E-learning matrix can be defined as a diligent and patient framework over which the success of e-learning program stands. It includes several activities for project learning, enhancement of student participation and managing the virtual classroom in a more effective manner.
Objectives of e-learning matrixes differ from project to project. It means matrix of teaching students through online mode is different from that of soft skill development programs organized by companies for their employees. However, in both the cases, there are some common aspects. They are activities to be performed, assessment of activities, arrangement and utilization of resources and maintaining uniformity of standard
Activities related to E-learning matrix
The complete e-learning program is divided into several modules. Each module needs to have minimum two or more activities. It helps in making the learning system more interactive and engaging. However, there is no thumb rule for a particular set of activities to be performed. It depends upon the skills and creativity of the course designer and trainer. They are
- The trainer needs to make students understand the activity to be performed
- Pairing students for performing the activity
- Tell a story or something interesting about the subject to be taught
- Create puzzles deliberately to amplify curiosity among the students
- Use, games, and graphic designs to make the activities more vibrant
Assessment of activities performed
Assessment of the activities performed is crucial for the successful implementation of the program. Perceiving capacity of different students are different. Hence, assessment helps in making the learning pattern more uniform. Each activity performed needs to be complemented by quizzes, tests and question answer sessions. Ideas that can make assessment process more efficient are
- Asking about three positive and negative things about the recently taught activity
- Starting from simple questions and then gradually switching over to tougher ones
- Asking the students regarding whether more information was required
Arrangement and utilization of resources
Arrangement and proper utilization of resources are crucial aspects of multidimensional E-learning matrix. In some cases, all the resources are not available. Here, proper utilization of the available resources is vital for the successful implementation of the program. When all the required resources are available, proper arrangement is the key to success. Without proper arrangement, it will be a waste of time and money. Resources generally required for e-learning are white boards, LCD /DLP projector, marker, blank paper, timer etc. These requirements might also change in different situations. However, in all situations you need to ensure that available resources are arranged and exploited optimally.
Uniformity of standard
Standard of e-learning modules need to be uniform for all students/professionals perusing the same course/skill development program. It helps in maintaining parity in the knowledge poll and contributes towards making the whole process a success. Along with, uniformity will also help in adding or subtracting some modules from a particular course/soft skill development program to make it more effective.
To conclude, all the above four aspects should complement eachother. It will help in the direction of making the successful implementation of multidimensional e-learning matrix.