Welcome to the Evaluation of eLearning for Effective Practice
Hi Bronwyn and fellow students.
Great to see familiar names on here. I have just enrolled on this paper yesterday. (Late as usual!). I have set up my blog this morning. [here.]http://e4ep10kevinbrennan.blogspot.com/
I have been passionate about eLearning for a number of years ever since I experienced the way students were engaged with different aspects of it. Wherever possible I have tried to embed eLearning into my teaching practice. In a past life,(in the UK) I used to teach Food Science for 16 years. It could sometimes be difficult to keep some learners on track with some of the theory work. This was where tools like cameras and interactive whiteboards came in useful. Digital microscopes were a revelation!
Other elements of my teaching philosophy are more fluid and I often like to take risks and then evaluate the results for use in the future.
I am involved in lots of eLearning projects in my day-to-day work. These can be numerous and varied. I don't always know the answers to everything, but can usually find someone that does!
The implementation of Moodle has been very successful here at UCOL and I am more than willing to share our experiences with any of the group. We made one or two mistakes. :-) The biggest challenge was getting staff to engage as they had become used to using Blackboard for a number of years.
I have still not made a decision on what my evaluation plan is yet. Hopefully will come up with something this weekend. I'm looking forward to collaborating with everyone again. Best wishes to everyone!