Connected eLearning is an effective means of interactive learning, which combines the flexibility of computer based study with the richness and diversity of working in a group.
How does it work?
Each Course is presented via the eLearning Website, which users can log on to at their convenience. You would join a group of learners from all over the UK and probably some from overseas.
Each time you log on the system takes you to where you left off last time and you may choose to read some more bite-sized pages of multimedia learning material, or to visit one of several set discussions about the topic that will be running, or to post the short contribution that you have been preparing. You will probably check to see if anyone has made a comment on the last thing you contributed. You may want to read the response your tutor has made to the question you emailed yesterday, or check the calendar for any planned events or deadlines. You may want to use the notepad tool to record something that provoked thought.
So, you learn in a group, learning together, sharing ideas, experience, questions, dreams ... using the Internet.
Secondly, because we mostly use threaded discussions, you contribute at a time and from a place to suit yourself, and take as long as you like to formulate your words. No more interjecting on the hoof into heated oral discussions, where air time is limited and the biggest mouth gets the biggest say.
Learning in a Group
Only the small group of enrolled learners has access to the learning material and the discussions, so anything you choose to say or think out loud is confidential to your class.
And it's all set in a context of worship and prayer - which works surprisingly well over the Internet!
- You learn from high-quality, multimedia course material.
- You learn from the rich resource of the other learners.
- You learn from a tutor who journeys quietly with you, sometimes making comments, sometimes not, but always there to ‘hear’ what you say and to be asked anything you wish.
- And you learn from yourself as you express opinions and articulate experiences.
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Is it easy to use?
The web site we use is purpose-designed and very easy to use. Can you point and click and type a bit? That's all you need to be able to do. Follow this link for more information. It's easy to print, too - some commuters have used travel time to read and ponder new ideas and what they're going to contribute to the discussion.
How long does a course last?
Courses typically run for 5 weeks (including a week's half term). You would aim to log on to the website several times a week (at your convenience), and would look to spend around 3 hours a week working through the material.