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e-Learning Community of Practice

A community for academic and professional staff interested in the development of digital learning resources, the transition of courses from face-to-face to online delivery, MOOCs, and/or evaluation of the impact of e-learning strategies on student learning.

Technology is increasingly being used to facilitate active learning and collaboration, to better engage and support students via richer learning experiences and to accommodate the needs and expectations of students from different cultural backgrounds, with different learning styles, across different study contexts.

The Beacon of Enlightenment outlines the University of Adelaide's commitment to 'providing flexible learning and e-learning to meet new student needs', so that 'learning will be better supported by digital learning resources' and 'high quality content can be effectively delivered online with demonstrable pedagogical integrity'.

Aims

The e-Learning CoP will provide opportunities: to network with colleagues from across the University; to share approaches/experience in developing online content and learning designs; to showcase examples of online content; to evaluate e-learning ideas, strategies and/or software; and to learn from leaders in the field.

Format

Monthly meetings will be held in the Learning Innovations Studio, comprising both unstructured chat time and formal presentations/structured discussion on topics of interest, on the 2nd Monday of the month, 2–4pm.

Highlights from 2016

1. Transitioning courses from face-to-face to online delivery

Kerry Wilkinson and Imogen McNamara developed a series of online video lectures in order to transition a Wine Business course from face-to-face to online delivery. The videos below (i) outline their approach to online course delivery and the impact on student learning, and (ii) provide a guide to video production using Camtasia Studio.

For more information on video production, check out the Learning Technologies Guide to Creating Educational Videos. Staff can access Video Recording Studios through the Learning Innovations Studio.

Transitioning Courses to Online Delivery

A Guide to Video Production

2. Demonstrating the basics of lecture recording

With declining numbers at live lectures, and the transition of many courses to a flipped classroom approach, there is an increasing need to produce high quality recorded lectures. In the following videos, Rob Reid introduces use of the Video Recording Studio and the Learning Glass.

Introducing the Video Recording Studio

Introducing the Learning Glass

3. Developing an online field trip to the Yalumba winery

Visiting a commercial winery during the peak of vintage is an occupational health and safety nightmare… but how else do students gain insight into the day-to-day operations involved in grape and wine production? Kerry Wilkinson and AdelaideX invite you to see for yourself, via the online field trip to the Yalumba winery.

4. 2016 Festival of Learning and Teaching presentation 

Examples of Innovations in e-Learning were presented at the 2016 Festival of Learning and Teaching.
Click below to download the presentation slides.

To Join

Professional and academic staff are invited to join the e-Learning CoP.

To join, please email the 2017 facilitators Kerry Wilkinson or Rebecca Vivian.

Members of the eLearning CoP

Judith Bailey, Scott Clark, Mark Dodd, Jane Harford, Kim Hynes, Paul Grbin, Katy McDevitt, Paul McLiesh, Imogen McNamara (Student), Katrina Plastow, Robert Reid, Mario Ricci, Yvette Salamon, Jessica Viven-Wilksch, Rebecca Vivian (facilitator), Mignon Watson, Kerry Wilkinson (facilitator), Cecily Wright

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