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  • 1. Enhancing life-long learning, teaching and research through information resources and services
  • 2. Presenting and organizing learning resources in NOW Presenter name, Role
  • 3. Learning Outcomes
    • Working familiarity with the Content area
    • An understanding of some approaches to planning, uploading and organising content
    • Ideas for structuring content in NOW
    • Basic understanding of some of the issues involved in making content available online such as accessibility, making the most of the virtual environment, technical requirements etc
    • Ideas for ongoing practice
  • 4. Icebreaker Activity
    • Spend 5 minutes chatting with the person next to you
    • Find out their:
      • Name
      • Role
      • Experience of using content within NOW
    • Introduce your partner to the rest of the group
  • 5. Delivering content…
  • 6. Delivering content…
  • 7. Making the decision to put materials into NOW is only the start of the journey…
  • 8. Moving from face-to-face to online
    • What teaching materials will you be providing?
    • What advantages might having content online give you?
    • What advantages exist for students using online materials?
    • What do they need from you?
  • 9. Brainstorm Activity
    • As a group, spend 10 minutes discussing some of the issues which surround a student attending lectures vs. only downloading the lecture notes
    • What strategies can we employ to resolve or minimize their effect?
  • 10. Plan Create Upload Structure Release
  • 11. Demonstration of the content area
    • http://now.ntu.ac.uk/
  • 12. Activity 1 - Uploading content
    • Upload files from your H Drive to the NOW content area in your own Sandbox
    • Follow the instructions for Activity 1 on the activity sheet you have been given.
      • Log on to NOW
      • Select your sandbox from the learning rooms at the bottom
      • Select “ Edit Room ” from the right-hand nav bar and go to the “ Manage File Store ” area
      • Upload files
    • Spend no more than 15 minutes on this activity
  • 13.  
  • 14. Learning Pathways – what and why?
    • Provides orientation - tells students where they have been and where they will go next
    • Scaffolds activities that link to the learning outcomes of the course
    • Allows you to group related content, activities & resources
    • Makes it easier for students to find things
  • 15. Types of Learning Pathway
    • Units of learning can be ordered:
    • Chronologically , e.g. Week 1, Week 2 etc.
    • Thematically , e.g. Nature of Cancer, Biology of Disease
    • To provide different (adaptive) pathways through the material
  • 16. Chronological Pathway Manage Content window Each Unit is ordered by week
  • 17. Thematic Pathway Manage Content window Each Unit has a theme
  • 18. What should guide the learning pathway? Accessibility Flexibility Other teaching Activities Assessment Learning outcomes Learning Pathway
  • 19. Creating a Learning Pathway in NOW
    • Create and name your Units
    • Add Topics to each Unit
      • Files you already have e.g. Word docs, Power points etc.
      • Resources you create using tools in NOW e.g. discussions, assessments, web pages
  • 20. Activity 2 - Structuring your content
    • Using the files you uploaded to the NOW content area in your own Sandbox:
    • Follow the instructions for Activity 2 on the activity sheet you have been given
    • If there is time, repeat the activity, deleting the structure you created and choosing a different learning pathway
    • Spend no more than 2 0 minutes on this activity
  • 21. Discussion: Ideas for ongoing practice
    • What would students find useful to see in the content area?
    • What might not work so well?
    • What other tools in NOW could you integrate into your content? Discussions, self-assessments, surveys etc?
    • How do you think you could use the facility to conditionally release your learning resources?
  • 22. Further help and support
    • Telephone : 0115 848 6030
    • Email : [email_address]
      • Prefix subject line with HELP:
    • Desire2Learn community : http://community.desire2learn.com/