Below is a summary of the session of 28th December from Limmud Conference
1x school e-learning person
1x organiser of business e-learning systems
1x open university professor using e-learning
1x enthusiastic user
1x English teacher in Israel
1x Director of Jerusalem cultural institute
Presentation of Ideas to get started
Streaming sessions live internationally
Resources from sessions (eg powerpoints)
Specific online discussions following on from sessions
Recorded (video or audio) sessions online
Online one off sessions video (webinars) or chat based
Series of online classes
Online chavruta discussion
taste of limmud discussions
E-limmud one or two day worldwide online conference. Could be available in a range of time zones big or small.
people don’t have to travel and it can be interactive
infrastructure – could be expensive and complicated but commercial stuff is available
copyright and licensing issues? Need presenters permission.
Lots of religious stuff online – not so much secular – limmud could fit in the non-religious side
Why do it? Need clear rationales and objectives.
People pick and choose different things – having a range of unexpected things online would be good recreating the limmud experience – interaction, creating a community.
Extending current online groups
building into what already exists – feeding limmud experiences in currently available networks
extending Limmud not competing
you go to great sessions on limmud and for an hour create a community, then at the end of the session your community ends and that’s it- a way of continuing what is going on.
Using a system of blogs, updating blogs before a session for “pre-reading” and then after the session on a blog.
Need to make sure it’s adapted to everyone. Keep it simple where possible.
Monthly online event. Webinar one off to try it out.
Website is very static – alpine plant website is more interesting as it’s updated regularly!
a series of milestones needed:
Situation in Israel would be of interest to many
Open university short course template – takes time but create something simple could be used.
Accessibility – print button available
webinars – what are the best presenters. What would they be willing to do online.
Taste of limmud
– discussion about this limmud
– Improvements to website to make it more interactive – blog online
rolling guest bloggers to allow for commenting.
Open University may be interested in collaborating long term but there is a way to go before Limmud is ready!