Engaging students in the past using modern technology can be arduous but once on the eLearning path it becomes a dynamic enterprise that brings Stage 6 Ancient and Modern History to life.
Recently, I was presented with the task of transforming the Stage 6 Ancient and Modern History courses into eLearning courses. I was the still the teacher but there was no formal classroom environment. Students completed the work online during free periods. Removing myself from the classroom certainly presented a challenge but I soon found that eLearning could be more engaging, collaborative and dynamic than I could ever imagine.
This course will give you the tools to plan, resources and build an eLearning environment that is evaluative and engaging; leading to independent learning and HSC success. These strategies, using Apple and PC applications and a variety of web resources, will be easily transferable between eLearning courses and face-to-face courses.
Secondary teachers who are currently teaching either or both Stage 6 History courses or will be in the future.
A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours. Learn more HERE.
The eLearning approach delivered in this course is valuable to all teachers who would like to create a more independent learning environment.
This course contributes to 10.0 professional development hours.
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Planning is one of the most crucial components in ensuring the creation of an effective eLearning course. It is in this stage that your course needs to be broken down into weekly goals for content knowledge and skill acquisition. In this session you will:
- Organise the content for your chosen topic areas week by week and how students are to demonstrate their knowledge acquisition
- Organise the weekly skill acquisition required and how students are to demonstrate proof of their attainment
- Organise assessment tasks and preparation opportunities to emphasis critical and creative thinking
- How to transform existing materials and resources into the eLearning environment
- How not to become overwhelmed by the plethora of historical resources
In the eLearning environment it is easy for students to try and slip under the radar to avoid to work. How often have students told me they are behind in their eLearning work because they prioritised their face-to-face classes first – big mistake kiddies! In this session you will:
- Create syllabus guidelines for the students to use and engage with in order to take charge of their own learning
- Create log books that allow students to provide evaluative feedback on the eLearning work you presented (you must have thick skin!) and keep track of their progress
Creating effective eLearning strategies and resources is very time-consuming and I had to wade through this process on my own. However, with toolbox of templates and effective applications, the creation process becomes quicker and more engaging for yourself and your students. In this session you will:
- Use Pages, Word, Keynote and PowerPoint in order to create activities, deliver content and integrate animation, clips and teacher-created lectures
- Use iMovie, Adobe Premiere and Adobe Presenter in order to create activities, deliver content and integrate animation, clips and teacher-created lectures
- Use GoAnimate to create animated lectures
Teachers have often communicated to me that they are dubious of the eLearning environment as it takes away the opportunity for spontaneous class discussion. This does not have to disappear in the eLearning environment, to the contrary, the classes I have been the closest to in the past have been my eLearning classes. I have more one-on-one conversations for feedback through face-to-face time, online forums and video feedback than I have before. In this session you will:
- Use Wikispaces, Wix, Open Learning and Adobe Connect to create a course collaborative space if your school does not have a Learning Management System (LMS)
- Use social media to create collaborative opportunities- For those teachers who are currently using a LMS, this session will give you ideas on how to utilise it for collaboration
Providing effective feedback to students is crucial in any learning environment in order to foster student improvement. The eLearning environment is incredibly efficient for effective feedback as students can retain and store all feedback in a variety of forms. In this session you will:
- Use Quicktime for examination and assessment task preparation and subsequent feedback to foster self-reflection and critical thinking
- Use Quicktime for past paper feedback and answer techniques
- Use Pages or Word to create a feedback template for each student in the course
- Use Explain Everything and Screen Chomp for feedback
- Use Survey Monkey to obtain feedback from students for teacher eLearning improvement
Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.
This course was overall amazing the content was easy to follow and the activities straightforward. It provided me with a number of new things to use and made me think about ways to improve on what I was already doing.
This course was very informative and helpful for someone who doesn’t engage in ICT use as much as others, the applications and ways of incorporating such tools into teaching practice and programming will prove to be of great use to anyone who wants to improve/increase their ICT capacity in their teaching.
The eLearning Environment in Stage 6 Ancient and Modern History was an outstanding course!! Brooke’s feedback was incredibly useful and also fast! She clearly understands a teacher’s loading of time as this course was doable in the time frame and completely appropriate for what I was looking for with eLearning. The content was not only useful but it actually achievable and strategies that can be implemented not only in my classes in the future, but presently. A lot of time would have gone into the videos that Brooke made and this was a good indication of what I could do to my eLearning class in the future. The course was engaging, relevant and fun to do. I am so glad that I was able to participate!!
I enjoyed participating in the course The eLearning environment
in Stage 6 Ancient and Modern History, facilitated by Brooke Twine. Brooke provided clear instruction, explanation and excellent resources that I can definitely utilize in my teaching practices. Her materials are logical,informative and useful. Brooke also provided interesting insights into the various e-learning platforms available.
I found the course content very relevant to the Modern History syllabus, delivering it via Distance education. The planner in the initial session was very useful. I enjoyed the variety of resources that were shown to us but did feel it would have been good to be required to utilize one of these resources. having said that the course may have needed to be longer in terms of hours.
I found this course quite helpful in alerting me to some new programs that I could use to make online delivery of my course materials more interesting. In a Distance Education setting some of the information about how to check students were completing online work was less relevant. I thought more of the activities to complete sections could have been actually creating some online materials rather than just leaving comments.
I really enjoyed the course, it helped clarify some strategies we have already been using and introduced some others that will definitely help streamline and improve our course delivery.
During my career over the past 14 years I have been a Stage 4-6 History teacher, HSIE Coordinator and a tertiary sessional lecturer. The eLearning environment revitalised my teaching and I created courses for Stage 6 History where students could learn remotely regardless of timetable constraints. Differentiation is also a key consideration in my teaching and I have strived to create an inclusive and dynamic learning environment.
I also have an app for iPad on the Apple App Store. I created it for my little boy who has Autism. The app is called the Autism/Special Need Daily Organiser. It is designed to assist parents, teachers and individuals with Autism organise their day. It is completely customisable with the user able upload their own photographs. The user can create activities which become part of the daily routine. Choice/requests boards are also available to assist with communication. My little boy is non-verbal so the app allows me to create visual routines with step-by-step photo instructions.