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  • Support facultyProvide course abstracts when changes are madeKeeps instructors informed of any changing textbook requirementsProvide copies of final exams and/or assessment instruments
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    • 1. Agenda
      Wimba introduction
      Welcome
      OTC Overview
      OTC Online Overview
      Policies and procedures
      Resources
      Breakout Rooms by Department
    • 2. Academic Calendar Fall 2011
    • 3. Carla Bradley, Coordinator of Online Instructional Development
      Philip Arnold, Director of Media Services
      Mindy Gomez, Assistant Coordinator of Online Instructional Resources
      Online Remote Adjunct OrientationFall 2011
    • 4. Agenda
      Wimba introduction
      OTC Overview
      OTC Online Overview
      Policies and procedures
      Resources
      Breakout Rooms by Department
    • 5. If you do not have computer speakers, you may opt to use the dial-in number and student PIN code.
    • 6. Wimba Classroom
    • 7. Where are you?
    • 8. Where did you travel this summer?
    • 9. Springfield
    • 10. Lebanon
    • 11. Richwood Valley
    • 12. Hollister- Fall 2013
    • 13.
    • 14.
    • 15. Projected Enrollment (Strategic Plan)
    • 16. Growth of OTC Online
    • 17. online@otc.edu417-447-8200
    • 18. OTC Media Services
      What We Do
      • Blackboard training and support for faculty and students
      • 19. Recommendations for educational technologies to enhance learning
      • 20. Audio/Visual production
      Key Contacts
      Philip Arnold – Director
      Chris Austin – Coordinator
      Jacque Harris – part-time Blackboard Support
      Krista Parker – part-time Blackboard Support
      Kristina Bridges-Templeton – Videographer
      Key Links & Resources
      web address: http://www.otc.edu/online
      http://groups.diigo.com/group/instructional-media-resources
      Phone/email
      Phone: 417-447-8181
      Email: mediaservices@otc.edu
    • 21. OTC Media Services
      http://www.otc.edu/online
    • 22. OTC Online Instructional Development
      What We Do
      • Online Course Development and Delivery Reviews
      • 23. Faculty certification, CE and PD for Online Teaching and Learning
      • 24. Master shell course reviews
      • 25. Contacts for online faculty questions, mentoring, etc.
      Key Contacts
      Carla Bradley– Coordinator of Online Instructional Development
      Mindy Gomez- Assistant Coordinator of Online Instructional Resources
      Nicki Plemmons– part-time Online Instructional Development Assistant
      Work Study-
      Key Links & Resources
      web address: http://www.otc.edu/online
      Contact
      Email: online@otc.edu
    • 26. Faculty Center for OTC Online
    • 27. Updated Online Syllabus Template
    • 28. eLearning Outreach
      What We Do
      • Workforce Development/Community Enrichment Development
      • 29. Student Services/Support
      • 30. Hybrid and Blended Program Course Development
      • 31. Dual Credit Online, Online Articulation Agreements, off-campus proctoring
      Key Contacts
      Vanessa Germeroth – Assistant Director of eLearning Outreach
      Kim Greene – Online Outreach Specialist
      Work Study Students-
      Key Links & Resources
      web address: http://www.otc.edu/online
      Contact
      Email: online@otc.edu
      Phone: 417-447-8200
    • 32. Reminders from OTC Online
      Response time
      Flexibility
      Meeting deadlines
      Delivery
      Authentic learning activities vs. busywork
      Instructor role in discussions (or other communication)
      Email (not for assignment submission)
      Administrative withdrawal
    • 33. Academic Calendar Fall 2011
    • 34. Proctoring
      One proctored activity for each online class. Must be in Blackboard and must have seven-day access window.
      Final exam dates are December 8-15.
      Springfield Testing Center open 12-5 p.m. Sunday, December 11.
    • 35. Administrative Withdrawal
      Administrative Withdrawal from an Online Course
      It is the policy of the College that a student will be administratively withdrawn from a course due to lack of attendance in seated classes or nonparticipation in online classes. (Policy 5.36)
       
      An instructor will administratively withdraw a student from class if that student meets either of the following criteria in an online course:
       
      Does not access (as designated in online grade book) the course for 14 consecutive days without contacting the instructor (in a sixteen-week course).
      Does not submit total assignments equating to 20% of total semester assignments (e.g. assignments, discussions, exam, homework, etc.)
      Students should be aware that administrative withdrawal for lack of attendance or nonparticipation may reduce the amount of financial aid they receive, delay their graduation or necessitate repayment of aid already received and does not relieve their obligation to pay all tuition and fees due to the College.
    • 36. Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education
      Encourages contact between students and faculty;
      Develops reciprocity and cooperation among students;
      Encourages active learning;
      Gives prompt feedback;
      Emphasizes time on task;
      Communicates high expectations; and
      Respects diverse talents and ways of learning.
      Chickering, A. & Gamson, Z. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE Bulletin (39)7.
    • 37. HLC: 10-Year Reaccreditation
      Findings for OTC Online
      Accreditation by the Commission and by other nationally recognized agencies provides assurance to the public, in particular to prospective students, that an organization has been found to meet the agency's clearly stated requirements and criteria and that there are reasonable grounds for believing that it will continue to meet them.
    • 38. Updated Review Process
      HLC
      Course development vs. course delivery
      Online syllabus template
      Growing needs of OTC Online (16-week and 8-week sessions) -> lesson labeling
      Course objectives
      Role of online instructor
      Self-evaluation/self-reflection
      Consistency in course menu
    • 39. Navigation and Course Menu
    • 40. OTC Online CE
      Adjunct and full-time instructors receive a $50 tuition waiver each semester they teach. (Cannot roll over.)
      OTL 125: Flexing Your Presentation Skills
      OTL 201: Course Delivery for Online Teaching and Learning
      OTL 210: Assessment and Grading for Online Teaching and Learning
    • 41. OTC Online PD
      If you do not have computer speakers, you may opt to use the dial-in number and student PIN code.
    • 42. www.otc.edu
    • 43. online.otc.edu
    • 44. MyOTC
    • 45. AccessOTC
    • 46. Resources
    • 47. Films on Demand
    • 48. Embedded e-Learning Librarian
      Written instructions and video tutorials about research and other domains of the library.
      Via discussion “Ask the Librarian” forum and emails
      Answered within 24 hours, excluding the weekend and holidays. But I do check my email on over the weekends and holidays.
      Questions range from easy to in-depth
      Where can I find Knight Cite?
      I need help locating information from the 1990 census information on Journey to Work in the Bronx.
      Resources used…
      All of the information gather comes from databases and internet resources. If not, I make it available online.
      Tracy Ponder (pondert@otc.edu)
    • 49. Adding Wimba
      Use dropdown in Add Interactive Tool in Lessons, Dropbox, or other content area.
      Select Wimba Classroom.
      One Wimba classroom can be added to multiple course sections.
      Wimba workshops and other workshops are offered and announced via email.
    • 50. The Role of the Lead Online Instructor
      Support online adjunct faculty
      Serve as primary contact person for online instructors
      Provide professional development opportunities
      Schedule classes
      Check syllabi for currency and accuracy
      Provide course abstracts when changes are made.
      Keeps instructors informed of any changing course material requirements.
      Conduct reviews for online adjunct faculty
    • 51. Breakout Rooms by Department
      Use typed chat for Breakout Room or microphone.
      Exchange contact information with other remote online instructors in department.
      Ask questions regarding textbooks, course abstracts, and departmental final exams.
      Share practices and ideas.
      Evening ends when your Breakout Room finishes.
      Thanks!
      Questions: online@otc.edu