Faculty Development across the California State University System


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In this presentation from the US West Coast Moodle Moot 2011, leaders from California State University campuses discuss their efforts to support the increased use of Moodle on their campus. The speakers represent campuses new to Moodle and mature deployments, and discuss the needs of new users and those further along in the adoption process. Issues to be dicussed include: training resources, effective training modalities, critical training issues in Moodle, and more.

Cherie Blut, CSU San Marcos
Brett Christie, Sonoma State University
Maggie Beers, San Francisco State University
Deone Zell, CSU Northridge

Moderator: John Whitmer, CSU Office of the Chancellor

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  • Promo Text: Dear Provosts, CIO’s, Library Deans, Faculty Development Directors, Directors of Academic Technology, Statewide Academic Senate Chair, Extended Education Deans,  Student Services, and the CSU community, The CSU Learning Management Systems and Services Initiative (LMSS) is offering a webinar on strategies for campus LMS  (e.g. Blackboard, WebCT, Moodle, etc) transitions from one system to and another as well as systemwide LMS services that are being developed to support campuses in cost-effective ways.  The webinar information is presented below and provided in the attached announcement.   We welcome and encourage you to distribute this information to all those on your campus who might be interested in this opportunity. Thank you in advance for your leadership and support for making CSU’s quality education accessible to all.   Cheers,
Gerry Hanley, Kathy Fernandes and John WhitmerCSU Office of the Chancellor
  • NOTES: About half moodlers but also half considering. Order: Cherie, brett, x, maggie
  • OER Project and moodle Ati and moodle
  • Faculty Development across the California State University System

    1. 1. Faculty Development across the California State University System Presenters Cherie Vinopal, CSU San Marcos Brett Christie, Sonoma State University Deone Zell, CSU Northridge Maggie Beers, San Francisco State University Facilitator: John Whitmer, CSU Office of the Chancellor
    2. 2. Campus Contexts Speaker Campus FTE (09-10) Adoption Date Cherie Vinopal CSU San Marcos 7,405 2010 Brett Christie Sonoma State University 7,373 2011 Deone Zell CSU Northridge 26,689 2010 Maggie Beers San Francisco State University 25,042 2007
    3. 3. California State University San Marcos Cherie Vinopal Instructional Developer
    4. 4. WebCT to Moodle in 60 seconds <ul><li>Training needs HUGE..How to do it in 9 months? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot: 10% of faculty trained in first three months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next three months- 50% of faculty: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle orientations (2 hours) WebCT content conversions “moving to a new house”. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individual tool trainings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open labs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online resources (CSU Quickguides) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Best practice examples or events </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remaining faculty either self taught or not LMS users </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Which of the training modalities worked for new users?
    6. 6. Controlling Expectations <ul><li>Moodle Module/Plug-in upgrades </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Process for changing or adding tools. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training needs associated with each new tool. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We surveyed our faculty on training needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How are we doing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you want to learn? </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Increasing Faculty Adoption <ul><li>Challenges in training and increasing users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty aren’t always on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty want one-to-one support now </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are now at the “business as usual” phase </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next steps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on student learning outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course rebuilding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pairing with librarians and departments </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Possible Next Steps <ul><li>New ways to help faculty with specific needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better align our ISDs with departments and librarians to increase usage and student learning outcomes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online webcasts for faculty who are not always on campus. Why not? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue with our open lab drop in hours for 1-1 support with an instructional developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype trainings </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Moodle Efforts at Sonoma State University Brett Christie, Ph.D.
    10. 10. Research Process and Commitment <ul><li>Review of multiple LMS, 2008-2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CSU Master enabling agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SSU review: ATAC, CIO, Provost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SSU Moodle Leadership Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Barbara Butler, Dean, University Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barbara Moore, Director, Web Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brett Christie, Director, Faculty Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CSU Moodle Consortium & CIG; LMSS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit and presentation by CSUMB and SFSU </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Pilot Efforts: Learning and Growing <ul><li>Pilot 1, Summer-Fall 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 faculty @ 1 course each </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pilot 2, Summer-Fall 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>F2F launch, online courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 faculty; 70 courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary; programs; accreditation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Migration a major focus across campus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pilot 3, Winter-Spring 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>F2F launch, online training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 faculty </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Communication Efforts <ul><li>Through relevant committees and groups, ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Announcement to campus, February 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations to schools, chairs councils </li></ul><ul><li>SSU Moodle site launch (updates, resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot 1 Demo and Open Forum, Spring 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle informational fliers </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot Demo and Open Forum, Fall 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing pedagogy, models, data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training: “Moodle Basics” and “More About Moodle” </li></ul>
    13. 17. Conclusions and Outlook <ul><li>CSU Moodle Consortium has been essential! </li></ul><ul><li>Base faculty group functioning. How to elevate? </li></ul><ul><li>Student users pleased. How to increase access & use? </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of faculty not using. How to attract more? </li></ul><ul><li>Efforts have been successful but small-scale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need more training and redesign opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need instructional design support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need campus online course policy and support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need (modest) incentives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training fee, stipend, software, recognition </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 18. SSU Moodle Links & Contact <ul><li>www.sonoma.edu/moodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources, posters, data, pilot CFPs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.sonoma.edu/it/training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trainings offered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    15. 20. California State University, Northridge Deone Zell
    16. 21. Moodle Timeline and Usage 2 years
    17. 22. Diving Deeper <ul><li>Multiple delivery methods </li></ul><ul><li>Self-service </li></ul><ul><li>Special sites </li></ul><ul><li>Integrations </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Mining the data </li></ul>
    18. 23. Training Challenge <ul><li>> 2000 faculty </li></ul><ul><li>50% PT </li></ul><ul><li>Varied schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Many new to online teaching </li></ul>
    19. 24. Faculty Preferences
    20. 25. 1. Multiple Delivery Methods * <ul><li>Face-to-face workshops </li></ul><ul><li>1-on-1 support from staff </li></ul><ul><li>CSUN Moodle Community </li></ul><ul><li>Lynda.com </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Student FAQs </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Learning Bytes </li></ul><ul><li>Quickguides </li></ul><ul><li>Customized gradebook </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hidden gems” videos </li></ul>* Delivered by tripartite team
    21. 26. 2. Self-Service <ul><li>Combine sections </li></ul><ul><li>Create sandbox </li></ul><ul><li>Special site </li></ul>
    22. 27. 3. Special Sites (150+) <ul><li>Campus services </li></ul><ul><li>Department sites </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative training </li></ul><ul><li>Student tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>Career services </li></ul><ul><li>Student advisement </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Retreat planning </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni groups </li></ul><ul><li>Research collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>Content repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations and clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Student evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Course evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>New student orientations </li></ul><ul><li>Field studies </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty elections </li></ul>
    23. 28. 4. Integrations <ul><li>Current </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elluminate (web conferencing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turnitin (originality checker) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respondus (quiz creation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASCII Math Filter (scientific notation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library (can be embedded in courses) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TurningPoint (student response systems) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>StudyMate (activities and games </li></ul></ul>
    24. 30. 8% 47% 32% 10% 3% CSUN Numbers in Red
    25. 31. 5. Encouraging Innovation <ul><li>Take advantage of the bulge </li></ul><ul><li>Leave instance flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility breeds innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty share with us and community </li></ul><ul><li>“Tips and tricks” user group </li></ul>
    26. 33. 6. Mining the Data – in the future <ul><li>Link Moodle data to student performance </li></ul><ul><li>Predict persistence, completion, graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Early interventions </li></ul>
    27. 34. SFSU Slides
    28. 35. QUESTIONS?
    29. 36. Contact Information Speaker Campus Email Cherie Vinopal CSU San Marcos [email_address] Brett Christie Sonoma State University [email_address] Deone Zell CSU Northridge [email_address] Maggie Beers San Francisco State University [email_address]