Below is a summary of the session of 28th December from Limmud Conference

Participants:

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

On limmud:

Streaming sessions live internationally

Resources from sessions (eg powerpoints)

Pre-session reading/resources

After Limmud:

Specific online discussions following on from sessions

Recorded (video or audio) sessions online

Year Round:

Online one off sessions video (webinars) or chat based

Series of online classes

Online chavruta discussion

taste of limmud discussions

Online Conference:

E-limmud one or two day worldwide online conference. Could be available in a range of time zones big or small.

 

Comments:

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!

 

environmentally friendly

 

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

  • Online community

 

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!

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