Discover how a community college online course focusing on educational technology for pre-service teachers transformed from a traditional online weekly module format to an innovative, creative and engaging scenario-based course.
-Part of the University of Hawaii system-Oahu Hawaii-Serves high population underrepresented minority Native Hawaiian students-Rural coast-Enrollment is a little over 7,000 students
-Recruit and prepare future teachers who will make a difference in the leeward and Central O‘ahu Communities.-Address critical teacher shortage in Leeward and Central O‘ahu-62 Credit Degree Program (Direct employment, first two years of a bachelors)-Introduction to the teaching profession-Offer first two years of a four year degree from a teacher credentialing program.-Also to service a Diverse population of high population of Native Hawaiian minority students and non traditional students.
General Overview of the course-An online, elective introductory course on integrating technology into the teaching profession-Low pre-requisite, being a Community College, AAT theme is to be supportive, give students a taste of the profession.
General Overview of the “Traditional” course-Built in WebCT LMS-Student interaction is computer to student, framed within a walled off expensive LMS.-Table tennis model of discussion boards, topic served, post a relpy, then post a response. Very predictable. Not resembling the exciting learning that takes place for outside of classroom.
-The course was very well structured in a traditional weekly modules format. Example of simple html weekly overview in a traditional online course.
General Overview of the traditional courseProject based assessment. Focusing around MS Office.Can you guess what type of projects we did?Word (Lesson plan), Excel (Gradebook), PowerPoint (for presenting and ePortfolio)
One of the themes of this Innovations conference is to be innovative through experimentation.Since 2006 I had made various efforts to improve the course and increate student engagement while experiencing multiple styles of learning. Notably-Voki was limited in recording time, attention getter, but limited views.-Updated Projects:1. Personal Learning Network (Google Reader, Twitter, Delicious, iGoogle)2. Selecting a Web 2.0 technology3. Working in a scenario to Revamp and traditional lesson with a Web 2.0 tool.
*** image of puzzle and game***In addition to updating the main projects and introducing a talking avitar as an attention getter. I also tried to address multiple learning styles with a semester long activity called Learners’ Choice.16 week semester = 4 of each type at the endIntended to address and illustrate mulitple learning styles.Was hard to grade and keep track of, low level learning and not constructivist or collaborative.
-Dilema to address student confidence and motivation by having interesting and stimulating assignmentsWhy-Online, Elective course, entry level, non-traditional online students, ethnic minorities-Wide range of experience levels, non-to- currently teaching (Show data of teaching v not teaching).-Assignments needed to be updated, mildly interesting and stimulating.(Course Evaluation SP 10 )How-Attended Pacific Region Learning Summit: Scenarios Based Learning Track Summer 10.-Update the online teaching methodology to model SBL practices (make assignments stimulating -and interesting) (Data comparison SP09- FA10)
Ala ‘ike path to knowledge, Hawaiian theme for target audience-Try to imitate a real school environment.-Still contains the core of being organized by Weeks and 7 parts of a topic each week.Topic- scenarioObjectives- Homeroom announcementIntroduction- Homeroom announcementTasks- Weekly BulletinAssignments- Weekly BulletinResources- Ala ‘Ike message from principal
***Ala ‘Ike artwork***Share about the story line Process of creating a scenarioPrimary objectives for the courseTask, challenge or real life problem and how it will be measured.Story line, overview, Tasks, milestones, deliverables, resources
Personal Learning Network – student also follow each other. As part of getting up to speed they develop aPLNGoogle Reader, Delicious, Twitter Extreme Instruction Makeover- Peers share out in ScreenR-Interesting and stimulating assignments-Scenario Address multiple learning styles (phone, email, elluminate, face to face)-Group work issues, collaborative class goals, weekly individual blogs.-Address skills that they will need in the workforce (working collaboratively, literate, managing time, information etc.)
*** Course Evaluation SP 10 compared to FA 10***Following my transition to Scenarios based learning.-Interesting and stimulating assignments
***End of Course Evaluation: Global Appraisal SP 10 to FA10***As I wrap things up I wanted to share two final graphs with you. This one is the overall global appraisal for Interesting and stimulating assignments rose 9% from one semester to the other.
***Scenario Survey data***Lastly I have some quotes from students related to their SBL experience:“I really enjoyed the class. I really enjoyed how there was a project that went beyond the book.“-FA ‘10In closing, as you seek to be innovative creative and engaging in your instructional approaches I hope that I have described for you another possible approach to consider.
Associate of Arts in Teaching “Preparing future teachers who will make a difference in the Leeward and Central Oahu communities.”
Educational Media & Technology Course Introductory course on integrating technology into teaching Promote innovative teaching with technology Online, elective course with low pre-requisite
Traditional Online Course Design Constructed in WebCT Discussion boards Post your introduction Post weekly response to a topic and then a reply to a peer
Traditional Online Course Design Very well organized and designed Weekly modules Topic Objectives Introduction Tasks Assignments Resources
Traditional Online Course Design Project based Focused on teachers using MS Office Lesson Plan Presentation Grade book
Innovative Experimentation Updated the main projects to reflect web 2.0 Voki/ SitePal weekly introductions to topic
Innovative Experimentation Learners’ Choice (chapter reviews) StudyMate or publisher games Multiple choice quizzes Fill in the blank quizzes VoiceThread
Integrating Scenario-based Learning to Motivate Pre-Service Teachers Why Diverse background of participants Assignments, interesting and stimulating How Attended Pacific Region Learning Summit 2010 Revised course w/ scenario Stimulating & Interesting Tasks and weekly milestones
Ala ‘Ike Course Interface https://sites.google.com/site/ed297aspring11/
Ala ‘Ike Scenario https://sites.google.com/site/ed297ascenario/ Welcome letter describing scenario Newly hired teacher at Ala ‘Ike school Letter from Principal placing them on a 21st Century teaching committee
Three main projects (tasks) Educational Technology Overview(Personal Learning Network) Deliverable= iGoogle Selecting a Web 2.0 Technology Deliverable= ScreenR Extreme Instruction Makeover (small group) Deliverable = Lesson plan & ScreenR presentation Ala ‘Ike Scenario
Scenario BasedOnline Class Traditional Online Class
Outside gathering (of information)
Different outlets for connecting with each other