Today was the day where I realised that this eLearning stuff really is hard. I spoke to an amazing educational designer. She’s really incredible. She starts with a needs analysis of what the learning outcomes are and what the academic is trying to achieve and what technology will meet this need and then works out how to make that happen and who is needed.
It’s a lot. Lots of people and lots of work. How do we do this for everyone? The case we discussed is a unit with approximately 40 students in Canberra and then approximately 40 in Melbourne. And that was hard enough. What about supporting eLearning for units with 400 or even 1000 enrolled students?
I was reminded of the adage about how it’s okay when you don’t know that you don’t know and then scary when you know you don’t know and then better when you know you know. I’m a bit scared today. Because I now know I don’t know. But that’s okay, because I know people who do. I just need to get them into the right room at the right time with the right people. That should be easy, right?