Amber M. Epps
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
                 412.291.7398
             amepps@aii.edu
 Administration
 Faculty
 Students
 Parents
 Accrediting   Bodies
   Students who complete “success” courses are
    more likely to persist.
   Online students who do not receive necessa...
Test-taking/anxiety   Note-taking           Social Skills

Learning styles &     Personality types     Diversity
intellige...
 Test-taking anxiety
   • Academic integrity
 Note-taking
   • Delicious.com
   • MyNoteIt.com
   • Ebook features
 Soc...
 Learning  styles & intelligences – how to
  apply them in a less-dynamic setting
 Personality types – how to apply them...
 Working in groups/teams
   • Being flexible
   • Team leaders vs team members
   • Collaboration software
 Setting goal...
 Career planning
   • Career Services
   • Flexibility
   • Creating a portfolio
 Plagiarism
   • Wikipedia
   • Intro t...
 Course  navigation & terms
 Textbook solutions
 Basic technology skills
 Expectations
 Is online learning right for ...
 Accessing various items in the classroom
   • Assignments >> instructions and how to submit
   • Lecture materials
   • ...
 Ebooks/echapters
 Textbook     rental
 Amazon
 eBay
 Craigslist
 Uploading/downloading      files
 Installing plug-ins (ex: Flash, Java, etc)
 Saving files and creating folders
 Perf...
 Participation
 Deadlines & late policy
 What to expect from the instructor
  • Contact info
  • Level of participation...
 Student  perceptions of online classes are
  often inaccurate.
  •   Easier
  •   Less time
  •   Don’t need the book(s)...
Test-taking/anxiety   Note-taking                Social Skills

Learning styles &     Personality types          Diversity...
   Who takes this course?
    • Do they have any special needs that should be addressed?
   Modality
    • Online studen...
 Ask   !
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • SurveyMonkey.com
 Look      at persistence
  • What’s going on with inactive stude...
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  1. 1. Amber M. Epps The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 412.291.7398 amepps@aii.edu
  2. 2.  Administration  Faculty  Students  Parents  Accrediting Bodies
  3. 3.  Students who complete “success” courses are more likely to persist.  Online students who do not receive necessary info get frustrated and disappear
  4. 4. Test-taking/anxiety Note-taking Social Skills Learning styles & Personality types Diversity intelligences Wellness & reducing Access to academic Working in stress resources groups/teams Setting goals Time management Tips for remembering Money management Reading for success Career planning Plagiarism Academic policies & Student services procedures
  5. 5.  Test-taking anxiety • Academic integrity  Note-taking • Delicious.com • MyNoteIt.com • Ebook features  Social skills • Making good first impressions • The importance of listening • Netiquette • Getting to know your instructors and classmates • Social networking
  6. 6.  Learning styles & intelligences – how to apply them in a less-dynamic setting  Personality types – how to apply them in a less-dynamic setting  Diversity • Being open-minded  Wellness & reducing stress • Breathing exercises • Exercises to do while working on the computer  Access to academic resources • Online/campus
  7. 7.  Working in groups/teams • Being flexible • Team leaders vs team members • Collaboration software  Setting goals  Time management – balancing work, family, & school  Tips for remembering  Money management • Mint.com  Readingfor success – reading online vs textbook
  8. 8.  Career planning • Career Services • Flexibility • Creating a portfolio  Plagiarism • Wikipedia • Intro to citing sources  Academic policies & procedures • Online /campus  Student services • Online/campus
  9. 9.  Course navigation & terms  Textbook solutions  Basic technology skills  Expectations  Is online learning right for you?
  10. 10.  Accessing various items in the classroom • Assignments >> instructions and how to submit • Lecture materials • Handouts • Quizzes • Grade book • Discussion area • Syllabus & material requirements  Learning management system (LMS) terminology • Ex: Dropbox, Doc Sharing, Webliography, Discussion Area, etc (eCollege)
  11. 11.  Ebooks/echapters  Textbook rental  Amazon  eBay  Craigslist
  12. 12.  Uploading/downloading files  Installing plug-ins (ex: Flash, Java, etc)  Saving files and creating folders  Perform basic internet searches  Sending/receiving emails with attachments  Basic web browser skills (ex: bookmarking)  Typing  Where to get support!!!  Having a backup plan!!!
  13. 13.  Participation  Deadlines & late policy  What to expect from the instructor • Contact info • Level of participation • Turn-around/response time
  14. 14.  Student perceptions of online classes are often inaccurate. • Easier • Less time • Don’t need the book(s)/materials • Only have to log in and post assignments • No contact with instructor or classmates  Must have: • Time management skills • Ability to obtain material requirements • Self-motivation • Internal locus of control
  15. 15. Test-taking/anxiety Note-taking Social Skills Learning styles & Personality types Diversity intelligences Wellness & reducing Access to academic Working in stress resources groups/teams Setting goals Time management Tips for remembering Money management Reading for success Career planning Plagiarism Academic policies & Student services procedures Course navigation & Textbook solutions* Basic technology terms* skills* Expectations* Is online learning right for you?*
  16. 16.  Who takes this course? • Do they have any special needs that should be addressed?  Modality • Online students have very similar yet very different needs  Demographics • Non-traditional students? • Displaced workers?  Reasons for taking online classes • Work • Family • Distance • Personal (ex: lack of social skills, etc)  Other topics that may be important for YOUR students
  17. 17.  Ask ! • Students • Faculty • SurveyMonkey.com  Look at persistence • What’s going on with inactive students?

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