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This is a practical guide on how to use the e-learning resources available in WAES to deliver and support learning. It is intended to help teachers of any subject who are seeking to use our various IT resources in their teaching – that is computers, interactive whiteboards, online resources, video cameras, and mp3 recorders.

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  • weekly e-tip

    Teacher E-Learning Handbook

  • About this Handbook

    This is a practical guide on how to use the e-learning resources

    available in WAES to deliver and support learning. It is intended

    to help teachers of any subject who are seeking to use our

    various IT resources in their teaching that is computers,

    interactive whiteboards, online resources, video cameras, and

    mp3 recorders.

    This handbook will provide you with advice and instructions

    and will also help you to use the e-resources in a variety of

    ways to aid learning.

    1

  • 2E-Learning in WAES

    Everyone uses the internet

    and new technologies on a

    daily basis for finding

    information,

    communicating, and

    looking for entertainment,

    goods and

    services. Learners are

    conveying new

    expectations of the power of technology into education.

    The interest and innovation is leading us to explore new

    approaches to learning supported by technology. It is the

    enthusiasm and curiosity of learners, teachers and the sector

    in general that drives our e-learning strategy.

    Our goal is to help the sector use technology as effectively as

    possible, so that it becomes a 'normal' or embedded part of

    our activities. We want to put our managers, teachers and

    learners, at the heart of our strategy.

    E-WAES

  • 3The E-Learning Team

    David Goldenberg E Learning Coordinatordgoldenberg@waes.ac.uk0207 6418 166

    Sandra Pires E Guide spires@waes.ac.uk0207 6414 329

    Please do not hesitate. Contact us if you need any help.

    E-Team

    Luis Poza-GarciaE Guide Lpoza-garcia@waes.ac.uk0207 6417849

  • 4The E-Learning Team E-Team

  • 5E-Resources Available

    E Zone

    E-blahblah

    SmartBoards

    Flip cameras

    Mp3 recorders

    Laptops

    Smartscreen

  • 6What is E Zone?

    WAES Moodle website or E Zone, as we call it, provides

    learners access to learning materials inside or outside the

    classroom.

    Moodle is a free and open source e-learning software

    platform, also known as a course management system (CMS)

    or virtual learning environment (VLE).

    What can you do?

    With E Zone, educators are able to create online courses with

    opportunities for rich interaction. Teachers can keep in touch

    via message systems, create online assignments, upload

    Word documents, presentations, audio or video files,

    generate slideshows, produce quizzes with different types of

    questions such as multiple choice or short answer, set up polls,

    organise glossaries, link useful websites, generate chat rooms,

    forums, wikis and workshops, make available a students

    journal and many more.

    Trust us; everything is easy to set up.

    E Zone

  • 7Introduction to E ZoneGetting started Logging on

    http://waes-elearn.waes.ac.uk is the web address to type in.

    This is our VLE.

    Or just double click on the icon on your desktop

    Or on the WAES web site click on the E Zone button on theleft hand side.

    Or go to Favourites on Internet Explorer, select WAES Links andthen click on E Zone

    E Zone

  • 8Introduction to E ZoneGetting started Logging on

    Or you can also access our E Zone on Sharepoint. Just click on

    the Moodle-E Zone button on the Top Links menu on the lefthand side.

    E Zone

  • 9Getting started Logging on

    Once you have accessed E Zone, you have to log in.

    E Zone

  • 10

    Getting started

    Finding your course

    Click on Courses.

    This takes you to Course Categories where you have to select the area and term .

    E Zone

  • 11

    Getting started

    Finding your courseE Zone

    Choose the course area and term

    Click on your course to enter

  • 12

    Getting started

    Finding your course

    This is your course. You might find it empty, so you need to start working on it.

    E Zone

  • 13

    Getting started

    Finding your course

    Or you may find your course with resources already. This means

    that previous teachers have created their courses and all their

    resources and tasks are there for you to use.

    You may delete or add whatever you want.

    E Zone

  • 14

    Getting started

    Finding your course

    Once you have found your course this will automatically

    come up under My Courses as soon as you have logged in.

    Finding your course is a one time only event. After this, the VLE

    recognises who you are and which courses you are enrolled

    on and uploads your profile when you log on.

    E Zone

    Here are your courses listed on the bottom right. Click on them to enter the course.

  • 15

    Getting started

    Uploading resources

    E Zone enables you to upload many different file types of up

    to 100mb in size. This is ideal for loading up course material,

    handouts, and extra documentation and practice. First you

    find your file/document and upload it from your machine to

    the E-zone server where it will be safe, then you organise them

    and put them in a folder or name it and place it in the week

    you wish to display it in.

    Its a good idea to have uploaded all your files to the files

    folder in your course on the right hand side before you start

    placing them in the weeks that you intend them to be

    displayed. Doing this first is much quicker than loading them

    one at a time. So here is how to load a single file.

    E Zone

  • 16

    Getting started

    Uploading resourcesE Zone

    First, click on Turn editing on

    Then, click on Files

  • 17

    Getting started

    Uploading resourcesE Zone

    Click on Upload a file

    Click here to find the file on your computer or USB stick

  • 18

    Getting started

    Uploading resources

    Find your file and click on the open button. This will place the

    file name in the window above, ready to be uploaded.

    E Zone

    Search in your computer for your file and then click on open

  • 19

    Getting started

    Uploading resources

    Once you have chosen your file click, upload and the

    following screen will appear.

    E Zone

    To add the file to your course in the week you

    have chosen, just click choose next to the file you want.

  • 20

    Getting started

    Uploading resources

    In case you havent chosen the week, close this box (shown

    above) and use the blue breadcrumbs on the top to go to

    your course homepage.

    E Zone

  • 21

    Getting started

    Uploading resources

    Pick the week you want to update, click on Add a resource

    and then select Link to a file or web site.

    E Zone

  • 22

    Getting started

    Uploading resourcesE Zone

    Click on choose or upload a file

    Choose the file you want to upload.

  • 23

    Getting started

    Uploading resources

    Once you have chosen your file click upload and the

    following screen will appear.

    Save the resource at the end of the page.

    E Zone

    Dont forget to name your document and save it to load it to your course

    Here is the name of your document

  • 24

    Getting started

    Uploading resources

    Finally your file will appear in the week you have chosen.

    Repeat this to add more files.

    E Zone

    You can see the new document has arrived.

  • 25

    Getting started

    Linking Web Sites

    This is a quick way for your students to get to information on

    the web without having to search through lots of websites,

    one click and students are on the page you want them to go

    to. This saves valuable class time and you can track where

    your students go and what extra practice they are doing.

    This opens a separate window to surf the web so you can find the address of the website you want to link to, copy it and paste it in the location box.

    Lastly dont forget to save your page. When you click this it will display your new page.

    This is where you type the address of the website you want your students to go to.

    You can type a description so

    you can remember what the page or file is about.

    Name the web page or file.

    Click here to browse for the file you want to upload and display for your students to download.

    Below is the page displayed when you first click on link to file

    or website.

    E Zone

  • 26

    Getting started

    Uploading files and linking web sites are the two most basic

    and common things you can do in your E Zone course. If you

    want to know more and make your online course more

    exciting and involving, visit the following path or contact your

    E Guide.

    E Zone > Courses > ITQ Units for Staff > Moodle Unit > enrol

    E Zone

  • 27

    Getting started E Zone

  • 28

    What is E-blahblah?

    E-blahblah is an E-learning blog that has the purpose of

    sharing good practice.

    www.e-blahblah.com

  • 29

    What is E-blahblah?

    The blog is composed by weekly posts with news, events,

    guides, tips, useful links or web 2.0 tools and other resources.

    Most important are also the sections with training videos on

    software such as Notebook for the interactive whiteboard, as

    well as Moodle.

    There is also a dedicated page to our teaching methods and

    technology emb