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e-Learning

A Global Revolution

What is e- Learning
Is generally defined as
any form of learning that
utilizes a network for
delivery, interaction, or
facilitation .

ONLINE learning is the


future schooling for
providing: education for
all and increasing potential
of ICT to meet different

Online Learning
Expands opportunity of education
Expands quality of learning.
Increases delivery of learning.
learning
Improves efficiency of teaching.

Memory - The Brain


Old Days Memory:

Todays Memory:

Central Nervous System


We used to use the book,

Digital Nervous

managed by a teacher
store the knowledge in
our memory, and retrieve
them as required. It was
an educational system of
memorization and spoon
feeding of information .

System
The knowledge is
downloaded. The
teacher is a full-time
facilitator to manage
information and
construct knowledge
to deliver skills.
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Future of e- Learning

Nobody has the exact answer

Graduates will be exposed to

new information in one year


than their grandparents in a
lifetime.
Memorizing facts will have
lower value, than utilizing
information for decision-making.
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Future of e- Learning,
contd
Multi-career.
Change of career.
Lifelong learning.
Just-in-Time (JIT) learning.
Career development: learning by

the corporate
Telecommuting learning: distance
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Traditional vs. e-Learning


Traditional Learning
E-Learning
Teacher Centered
Student Centered
Single Media
Multimedia
Isolated Work
Collaborative Work
Information
Information
Delivery
Exchange
Factual-based
Skills-based learning
Learning
Bricks & Board
Technology-enabled
learning
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Potential online-learning:
Pros
New opportunities to

Customized and flexible

No commuting time or

No constraints of

Learning while working

Learning at her/his own

maximize learning
potentials
travel cost

learning

geographical location
pace

Just-In-Time (JIT) learning Learning to fit busy


schedule

Re-tooling for the

No campus space is

Probably less costly

Greater learning

unemployed

required

resources available
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Potential online-learning:
Cons
Instructors need to be
Needs of students for
effective

equipment and service


providers

Hard for instructors to


move traditional content
online

Academic integrity of
online students

Time consuming for


individualized feedback

Lack face-to-face
interaction

Technical training of
learners

Lack of regulations of
learning practices and
quality assurance

Effectiveness of
assessments

Lack of e-learning culture

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Potential online-learning: Cons


Contd
Equity of access to
learners of different
backgrounds

E-learning must be
integrated into the
mainstream accreditation
and quality assurance
guidance, design delivery
and assessment

Requires new skills and


responsibility from
learners

Lack of policies of
intellectual property rights
to protect e-learning
content authors

Content developers have


to be trained in
instructional design,
learning theory

Lack of social interactive


aspects of campus and
classrooms
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What might learning


look like in the
flexible
Time
future?
Geography independent
Competitive cost / value
Learner-centered
Technology embracing
Ethnically diverse

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Creativity and innovations


Change of schooling from disseminators to facilitators

of knowledge
Learning to structure knowledge from avalanche of
information
Learning to learn, to think, to analyze, and solve
problems to create the analytical mind
To develop the inquisitive mind to discover the
unknown
To integrate ICT in the learning process
Self-learning and long-life learning
To transfer knowledge into application and technology

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ICT-based education
brain-intensive, knowledge-driven
Renovate educational system: blended integrated

approach
Motivate bright students to take up careers in
technology-enabled education
ICT for all
Assistantships, fellowships and training
North-South and South-South post-doctoral
programs
Brain-gains into brain-bank for building capacity
and excellence

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To predict learning for the


future: Contd
Role of instructors will be broken down into

multiple positions: curriculum design, content


delivery, classroom facilitator, learner support,
etc. His role as a spoon feeder will vanish.
Top instructors will be hired by the private
sector for all the positions stated above.
Fewer students will get the traditional oncampus degree, and most will get at least a
portion of it online and off-campus.

A much greater percentage of learning (formal


and informal) will take place online.

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Why do people
learn?
Many
answers
Work?
Wealth?
Economy?
Development?
Opportunity?

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This is what is happening


:in the 3rd millennium
generation of wealth is no
more farms, lands or
factories,
but
creativity and ideas
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Finally, What can we do?


e-learning is a new culture of learning
Resistance to e-learning is not because of

the product, but simply because human


nature is reluctant to innovate and change.

It is expected that bureaucratic ministries


of education and governments will
gradually accredit and recognize elearning or otherwise they become
obsolete

It is us who can implant the technology


enabled education among our students

It is us who can change the rules and


implant the culture of e-learning

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Thank You

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