2002 a year in the life of elearning There’s no longer any such thing as a free (Internet) lunch 2001 (Fl)exhibition, Torrens Valley Institute, October 2002
1 Internet year = 7 normal years 1998 2001
KM B-learning KM (knowledge management) b-learning m-learning Blogs (see blogger.com) SCORM IMS IMS compliant SCORM M-learning blogs
What kind of learning are we up to? • Flexible learning • Online learning • Elearning • B-learning (BLENDED or hybrid: f2f and/or remoteonline and/or campus based elearning) • M-learning (MOBILE learning: palm pilots, PDA’s, mobile phones, wireless)
What happened locally? • learning platform – WebCT priced itself beyond our reach • VLE (state portal) marked time • Online Education Services(OES) greatly reduced in numbers/capacity • We slipped behind other states (PD/funding/materials development) • Leadership – “where’s the manager who reports to the CEO on change management???” (Mark Keough) • Still trapped in the EDS web • eDay >>>>
eDay – a tradition in the making? Mark it in your diary for next year – last day of term 3, 2003!
What happened locally? (2) • TAFE SA had 5 Flexible Learning Leaders • LearnScope still the most effective vehicle for promoting PD in elearning/flexible delivery (13 projects) • Most institutes have now appointed elearning coordinators • Toolboxes finally took off (often used as stand alones, not customised) • Place and virtual space? >> Buses started going to websites (southlink.com.au!)
What happened locally? (3) • New practitioners appeared • Doug Purcell coined the phrase ‘teaching space’ • Elearnity (“from here to elearnity” – NOEL conference) • DMIT survey >>>>>
DMIT Survey Results • Internet access at home? (YES – 79%) • Use the Internet at home for work-related activity? (YES – 76%) • Up to 86% of lecturing staff are using the web in their teaching • Encouraging…… • However, still very conservative usage • Almost nil use of collaborative tools and approaches
QUOTE OF THE DAY • The key to success in ..e-learning …. hinges on the idea of participation. This involves changing learners from passive consumers of learning to active producers of learning. (Stephen Downes’ Online Daily; 29/10/02)
What happened beyond state boundaries? • Blackboard and WebCT cashed in their chips • VET struggles, unis prosper • Notion of Community persists (NW2002) • It is raining emoderation courses • Generation Next??? (X and Y - who are they? How do they learn?) • MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology) finally put their stuff online, but are these ‘courses’?
What happened beyond state boundaries? (2) • Corporate world has left education in the dust (John Mitchell) • Games and simulations gained further ground • Broadband increased > use of voice/video? • Innovations is the new buzz word (projects and theme); (spinnovation?) • Prices came down ($700/PC) • Free > pay business model flourished
PARTING THOUGHTS • How long can you keep on saying this is for pioneers? (I’ve been at this for 28 years now!) • How long can you keep people disadvantaged? (access issues, literacy issues)