logging in or signing up E Learning Benefits Challenges and Myths tom.secrest Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Let's Connect Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 1008 Category: Education License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: March 05, 2010 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 2 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Benefits, Challenges and Myths of Blended Learning in Language Education: A personal journey. : Benefits, Challenges and Myths of Blended Learning in Language Education: A personal journey. By Tom Secrest Educational Objective : Educational Objective How to deliver high quality educational content in non-traditional ways, while still keeping students interested, motivated, and focused? Revolution vs. Evolution : Revolution vs. Evolution Blended Learning : Blended Learning Benefits : Benefits Students can learn when and where they want. This gives students greater control over their daily schedule. Benefits : Benefits Students have more control and responsibility for what they learn. Students can move quickly through easy material and spend more time on difficult material. Benefits : Benefits E-Learning can be an active experience. E-Learning can reward success instantly. Benefits : Benefits Encourages curiosity, motivation, and problem solving skills. Useful links allow students to follow their special interests. Benefits: Problem Solving : Benefits: Problem Solving Benefits: Problem Solving : Benefits: Problem Solving Students utilize new language skills to find and evaluate information needed to complete assignments. Benefits: Problems Solving : Benefits: Problems Solving Students practice new vocabulary and develop communication skills while working with others to complete assignments. Benefits: Problem Solving : Benefits: Problem Solving Students develop and practice writing skills during written communication with colleagues and instructors. ThunderBird OpenOffice Student Challenges : Student Challenges Students have to master E-Learning technologies. Classroom management software (Moodle) Web browsers, Twitter PowerPoint, Author Stream Don’t assume that all students are computer savvy. Student Challenges : Student Challenges E-Leaning requires access to associated technology. Internet access Computer access Required technology must not exceed what most students have available. Student Challenges : Student Challenges Loss of social contact Have you ever wondered why some students never miss class? Try to incorporate student interaction into your E-Learning classes. Student Challenges : Student Challenges Loss of personal interaction with instructors Loss of positive and negative feedback Instructors can be powerful motivators and E-Learning must seek to retain this relationship. Instructor Challenges : Instructor Challenges Technology learning curve Specialty Software Moodle, BlackBoard Computer operating systems FTP Web site authoring software Programming languages I just don’t get paid enough for this! Instructor Challenges : Instructor Challenges Content Conversion Create E-Learning content Instructional and enjoyable content Keeps students on task Feedback and motivation Assessments and assignments Seamless integration Seamless integration There’s more to making E-Learning classes than just scanning your old handouts and putting them online. Instructor Challenges : Instructor Challenges Picking the E-Leaning Medium Web pages CMS (Moodle, BlackBoard) E -Lectures Flash presentations Pod Casts, etc. E-Learning Myths : E-Learning Myths E-Learning reduces the amount of time instructors need to prepare for a class. The opposite is true; E-Learning usually requires more time. E-Learning Myths : E-Learning Myths E-Learning improves student efficiency. Lessons have to be carefully designed and managed to keep students from going off task. E-Learning Myths : E-Learning Myths E-Learning can be used to cut staff, reduce costs, and save space. Cut staff – No Cut cost – No Save space – Yes E-Learning Myths : E-Learning Myths Getting started is easy. Getting started is fun, but not easy. It takes lots of time to create an E or Blended learning course – but I think you will enjoy the process. I hope you enjoyed the presentation. : I hope you enjoyed the presentation. You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.