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All good things come to an end. This was the last of the 4 part webinar series on elearning. It was also the one I was most looking forward to.
Today we saw three examples of tablets being used in learning. I've been careful with my wording there because there was a mind shift that happened for me.
From a teacher's point of view, the lessons looked uninspired and boring to facilitate. I also wouldn't say that the lessons were necessarily learner focused as the learners weren't directing the lesson. In my opinion, the lessons were focused on the process of learning.
So, this made me wonder. Does this mean that elearning is boring?
We hear a lot about cyberbullying these days. There have been horrific stories of children taking their lives after prolonged bullying. Being a parent, I worry about this. There is only so much I can do to protect my child. Protecting our children is a joint effort.
I find the section boring and this comes across in the way I teach it. I choose examples and teaching styles that will get me through the content as fast as possible. The education they're getting is still at the level required but there is no way any of them would consider stats as a career path after being through my class.
The most important thing to note is that just because there is technology present in the classroom, it does not mean that effective elearning is taking place. According to the definition Micheal gave us, elearning is learning that is helped and supported through the use of technology.