Web links for Demonstrating examples of eLearning at Otago Polytechnic
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.
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/
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.
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/
L5 Implementing Sustainable Practice (Certificate Core Level 5) (http://moodle.op.ac.nz/) Use of books, presentations, activities – quizzes.
Academic communication – mix of websites, html packages.
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.
Programmes composed of individual unit standards. Use a mix of shock wave (swf) presentations, Word files, pdf, quizzes.
Courses using the wiki: http://wikieducator.org/Otago_Polytechnic/OER_Projects
http://wikieducator.org/Flexible_Learning_Guidebook wiki for course materials and a course blog: http://flexible-learning-course.blogspot.com/
http://wikieducator.org/Maintain_a_chainsaw - Uses Kaltura collaborative video
Used by courses where students are off campus, distance, and to provide an alternative means of taking a tutorial.
Youtube – Otago Polytechnic channel
http://blip.tv – search Otago Polytechnic
http://Flickr.com – video and images
http://www.archive.org/ - Internet archive
http://search.creativecommons.org/ - resources with some rights reserved – by attribution and sharealike copyright licences - Otago Polytechnic default licences.
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
http://www.google.com/ig - iGoogle homepage
http://www.google.com/reader -organising RSS feeds - blogs etc.
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://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