Welcome to the 21st Century: Pull Up a Keyboard

Uploaded on

English Department Colloquium …

English Department Colloquium
November 2005

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads


Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds



Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

    No notes for slide


  • 1. English Department Colloquium Fall 2005 Welcome to the 21st Century: Pull Up a Keyboard Beth Brunk-Chavez & Esther Solis Al-Tabaa
  • 2. What We Are Here to Say and Why We are Saying It
    • Campus wide-initiative to promote alternative delivery of courses
    • Possible ways to enhance courses
    • Hybrid Academy
    • Research
  • 3. What Teaching with Technology Means
    • Technology Enhanced —F2F with elements such as:
      • online course management (syllabus, schedule, assignments, grading)
      • online content (e-books, readings, glossary)
      • online communication (discussions, blogs, email)
    • Hybrid —part F2F, part online (variations)
    • Distance —never see the whites of their eyes
  • 4. Why Teach with Technology?
    • Enhance writing skills of students
    • Provide an environment that is conducive to interaction and community building
    • Enable more student-centered learning
    • Accommodate a variety of learning styles
    • Create a visually organized learning environment
  • 5. Why Teach with Technology?
    • Track student learning
    • Introduce time-use flexibility for students and instructors (especially for hybrid and distance)
    • Increase students’ computer literacy skills and confidence
    • Save paper—create a paperless classroom
    • Enable efficient use of physical classroom space
  • 6. What Teaching with Technology is NOT!
    • Easier
    • More time efficient
    • Better
    • The wave of the future
    • Politically identical to F2F teaching and learning
  • 7. What to Consider Before Redesigning a Course
    • Need
    • Appropriateness
    • Methods and strategies
    • Learners
    • Instructional goals
    • Time to develop materials
    • Support for students
    • Willingness to be flexible
  • 8. Challenges to Teaching Online
    • Time commitment to development
    • Feeling of being online all the time
    • Student awareness, participation, technological abilities
    • Technological issues (access, system failures)
  • 9. What Do You Want To Do?
    • What elements in your own courses lend themselves to on-line learning?
      • Map your course—determine what elements must be delivered F2F and what elements would translate well to an online environment
      • What new activities would you like the technology to facilitate or enhance for you?
      • Don’t fall into the shovelware trap!
  • 10. Into the Future
    • English Department
      • Policies
        • Course releases
        • What courses can be hybrid/distance
        • What training is required
        • What support is needed
        • Teaching evaluations
        • Scholarship
  • 11. What We Will Do for Faculty
    • Summer Academy
      • For those interested in creating hybrid or technology-enhanced courses
    • One-on-one Consultations
      • For those how-to questions
    • FIT Lab in UGLC
      • For assistance with technological procedures (scanning, web development, etc.)