e-Learning Activity - OERs
|Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific (#AST1000)|
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An introductory note about "e-learning activities"
This course incorporates a number of structured e-Learning activities (or called "e-tivities"). The term ‘e-tivity’ was coined by Professor Salmon (2002). It simply refers to a framework for activities and interactive learning that are conducted online. AST1000 uses Salmon’s model of e-tivities to guide you in selecting course content via OER. Called here e-learning activities, the e-learning activities frame what you are looking for, how long you should spend on the e-learning activity, and how you should present your findings each week so learning becomes interactive. All e-learning activities referred to in this Study Guide are located on the Course Study Desk. When directed to begin an e-learning activity, you should make your way to the e-learning activity on the StudyDesk and follow its directions.
Your first "e-learning activity"
Online discovery on the meaning of Open Educational Resources:
- Conduct a general internet search using the term ‘Open Educational Resource’. Refer to the information contained on 2 sites that come up to read more about Open Educational Resources.
- Now using the search functions contained in the Directory of Open Access Journals (linked above in Stimulus), locate journals/journal articles relevant to your interests. Select 1 article on any topic and read it.
- After completing Steps 1) & 2), document in around 100 words what you understand Open Educational Resources to be.
- Salmon, Gilly 2002, E-tivities: The Key to Active Online Learning, Kogan, London, Accessed 22 August 2011, http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/ebookviewer/ebook/nlebk_115618_AN?sid=58fd8e05-660d-44df-a1ca-935c5636a7f9@sessionmgr14&vid=1.