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Trends in Online Education


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Presentation delivered at EMS Expo about Trends in Online Education for audience of State EMS Officials, Paramedics, Educators, Training Officers, Field Supervisors

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Trends in Online Education

  1. 1. Online Education<br />Trends for Emergency Responders<br />
  2. 2. My Task<br />Online education is the most dynamic and fastest growing component of emergency responder education. Education programs are migrating from the desktop computer to iPods, MP3 players, smartphones and PDAs as m-learning programs, and 3-D virtual simulations are being used for training and evaluation. This session covers emerging trends in online education for emergency responders and discusses how to evaluate tools and technologies for your organization.<br />
  3. 3. Your Tasks<br />Listen<br />Participate<br />Ask Questions<br />
  4. 4. Back ChannelCommunication<br />Text<br />Tweet (#EMSExpo)<br />Photo<br />Video<br />Blog<br />allowed and encouraged<br />
  5. 5. Director of Education<br />
  6. 6. Introduction<br />Special thanks to C3Softworks and<br />
  7. 7. Attended Past Presentation<br />Yes<br />No<br />
  8. 8. Listen to EMSEduCast Podcast<br />1-10 episodes<br />10-50 episodes<br />50 or more episodes<br />What is the EMSEduCast? <br />
  9. 9. Are We Connected?<br />Twitter (@gfriese)<br /><br /><br />Ning Network<br />One or more connections<br />
  10. 10. Will you run with me tomorrow morning?<br />Yes<br />No<br />Hell no!<br />
  11. 11. What about you?<br />
  12. 12. Primary EMS Role<br />Field provider<br />Training officer<br />Supervisor<br />Chief<br />Supplier<br />Other<br />
  13. 13. Years in EMS<br />< 1 year<br />1-5 years<br />6-10 years<br />> 10 years<br />
  14. 14. Anyone can use and make elearning. Even you EMS Newbies and EMS Dinosaurs.<br />
  15. 15. Consumer/User of Online Education<br />Yes<br />No<br />Not sure<br />
  16. 16. What types of elearning do you consume?<br />
  17. 17. Examples of Online Education<br />
  18. 18. Email <br />Full_Time_Staff, Part_Time_Staff<br />Monday Morning Training Tip<br />Meeting, Updates, and Announcements<br />Good morning,<br />Welcome to another Monday EMT tip. Remember join our Facebook group. <br />When assessing chest pain patients remember these tips:<br />All staff, <br />Read all attachments … <br />Do these things differently …<br />Come to this meeting …<br />Happy this, that, or the other thing<br />
  19. 19. File Transfer<br />PDF files<br />PPT slides<br />Audio files<br />
  20. 20. HTML Text<br />Read, click, read, click, read …<br />… click, click, click, click …<br />
  21. 21. Streaming Media<br />
  22. 22. Producer of Online Education<br />Yes<br />No<br />
  23. 23. PPT to Flash<br />
  24. 24. Interactive Content<br />
  25. 25. Webinar<br />
  26. 26. Screencast<br />
  27. 27. Blogs<br />
  28. 28. Videos<br />
  29. 29. Podcasts<br />
  30. 30. Gaming<br />
  31. 31. Which format do you consume most?<br />Web articles<br />Audio podcasts<br />PowerPoint style<br />Streaming video<br />Other<br />None <br />
  32. 32. Emerging Trends<br />
  33. 33. 2009 Trends<br />Widely available<br />Ongoing resistance<br />Reflects instruction<br />Lots of FREE content<br />Crowded marketplace<br />Live training<br />Easy to create content<br />SME interaction<br />Institutional barriers<br />Accreditation<br />All-in-One Solution<br />Paramedic experts<br />
  34. 34. Social Network Involvement<br />Member and engaged<br />Member and not engaged<br />Not a member<br />What’s a social network? <br />
  35. 35. Social Networking<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />Me<br />You<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />
  36. 36. #1 Social Learning<br />Key attributes:<br />Community generated<br />User centered<br />Collaborative processes<br />Use of online tools for creation and networks for distribution<br />
  37. 37. #1 Social Learning<br />Subject Matter Expert<br />Audience<br />Audience<br />Audience<br />Audience<br />
  38. 38. #2 Social Media<br />
  39. 39. Percent of Employees with a Smartphone<br />76-100%<br />51-75%<br />26-50%<br />0-25%<br />
  40. 40. Americans using Smartphones by the fourth quarter of 2010<br />50% <br />
  41. 41. #3 Mobile Learning<br />Already used to:<br />Exchange text<br />Watch/create videos<br />Listen/record audio<br />Play games<br />Interactive references<br />Practice tests<br />
  42. 42. High speed internet access in station?<br />Yes<br />No<br />Don’t know<br />
  43. 43. High speed internet access in ambulance?<br />Yes<br />No<br />Don’t know<br />
  44. 44. #4a Anywhere Availability<br />
  45. 45. #4b In Station Training <br />Scheduled time<br />Dedicated learning space<br />Configured hardware<br />User support<br />
  46. 46. #5 Hybrid Education<br />
  47. 47. QA data analysis used to pick training topics<br />Strongly Agree<br />Agree<br />Neutral<br />Disagree<br />Strongly Disagree<br />
  48. 48. #6 Integration<br />PCR Data<br />Yes<br />QA Analysis<br />Competent?<br />No<br />Online Education<br />Preceptor<br />Skill Lab<br />
  49. 49. Evaluation of Tools and Technologies<br />
  50. 50. Why do you want to train online?<br />Train better <br />Save money<br />Student demand<br />All of the above<br />I don’t want to<br />
  51. 51. Online learning is as effective or more effective than classroom training<br />True<br />False<br />
  52. 52. Online learning “actually tends to be better than conventional instruction”<br />
  53. 53. Evaluation Criteria<br />Training objectives<br />Development time<br />Resources<br />
  54. 54. Objectives GI=GO<br />
  55. 55. Community Generated<br />(collaborative)<br />WYSIWYG<br />(SME)<br />Interactivity<br />Custom Programming<br />(team)<br />Development Time<br />
  56. 56. Resources<br />
  57. 57. Calculation of ROI<br />
  58. 58. Tools Needed<br />
  59. 59. Path to Success<br />Needs Assessment<br />Resource Allocation<br />Timeline to Implement<br />Champions to Lead<br />Achievable Goals<br />Multi-Year Commitment<br />
  60. 60. Questions<br />Search<br />
  61. 61. Let’s Stay in Touch<br />