Yaba College of Technology, Yaba.
School of Technology.
Building an effective e-learning culture
EZEOKAFOR .E. EMENIKE
Yaba College of Technology, Yaba.
Computer Technology Department.
As ‘Effectiveness’ is defined as ‘producing desired or intended result’ (Oxford English Dictionary of Current English, 2007), the concept of effectiveness implies that there is a desired outcome related to an activity. This research discusses issues relating to e-learning in the general workplaces and educational contexts. Knowing and understanding the influences of e-learning effectiveness in colleges and workplaces is a necessary, but contentious task due to the dynamic, complex and interrelated factors in education and training Environments. The work focuses on the factors required to develop and build an effective e-learning culture, since it is common that good system may fail due to cultural issues. Cultural values have a major influence on learning. For learning to be effective, especially e-learning, it must be adapted to the cultural context in which it takes place. Therefore, this work highlights these issues and how to utilize them to build an effective e-learning culture.
E-learning, Culture, Adaptive Learning, Cultural factors, Learning Technology, Online discussion, Cultural dimension.
1. INTRODUCTION We are experiencing an enormous advancement in multimedia technologies such as audio or video conferencing, interactive elements, and live video streaming, to name a few. Gaining and acquiring from networking and communication technologies and advances, these multimedia applications reshaped the learning and educational system, especially in the developed countries. The wealth of a nation no longer depends on its ability to acquire and convert raw materials, but on the abilities and intellect of its citizens and the skills with which organizations harness and develop those abilities (Wijetunge, 2002). One of the most obvious barriers to learning is cost (Godard, Selwyn, & Williams, 2000), but there are others such as time, location of educational institutions, and cultural access to education. There is an untested perception that many of these barriers can be overcome by the use of learning technology that reduces time and place barriers allowing learners increasing access to learning materials and activities via virtual learning environments (VLEs) that they can access on campus networks in university computer facilities, in halls of residence via ‘resnets’, and at home via the Internet. This process of getting and gaining knowledge and learning is what is referred to as ‘learning culture’.
1.1Methodology A paper questionnaire was used as a survey method to gather information about the cultural educational backgrounds, approaches to study and learning styles preferences of some students of a Nigeria university. Sample
Because of this research, the term “eastern” is used to indicate the eastern states, such as Imo, Enugu, Anambra, Abia and the states influenced by Igbo culture value systems. The term “western” is used to indicate the countries influenced by Yoruba culture value systems. The participants were 92 undergraduate students in Information Technology and Systems of a Nigerian university who volunteered to take part in the research. There were 39 eastern students and 53 western students. Questionnaires
It was necessary to divide the questionnaire into three sections....
A LIFE SITUATION
Peter has been HR Manager for 18years and vice president for 2 more years for Zyedego Corporation, a small company in New Orleans.
After hurricane Katrina employees had been working round the clock to get the company up and running
The company has been calling former employees to rehire them
Gwyn the current manger is planning to rehire Dana Gonzales but she’s pregnant. He is concerned for her safety coz of the rough condition of the workplace. Incase Dana is rehired Gwyn feels that her wages should be reduced by 25% - coz the entire group has exceeded their budget.
But Dana says that if she’s not rehired she’ll go to a competitor and the company should pay her severance of 2 weeks wages
Gwyn is also concerned that Dana may not be a full US citizen coz her documents appeated to be fake. The flood destroyed the original documents and although Gwyn has requested new ones Dana has been slow to provide them.
Hiring of track drivers
The company hires track drivers and routinely request for driving records as part of the pre employment process. Several have DWI (Driving under the Influence) records though all of them happened 5 years ago.
Gwyn has been hiring drivers with infractions including DWI to serve the number of drivers needed.
She wonders whether she is creating a potential risk for the company if any of them is involved in an accident that relates to a potential violation
Peter feels Gwyn needs guidance with hiring practices
...possibilities of electronic learning (E-learning). The use of the Web as an educational medium was hailed as a indication of overwhelming modifications for communities, businesses and markets. By now, well over a decade later, one might expect that the perception of E-learning would be well classified and unmistakably distinguished from other forms of learning.
The term E-leaning means electronic learning, which deals with various forms of technology enhanced learning. E-learning is basically the use of technology which helps enable people to learn almost anything, anywhere. Not just that, but E-learning includes training, the delivery of just-in-time information and the assistance from professionals. E-learning is a catch-all term that encompasses a broad scale and range of instructional material that can be delivered on a CD-ROM or DVD, over a local area network, or on the internet.
The education division of Bangladesh has been in distress for many reasons, a lack of good teachers, and also a lack of quality content and quality environment. So, at present, an immense challenge that Bangladesh has to face is to create a knowledge based society and insure that their citizens are equipped with knowledge, awareness and proficiency of information and...
...The University Of Jordan
Done by: Yasmine Mehyar
E-learningE-learning is essentially the network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. E-learning refers to using electronic applications and processes to learn. E-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms and digital collaboration. (1)
The delivery of a learning, training or education program by electronic means. E-learning involves the use of a computer or electronic device (e.g. a mobile phone) in some way to provide training, educational or learning material. (2)
Advantages of E-learning
Flexibility, Accessibility, Convenience
Learners can proceed through a training program "at their own pace and at their own place." They can also access the e-Learning course at any time and only as much as they need. This is also known as "Just in time and just enough." (3)
E-Learning courses are accessible by Web browsers on any platform: Windows, Mac, UNIX, OS/2, Amiga, etc. You can deliver your training program to any machine over the Internet or intranet without having to author a...
...Department (ETD) and currently attached to the ETD in one of the hospital located in central region.
In this assignment I will discuss and explore how practice arena can assist in learning as well to identify the learning opportunity available for learners and how I integrate my professional role to develop health care profession competency. My focus will be on the factors of physical and social climate and how does it affect learning in my practice arena. Based on the theories of humanism and Androgogy compare with the concept suggested in the literature, I will come with my recommendation on how I am going to promote my practice arena into a more conducive learning environment.
There are few factors or element that can affect or influence learning environment. The most important elements are physical environment, social climate and learning opportunities (Ministry of Health Malaysia, 2006) that I am focusing now. Discussing about the physical element, resources are among thing that we should considered within the placement. Ileris (2011) claimed the variety of opportunity and situation offer to learners is the most significant factors influencing the quality of practice arena as learning environment. He further quotes that difference type of workplace offer different learning environment with different learning opportunity.
The emergency and...
Seven Practices of EffectiveLearning
Don R Jacobs Jr.
Dallas Baptist University
Article Review: Seven Practices of EffectiveLearning
McTighe and O’Connor give readers seven strategies for more effective grading and assessment practices. Each one gives a different spin on more traditional ways of assessing such as diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments. The authors give each suggestion in this order: 1) Using authentic summative assessments as part of their curriculum using the standards to meet the requirements. Students are given the opportunity to showcase their learning by creating and developing an action plan (i.e. science project, video). 2) Using evaluative criteria (or rubrics) to increase quality student work. Well-developed rubrics can clearly identify the important elements in an assignment and also guide teachers in the grading process. 3) Involving pre-assessments before teaching in order to “diagnose” misconceptions and deficiencies in student learning. 4) Allowing students choice in the way they are assessed. 5) Providing students quality feedback in a timely manner. 6) Encouraging students to assessment their own work and set goals with their own learning. 7) Allowing new records of achievement to replace old ones.
In Royse City ISD, our teachers would agree that with helpful models of what a student is...
...STUDENTS’ LEARNING ABILITY THROUGH ADU E-LEARNING
A Baby Thesis
Presented to the Faculty of
College of Liberal Arts
In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements in
Abania, Gabrielle V.
Libera, Angela Louise P.
Pascual, Ken L.
Payaoan, Arturo Jr. G.
In partial fulfillment of the requirements in English Communication II, this baby thesis entitled, “Improving Students’ Learning Ability through AdU E-Learning” written by Gabrielle V. Abania, Angela Louise P. Libera, Ken L. Pascual, and Arturo G. Payaoan Jr. is hereby recommended for approval.
Date Bryan Eli Sadorra, M.A., Ll.B.
Approved and accepted with a grade of _________
The Problem and Its Background
The internet has now become a part of the 21st century world. Everything and everyone is getting online. And those who are not doing so are missing out on the power of this modern age. Can the field of education be any far behind? Indeed not, as is evident from the introduction of E-learning!
Learning is a complex process where student’s motivation, teacher, learning material and several other aspects interact with each other....
...- the role and importance of e-learning in the modern business context
The challenges associated with introducing e-learning within organisations
1. Introduction: what is e-learning?
1E-learning is “the use of Internet and digital technologies to create experiences that educate fellow human beings” (Horton, 2001).Electronic learning is a term which is normally referred to computerised based learning. E-learning involves web-based teaching materials and often mobile learning via pocket PCs and MP3/4 recordings which many Universities use e.g. Hertfordshire (records lessons and uploads on their study net for students to download) and in general e-learning includes:
❖ Multimedia CD-ROMs
❖ Web sites with electronic discussion boards (forums)
❖ Combined software
❖ E-mail, blogs
❖ Computer aided assessment
❖ Educational animation simulations games
❖ Learning management software
E-learning is changing the way companies (Cisco systems, BAE Systems) gain competitive advantage through efficient use of funds and time with employees. SBUs enterprises have to face the...
II. HISTORY OF E-LEARNING…………..………………………………….…… 2
III. ADVANTEGES OF E-LEARNING………...………………………….….……. 4
IV. EXAMPLES OF E-LEARNING…….………………………………………….. 16
V. CONCLUSION………………………….…………………………………….….. 26
REFRENCES …………………………………………….…………………………….... 2
e-Learning is a catch-all term that covers a wide range of instructional material that can be delivered on a CD-ROM or DVD, over a local area network (LAN), or on the Internet. It includes Computer-Based Training (CBT), Web-Based Training (WBT), Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS), distance or online learning and online tutorials. The major advantage to students is its easy access. There are some typical elements and a standard approach to developing or authoring e-Learning material. e-Learning provides the student or learner with information that can be accessed in a setting free from time and place constraints. The student can go through the lessons at his or her own pace.
II. HISTORY OF E-LEARNING:
E-learning as we know it has been around for ten years or so. During that time, it has emerged from being a radical idea—the effectiveness of which was yet to be proven—to something that is widely regarded as...