What a great day we had for our Launch. Lots of excited discussion amongst “the converted”. But a couple of confused and overwhelmed e-Learning newcomers also made their feeling known. Which is great! So important for us all to remember how overwhelming the world of e-Learning and technology generally can be.
We started the day with Leanne Fitzgerald from Coonara relating some of her experiences
with NEVCOP. Why do we think a Community of Practice will be of benefit for Learn Locals trying to embed e-Learning.
Then Karen continued on that theme asking us all some very relevant questions.
Next was a tour of the online Community with information about how to start when you first enter. We are asking people to complete an e-skills audit so we can have a benchmark to measure progress at the end of the project. Then newcomers to the Community are invited to introduce themselves in the Introduction Forum.
We had a bit of fun with a Kahoot Quiz. This is a great new tool which is free and very easy to use. It can be used for checking students knowledge.
We also had a chat about what those who are using moodle for online learning and/or blended delivery have been doing. Coonara, YNH and Cobram Community House were all able to show us around their courses.
Liz from Cobram finished the day with a demonstration of a few free online tools that many of us are using either in our blended/online courses or just generally within our organisations.
Now on to the next challenge – to extend the reach of the community to more Learn Locals.