Self confidence and e-learning
Paul Le Fevre
|Keywords:||feedback, evaluation, progression, retention, pupil voice|
|Date:||08 Jul 2008|
|Full Title:||The impact of e-learning on the self confidence, sense of worth and academic progress of students who are out of school|
|Abstract:||E-learning is used in East Sussex as a means of education for young people unable to attend school for a variety of reasons: eg through ill health, permanently excluded, at risk of permanent exclusion and subjects of bullying. In addition to this it is used for young people who may need some ‘timeout’ from the classroom (ASD students) or need top-up in their education (LAC, school age mothers).
There are a variety of ways that the young people and their families can provide feedback on the education they receive- visits from service TAs to set them up and support them technically, through follow-up phone calls to ensure all is going well, to their teacher in the live on-line lessons, through questionnaires completed when the sessions end or at regular periods of time eg end of academic year and through Pupil Voice questionnaires/structured interviews.
Experience has shown that the good results achieved academically through this means of delivery are reliant on regular contact through the methods above and support.
Students talking about their experience will be shown on dvd during the presentation.
|Biography:||Paul LeFevre is the E-Learning co-ordinator for East Sussex. He has had a wide professional background in Education and was a Deputy Head in three challenging schools which required new and innovative methods to engage and stimulate students. These strategies motivated the students to achieved the results of which they were capable and to regain their confidence in themselves. During this time he saw the potential of the internet for disaffected and out of school students.
He is a member of the European E-learning community and is hoping to extend the e-learning experiences in East Sussex to the wider European communities.
He has believed passionately in the role of the internet in providing high quality lessons for students and has been able to develop this within the Flexible Learning Service in East Sussex. At present within FLESS (Flexible Learning in East Sussex) the e-learning lessons are available to a wide range of students who, in addition to sick students, are out of school; including ASD students, excluded students, bullied students, LAC students and students at risk of exclusion.
It has been very successful and has provided an additional segment of provision for students who otherwise would not be in education.