Web links for Demonstrating examples of eLearning at Otago Polytechnic

Introduction

Examples of online learning

1. Mainly on-campus face to face classroom and practical learning

2. Midwifery – mainly online learning with face to face tutorials and use of satellite campuses.

3. Centre for Sustainable Practice – face to face workshops with online resources

Moodle examples

Sustainable Practice

Midwifery

Foundation Learning

Social Services

Vet Nursing

WikiEducator

Educational Development Centre

Horticulture

Web conferencing

Web tools

1. Video and audio, images, presentations

2. Mind mapping tools

3. Social bookmarking

4. Google tools for educators

5. Other Tools

Introduction

The majority of departments are using a blended approach with face to face tutorials or workshops and a combination of paper-based and electronic handouts, online lectures and web-based resources. Classroom time varies between programmes.  Platforms such as Moodle and WikiEducator are used, plus web conferencing – Elluminate, Adobe Connect, Skype – and a range of Web 2.0 tools.

Examples of online learning

1. Mainly on-campus face to face classroom and practical learning

Carpentry has daily classes where students listen to lecturers and take notes, and use worksheets.  For example, learning to do mathematics calculations for use in building – perimeters, areas, measuring lengths of wood and calculating how much is needed for each job.  

There is very little material online. They intersperse this with practical sessions on building, demonstrations and hands on building activities. Students are asked to compile a portfolio of images showing the skills they are learning and doing. This is compiled in PowerPoint and kept on the students drive.  However, one lecturer is using Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pretradec2007/ 

2. Midwifery – mainly online learning with face to face tutorials and use of satellite campuses.

There is a combination of online resources and asynchronous discussions using Moodle, and tutorials using web conferencing (Elluminate). Some f2f classroom sessions at the main campus and at satellite campuses (Wellington, Christchurch, etc.). Practical skills tend to be learned face to face with support from online resources.

3. Centre for Sustainable Practice – face to face workshops with online resources

The centre runs workshops and courses onsite at different locations.  Resources are also provided online.  The centre is using a blog with links to Facebook, Linked In, Youtube and Twitter.  Programmes use Moodle with resources on Flickr - Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice Block Course Feb 2011 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/csp_otago/sets/72157626097044606/ 

Presence on Otago Polytechnic website: http://www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz/schools-departments/centre-for-sustainable-practice.html 

Centre for Sustainable Practice blog: http://www.sustainable-practice.com/ 

Moodle examples

Sustainable Practice

L5 Implementing Sustainable Practice (Certificate Core Level 5) (http://moodle.op.ac.nz/) Use of books, presentations, activities – quizzes.

Midwifery

Foundation Learning

Academic communication – mix of websites, html packages.

Social Services

Foundation for Mental Health Support Work: MHSW - Term 2: The Knowledge Course

Powerpoint presentations converted to shock wave files – using iSpring. Also using ecast (http://www.e-cast.co.nz/home/index.html) to obtain snippets of movies, and tv shows.

Vet Nursing

Programmes composed of individual unit standards. Use a mix of shock wave (swf) presentations, Word files, pdf, quizzes.

National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing (Distance)

US 5158 Assist the veterinarian with animal anaesthetic and analgesic procedures

WikiEducator

http://wikieducator.org/Main_Page 

Courses using the wiki: http://wikieducator.org/Otago_Polytechnic/OER_Projects 

Educational Development Centre

http://wikieducator.org/Gaining_Foundation_Skills_for_Learning_and_Teaching 

http://wikieducator.org/Facilitating_online_communities 

http://wikieducator.org/Flexible_Learning_Guidebook wiki for course materials and a course blog: http://flexible-learning-course.blogspot.com/ 

Horticulture

http://wikieducator.org/Permaculture_design 

http://wikieducator.org/Maintain_a_chainsaw - Uses Kaltura collaborative video

Web conferencing

Used by courses where students are off campus, distance, and to provide an alternative means of taking a tutorial.

http://Elluminate.op.ac.nz 

https://adobeconnect.op.ac.nz 

Web tools

1. Video and audio, images, presentations

Youtube – Otago Polytechnic channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/OtagoPolytechnic 

http://blip.tv – search Otago Polytechnic

http://Flickr.com – video and images

http://www.archive.org/ - Internet archive

http://www.myplick.com/ 

http://www.slideshare.net/ 

https://picasaweb.google.com/home 

http://search.creativecommons.org/ - resources with some rights reserved – by attribution and sharealike copyright licences - Otago Polytechnic default licences.

2. Mind mapping tools

http://www.gliffy.com/ 

http://cmap.ihmc.us/ 

3. Social bookmarking

http://delicious.com –– used as an RSS feed in WikiEducator - http://wikieducator.org/Flexible_Learning_Guidebook - References - http://wikieducator.org/Flexible_Learning_Guidebook/References#Material_just_in:

This saves time as material just needs to be tagged with a specific tag instead of having to copy and paste material.

Can also give students a link to tagged material. For example: http://www.delicious.com/bronwynh/eportfolio 

4. Google tools for educators

http://www.google.com/ig - iGoogle homepage

http://www.google.com/reader -organising RSS feeds - blogs etc.

http://www.google.com/educators/tools.html 

http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html 

http://books.google.co.nz/books 

5. Other Tools

Tools such as: https://animoto.com/, Screenr, Windows movie maker, http://camstudio.org/ (screen capture), http://screenr.com/ (screen casts), https://twitter.com/, Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Otago-Polytechnic-Travel-and-Tourism/121338691246667

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Otago-Institute-of-Sport-Adventure-Otago-Polytechnic/123487277663736

Staff blogs

http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com/ - blog and wiki as an ePortfolio

http://on-line-presence.blogspot.com/ - learning support by distance

http://bahtings.blogspot.com/ - professional blog