Wednesday, November 4, 2015
HALINA'S LEARNING, TEACHING AND MUCH MORE....: Challenges involved in learning online?: Perhaps one of the greatest challenges for teachers is to deliver a consistent experience to a large and varied general ...
Perhaps one of the greatest challenges for teachers is to deliver a consistent experience to a large and varied general populations.
Teachers and students should not carry through device management. Their priorities should be placed on learning.
Technology is not the creator. Substantial belief in innovation is less important than the requirements of students and teachers.
Teachers have a well-defined responsibility with implementing, and identifying, the best combination of digital learning tools for each student.
Different approaches to learning, such as project-based learning, effective education, game-based learning, and more, is a part of personalized blended learning models. Consequently, such innovations will call for demonstration how their package improves learning outcomes.
Most challenges have to do with the procedures, but they have nothing to do with the teaching itself. To make it simple, if you know how to teach, all you need to do is learn about the elementary online tools available for online teaching, and begin using them.
As mentioned earlier, teaching an online class can be time-consuming. Also, developing an online class can be overwhelming. Learning and becoming proficient using an LMS takes time, and uploading materials to the online environment is also demanding and takes much time. Once you learn how to use the LMS, you need to get to teach students through it.
The time required to generate a new class can be a problem with developing online classes.
The instructor should be able to take care of the subject matter rather than spend
countless time is managing difficulties connected with the technology.
One of the most recommended ways to cope with the additional time required for teaching online classes is to decrease the class size.
Students also regularly run into technological problems and they need support with technology issues.
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Blended Online/Face-to-face Courses
The term blended learning implies that some of class time/activities will be in the classroom, and some will be online. For example, a course where students traditionally would be expected to be in class for 3 hours per week, in a blended course would come to class for 1 hour and spend 2 hours per week in online activities.
Ideally, the use of BlackBerry can help in the organization and execution of learning tasks. These include reading, research, writing, sharing, and group-work. The following partial list illustrates various strategies that you can implement:
- Online assessment: move your tests, quizzes and practice tests into the Bb testing engine. Tests are delivered and marked automatically.
- Set up “communities of practice” using Bb’s discussion forums and group work areas for smaller teams. Many instructors break up large classes into small teams and assign learning tasks to the teams. The teams eventually use Bb to report back to the class as a whole about their results.
- Put all your reference materials in Bb
- Place pre-class work online (learning activities students must complete before attending face-to-face classroom activities).
- Set up coaching forums to help cover complex or tough subject areas.
- Deliver learning aids or lab support materials online (e.g. power point shows, handouts)
- Provide access to “experts” via the web.
- Use e-mail effectively with the “send e-mail” tool. Blanket the entire class with a general announcement or select specific groups/teams or individuals.
- Create folders for each module; insert resources, practice tests, sample assignments, readings, etc. – Label clearly.