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
Agenda Wimba introduction OTC Overview OTC Online Overview Policies and procedures Resources Breakout Rooms by Department
If you do not have computer speakers, you may opt to use the dial-in number and student PIN code.
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 417-447-8200
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
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.
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Administrative Withdrawal from an Online Course It is the policy of the College that a student will be administratively withdrawn from a course due to lack of attendance in seated classes or nonparticipation in online classes.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.
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.
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.
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
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
OTC Online PD If you do not have computer speakers, you may opt to use the dial-in number and student PIN code.
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 (email@example.com)
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org