Teaching Well Using Technology

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Teaching Well Using Technology

  1. 1. TEACHING WELL USING TECHNOLOGY Keeping Instruction in Instructional Technology Friday, February 8, 2008 1
  2. 2. Agenda for today Introduction exercise The Google generation & best practices. Guiding principles for thinking about using (and not using) technology for a course. Thinking about time and space. Examples of using technology and pedagogy. Friday, February 8, 2008 2
  3. 3. Readings Packet 7 Principles for Good Practice Framework for Selecting & Using Technology Introduction to Teaching online Teaching College Courses ONline Instructional Design Tips for Online learning Soldiers as Distance Learners Friday, February 8, 2008 3
  4. 4. Exercise Part I: Think of a class that you are teaching or would like to teach. Think of a learning objective for that class. By the end of the semester, I would like student in my class to be able to ... Friday, February 8, 2008 4
  5. 5. The Google Generation Friday, February 8, 2008 5
  6. 6. Characteristics of the Google Generation 89% use e-mail 64% send instant messages regularly 60% prefer IM over voice communication 93 % have a Facebook and/or MySpace page Friday, February 8, 2008 6
  7. 7. Characteristics of the Google Generation 67% receive news from on-line sources 74 % watch and/or produce videos on-line 56% have a portable mp3 device 52 % read and/or have on-line blogs Friday, February 8, 2008 7
  8. 8. Characteristics of the Google Generation With Facebook comes: beneficial narcissism - the profile YouTube and Blogs leads to the Prosumer 43 % play on-line games There are 4 gamers for every golfer in America flexible identities Friday, February 8, 2008 8
  9. 9. Characteristics of the Google Generation 57% search for info on colleges on-line 72% search for information first on-line 100 times more likely to check Wikipedia rather than a book Friday, February 8, 2008 9
  10. 10. Characteristics of the Google Generation Used to brief, rapid bursts of information Respond well to/require frequent affirmation Highly visual, experiential learners Strong sense of entitlement Friday, February 8, 2008 10
  11. 11. PART 1: BEST PRACTICES Friday, February 8, 2008 11
  12. 12. Chickering & Gamson’s “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education” 1. Encourages student-faculty contact 2. Fosters cooperation among students 3. Promotes active learning 4. Provides prompt feedback 5. Emphasizes time on task 6. Communicates high expectations 7. Respects diverse learning styles Friday, February 8, 2008 12
  13. 13. Three guiding principles for effective and efficient use of technology as a pedagogical tool. It should not duplicate work for the instructor or students. It must be relevant for achieving course goals. Using technology will achieve a course goal better or is the only means to achieve a course goal. Friday, February 8, 2008 13
  14. 14. Questions? Friday, February 8, 2008 14
  15. 15. Exercise Part II: Can you see any bottlenecks for achieving one of your course objectives? Can you identify potential problems for attaining your course objectives? Friday, February 8, 2008 15
  16. 16. Times and Spaces Ask yourself when and where learning occurs during your course? When and where does a student in your course process the information or activities she/he has just learned? When and where does a student in your course receive assessment and feedback on their learning progress? When and where do you and the student interact? Friday, February 8, 2008 16
  17. 17. Modes of Teaching Student alone Teacher alone In class time time time Students receive first Processing new Traditional exposure to new Grading / information / information / lecture mode Writing feedback instructions activities Friday, February 8, 2008 17
  18. 18. Modes of Teaching Student alone Teacher alone In class time time time Students receive first Processing new Traditional exposure to new Grading / information / information / lecture mode Writing feedback instructions activities Interactive Process and First mode feedback exposure Friday, February 8, 2008 18
  19. 19. Effective and Efficient Use class time when students need you, the expert/mentor, most: When they have questions about the material. When they need to try out new ideas or practice something and receive feedback. Friday, February 8, 2008 19
  20. 20. Questions? Friday, February 8, 2008 20
  21. 21. TECHNOLOGY & PEDAGOGY Friday, February 8, 2008 21
  22. 22. TECHNOLOGY AND TEACHING PRESENTATION SOFTWARE ASYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATION SYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATION WEB CONTENT COLLABORATIVE WRITING WEB BASED COURSE MANAGEMENT Friday, February 8, 2008 22
  23. 23. PRESENTATION SOFTWARE FACILITATES DISPLAY OF GRAPHICS, TEXTS, SOUND, VIDEO AND OTHER MEDIA RELATIVELY SIMPLE ENVIRONMENT FOR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS EASY TO UPDATE AND CUSTOMIZE MAY BE MADE AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF CLASS Friday, February 8, 2008 23
  24. 24. ASYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATION E-MAILS BULLETIN BOARDS DISCUSSION GROUPS PODCASTING FACEBOOK (?) Friday, February 8, 2008 24
  25. 25. SYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATION INSTANT MESSENGER, ICHAT, AIM SKYPE WEBCAM Friday, February 8, 2008 25
  26. 26. WEB CONTENT EPIDEMIOLOGY DNA STREAMING VIDEO / ITUNES U Friday, February 8, 2008 26
  27. 27. WEB BASED COURSE MANAGEMENT BLACKBOARD, WEBCT, MOODLE, SAKAI UCI HAS EEE Friday, February 8, 2008 27
  28. 28. COLLABORATIVE WRITING WIKIS BLOG WEBSPACE (EEE, BOXNET) Friday, February 8, 2008 28
  29. 29. CAVEATS TECHNOLOGY CAN TAKE A LOT OF TIME TO SET UP IMPLEMENT IN SMALLER PORTIONS HAVE A BACK-UP SPEND THE TIME TELLING THE STUDENTS ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Friday, February 8, 2008 29
  30. 30. Questions? Friday, February 8, 2008 30
  31. 31. Homework Part III: TAKE SOME TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHERE AND WHEN TECHNOLOGY MIGHT BE APPROPRIATE/NECESSARY Friday, February 8, 2008 31
  32. 32. ANOTHER USEFUL RESOURCE MERLOT (MULTIMEDIA EDUCATION RESOURCE FOR LEARNING & ONLINE TEACHING) HTTP://WWW.MERLOT.ORG Friday, February 8, 2008 32
  33. 33. Questions? Friday, February 8, 2008 33
  34. 34. TEACHING WELL USING TECHNOLOGY Keeping Instruction in Instructional Technology Friday, February 8, 2008 34

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