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Understanding Online Learning

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Stephen Downes presentation at the
University of Melbourne,
Friday, February 23, 2001

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Understanding Online Learning

  1. 1. Understanding Online Learning Stephen Downes University of Melbourne Friday, February 23, 2001
  2. 2. Understanding Online Learning <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages and disadvantages of online learning </li></ul><ul><li>Elements of Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>What Works, What Doesn’t </li></ul><ul><li>The Future of Online Learning </li></ul>
  3. 3. Advantages and Disadvantages <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>For your students: ease of access, cost, variable schedule </li></ul><ul><li>For you: creation of re-usable content, distribution of resources (no photocopying!), clarification of subject </li></ul><ul><li>More? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages and Disadvantages (2) <ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>For students: cost or inconvenience of access, technology woes, lack of direct contact </li></ul><ul><li>For you: need to prepare material ahead of time, technology woes, increased workload handling email, etc </li></ul><ul><li>More? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Elements of Online Learning <ul><li>The Assiniboine Model (1997) http:// www.atl.ualberta.ca/downes/naweb/am.htm </li></ul>
  6. 6. Elements of Online Learning (2) <ul><li>Course Structure </li></ul>
  7. 7. Elements of Online Learning (3) <ul><li>Module Structure </li></ul><ul><li>The IDEAS Model: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exercises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Elements of Online Learning (4) <ul><li>Modules and Static Resources </li></ul>
  9. 9. Elements of Online Learning (5) <ul><li>Overview </li></ul>
  10. 10. What Works, What Doesn’t <ul><li>Being a cornucopia of online learning experiences…. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What Works… (1) <ul><li>Intro to Literature http://web.cerritos.edu/jaeger/en2spsyl.htm </li></ul>
  12. 12. What Works… (2) <ul><li>Small Business Management http://clconline.clc.cc.il.us/bus219 </li></ul>
  13. 13. What Works… (3) <ul><li>Shakespeare and Performance Criticism http://www.cyberschool.k12.or.us/~ulen/shakespeare1/welcome.html </li></ul>
  14. 14. What Works… (4) <ul><li>Computer Supported Collaborative Learning http://webct.cc.utexas.edu:8900/SCRIPT/EDC385G_F00/scripts/serve_home williams / joanne </li></ul>
  15. 15. What Works… (5) <ul><li>Introduction to Using Online Discussion http://learnnow.nait.ab.ca:8500/webct/public/home.pl tci100s9 / tci100s9 </li></ul>
  16. 16. What Works… (6) <ul><li>A Hole in the Wall http://www.finalcopygroup.com/wallrepair/ </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Future of Online Learning <ul><li>Three Components: </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge management </li></ul><ul><li>Learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Objects </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Future… (2) <ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Jurist http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>MuniMall http://www.munimall.net </li></ul>
  19. 19. And More… <ul><li>Stephen’s Web </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.atl.ualberta.ca/downes </li></ul><ul><li>(soon to be http://www.downes.ca ) </li></ul>

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