2001 recipient of the Sloan-C Award for Excellence in ALN Faculty Development 5 key elements for success Best Practices in online faculty development from the SUNY Learning Network Alexandra M. Pickett Associate Director Faculty Development & Instructional Design SUNY Learning Network
SLN Awards 2000 EDUCAUSE Award for Systemic Progress in Teaching and Learning 2001 Sloan-C award for Excellence in ALN Faculty Development 2002 Sloan-C award for Excellence in Institution-Wide ALN Programming 2003 Sloan-C Award for Excellence in Online Teaching 2006 USDLA 21st Century Best Practice Award - Online Technology - Higher Education
SLN Background Research & Publication http://tinyurl.com/69zw4l
Yesterday 1994-95 research & development period. Objective : what works? 1995-99 synthesis of models, processes, & procedures, infrastructure, resources, support and services. Objective : will it scale? 1999-05 . . . Full-scale production. Objective : institutionalization, sustainability Where we’ve been…
Migration 2006-09 Campus, Course, Faculty, and SLN programmatic migration to ANGEL and new business model. Objective : Will they buy our support and services? What are the benefits of membership? Whom do we serve? Where we are…
Objective : Growth and expansion, to serve the entire spectrum and continuum of SUNY online needs including web enhanced and hybrid courses. Shift to fee for services model, shift from faculty and course-centered program to community-centered support & services.
Large-scale production required that we develop ways to support & train large numbers of faculty and produce large numbers of courses of consistent quality.
Using a comprehensive faculty development and course design approach, we avoid cookie cutter mass production by working with individual faculty and allowing them and their content to drive course design.
We have the opportunity to influence and share best practices across the design of all courses.
Share stuff we know works. Learn from faculty - what they find works. Faculty Development How we did it...
! SLN’s 5 key elements What I have learned from working with over 3000 SUNY faculty, from 40+ SUNY institutions, and thousands of students since 1994. Model : Rapid Scale: This required that we develop a consistently applied and thoughtful faculty development process. Support : Large numbers: Successful online courses have effective designs and effective/prepared instructors. = Instructional designers, HD, templates. Approaches : Our philosophy: The pedagogy dog wags the technology tail NOT the other way around. Evaluation : Program evaluation and continuous improvements: Iterate! Best practices: what is working, why, what needs to be improved? Quality : Requires a comprehensive approach to training, support, resources, best practices, exemplars, community of practice, template/standards, formal course review/rubric. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.