#ELC2016: Click Here! E-Learning Modules for Innovative Instruction and Learning

What does the evidence show:

  • No study reported negative impacts of E-learning
  • Enhances learners understanding of material
  • Students who e-learn performed slightly higher on practical exams
  • Their flexible, convienant, study at own pace, adapt to different learning styles, assist with technology skills

“Faculty must identify and understand the learning of millennials to promote success”

5 Steps to Developing an E-Learning Module:

  1. Define Topic
    1. Choose topic
      1. Foundational knowledge
      2. Challenging content: e-learning may be beneficial for content that students struggle with—it supplements traditional methods
      3. Learning domain
    2. Define Audience
      1. Students, CI, New Faculty
        1. Maybe more playful for students
      2. Local vs. National
      3. PT, PTA or interprofessional?  – Language may change based upon audience
    3. Define Your Project
      1. Determining Learn Objectives
      2. Determine Assessment Method
      3. Formative vs. Summative
      4. Dependent on purpose
  2. Build Team
    1. Director
    2. Content Expert
    3. Instructional Designer/e-learning expert
    4. Software developers/engineers
    5. IT support
    6. Students
    7. Peer-Reviewer
  3. Create Content
    1. Choose software, images, equipment, talent, instructional design, ADA guidelines, educational resources
    2. Choosing Software
      1. Cost
      2. Difficulty in use
      3. Interactivity
      4. Examples of Software You Could Use:
        1. Powerpoint
        2. Office Mix (Free Download on microsoft).  Can add quiz function.  Only works on PC.
        3. iSpring Suite (more expensive, but can be more interactive).  Interactive rich media, video, drag and drops, branching, etc.
        4. Video Scribe (whiteboard style animation video—$12-30/month).  Delivers content in engaging manner.
        5. iMovie (video editing for Mac) and Garage Band (Audio for Mac)
        6. Articulate Studio.  Presentation based e-learning software, transforming PPT into an online format.  Takes a recorded powerpoint into HTML file.    20 pre-built templates for interactions.
        7. Articulate Storyline.  Learn driven.  Very robust.  Build any interaction you can think of.  Click or hover over any object.  Utilizes buttons, sliders, markets, hotsports
        8. Camtasia.  Screencast software with editing tools, animations and effects.  Has zooming capabilities, call outs, hotspots, quizzes.
      5. Choosing Images
        1. Pixabay: great location for SVP files (for video scribe)
        2. NIH Image Gallery
  4. Implement and Gather
    1. Conducting reviews
    2. Peer-Student Reviews
    3. Pilot and Begin Measuring Outcomes
  5. Outcomes