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Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
Effective Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
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  • 1. 17TH ANNUAL SLOAN-C INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ONLINE LEARNING 11-5-10 ORLANDO,FL Effective Online Professional Development: The Evolution Solution
  • 2. About Us Celeste Stratton  MS Johns Hopkins University/Educational Technologies  Design & facilitate DE course development programs-15 yrs  Coordinator of Instructional Design and Training
  • 3. About Us Dionne Thorne  MA University of Maryland Baltimore County, Instructional Systems Development  Designs & facilitates DE course development programs-8 yrs  Instructional Designer and QM Peer Reviewer
  • 4. About Us Jean Ashby  EdD Towson University, Instructional Technology  Designs & facilitates DE course development programs- 10 yrs  Revolutionized developmental education for online math courses.
  • 5. About You Do you have a role in faculty professional development for online faculty?  Administrator  Faculty  Instructional Designer  Trainer Does your institution provide full-time and adjunct faculty professional development to improve online courses and teaching online?
  • 6. After this presentation, you should be able to: 1. Identify essential attributes of an online faculty development program. 2. Recognize key characteristics contributing to evolving professional development strategies. 3. Share projections for the future of faculty development. Objectives
  • 7. CCBC Faculty Professional Development History of Online Course Development for faculty creating a new online course Virtual Academy: 9 consecutive full day sessions onsite Online Teaching Institute [OTI] onsite: 4 month blended, semi monthly onsite sessions Distance Learning Task Force: comprehensive 6 month research study of students, faculty and staff. New ID coordinator and ID positions created.
  • 8. Instructional Design Research What are the challenges? Increased student enrollment Need for more adjunct faculty Physical space limitations Self-study: anonymous self-review survey of quality standards Interviews: leadership, faculty trainers Faculty focus groups: anonymous
  • 9. Instructional Design Research Findings Wants vs. needs differ Faculty want flexibility Requests for more professional development Response Revise OTI: add adult learner, quality standards, disability support content, create a more flexible format. Teaching Online Course- separate 4 week online course for all faculty teaching existing online courses.
  • 10. Research & Results CCBC surveys and focus group data summarize a need for:  Institutional directives for professional development  Top down support & collaboration  Flexible offerings and online training opportunities  Online teaching competence by persons who assess faculty  Infrastructure for support of student success  Standardization of courses toward common outcomes
  • 11. Online Teaching Institute Quality Standards Course Outcomes Learning Obj. Assessment & Eval Learner Support and Compliance Adult Learner & Learner Engagement Learning Management System 4 months, blended with few onsite requirements
  • 12. Essentials: Then and Now Basic needs: Assessment Process, Surveys , Focus Groups Faculty/participants Institutional directive [Goals/Objectives] Institutional Support Professional Development Plan Content- Instructional Problem Technology Resources: LMS or learning space Communication Tools
  • 13. History – How faculty learn to teach online  Informal learning/ mentoring self-learning and sharing by faculty. Primary focus is technology.  Professional development provided onsite specific to individual courses. Focus on andragogy/pedagogy and resources.  Professional Development provided in a blended format over several weeks or months with a mentor and quality assurance tool with a measurable outcome.  School-wide coordinated team based course development includes a faculty professional development component serving student centered outcomes and accreditation criteria.
  • 14. Factors which impact model shift Student retention Efficiency of resources and technology Facilitator flexibility Qualified achievement, artifacts, e-portfolio Varied course specific resources and learning objects Quality standards [instructional design] Accreditation criteria Continuous improvement plans
  • 15. A new model Faculty professional development is targeted as teams build new courses in a collaborative team environment applying concurrent course design toward creation/revision of courses to meet outcomes. Results of constant evaluation
  • 16. A similar model Concurrent Course Cylinder [Reference : University of Georgia] ProjectPlan Communication Team Module 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4
  • 17. A new model Team consists of: Project Leader/ Sr Instructional Designer, Course Developer, Subject Matter Expert [Faculty], Quality Assurance Representative, Coordinator or Dept. Chair. Professional development offered to all team members, some topics offered exclusive to role. Topics available on-demand. Topics: andragogy/pedagogy, quality assurance, LMS, learner engagement, course outcomes, learning objectives, assessment & evaluation, disability compliance.
  • 18. Share your experience and suggestions. What do you think will be the next transition for faculty professional development? Your Turn & Our Future
  • 19. Instructional Design Team Thank you for your attention & interest. Follow the presenters in Twitter: celestestratton ddthorne

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