Technology in learning

technology in learning

Subject: Education

Investigate current and future trends in the use of technology in learning

contexts and establish a vision for elearning.

Reading through the information on “How to Set and Achieve Goals” from

the goal setting website: . Keep in mind the information provided from the website on how to set realistic and

achievable goals. These procedures should always be at the forefront for

your goal setting requirements of this unit. In particular, pay particular

attention to the page “What goals should I set”. This information is the

backbone to your next task.

Following the three step planning process as outlined in McCormack and

Jones, 1998, pp. 53-66 ( the print screen of the book available on attached files), make an analysis of your

teaching area to determine the suitability of introducing elearning. Your

analysis should be made up of the following components:

2.1 Discussion of educational goals: develop a list of

educational goals by answering all the questions as outlined on

page 55 of the reading. At this stage you don’t need to worry

about implementation issues correlated costs; simply identify all

the things you would like to achieve.

2.2 Identification of implementation methods: identify

implementation methods for each goal (as outlined on p. 59),

listing both non-Web and elearning approaches that could help

achieve each goal. Next, rule out any implementation methods

you feel are not feasible outlining the reasons why.

2.3 Prioritisation of elearning approaches: using the procedure

as indicated on pages 61 – 66 of the reading. Prioritise your list

and present your results in tabular form.

2.4 Review of elearning tools Select the top three or four items

on your priortised list and identify the elearning tools that could

be used to support the approaches you have identified.

Examples of such tools include; Internet, content delivery (LMS),

information retrieval, Intranet, publishing student work, forums,

chat rooms, blogs, wikis, Forums, online record keeping, online

administration and online assessment, virtual worlds, connected

classrooms (combining online interactive whiteboards and video

conferencing), podcasts, sharing tools, social networking tools.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of elearning tools. Feel

free to add others you feel may be important.

2.5 Please provide a brief description of each of the tools you

have identified and how they can help achieve the particular

educational goals you have selected.

2.6 Discuss current trends in elearning. In particular, discuss

how these trends could impact on your elearning goals.

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