Rapid e-learning: Will Making E-learning a Breeze Lead to Pervasive Use in Schools?
Leong Chee Kian, Ministry of Education, Singapore, Singapore ; Wong Chris, Victoria Junior College, Singapore
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Teachers in schools have often cited the lack of time as a critical factor in preventing them from using technology more pervasively in engaging students in their learning. Time constraints include the steep learning curve in authoring e-learning contents as well as the time taken to sustain the use of e-learning over time. This paper reports on a year long project which investigates whether using a rapid e-learning authoring environment to reduce both the content creation time and the learning curve will motivate teachers to use technology more pervasively in teaching and learning. The interesting results reveal that the time factor is a complex phenomenon that goes beyond the time to achieve technical competence in e-learning. Instead, the dynamics of the community within which the e-learning takes place often play a pivotal role. The paper shares some strategies to address these issues and make e-learning a breeze.
Chee Kian, L. & Chris, W. (2005). Rapid e-learning: Will Making E-learning a Breeze Lead to Pervasive Use in Schools?. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2193-2197). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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