2009 Canadian e-Learning Conference Program

The 3 R’s of Sustainable e-Learning Practices

Session Title: The 3 R’s of Sustainable e-Learning Practices

Time & Date: 9:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M., Friday, June 19, 2009

Location: Rm. 182, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC)

Session Description: e-Learning is often seen to contain content and practices transferred directly from f2f teaching. This is not surprising given that faculty may not have first-hand knowledge of the tools and possibilities available in the online environment. This collaborative session will look at creating ideas for faculty, independent of technology skills and LMS, that will encourage explorations of alternative solutions to the cut-and-paste e-course.

The starting premise for the three Rs is:
Reduce workload
Re-purpose content
Refresh design

  • Workload is a contentious issue in the development and delivery elements of e-learning. It is hoped to document effective strategies to reduce workload.
  • The delivery of content can take advantage of the media rich environment of the web to engage students. At the same time, there is the need to consider what has to be delivered and what can be “uncovered” by our learners through student centred learning. It is hoped this delivery uncovering tension will stimulate a vibrant discussion.
  • Look and feel are important aspects of usability and engagement in e-learning. A LMS may create a standardized framework for an e-course but within that framework it is anticipated that participants will suggest ideas that will enhance communication and clarity.

Conference Stream: Open, Connected, & Social

Session Format: Collaboratory

Presenter: Susan Birtwell

Presenter Bio: Moodle team: Faculty Liaison. Mission: to encourage faculty to combine their knowledge with the power of elearning tools to provide an excellent experience for their students.

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