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Moving to Online Learning

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Tips and Tricks for Effectively Developing Online Training and Instruction

Thursday, November 5, 2015   Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Training, Education & Exams, NH Department of Safety  9:00 - 12:00 PM




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Office of Educational Technology:  Sites and Resources



Today's Agenda



Online Learning: The Big Picture


Professional Learning

Content and Software



Technology Support

Online Resources


How familiar are you with online learning?
very familiar - use it all the time
familiar - have used it a few times
somewhat familiar - explore using it
not familiar - never used it
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Take the Poll: How familiar are you with online learning?

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1.  Online Learning: The Big Picture


Quirk marketing e-learning - facts & figures infographic

Courtesy of Quirk e-learning marketing courses!


15 eLearning Statistics for 2015

  •     The number of types of learning technologies available has doubled in the last five years.
  •     42% of leading learning companies say online learning has led to an increase in revenue and 56% say it has improved productivity.
  •     81% of learners are responsible for managing their own personal development and 82% like to learn at their own pace.
  •     Organisations where L&D teams align their KPIs with senior management are 13 times more likely to report increased revenue and 50% more likely to see positive changes in staff behaviour.
  •     91% of L&D leaders think learning technology should enable a quicker response to changing business conditions and organisational change.
  •     3/5 organisations cannot implement a technology enabled learning strategy due to lack of skills.
  •     Only 49% of organisations have the Instructional Design skills they need. Only 28% have L&D staff confident in using new media in learning design. Only 31% have staff capable of developing digital content in-house.
  •     In 2015, 98% of organisations are predicted to use eLearning courses as part of their learning strategy.
  •     By 2016, 83% of organisations are predicted to use video as part of their digital learning.
  •     In 2015, 50% of organisations are predicted to use games and complex simulations as part of their eLearning.
  •     Currently, 74% of people use mobile devices for eLearning, this will rise to 81% by 2016.
  •     By 2019, 50% of all classes will be delivered online.
  •     42% of the public sector use MOOCs to achieve L&D goals.
  •     Leading learning companies are 33% more likely to use more varied and interesting media in their eLearning design, twice as likely to encourage knowledge sharing and twice as likely to create knowledge repositories.
  •     The compound annual growth rate of the worldwide self-paced eLearning market is 4.4% and is set to be worth $53 billion by 2018.

from  http://elearninginfographics.com/15-elearning-statistics-need-know-2015-infographic/

Comment:  What are your thoughts about online learning?  Have they changed over time?  If yes, what caused the shift?



2.  Planning


Guide to Implementing Digital Learning from State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA.org)

How to Start an Online Learning Program from International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL.org)



Delivery Style:  Facilitated vs. Self-Directed


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Instructional Strategies for Online Courses    http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/resources/tutorials/pedagogy/instructionalstrategies.asp


Time: Synchronous vs. Asynchronous


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Asynchronous E-Learning Vs. Synchronous E-Learning    https://www.mindflash.com/asynchronous-synchronous

Delivery Platform: Learning Management Systems and Delivery Platforms


Open Source (Free) vs Proprietary (Fee)

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Choosing An Online Learning Platform: Which Makes Sense?   http://elearningindustry.com/choosing-online-learning-platform-makes-sense
Top 20 Most Popular LMS Rankings (Infographics)    http://dp2web.blogspot.com/2014/11/top-20-most-popular-lms-rankings.html

The 20 Best Learning Management Systems    http://elearningindustry.com/the-20-best-learning-management-systems 



GROUP DISCUSSION/REPORT OUT:  Talk about you ideas for the best plan to deliver your content online.



3.  Professional Learning


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iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses (v2)    http://www.inacol.org/resource/inacol-national-standards-for-quality-online-courses-v2/
iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching (v2)   http://www.inacol.org/resource/inacol-national-standards-for-quality-online-teaching-v2/
iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Programs    http://www.inacol.org/resource/inacol-national-standards-for-quality-online-programs/


Online Facilitation Tips and Tricks  


OPEN NH Online Courses and Tutorials (www.OPENNH.org) (Fee based)

Curriculum Enhancement Professional Development Courses

    • CE-11 Using Digital Tools to Engage Students and Personalize Learning
    • CE-12 Implementing Digital Learning in Your School or District

Teaching Enhancement Teacher Education Courses

    • TE-01 Facilitating an OPEN NH Online Professional Development Course
    • TE-02 Developing Effective Courses for Online and Blended Learning

Self Paced Tutorials

    • ST-04 Ten Technology Skills for Learning and Teaching
    • ST-05 Developing Successful Online Teaching and Learning Practices 


Free OPEN NH Online Tutorial


COMMENT:  What are your professional development needs?



4.  Content and Software


Content Creation:  Do it Yourself / Find it online


Backward Design  

Understanding by Design - Center for Teaching  https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/understanding-by-design/ 

Backward Design on Wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backward_design 




Content Generation Tools 

99 Top Tools for Online Teaching   http://top5onlinecolleges.org/teaching-tools/#learning 

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About   https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/50-education-technology-tools-every-teacher-should-know-about

Online Teaching Tools and Resources    http://cls.yale.edu/online-teaching-tools-resources

Free Technology for Teachers    http://www.freetech4teachers.com/  

Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)    


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GROUP DISCUSSION/REPORT OUT:  What are your needs in terms of content for your online courses?  How might you get it?




5.  Broadband


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Connectivity is Critical: 33 Ways Broadband Boosts Learning   http://gettingsmart.com/2014/06/connectivity-critical-33-ways-broadband-boosts-learning/


COMMENT:  Where is your audience?  Do they have available connectivity?  Will this be a problem?



6.  Devices


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Comment:  How important is this consideration to your audience and yourself?



7.  Technology Support


To be effective, institutions that support online learning must have: 

  • a flexible yet solid technological infrastructure
  • one-stop student services that mirror those found on the campus but that are delivered more cohesively and conveniently
  • creative faculty and academic development support that enhances learning

from A Model for Effectively Supporting e-Learning    http://technologysource.org/article/model_for_effectively_supporting_elearning/


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The Ultimate Guide to Tech Support for Small Business    http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/buyersguide/the-ultimate-guide-to-tech-support-for-small-business.html


Section 508 Compliance  http://www.section508.gov/ 

Quick Reference Guide  http://www.section508.gov/content/learn/standards/quick-reference-guide 

Web Accessibility Checker  http://achecker.ca/checker/index.php 


GROUP DISCUSSION/REPORT OUT:  What do you need to be able to provide tech support to your audience?



8.  Additional Online Resources


Online Learning Consortium    http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/

Kennesaw State University Faculty Tutorials   http://www.kennesaw.edu/elearning/TutorialsbyDustin/TutorialsbyDustin.html 

Science and Education You Tube   https://www.youtube.com/channels/science_education   

Teachers You Tube   https://www.youtube.com/user/teachers   

How to Create Excellent Courses with Open Education Resources    https://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/how-to-create-excellent-courses-with-open-education-resources/ 

OER Commons   https://www.oercommons.org/ 

The “All-Time” Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly   http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2014/02/23/the-all-time-ways-to-create-online-content-easily-quickly/  



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