Implementation of a learning management system using an integrated approach to professional development

Weaver, Debbie, Button, Yvonne, and Gilding, Anthony (2002) Implementation of a learning management system using an integrated approach to professional development. In: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) (2) pp. 711-720. From: Winds of Change in the Sea of Learning, 8 - 11 December 2002, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Australian universities are challenged to provide training programs in the use of learning management systems (LMS) that assist staff both understand the software environment and use it effectively in their teaching practice. In this paper, we describe the develop1nent of an integrated professional develop1nent progran1 designed for staff who want to use WebCT in their teaching. The program was part of a strategic initiative to provide centralised information and Communication Technology infrastructure for teaching at Monash University. The integrated training program comprised a variety of strategies including: a series of 5 3-hour workshops, developed to introduce academic staff to design techniques and principles of delivery of educational material using WebCT; the option of specialist group access to workshops more tailored to meet their needs; support of networks of staff throughout the university and the use of third party instructional online tutorials. Workshops included discussion of leaching and learning issues of online course delivery, as well as hands-on use of the software. Printed resource materials to complement workshops are currently being developed. This paper discusses some of the implications of both the design and implementation of the integrated training progra1n.

Item ID: 14636
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-473-09119-4
Keywords: learning management system; on-line course delivery; pedagogy; professional development
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 03:33
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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