Elearning Update 2018
 - How to design optimal blended learning in the 4th Industrial revolution
Dates: 2 & 3 August
Emperor's Palace, OR Tambo International Airport
Welcome to the ALL NEW Elearning Update workshop format for 2018
Now everyone can be a participant!  (but if you like you may also be a silent observer)
After some discussion with regular participants it has been decided to take a radical new approach to the Elearning Update event, so that it really will be an Update of what is going on right now.
Instead of the usual conference format, this year's event will be a two-day un-conference workshop, so that everyone can be a participant.  Many employers do not what to allow their people to go to an event unless they participate in some way. For that reason this year's event will take the form of a participatory workshop, where you bring along a problem and go home with a solution, or if you wish, you may just be a silent observer. 
A Certificate of participation will be issued upon request.
If you would like to be an active participant and need to present your employer with a letter confirming your participation by way of a poster, a panellist discussion, or an elevator pitch, please fill in this online form and one will be sent to you. If you need to write a letter of motivation to convince your employer to send you, then you can cut and paste one from here.

The workshops will cover every aspect of the "ADDIE"  (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) sequence, and for each of the phases we will ask:
  • What are the key aspects to consider?
  • What are the current best practices?
  • What are the likely future best practices?
  • How can I improve my current situation based on what we have learnt in this section?
Each session will be facilitated by Prof Johannes Cronje, partnered with a selected industry or academic expert in that particular field. You can participate either as an Active participant or a Reflective observer.  There will also be opportunities for poster sessions, panel discussions and very short "Elevator pitches" where you will have ONE MINUTE only to "sell your idea".

Programme

   Thursday 2 August  
 Time  Topic  Facilitators
 08:30  Registration  
 09:00  Analysis
Goal analysis, Target population analysis, Skills analysis, Content analysis, Cost analysis, Media analysis
What are the key aspects to consider? 
  • Generation theory
  • The debate around learning styles
Current best practices:  Elevator pitches and posters
Future best practices: Small group discussion
How can I improve my current situation? Conversational walk
Prof Johannes Cronje, CPUT
Prof Rob Branch, UGA (USA)
Prof Linda van Ryneveld, UP
 12:30  Lunch  
 13:30  Design
How to develop outcome statements.
How to decide on sequencing and chunk size.
How to select media.
How to decide on the blend.
Key issues to consider:
  • The great media debate
Current best practices: Elevator pitches and posters
Future best practices: Small group discussion
How can I improve what we are currently doing? Conversational walk
Prof Johannes Cronje, CPUT
Dr Gerrit Wissing, WITS
 16:00  Closing  
   Friday 3 August  
 08:30  Registration  
 09:00  Development
Development strategies:  Waterfall, Agile, In-house, Outsource, Open source
Platform selection
Current best practices: Elevator pitches and posters
Future best practices: Small group discussion
How can I improve what we are currently doing? Conversational walk
 Prof Johannes Cronje, CPUT
EPI-USE
 10:30   Tea  
 11:00  Implementation
Implementation strategies: Big bang or phased
Current best practices
  • Motivation strategies
  • Technology acceptance strategies
  • Gamification
Future best practices: Small group discussion
How can I improve what we are currently doing? Appreciative enquiry
 Prof Johannes Cronje, CPUT
Dr Nico Baird
Mr Stephen Bestbier
 12:30  Lunch  
 13:30  Evaluation (and assessment)
Evaluation approaches:  Kirkpatrick or Hannafin and Peck
Evaluation instruments and rubrics
Evaluation and assessment
Key issues and debates around assessment:  Reliaility and Vaididty
Assessment strategies and tools: 
  • Individual assessment, peer assessment, automated assessment, authentic assessment
Prof  Johannes Cronje, CPUT
Dr Colleen Cronje, Brainline
 15:30  Reflection  Prof Johannes Cronje
 16:00  Closing  

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