Blended Learning: Using a Learning Management System Live in the Classroom
For the ANU Linking Research and Teaching Swap Shop, 24th October 2008
Some online education technologies, such as a Learning Management System (LMS), do not have to be used by students alone at home; they can be used in a computer equipped classroom by a group of students and teachers. This technique was used in November 2007 for Electronic Document Management (Module D of Systems Approach to the Management of Government Information) with a class of 24 public servants.
What do students and teacher do?
- Teacher: gives short lectures (20 minutes); helps students with exercises, guides group discussion and supervises computer based tests
- Students: follow the lectures via the LMS, read notes, do exercises on their workstation and take part in discussion
- Provide content and activities via the LMS
- Give students access in the classroom
- Use the LMS assignment facility to see who has not finished exercises
- Use the LMS for assessment
Does it work?
- Used for two short intensive courses for public servants
- To be used for courses in 2008/2009
- Notes for this presentation: http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/blended_learning/
- Includes Slides and links to source material
- Electronic Document Management, Moodle Course Notes, 2007
- Edna Blended Learning Group
- Online Education Technologies
- How to Create On-line University Courses in Electronic Archiving, Parts 1 to 15, 2006 to 2008