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E-learning and agriMoodle, OER Growers Autumn 2012

E-learning and agriMoodle, OER Growers Autumn 2012

Prepared for the 3rd Online Training Seminar of the Autumn 2012 season of Agro-Know's OER Growers pilot project (http://wiki.oergrowers.gr)

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Tasos Koutoumanos

October 20, 2012
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  1. Anastasios Koutoumanos OER Growers Team wiki.oergrowers.gr oergrowers@agroknow.gr Agro-Know Technologies wiki.agroknow.gr

    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. OER Growers Autumn Season 2012 3rd Online Training Introduction to e-learning platforms Introduction to e-learning platforms and and agri agriMoode Moode
  2. Contents Contents  e-Learning: a short introduction  Modes for

    e-Learning  e-Learning for the agronomists  agriMoodle – a short introduction  Discussion: what would you expect from agriMoodle?
  3. e-Learning - definitions e-Learning - definitions  E-learning includes all

    forms of electronically supported learning and teaching – The information and communication systems, whether networked or not, serve as specific media to implement the learning process.  E-learning is the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge  CBT (Computer-Based Training)  WBT (Web-Based Training)
  4. Technology & Education Technology & Education 1840 Distance Education (post,

    correspondence) 1960 Computer-Based Tranining 1990 Internet and the WWW books, books, print, print, projectors, projectors, radio, radio, television, television, video, ... video, ... e-Learning 2.0
  5. The e- merry The e- merry  Any-time Any-time 

    Any-place Any-place  Any-one! Any-one!  Just in time Just in time ... ...  Many-modes Many-modes – synchronous, synchronous, – asynchronous asynchronous  Blended learning Blended learning ... ...  e-skills e-skills  e-literacy e-literacy Bringing down barriers: Bringing down barriers: • distance barriers, distance barriers, • disabilities, disabilities, • language barriers, language barriers, • economic barriers, economic barriers, • ... ... Cost reductions: Cost reductions: • commuting, commuting, • buildings, buildings, • equipment, equipment, • printed resources, printed resources, • updates, updates, • ... ...
  6. And the e-worries And the e-worries  (usually) (usually) Need

    for more time investment Need for more time investment – both for teachers & creators of learning courses / both for teachers & creators of learning courses / resources resources – and for learners and for learners  Quality control? Quality control?  e-skills and demanding technology competencies e-skills and demanding technology competencies  Intrusive to established educational practices, Intrusive to established educational practices, techniques and methodologies techniques and methodologies  New techniques for studying and making up for New techniques for studying and making up for the affordances of established learning tools the affordances of established learning tools – books, pen & paper, the blackboard, the lecture hall books, pen & paper, the blackboard, the lecture hall
  7. Short history Short history  WW II : WW II

    : soldiers trained to use complex equipment soldiers trained to use complex equipment  1960's – Palo Alto 1960's – Palo Alto: Stanford Univ. psychology Pr. P. Suppes : Stanford Univ. psychology Pr. P. Suppes and R. Attkinson: math to children and R. Attkinson: math to children  1970's - 1st generation, PLATO system, CBTs: 1970's - 1st generation, PLATO system, CBTs: knowledge knowledge transferring, usually self-paced transferring, usually self-paced ... ...  1980's - Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: 1980's - Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: encourage shared development of knowledge encourage shared development of knowledge  1993 – W.D.Graziadei: 1993 – W.D.Graziadei: online computer-delivered lectures, online computer-delivered lectures, tutorials and assessment project tutorials and assessment project  1994 – CompuHigh: 1994 – CompuHigh: 1st online high school 1st online high school  Today: Today: e-Learning == reading literacy e-Learning == reading literacy  Classroom 2.0 Classroom 2.0, , e-Learning 2.0 e-Learning 2.0 –
  8. e-Learning 2.0 e-Learning 2.0  Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Computer

    Supported Collaborative Learning – shift of paradigm: shift of paradigm: Assignments Teacher Grades Learner → → → Assignments Teacher Grades Learner → → → – becomes: becomes: social learning! social learning!  Web & Web 2.0 tools and software: Web & Web 2.0 tools and software: – Blogs Blogs – Wikis Wikis – Podcasts Podcasts – virtual worlds ( virtual worlds (Second Life Second Life) ) – connected Classrooms (e-Twinning) connected Classrooms (e-Twinning) – ePortfolios ePortfolios
  9. e-Learning in the Web 2.0 era e-Learning in the Web

    2.0 era Made by Jose G. Lepervanche, http://josetoons.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/e-learning-overload-2/
  10. Some examples Some examples  Online Course - Integrated Pest

    Management Online Course - Integrated Pest Management – http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/training/index.html http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/training/index.html  TUFTS Open CourseWare (OCW) TUFTS Open CourseWare (OCW) – http://ocw.tufts.edu/CourseList http://ocw.tufts.edu/CourseList  Video-Lectures Video-Lectures – http://videolectures.net/dataforum2012_morteo_unfao/ http://videolectures.net/dataforum2012_morteo_unfao/  KHAN Academy KHAN Academy – http://www.khanacademy.org/science/cosmology-and- http://www.khanacademy.org/science/cosmology-and- astronomy/v/development-of-agriculture-and-writing astronomy/v/development-of-agriculture-and-writing  Multimedia Multimedia – http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/media/traini http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/media/traini ng/2009/05/bees/ ng/2009/05/bees/
  11. Huge set of courses, already! Huge set of courses, already!

  12. Moodle Moodle M Modular odular O Object- bject-O Oriented riented

    D Dynamic ynamic L Learning earning E Environment nvironment Software for producing Internet-based courses Software for producing Internet-based courses Serving > 58 million users Serving > 58 million users in > 5.8 million courses in > 5.8 million courses Released on 20 August 2002, now in 2.3 version Released on 20 August 2002, now in 2.3 version Open Source Software (GNU General Public v.3) Open Source Software (GNU General Public v.3)
  13. A typical Moodle course (screenshot) from the ITEMS project -

    http://www.itemspro.net/
  14.  provides great green/agri- templates and provides great green/agri- templates

    and themes themes  is linked to interesting green/agri- information is linked to interesting green/agri- information sources sources  trainers trainers can use tools to can use tools to import resources import resources from from relevant agricultural repositories relevant agricultural repositories  trainers trainers can easily can easily create create and and export metadata export metadata for their courses and resources for their courses and resources  learners learners can benefit from (automatic) can benefit from (automatic) references to useful material, through various references to useful material, through various widgets widgets
  15.  Extends Extends Moodle Moodle – with with ready-to-use ready-to-use

    functionality, functionality, services & tools services & tools – targeted towards uses in targeted towards uses in agricultural agricultural context context  Links Links Moodle Moodle – to existing agricultural information sources & data to existing agricultural information sources & data  Creates a Creates a network network of agriMoodle installations of agriMoodle installations – Facilitating location of Facilitating location of educational resources educational resources – Promoting Promoting open access open access and and re-use re-use of resources of resources agriMoodle agriMoodle
  16. The agriMoodle HUB The agriMoodle HUB

  17. A Hub for what? A Hub for what? Many more

    services! Many more services! “Advertise” courses Match courses against user preferences Provide intuitive statistics Export course details (metadata) to relevant portals and harvesters Foster “Communities” Push agriMoodle-related notifications (updates, etc.)
  18. A central search for agri-courses! A central search for agri-courses!