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Introduction To The Class Show

  1. 1. IDT 795/895 DESIGNING ONLINE LEARNING Summer 2009 Session 2 May 18-June 28
  2. 2. WHO AM I?  Dr. Amy Adcock  Ed.D. Instructional Design & Technology, University of Memphis  Been at ODU since 2004  Research Areas  Game-based/simulation design  Design of learning environments for distance education students  Cognitive processes and design  http://www.odu.edu/~aadcock
  3. 3. GOAL OF THIS CLASS  This course is an applied survey of the field of online learning, including theory and design considerations. Topics will include efficacy of online learning, design considerations when using Web 2.0, course management systems, and similar online learning technologies, research and future directions.
  4. 4. COURSE ACTIVITIES  In this course, we will:  Define online learning in the framework of distance education  Examine some of the pedagogical theories associated with online learning  Examine and critique tools that can be used to support online learning  Design an online learning environment
  5. 5. COURSE IN BLACKBOARD
  6. 6. ASSIGNMENTS  Assignment Details link on Blackboard  Participation  Configuration of your homepage  Online discussion and group work participation  Any synchronous meetings are NOT included- attendance is optional  Reading Study Groups  Groups will prepare and lead the class in an activity focused on supplemental readings for the week  OL Tool Review Blog  Open entire semester  Required to review and report at least THREE tools
  7. 7. ASSIGNMENTS  OL Issues Brief Paper  Doctoral students will write a brief paper on any issue related to online learning  Assignment sheet on Blackboard  Group Design Activity  Groups will create a design document for assigned context  Checkpoints (5 @ 10 points each)  Folder in Assignment Details area
  8. 8. SCHEDULE  Each week  Activity related to textbook reading  Study group activity (except for week one)  Design group checkpoints  Tool reviews  See syllabus for assignments & readings  Bibliography of supplemental readings  .pdfs on Blackboard (Readings link)  Schedule is flexible and subject to change
  9. 9. FINALLY…  Questions?  Water Cooler forum on Blackboard  Email is the best way to reach me quickly  I will be traveling June 10-13  Knee surgery June 23rd  This weekend take some time to familiarize yourself with the course on Blackboard  Enjoy the class!

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