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Enrich Your  Online Course:  Complete a  Course Review Center for Information  Technology in Education Northwest Missouri ...
Center for Information Technology in Education <ul><li>Faculty instructional technology support center </li></ul><ul><li>E...
Faculty technology  support services <ul><li>Instructional design services </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with  </li></ul><u...
Faculty instructional  technology resources <ul><li>Faculty technology lab located in the CITE complex </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Curriculum Design Specialist <ul><li>Overall Focus:   Assist faculty, using appropriate training techniques, in the evalua...
Faculty instructional  technology training <ul><li>Faculty who are awarded funding complete campus-based and online traini...
Northwest Online <ul><li>Online courses and degree programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted by eCollege at http://www.Northwe...
Northwest Online <ul><li>Web-augmented courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>instructional technology integration </li></ul></ul><...
Course Structure Benchmarks <ul><li>Before starting an online program, students are advised about the program to determine...
Course Structure Benchmarks <ul><li>Students have access to sufficient library resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>virtual lib...
Five Easy Steps to Course Review  <ul><li>Faculty consent </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive review of syllabus and course site <...
Extensive Course Site Review <ul><li>Three major areas of review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pre-course development activities a...
Pre-Course Development Activities and Information  <ul><li>Content and course materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>publisher su...
Pre-Course Development Activities and Information  <ul><li>Extensive syllabus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>list required text and...
Pre-Course Development Activities and Information  <ul><li>Adaptive learning style analysis and course orientation for stu...
Pre-Course Development Activities and Information <ul><li>Learning Styles Inventory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VARK is a short,...
Pre-Course Development Activities and Information <ul><li>Computer Skills Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assesses for minima...
Pre-Course Development Activities and Information <ul><li>Course Orientation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online learning techniq...
Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Appropriate incorporation of instructional technology techniques </li><...
Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Appropriate incorporation of instructional technology techniques </li><...
Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Build in course management techniques </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e-mail mana...
Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Appropriate incorporation of courseware instructional technology tools ...
Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Appropriate incorporation of instructional technology techniques </li><...
Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Appropriate incorporation of instructional technology techniques </li><...
Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Appropriate incorporation of design and visual environment </li></ul><u...
Course Support <ul><li>Information about helpdesk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provide e-mail address and phone number for helpde...
Course Support <ul><li>Establish contact with student via e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Provide technical requirements informat...
Course Review Recommendations <ul><li>Provide faculty with a printout of recommendations for redesign and improvement </li...
Course Examples <ul><li>Narrated presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Narrated, annotated presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Interac...
Darla Runyon, MS Ed. Assistant Director Curriculum Design Specialist Center for Information Technology in Education Northw...
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  1. 1. Enrich Your Online Course: Complete a Course Review Center for Information Technology in Education Northwest Missouri State University
  2. 2. Center for Information Technology in Education <ul><li>Faculty instructional technology support center </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 1998 with state mission enhancement funds </li></ul><ul><li>Initiatives include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>assisting faculty in the development of online, web-augmented courses, and instructional technology materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>researching emerging technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sharing endeavors with other institutions in the state of Missouri^ </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Faculty technology support services <ul><li>Instructional design services </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>interactive instructional technology concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>course management tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>development of online and web-augmented courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>development of CD-ROM based learning materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide faculty instructional technology training </li></ul><ul><li>Selection and support of CITE Fellowships^ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Faculty instructional technology resources <ul><li>Faculty technology lab located in the CITE complex </li></ul><ul><ul><li>variety of hardware and software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>course management software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional instructional technology staff </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook computer provided and funded by CITE for every faculty member^ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Curriculum Design Specialist <ul><li>Overall Focus: Assist faculty, using appropriate training techniques, in the evaluation and integration of emerging and innovative instructional technologies in teaching practices and the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage faculty to integrate instructional technology where appropriate.^ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Faculty instructional technology training <ul><li>Faculty who are awarded funding complete campus-based and online training </li></ul><ul><li>Training tailored to meet needs of individual faculty member </li></ul><ul><ul><li>group training sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>one-on-one sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>modeling and mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Process includes becoming leader of instructional technology design team^ </li></ul>Training
  7. 7. Northwest Online <ul><li>Online courses and degree programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted by eCollege at http://www.NorthwestOnline.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30 fully developed online courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 degree completion programs (2 + 2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science in Business Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science in Accounting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is scheduled to begin development Fall 2001^ </li></ul></ul></ul>Northwest Online
  8. 8. Northwest Online <ul><li>Web-augmented courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>instructional technology integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hosted by Northwest through Blackboard courseware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2/3 of the faculty incorporate Blackboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>582 campus-based courses are web-enhanced^ </li></ul></ul>Blackboard
  9. 9. Course Structure Benchmarks <ul><li>Before starting an online program, students are advised about the program to determine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>if they possess the self-motivation and commitment to learn at a distance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>if they have access to the minimal technology required by the course design. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students are provided with supplemental course information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>outlines course objectives, concepts, and ideas, and learning outcomes^ </li></ul></ul>“ Quality on the Line: Benchmarks for Success in Internet-based Distance Education” Prepared by: The Institute for Higher Education Policy
  10. 10. Course Structure Benchmarks <ul><li>Students have access to sufficient library resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>virtual library accessible through the WWW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faculty and students agree upon expectations regarding times for student assignment completion and faculty response.^ </li></ul>“ Quality on the Line: Benchmarks for Success in Internet-based Distance Education” Prepared by: The Institute for Higher Education Policy
  11. 11. Five Easy Steps to Course Review <ul><li>Faculty consent </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive review of syllabus and course site </li></ul><ul><li>Share information with faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>office visit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>course re-design recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implement re-design efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Implement and re-evaluate^ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Extensive Course Site Review <ul><li>Three major areas of review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pre-course development activities and information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>course and instructional design techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>course support^ </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Pre-Course Development Activities and Information <ul><li>Content and course materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>publisher support materials and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>course cartridges and companion web site access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>copyright permissions and citations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complete course description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>course title, description, and number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>additional software and/or hardware needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>should be listed in course description </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>link to course syllabus^ </li></ul></ul>Publisher Info
  14. 14. Pre-Course Development Activities and Information <ul><li>Extensive syllabus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>list required text and ordering information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>supporting course information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>scoring guides including grading review dates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>course schedule of deadlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>online communication etiquette </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>online expectations and policies^ </li></ul></ul>Online Policies
  15. 15. Pre-Course Development Activities and Information <ul><li>Adaptive learning style analysis and course orientation for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>online learning techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>time management strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning styles surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>computer skills surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sample course that provides demonstration of courseware^ </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Pre-Course Development Activities and Information <ul><li>Learning Styles Inventory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VARK is a short, simple web-based inventory designed to help faculty choose teaching strategies that meet their students' needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The acronym VARK stands for the Visual-Aural-Read/write-Kinesthetic sensory modalities that are used for learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.active-learning-site.com/vark.htm^ </li></ul></ul>Neil Fleming, Lincoln University, Canterbury, NZ www.lincoln.ac.nz
  17. 17. Pre-Course Development Activities and Information <ul><li>Computer Skills Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assesses for minimal set of computer skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information sent to instructor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide student with alternative training to improve upon areas of deficiencies^ </li></ul></ul>Computer Survey
  18. 18. Pre-Course Development Activities and Information <ul><li>Course Orientation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online learning techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course and learner expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration course^ </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Appropriate incorporation of instructional technology techniques </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provide learning outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>determine instructional approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>linear--series of lessons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>exploratory--map or flowchart </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>case based--realistic scenarios </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>interactive simulation--guided learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>incorporate authentic activities meeting a variety of learning modalities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide students with a systematic way to navigate the course^ </li></ul></ul>WBT Design Planning Tool, Levick & Rossi
  20. 20. Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Appropriate incorporation of instructional technology techniques </li></ul><ul><ul><li>divide course into modules of content and authentic learning activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide ongoing and variety of assessment of learning for student feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>assessment should check the learning outcome </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide opportunities for remediation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>communicate, communicate, communicate^ </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Build in course management techniques </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e-mail management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FAQ section </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor availability schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student feedback opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personalize course to develop community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course welcome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post autobiography in threaded discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open chat and/or threaded discussion areas^ </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Appropriate incorporation of courseware instructional technology tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the instructional technology tool enhance the learning of content? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e-mail </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>announcements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>threaded discussions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>digital notebooks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>file sharing feature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>chat and whiteboard feature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>audio and video integration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>external resources^ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Appropriate incorporation of instructional technology techniques </li></ul><ul><ul><li>student interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>student-to-student </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>student-to-instructor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>feedback opportunities for progress in content and learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>feedback for course and instructor evaluation ^ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Appropriate incorporation of instructional technology techniques </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate and concentrated effort to communication with students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e-mail etiquette and feedback guidelines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>reply within a published time period </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>integration of announcements feature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>incorporation of threaded discussion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>virtually grading assignments^ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Course and Instructional Design Techniques <ul><li>Appropriate incorporation of design and visual environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>apply web design principles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>sensory factors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>conceptual factors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>reactive factors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide substance through content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>pizzazz through course design techniques to make the course interesting^ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Course Support <ul><li>Information about helpdesk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provide e-mail address and phone number for helpdesk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide access to online helpdesk information^ </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Course Support <ul><li>Establish contact with student via e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Provide technical requirements information and access to a browser test </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an orientation e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information and access to online tutoring or mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Provide access to a student services site^ </li></ul>
  28. 28. Course Review Recommendations <ul><li>Provide faculty with a printout of recommendations for redesign and improvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continual improvement process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centrally housed content and materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course becomes a plethora of information, resources, and activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provides enriched course site for the online learner to succeed^ </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Course Examples <ul><li>Narrated presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Narrated, annotated presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive instructional concept </li></ul><ul><li>CD-ROM materials^ </li></ul>
  30. 30. Darla Runyon, MS Ed. Assistant Director Curriculum Design Specialist Center for Information Technology in Education Northwest Missouri State University [email_address] http://cite.nwmissouri.edu:2000/cite/presentations
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