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  • 1. Technology Integration & Training forOnline Course Development : A Needs Assessment Melissa Kunitzer University of Hawaii at Mānoa
  • 2. Local college• 50% increase in student enrollment over 6 yrs. Lei & Gupta, 2010
  • 3. Local college• 50% increase in student enrollment over 6 yrs. Lei & Gupta, 2010 Increased Student Demands • Computer lab access, Parking, Books • Meetings with the teacher, Tutoring
  • 4. Is there a Solution?We could teach more courses online!
  • 5. Benefits of Online Classes Lei & Gupta, 2010
  • 6. But are the teachers ready?
  • 7. Purpose of NA• Teachers who may want to teach online• Identify support and training needs
  • 8. Method• Survey invitation sent via a listserv – 274 regular, part-time & casual faculty at a small Pacific college• Survey Gizmo – Branching and Page logic features
  • 9. Survey Questions• 2009 NASULGC-Sloan National Commission on Online Learning at Central Michigan University, MI• College’s Instructional Design Service• Likert scales, MP choice, Open-ended, Categorical, & Numerical types
  • 10. Survey topics• Physical and Technical skill Demographics• Online Experience – Teaching & Course Development• Likes & Dislikes of Online Instruction• Applications used• Help & Support
  • 11. Questions• What is your Online Experience?
  • 12. Questions• What is your Online Experience?• Level of effort needed o Teach online o Develop / Convert f2f course to online format
  • 13. Questions• What is your Online Experience?• Level of effort needed o Teach online o Develop / Convert f2f course to online format• Likes / Dislikes of online instruction
  • 14. Questions• What is your Online Experience?• Level of effort needed o Teach online o Develop / Convert f2f course to online format• Likes / Dislikes of online instruction• Want to develop & teach online?
  • 15. Questions• What is your Online Experience?• Level of effort needed o Teach online o Develop / Convert f2f course to online format• Likes / Dislikes of online instruction• Want to develop & teach online?• Need help & support?
  • 16. Results• 30 / 274 ( 10.94%) completed the survey• 22 Women, 8 Men
  • 17. Results• 30 / 274 ( 10.94%) completed the survey• 22 Women, 8 Men• 29 Full-time, 1 Part-time• Teaching Experience o 19 (11+ yrs) o 11 (o-3 yrs)
  • 18. Results• 30 / 274 ( 10.94%) completed the survey• 22 Women, 8 Men• 29 Full-time, 1 Part-time• Teaching Experience o 19 (11+ yrs) o 11 (o-3 yrs)• All have comfortable using the computer• All used the college’s CMS
  • 19. What is your Online Experience? ,6 30 respondents
  • 20. Compared to a f2f alternative, teaching an online course is … 16 respondents
  • 21. Compared to a f2f alternative, developing an online course is … 15 respondents
  • 22. Like MOST about Online Instruction• 24 / 7 availability & Accessibility (6)• Flexibility (9)• Convenient, accessible to Outreach students (2)• Students engage more online than in person (1)• Working people can return to college (2)• Creativity, reaching a new wave of computer learners (1) 22 respondents
  • 23. Dislike MOST about Online Instruction• 24 / 7 availability (1)• Development time needed (1)• Lack of Tech and accessibility support (2)• Limited free idea discussions (1)• Student retention / don’t do the work (1)• No hands on components (2)• Student disengagement / Lack of interaction (8)• Not all students have Internet access (1) 22 respondents
  • 24. Want to develop & teach online? 29 respondents
  • 25. Need help & support? 5 respondents
  • 26. Discussion of Results• Sample size was small ( 10.94%) – Too small for correlations• Half of sample wants to teach online• 5 (16%) wants help & support• Some problem areas include: – Online Pedagogy, Applications, Building Online communities, Online Interactions
  • 27. Reflection• Schedule survey deployment mid-semester• Use a current listserv• Extensive survey testing• Paper versions of survey• Add more application questions
  • 28. Recommendations• Expand Needs Assessment into a Research project – Document faculty progress• Peer Mentoring• Create a Knowledge base – Course specific templates – PBL – Web 2.0 tool training – Online pedagogy
  • 29. ApplicationsInteraction Interactive Media • Blackboard Collaborate • Jing • Secure Social websites • Voicethread • Edmodo or similar Projects • Peer Reviews • PBL • Blogging ProductivityCollaboration • Wiggio • Google Docs Course Website Creation • Skype • Weebly • Moodle
  • 30. Thank you !• Instruction Design Services, Admin and faculty• NASULGC- Sloan National Commission on Online Learning• OTEC Alumni• UHM COE Ed Tech faculty• Critical friends: Laureen, Sarah and Vanessa• 2010 Cohort
  • 31. Any Questions?
  • 32. Thank you Melissa Kunitzernaganuma@hawaii.edu