a year in the life of
There’s no longer any such thing as a free (Internet) lunch
1 Internet year = 7 normal years
What kind of learning are we up to?
B-learning (BLENDED or hybrid: f2f and/or remote online 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 – a tradition in the making?
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
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
(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
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)
this remained a dream…..