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Masters of Business Technology Facilitators Workshop Presentation Feb 2009

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  • My role: Courseware development WebTeach: Assist you as facilitator New technology initiatives Policy, direction Interface with ITS and Learning and Teaching and the ASB EDU

Masters of Business Technology Facilitators Workshop Presentation Feb 2009 Masters of Business Technology Facilitators Workshop Presentation Feb 2009 Presentation Transcript

  • New Educational Developments Andrew Chambers MEd, GCOLL, BA, CBC Educational Development Manager Lecturer
  • Overview
    • Program Developments
    • New Educational Technologies
    • Reminders
    • Developing Learning Materials
  • Program Developments
    • Recommended starter courses
    • Use of the MBT publication “The MBT Learning Guide” to build consistency across all courses.
    • Online Generic skills module development
  •   New Educational Technologies
    • CATEI feedback
    • WebTeach activity review
    • Blackboard and Moodle Learning Management Systems
    • UNSW Initiatives - FEI/TELT Projects
    • Conferencing: Using Webinar conferencing to promote community and engagement
    • Blogs, Wikis and Web 2 technologies to promote student learning and for professional development
  • CATEI Feedback
    • Overall the feedback is very positive for both courses and classes
    • Two questions where overall feedback score is lower:
    • “ Interacting with other students is an important part of the learning experience”
    • “ I was given helpful feedback on how I was going in the course”
  • eLearning: WebTeach Review
    • Review of the use of activities in WebTeach Seminar Rooms
    • Use of WebTeach good but uneven. Particularly the amount of using:
    • Introductions
    • Icebreakers
    • Use of learning outcomes
    • Setting rules within the seminar room
    • Level of contribution by facilitators
    • Types of activities can differ between classes
    • Little group work.
  • WebTeach Activities
    • Improving Activities in WebTeach
    • Introductions
    • Icebreakers
    • Use learning outcomes
    • Set rules within the seminar room
    • Contribute often
    • Be consistent between classes
    • Do group work activities
    • Do make use of the structured activity types
    • Make greater use of the coffee shop
    • Make greater use of student lead activities
  • A New Tool set and the UNSW Faculty of Excellence Initiative
    • Student CATEI feedback clearly indicates student dissatisfaction with WebTeach
    • In addition Web Teach is no longer actively developed
    • Solution: A replacement
    • 2 LMS systems being looked at as a replacement
    • Moodle
    • Blackboard 9
    • UNSW has it’s own Faculty of Excellence Initiative built around Blackboard 9
  • Webinars for Class Use
    • Webinars are web based seminars
    • Can be dialed into using phone and internet
    • Lead by facilitator, lecturer, student or a guest
    • Content can be a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar
    • Typically use PowerPoint and voice
    • Should be a discretionary activity
    • Possible: Icebreaker webinar
    • Webinar prior to an assignment being submitted
  • Webinar Features and Interface
  • The UNSW TELT platform and Web 2.0 tools
      • Web 2 – What is it?
      • The TELT platform
      • Wikis – Collaboration and Group Work
      • Blogs – Individual
      • Podcasting – Feedback
      • Twitter – Social Networking
  • New teaching opportunities from Web 2.0 tools
    • A Brave New World-Wide-Web
      • http://blip.tv/file/1262079/
  • UNSW Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching
    • Project Wiki Site: http://telt.unsw.wikispaces.net/
    • A project jointly run between Learning and Teaching and ITS
    • A suite of educational technologies that support teaching and learning
    • Includes:
      • LMS
      • Lectopia
      • Wikis
      • Blogs
      • Assessment Tools
      • My media service
      • Connections to external UNSW systems such as HR and student records
  • UNSW TELT Platform
  • Wikis
      • “ A wiki is software that allows users to create, edit, and link web pages easily. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites.” (Wikipedia)
      • Free and now supported centrally at UNSW ( Wikispaces )
  • Example Uses of Wikis in Business Education
      • Georgetown University: Social Media In Business
      • Type: Individual and class Wikis
      • https://digitalcommons.georgetown.edu/blogs/msfs-556-spring2009/posting-guidelines-class-wiki/
      • University of Iowa: Business Statistics
      • Type: Class Syllabus (Course Outline)
      • http://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/bstat/Syllabus
      • Brigham Young University: Executive MBA
      • Type: Program Syllabus
      • https://learningoutcomes.byu.edu/wiki/index.php/Business_Administration_Executive_MBA
      • Eller College of Management: Article: Teaching Business in a Web 2 world
      • http://www.aacsb.edu/publications/Archives/JanFeb08/28-35_Teaching%20Biz_bized.pdf
  • Specific Uses of Wikis in Business Education
      • Assignments (Group and Individual)
      • Co-creation of teaching resources and learning materials
      • Reflective Diaries
      • Course related web pages
      • Watch Richard Buckland, a local enthusiast, talk about use of wikis in his CSE courses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1-8OOrBi0o
  • Blogs
      • “ Web log” – online chronological diary
      • Can be used for individual diaries or used by groups
      • Readers can leave comments
      • combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media
      • Free to set up, e.g.
          • https://www.blogger.com/start
          • http://www.blognow.com.au/
          • http://www.livejournal.com/
      • Soon available as part of TELT platform
      • Successfully used in SMBT team assignment S2, 2008
  • Example Uses of Blogs in Business Education
      • University of Kansas School of Business: Applied Portfolio Management
      • Type: Class Blog
      • http://apmclass.blogspot.com/
      • Georgetown University: Social Media In Business
      • Type: Individual Blogs
      • https://digitalcommons.georgetown.edu/blogs/msfs-556-spring2009/posting-guidelines-class-blog/
      • Harvard Business School MBA
      • Type: Director of admissions blog
      • http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/blog.html
      • London Business School MBA
      • Type: Admissions Team Blog
      • http://mbablog.london.edu/
  • Specific Uses of Blogs in Business Education
      • Reflective Diaries
        • Students posting their ideas and thoughts
      • Personal Notebook or Learning Journal
      • Group Discussion
        • Students respond to and comment on others blog posts
  • ASB Vlog
  • Podcasting /Vodcasting – Providing high quality feedback
      • Capturing you, your voice, your personality, your feedback and presenting this to the students
      • Inexpensive
        • $10 headset
        • MP3 voice recorder – Sony, Olympus, Samsung, iPod etc
        • $150 still cameras can now capture HD video
        • WebCams
        • Free editing software: Audacity for audio
      • Simple: Script - Record - Edit - Upload - Add as attachment
        • Alternatively upload to University Mymedia and then perhaps to iTunes-u/Youtube
      • Articles:
        • Ice P, Curtis R, Phillips & Wells J (2007) Using Asynchronous Audio Feedback to Enhance Teaching Presence and Students’ Sense of Community Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Vol 11, Issue 2
        • Oomen-Early J, Bold M, Wiginton KL, Gallien TL, Anderson, N (2008) Using Asynchronous Audio Communication (AAC) in the Online Classroom: A Comparative Study MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching Vol. 4, No. 3
      • Idea: Get Students to Podcast/Vodcast
  • Twitter – Build your network/update your students
      • Microblogging – like a broadcast mobile text message
      • What are you doing in 140 characters or less?
      • Free to set up at http://twitter.com
      • Useful for updating colleagues/students on what is important to you and what you are doing
      • Extremely powerful social networking tool
      • Great for searching, getting ideas or feedback
      • Excellent marketing tool
      • 11 reasons to use twitter for business
      • http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=803&tag=rbxccnbtr1
  • Revisiting the UNSW TELT Platform
  • MBT Learning & Teaching – Keeping you informed
    • New media, technologies and educational developments in the MBT
    • Explore new technologies
      • http://www.feedmyapp.com/
      • http://www.go2web20.net/
    • Discuss via WebTeach
    • Wiki on new media, technology and educational developments within the program
    • Use of Twitter to keep you informed of day to day happenings
      • Daily tweets
      • User: ATSC
    • Contact me regarding any use of technology within your teaching
      • WebTeach, LMS, Web 2- wikis, blogs, microblogging, Webinars
  • Reminders
      • Teaching Support
      • Facilitator site at log in page
      • WebTeach User Manual
      • using different strategies in online classes (can upload media files)
      • Supporting Students
      • acknowledge receipt of assignments
      • assess participation appropriately and feedback before end of course!
      • assessment feedback based on…
      • Harvard referencing (Learning Guide Section 13, p.50)
      • Learning Guide
      • Program Planner http://www.student.mbt.unsw.edu.au/Prog_planningMBT.htm
  • Developing Learning Materials
    • Development of study materials
      • Use of the standard document template
    • Implications of the upgrade to Office 2007, in particular with Study Guide development and student assignments.
  • Use of the standard document template
    • Use the styles in the Styles and Formatting box
    • Do not create your own style, or use a style and modifying it. Particularly pertinent to Headers
    • Using Styles properly means that the TOC works properly.
    • Avoid using *Normal* style at all costs!
    • Contact Bill Twyman for more details and assistance with development of study materials
  • Readings
    • There are difficulties associated with readings where the print is in a coloured box in the original document
    • The amount of readings ought to be carefully considered
      • how much should students be expected to read
      • how easily can they download huge readings from the library.
  • Microsoft Office 2007
    • All participants in the MBT program creating learning materials should be upgrading to Office 2007
    • Office 2007 can be obtained for free by all participants of the program for UNSW and home computers
  • Questions?
  • Next Steps
    • UniMail
    • WebTeach posting
    • MBT contacts
    • Coordinator and Facilitator Agreements
    • Absent students after week 3
    • Mid Session Break
    • Friday 21 March – Monday 31 March
    • Census Date – Monday 31 March (just after the break)
    • Markbooks – week 3
    • LUNCH
  • MBT Facilitator Site http://www.student.mbt.unsw.edu.au/facilitatorlogin.html ↑
  • WebTeach teaching strategies
      • Don’t forget!
      • Apart from discussions: brainstorms, informal arguments, small group discussions, voting, quiz… examples?
      • But always
      • Explain why you are using the teaching strategy
      • Explain how it will work & what they can expect
  • Assessing participation in F2F classes
      • Attendance – mark roll (80% requirement)
      • Set individual activities e.g.
        • reporting back on small group discussions a few times per semester;
        • individual mini presentations;
        • post summaries into WebTeach Coffee Shop to assist in revision / studying for exam;
        • other?
      • Provide participation assessment criteria in week 1 and post on Notice Board in WebTeach