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Teaching Online, TMC Faculty Workshop

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  • Online learners reach beyond borders, and cultures. Your learners have rich, diverse experiences and can contribute to a robust learning community Who are your learners? How can we reach and teach with a God centered approach online? Start by building a learning community!
  • Who are they? Is English their second language? Are they a high school student a stay at home mom, or a middle age man seeking to finish his degree?
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    • 1. Professor Training, Master’s CollegeTMC OnlineMay 2012
    • 2. Welcome!2
    • 3. Purpose of this PresentationTo present an overview of onlinelearning for course instructors atTMC to: Identify 3 phases online studentsexperience Identify teaching strategies toengage and motivate students Create a community of learningin by implementing outlinedstrategies3
    • 4. ProgramCompetenciesStudent demonstratesBiblical view in context ofcourse contentCourseoutcomesCourseobjectivesLearningactivities/applicationStudentAssessment4Overview of Design Principles for Online Course
    • 5. Online learning model: 3 phases5course durationIII. Demonstratesknowledge, higherorder thinkingLeaner Self-directednessDependentweek 1 - 2 week 3 - 6 week 7 - 8II. Interacts, applies,discusses contentI. ‘Syllabus blues’,requires support,clarificationPhase I Phase II Phase IIIModel by: Caterina Valentino, Ph.D. Ryerson Universtiy,Toronto,Canada
    • 6. Course instructors role in online learning6course durationIII. ChallengesLeaner Self-directednessDependentweek 1 - 2 week 3 - 6 week 7 - 8II. Encourages:feedback, involvement,supportI. Clarifies:supports, respondsPhase I Phase II Phase IIIModel by: Caterina Valentino, Ph.D. RyersonUniverstiy, Toronto,Canada
    • 7. Strategies for engaging the online learner7
    • 8. Start by getting to know thelearner…8
    • 9. Who are they?9
    • 10.  Student introductions through the introductory discussion forum inthe orientation period is effective in building a community oflearning This ungraded forum allows students to establish a personalconnection with peers Course instructors can get to know the characteristics and needs of thelearner by reading student introductions Student introductory forum is part of the orientation activities createdfor students within a given course. Instructions are in the course homepage in the orientation section of the course home page10
    • 11. Phases of learning model: The learner The next three slides outline what the course instructor is required todo in the context of the 3 phases of learning Below is a review of the phases from learners perspective: Phase I: Students have questions, require clarification, are learninghow the course works (phase I also called the ‘syllabus blues’ phase) Phase II: Students are ready to discuss, apply content, engage withpeers and instructor, learn new concepts, thinks Phase III: Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge,concepts learned, engage higher order thinking skills12
    • 12. Phase I: Course Instructor’s role: Clarifying13Support students by: Responding to coursecontent/syllabus questionspromptly Posting encouraging messagesin news board Getting involved in discussionforums Directing students toadministrative support/helpdesk/e-book Gives ‘tips’ for success
    • 13. Phase II: Encouraging and InstructingEncourage students by: Clarifying concepts throughdiscussion and/or news board Grading forums each week Providing feedback to students’individual posts and/orassignments Constructive feedback onassignments14
    • 14. Phase III: Challenging/MonitoringChallenge students by: Asking questions or directingquestions within classdiscussion forums Promoting discussion throughsuggesting controversial oropposing viewpoints in forums Posting supporting and relevantresources in news board whichrelates to content Continued feedback in forumsand assignments Encourage reflection andconsideration of content15
    • 15. Conclusion Thank you! For further information and/or support, please consultthe professor course home page for links and resources Call Debbie at TMC Online department Review the instructor support tools within the Joulecourse home page - see bottom of page16