make materials available under a Creative Commons licence in the future We hope to make materials available under a Creative Commons licence in the future

5 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 5 Session Aims (1) In the sessions Im organising the learning objectives are: To gain an understanding of key e- learning concepts and technologies To gain additional experience in use of e- learning environments To gain an understanding or the strengths and limitations and e-learning To produce the first draft of a e-learning strategy, which may be of use when you return to work These areas will be addressed from Mon-Fri

6 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 6 Session Aims (2) My talks complement those of Melissa Highton (University of Leeds). Her learning objectives are: To gain an understanding of e-learning and pedagogy To explore the role of collaboration To explore how to find e-learning resources Note that both Melissa and myself will try to respond to issues which you raise

7 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 7 About You In small groups say hello to your neighbours and find out: Who has used e-learning environments? Who has used technologies such as Instant Messaging, Blogs, Wikis, video-conferencing, …? Who has authored materials for use in e-learning? Who has installed or managed e-learning environments? Whether you are a computer expert, scientist (or other) You can spend 5 minutes on this exercise Then give a summary to everyone E

8 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 8 About Your Interests In your group discuss: What you would like to gain from this workshop The topics you would like to be covered The concerns about e-learning you would like to be addressed Then give a summary to everyone

9 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 9 Your Interests Your interests will be: Recorded on a Wiki You can update the Wiki(s) The public Swiki and Wikalong tools are available See and search for ICTP-2005 or go to Also note that Wikalong can be used for annotation on pages on my Web site Also note that Wikalong can be used for annotation on pages on my Web site

10 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 10 Why Use A Wiki? Why should you want to use a Wiki? You can all contribute. We do not have experts (who know everything) and students (who know nothing) You can experiment in a safe environment (its better to make mistakes and get things wrong here than back at work) I am a learner too, and want to find out how useful Wikis may be in e-learning Warning: the Wikis are provided on an experimental basis.

11 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 11 Your Interests How much does it cost? What is it? How will it affect my organisation? Will it work for my students? How to I set up e-learning? What are the key tools? What are the mistakes to avoid?

12 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 12 Session Details (1) The structure of the sessions The Key Standards and Technologies: Understanding the Fundamentals A talk an discussion on the key technological standards and applications used in e-learning E-Learning – The Users Perspective Hands-on exercises in use of a variety of e- learning and related applications, which will allow you to appreciate the end-users view Developing An E-Learning Strategy Group exercise in the initial steps in developing an e-learning strategy for your institution

13 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 13 Your Involvement In order for these sessions to be effective your active participation is needed: Engage fully with the hands-on exercises (and avoid using during class!) Participate in group exercises Contribute to group activities Ask if you are unclear Remember that you are taking part in a learning and e-learning – so reflect on your experiences Make use of appropriate electronic tools for note- taking, reviews, communications, etc. Be tolerant if things go wrong – and learn from any mistakes Remembers that e-learning is a social activity Enjoy yourself!

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