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  • Every mobile device that can access web applications (apps) has a Facebook app. It’s just like that NFL mobile commercial… students can access group content from their school PC, home PC, phone or tablet.

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  • Best Practices in Student Master Shell Design and Next Steps with Orientation
    Barbara Thoeming, Jack Hawkins,
    Douglas Renfro and Scott Bane
  • What are the necessary components?
    Course and navigation information
    Content / Lessons in consistent format
    Interaction tools / Collaboration
    Feedback
    Assessment
  • Course Information
    This section should contain the syllabus, policies, procedures, and navigation information. The Course Information area should remain consistent throughout the system so students know where to go to get this information in any course.
  • Course Information
  • Content and Lessons
    Separate content into manageable pieces
    Content Folders to group/chunk information and lessons
    Are tools incorporated into the lessons to make content more interactive?
    Fonts and colors should be consistent
    Don’t overload the screen! Keep it clean.
    Images are important in helping students visualize concepts.
  • Content and Lessons
  • Content and Lessons
  • Instructional Methods and Tools Online
    Cooperative learning and collaboration - Projects, multimedia presentations, wikis, blogs web conferencing, discussion boards
    Modeling - Video clips that show a process in action or being taught, powerpoint presentations
    Discussions - Discussion board, blogs, emails, chat, web conferencing as well as journals for reflective interaction with instructor
    Hot Spot quizzes, self tests, and drills to help with remembering information
    Lectures - podcasts, web conferencing, narrated Powerpoint
    Simulations - animations, video
    Tutorials
  • Interaction and Collaboration
    Interaction with content
    Interaction with peers
    Interaction with the instructor and/or tutor
    Collaboration can take place in a Collaborate room, through chat, discussion boards, etc. but is an important component of k12 learning
  • Feedback
    Students need to know where they stand on their work. Provide clear, concise feedback using the comment area of the assessment. Emails and/or phone calls can be used to discuss assignments when necessary.
    Track student progress each week to determine if a student is working appropriately or not. If not, communicate concerns and intervene. Online students need to be monitored closely to help them reach success in an online environment.
    Respond to student emails, calls, etc within 24 hours. If communication is received on a weekend or holiday, it should be returned on the first business day you return.
    Use a virtual classroom, such as Collaborate, to provide more direct interaction and feedback with students.
  • Assessment
    Assessments should be varied just as they are in the brick and mortar classroom.
    essays
    hot spot quizzes
    blogs
    journals
    projects
    discussions
    casestudies
    research
    short answer tests as well as multiple choice answer tests
    collaborative assignments
    portfolios
  • Dashboard
    Everything that has been covered to this point is firmly researched based. In Metro Nashville we have recently been adding an additional component. This is the heads up page for each course that the students are enrolled. The teacher has some flexibility in determining what information will be displayed on this page.
  • Orientation Talking Points
    Focus on size and course length
    Focus on design and ease of use
    Work toward an orientation that can provide the best of these three:
    Mobile: can pieces be viewed and accessed from any device?
    Social: is there an student-to-student bonding and learning element?
    On Demand: is it a go-to resource for ongoing training and help?
  • Size and Course Length
    Searching for the balance of rich, effective content and a fast enough pace to keep it from being drudgery
    We like 1 hour to 90 minutes at most for core concepts
  • Essential Content
    Our primary purpose is to equip students to have the best experience possible and limit the challenges of the new medium.
    Navigation best practices
    Create the proper expectation
    Encourage practice
    Provide a show-then-do format to working with course tools
  • ScreenFlow – Mac
    Camtasia – PC
  • After watching a video tutorial on how to post to discussion forums, they go immediately to a forum in the course and practice what they watched.
  • Design and Ease of Use
  • Search for a fit to the audience
    Seems obvious but we’ve developed our third design based on student feedback
    For most students this is their first impression ever of the online classroom
    Design starts as graphical elements but quickly moves into more architectural substance
  • Packaging is everything
    NA TOC IAJF KNAS AK FC
  • Packaging is everything
    NATO CIA JFK NASA KFC
  • Mobile
    Social
    On Demand
  • Mobile
    Angel has a “syndicated content” folder we like to use
    Makes content pages sharable through RSS
    Allows simple podcast configuration for audio files
    Think of the orientation as a way to add overall value to the students’ online learning experience
    Just link to other useful and engaging apps as you become aware of them
    Bb Mobile Learn App is excellent for discussions and checking progress
  • Social
    Provide a venue for students to just “talk”
    A get to know you group can have a dramatic impact on future engagement
    Increase their feel that there are “real people” behind the computers
    Provide opportunities for students to teach and learn from other students
    Cascading permissions allow you to make students creators of orientation content
  • On Demand
    You’ll never get every bit of training needed in 1 hour
    Encourage frequent re-use of the Orientation by making it a storehouse for all your training material
    Personal repositories allow easy sharing of great material
    If students are subscribed to a content folder, it’s easy to see when new things arrive
    Course mail could work just as well
  • Please provide feedback for this session by emailingBbWorldFeedback@blackboard.com.
    The title of this session is:
    Best Practices in Student Master Shell Design and
    Next Steps with Orientation