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					           Nicki Hedge

Flexible provision through
e-learning: myths, miracles
       & map-making
        E-Learning as Open Learning

   Flexible Delivery Workshops Series No. 2
                  March 2005
Flexible provision through e-learning: myths,
miracles & map-making


 1 Flexible provision through e-learning:
   role & location of e-learning

 2 E-Learning: myths and miracles

 3 Supporting e-learning: models, methods
   and challenges

4 Map-making & leaps of imagination?
1   Flexible provision through e-learning: role & location of e-learning as tool for
                                                            flexible provision


                                                    open?
                                                           flexible?



                                                  flexible
                                                 provision
2 E-Learning: myths and miracles
           too time-consuming
               second best
               inaccessible
                 panacea
             new/innovative
               quick fix
               cheap fix
               new hobby
              fringe activity
    LEARNING
support enhancement
          e-
          m-
      networked
      distributed
      distance
        open
       flexible
                                       confidence
competing
                                            &
pressures
                                       competence

            pedagogy        technology

                      support
                        for
                       staff?
            content        infrastructure


 policy                                  declining
tensions                                 resources
Supporting e-learning: models, methods & challenges




                                                        I don’t
Will GUIDE put it online for me?                       have time




                      This sounds exciting




                               It’ll never be as good as f2f
Supporting e-learning:
 models,
     methods,
         challenges
hub model                ownership



        collaboration



             pedagogy
                &
            technology
           collaboration

        pedagogy & technology

           harnessed to meet
         educational challenges

  driven by platform?
   social
constructivism
                moodle
          moodle
      driven by social
       constructivism
        open source
      ‘free’ and not free
        community
owned, developed, responsive
        open source
      ‘free’ and not free
        community
owned, developed, responsive


         approach
        philosophy
    community of practice
                   approach
                  philosophy
              community of practice

‘It’s not a technology issue: it’s a business issue
to do with externalization’ Andy Mulholland, Cap
Gemini Ernst & Young

for companies with external focus, used to
working collaboratively

they stand to gain much more from open source
than companies with an internal focus, which see
the technology in terms of cost savings
   hub model



           collaboration

Supporting e-learning: models, methods
and challenges
hubs & one-stop-shops
                      Moodle      P-T
                     TSC/LSC                      RAM
                                   &
Course IT support
                               DE Support   Planning Office
Teams
     Departments
                                 Library
                 Faculties                  Computer
                                             Service
                             GUIDE
       Research                as           Moodle (VLE)
           &                  HUB           infrastructure,
       Enterprise                             Help Desk
funding bids
  costings          SRAS        Registry

               publicity,     matriculation WebSURF
               marketing,                Student Updateable
               fee setting                 Records Facility
Course IT support
                              supporting
Teams
     Departments
                           transformational
              Faculties
                                change
                          GUIDE
                            as
                           HUB


    ownership                 responsibility

        ‘levels’ of e-learning
          map-making
                &
      leaps of imagination?

transformational sustainable change
       learning for learners
     learning for organizations
       e-learning = learning
    map-making
          &
leaps of imagination?


better together?
thinking the unthinkable?
Rice University’s http://cnx.rice.edu/Connexions


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shared. Connexions is a rapidly growing
collection of free scholarly materials and a
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• authors publish and collaborate
• instructors rapidly build and share
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• learners explore the links among
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    map-making
          &
leaps of imagination?
hub model                ownership



        collaboration



             pedagogy
                &
            technology

				
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