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  1. Strategies toward an E-Learning Environment for Actapon, Inc.

    Slide 1 - Strategies toward an E-Learning Environment for Actapon, Inc.

    • Corlis Webb
    • Transitions, Inc.
    • 4/5/2015
  2. Considerations for Meeting the Challenges:

    Slide 2 - Considerations for Meeting the Challenges:

    • Transitioning from Face-to-Face Learning to an E-Learning Environment
    • Strategies
    • Approaches Challenges
  3. Strategies

    Slide 3 - Strategies

    • Understanding Actapon’s Instructional Needs
    • Materials
    • Technology
    • The Instructional Needs
    • System
    • Learners
    • Instructors
    • Assessing Needs
    • Conducting An Analysis
    • Analyzing Learners
    • Writing Objectives
    • Developing assessments and strategies
    • Developing and selecting Instruments
    • Evaluation
    • Simonson, Smaldino, Albright, & Zvacek, 2012
  4. Understanding the Purpose of an E-Learning Environment

    Slide 4 - Understanding the Purpose of an E-Learning Environment

    • The transitional process requires an understanding of how the transition will effect learners, instructors, and its effect on technology
    • Anonymity & Invisibility
    • Persistence
    • Locus of Engagement
    • Hawthornthwaite, Bruce, Andrews, Kazmer, Montague, & Preston, (2007)
  5. 21st Century Skills

    Slide 5 - 21st Century Skills

    • How people learn and the capacity of that learning is a main predictor of the required skills organizations are seeking and working toward in the 21st Century
    • People learn differently
    • People learn inside and outside of their environments
    • Understanding the learning process and how people learn helps to process the awareness of learning
    • Kong, Chan, Griffin, Hoppe, Huang, Kinshuk, Looi, Milrad, Norris, Nussbaum, Sharples, So, Soloway, & Yu, (2014), (p. 71)
    • Formal and informal learning
    • Individualized and collaborative learning
    • Evidence of improvement and awareness of progress
  6. Approaches

    Slide 6 - Approaches

    • The Unit-Model-Topic (UMT)
    • Every organization is different. This difference requires organizations to develop concepts to design and develop courses suitable for the organization. The UMT model is best for Actapon because it encompasses the ingredients necessary to begin the transition process.
    • Contents
    • Nature of the learner
    • Process of learning
    • Assessing the learning experience
    • Instruction/teaching guidelines
    • Mixing Bowl
    • Simonson. Smaldino, Albright, & Zvacek, 2012
  7. Understand the Learner

    Slide 7 - Understand the Learner

    • social
    • solitary
    • Reader/writer
    • The Learner
    • Visual
    • Auditory
    • Kinesthetic
    • Learner
    • Logical
    • Learner
    • Physical
    • Learner
    • Verbal
  8. Evaluate the Learning

    Slide 8 - Evaluate the Learning

    • What Worked
    • What did not work well
    • What can be re-arranged
    • What can stay the same
    • Is the process repeatable?
  9. Challenges: Equating the F2F with the E-Learning Environment

    Slide 9 - Challenges: Equating the F2F with the E-Learning Environment

    • Using materials for maximum effectiveness
    • Stress key points
    • interactivity and engaging
    • Group work
    • Colorful
    • Include learning styles
    • Language
    • Comprehension levels
  10. Computer Literacy

    Slide 10 - Computer Literacy

    • What do I know
    • What don’t I know
    • What do I need to know
    • Do I want to know
    • Do I have to know
    • I have no interest in knowing
    • Where am I in this digital world
  11. Cultural Issues

    Slide 11 - Cultural Issues

    • Who has/had access to education
    • Who has/had access to technology
    • How have employees taught
    • What is the instructors role
    • Supervisor’s role
    • Employees role
    • How do employees prefer to learn
    • What is the motivation to succeed in the organization
    • What is the organizations motivation for employees to succeed
    • Should the organization use different languages in course development
    • Azer & El-Sherbini, (2011), p. 13
  12. Technical Issues

    Slide 12 - Technical Issues

    • Course not loading
    • Internet down
    • Browser issues
    • Need flashplayer or other plug-ins for course to load
    • Pop-up blockers
    • No sound or unable to view illustrations
    • Ellis & Kuznia, (2014)
  13. Wrap-Up

    Slide 13 - Wrap-Up

    • Strategies
    • Understand Instructional Needs
    • Purpose for e-Learning
    • 21st Century Skills
    • Approaches
    • UMT Model
    • Understand the learner
    • Evaluate the learning
    • Challenges
    • How to use the Materials
    • Computer Literacy
    • Technical Issues
  14. References

    Slide 14 - References

    • Azer, M. A., & EL-Sherbini, A. M. (2011). Cultural challenges in developing e-learning content. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 6(1), 11-14.
    • Ellis, P. F. & Kuznia, K. D. (2014). Corporate elearning impact on employees. Global Journal of Business Research, 8(4), 1-15.
    • Eynon, R., & Helsper, E. (2011). Adults learning online: Digital choice and/or digital exclusion?. New Media and Society, 13(4), 534-551. doi: 10.1177/14614481374789
    • Hawthornthwaite, C., Bruce, B. C., Andrews, R., Kazmer, M. M., Montague, R.A., & Preston, C. (2007). Theories and models of and for online learning. First Monday, 12(8), 1-19.
    • Kong, S. C., Chan, T. W., Griffin, P., Hoppe, U., Huang, R., Kinshuk, Looi, C. K., Milrad, M., Norris, C., Nussbaum, M., Sharples, M., So, W. M. W., Soloway, E., & Yu, S. (2014). E-learning in school education in the coming 10 years for developing 21st century skills: Critical research issues and policy implications. Educational Technology and Society, 17(1), 70-78.
  15. Logan, L. (2012). Replicating interactive graduate student writing workshops in the virtual classroom: Best practices for meeting learning objectives and controlling costs. Journal of Applied Learning Technology, 2(3), 11-15.

    Slide 15 - Logan, L. (2012). Replicating interactive graduate student writing workshops in the virtual classroom: Best practices for meeting learning objectives and controlling costs. Journal of Applied Learning Technology, 2(3), 11-15.

    • Simonson, M., Smaldino, S., Albright, M., & Zvacek, S. (2012). Teaching and learning at a distance: Foundations of distance education. Boston, MA: Pearson.
    • Tsai, C. W., Shen, P. D., & Chiang, Y. C. (2013). Research trends in meaningful learning research on e-learning and online education environments: A review of studies published in SSCI-indexed journals from 2003-2012. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(6), 79-84. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12035