E-Learning: A Paradigm,    Not a Program       Hesston CollegeFaculty Development Workshop      August 9-10, 2012      Flo...
Floyd Saner      Professional Information:         • Professional Certificate in Distance Education, University of        ...
Floyd Saner      In addition to enjoying his family and 5 grandsons, Floyd is      an avid motorcyclist. He enjoys motorcy...
Thursday        8:45 – 10:00     Workshop sessions      10:00 – 10:15      Break      10:15 – 12:00      Workshop sessions...
Friday        8:30 – 10:00     Workshop sessions      10:00 – 10:15      Break      10:15 – 12:00      Workshop sessions  ...
What Are We Talking About?                         ?Learning Contexts, LLC             08/09-10/2012   6
What Are We Talking About?Learning Contexts, LLC             08/09-10/2012   7
What Is E-learning?      • It is still all about teaching and learning!!            (not the technology)      • The delive...
Types of Courses                         Source: Sloan ConsortiumLearning Contexts, LLC                       08/09-10/201...
Types of Courses                         Source: Sloan ConsortiumLearning Contexts, LLC                       08/09-10/201...
Tools                         blogs     ePortfolios        online discussion forumsLearning Contexts, LLC                 ...
But ….      Isn’t this just another fad?Learning Contexts, LLC         08/09-10/2012   12
Distance Education: MailLearning Contexts, LLC           08/09-10/2012   13
Distance Education: TVLearning Contexts, LLC         08/09-10/2012   14
Distance Education: Flying Classroom       DC-6 with TV transmitterLearning Contexts, LLC              08/09-10/2012   15
Distance Education: Video DiscLearning Contexts, LLC                 08/09-10/2012   16
What Did Not Change?Learning Contexts, LLC       08/09-10/2012   17
Why Not Update the Classroom?Learning Contexts, LLC            08/09-10/2012   18
E-learning Is Here To Stay      Ease of access – almost everyone has access to the      required technology (internet conn...
E-learning Is Here To Stay      Ease of creating content – can be done at home or in      your office without expensive eq...
E-learning Is Here To Stay      Wide variety of media – text, audio, video, real-time      communication, interactive soft...
E-learning Is Here To Stay      Market potential – instant multi-way communication      around the world.Learning Contexts...
E-learning Is Here To Stay      Market demand – students of all ages want online      courses.Learning Contexts, LLC      ...
E-learning Is Here To Stay      Success of current programs – in 2009 over 5.6 million      higher education students took...
E-learning Is Here To Stay       1. Ease of access       2. Ease of creating content       3. Wide variety of media       ...
Why Should You Be Interested          In Online Education?              (e-learning)Learning Contexts, LLC        08/09-10...
Online Education – Is Not A Passing Fad      • Over 6.1 million higher education students took at        least one online ...
Online Education – Is Not A Passing Fad      • 31% of higher education students take at least        one online course.   ...
Online Education – Is Not A Passing Fad          Allen, I. E., Seaman, J., Babson Survey Research Group., & Sloan         ...
Online Education – Is Not A Passing Fad          Allen, I. E., Seaman, J., Babson Survey Research Group., & Sloan         ...
Your Future Students ...      A 2007-08 study found:      •     Three quarters of the responding public school districts  ...
Your Future Students …      • At the last four Midwest Moodle Moots (conferences)          about 1/3 of the participants w...
Student Demands      • Students are looking for flexibility and convenience. They        will take online courses, study p...
Demographics      • The number of high school graduates in the Midwest will        decrease by about 8 percent by 2014-15,...
The Education Scene is Changing …Learning Contexts, LLC            08/09-10/2012   35
K-12: The Flipped ClassroomLearning Contexts, LLC              08/09-10/2012   36
Stanford – Free Online CoursesLearning Contexts, LLC                 08/09-10/2012   37
Learning Contexts, LLC   08/09-10/2012   38
MITx – Free Online CoursesLearning Contexts, LLC             08/09-10/2012   39
Learning Contexts, LLC   08/09-10/2012   40
Learning Contexts, LLC   08/09-10/2012   41
Coursera - MOOCLearning Contexts, LLC   08/09-10/2012   42
Udacity - MOOCLearning Contexts, LLC   08/09-10/2012   43
But… Hesston College does      not offer fully online courses      or programsLearning Contexts, LLC           08/09-10/20...
Effective use of online content      is a paradigm, not a program!Learning Contexts, LLC          08/09-10/2012   45
Online Content As Separate Program                         Online   On-campusLearning Contexts, LLC                   08/0...
Online Course Content Is Used      For On-campus Courses                         Online On-campusLearning Contexts, LLC   ...
Your Students…   • will have experience with online learning (blended     instruction) when they arrive on campus.   • wil...
Your Students…   • will have experience with online learning (blended     instruction) when they arrive on campus.   • wil...
Your Students…   • will have experience with online learning (blended     instruction) when they arrive on campus.   • wil...
Your Students…   • will have experience with online learning (blended     instruction) when they arrive on campus.   • wil...
The Challenge Is …Learning Contexts, LLC     08/09-10/2012   52
The Challenge Is …        to adapt to this changing tide in        education and take advantage of        the tools and re...
ResourcesLearning Contexts, LLC               08/09-10/2012   54
Student Readiness for Online Learning      • Refer students to an online readiness evaluation tool;        links are in th...
E-learning Organizations      • United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)        http://www.usdla.org/      • Ed...
Moodle Resources      • Moodle.org forums http://moodle.org/      • Moodle News (blog), Joseph Thibault        http://www....
Content Resources - Universities      • MIT OpenCourseWare: http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm      • Open Yale Courses: http://...
Content Resources - Repositories    • Merlot Project: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm    • Saylor Foundation: http:...
Content Resources – Movies, Videos    • Free Documentaries: http://freedocumentaries.org/    • The Open Video Project: htt...
How to Establish a Presence      1. Pay attention to course design. Show you care about         the course. Your students ...
Establish a Presence … 2      4. Include a personal biography with more than            professional information.      5. ...
Establish a Presence … 3      10. Inform students how promptly you will respond to          email, course questions, etc.,...
Do Not …      • Post a note – “Sorry, I was on vacation in the mountains        for a week.”      • State – “You are on yo...
Moderating Discussions      1. Carefully craft your questions.            a) Need to be more specific than you are in a fa...
Moderating Discussions … 2      • Poor: Read Ch 5 and reflect on the topic.      • A Little Better: Read Ch 5 and summariz...
Moderating Discussions … 3      • Pose questions that can be answered in 2-3 paragraphs.      • Quickly stop flaming or pe...
Moderating Discussions … 4      • Draw attention to comments that have not received        responses. “Maria stated … Cont...
Contact Information      Floyd E. Saner, Ph.D.      Learning Contexts, LLC      1502 S 15th St      Goshen IN 46526      h...
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  1. 1. E-Learning: A Paradigm, Not a Program Hesston CollegeFaculty Development Workshop August 9-10, 2012 Floyd E. Saner, Ph.D. Learning Contexts, LLC
  2. 2. Floyd Saner Professional Information: • Professional Certificate in Distance Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison • Ph.D. Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology • M.S. Computer Science, Villanova University • B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology, LeTourneau University Work Experience: • 2010-present, Independent e-learning consultant • 1984-2010, Goshen College, 1984 to 2010 •Chair and professor of computer science (1984 to 2003); Director of instructional technology (2003 to 2010) • 1975-1984, Electrical engineer • 1972-1975, Physics and mathematics teacher in NigeriaLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 2
  3. 3. Floyd Saner In addition to enjoying his family and 5 grandsons, Floyd is an avid motorcyclist. He enjoys motorcycle trips where distance is measured in thousands of miles, and time stretches into weeks.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 3
  4. 4. Thursday 8:45 – 10:00 Workshop sessions 10:00 – 10:15 Break 10:15 – 12:00 Workshop sessions 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 – 2:30 Workshop sessions 2:30 – 2:45 Break 2:45 – 4:30 Workshop sessionsLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 4
  5. 5. Friday 8:30 – 10:00 Workshop sessions 10:00 – 10:15 Break 10:15 – 12:00 Workshop sessions 12:10 – 1:15 Lunch 1:30 – 4:30 Opening faculty meetingLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 5
  6. 6. What Are We Talking About? ?Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 6
  7. 7. What Are We Talking About?Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 7
  8. 8. What Is E-learning? • It is still all about teaching and learning!! (not the technology) • The delivery method changes to accommodate differences in time and location. • Web, social networking and multi-media tools are used extensively to engage students in their learning activities.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 8
  9. 9. Types of Courses Source: Sloan ConsortiumLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 9
  10. 10. Types of Courses Source: Sloan ConsortiumLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 10
  11. 11. Tools blogs ePortfolios online discussion forumsLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 11
  12. 12. But …. Isn’t this just another fad?Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 12
  13. 13. Distance Education: MailLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 13
  14. 14. Distance Education: TVLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 14
  15. 15. Distance Education: Flying Classroom DC-6 with TV transmitterLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 15
  16. 16. Distance Education: Video DiscLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 16
  17. 17. What Did Not Change?Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 17
  18. 18. Why Not Update the Classroom?Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 18
  19. 19. E-learning Is Here To Stay Ease of access – almost everyone has access to the required technology (internet connection and computer).Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 19
  20. 20. E-learning Is Here To Stay Ease of creating content – can be done at home or in your office without expensive equipment or specialized skills.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 20
  21. 21. E-learning Is Here To Stay Wide variety of media – text, audio, video, real-time communication, interactive software programs, social media tools.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 21
  22. 22. E-learning Is Here To Stay Market potential – instant multi-way communication around the world.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 22
  23. 23. E-learning Is Here To Stay Market demand – students of all ages want online courses.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 23
  24. 24. E-learning Is Here To Stay Success of current programs – in 2009 over 5.6 million higher education students took at least one online course.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 24
  25. 25. E-learning Is Here To Stay 1. Ease of access 2. Ease of creating content 3. Wide variety of media 4. Market potential 5. Market demand 6. Success of current programsLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 25
  26. 26. Why Should You Be Interested In Online Education? (e-learning)Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 26
  27. 27. Online Education – Is Not A Passing Fad • Over 6.1 million higher education students took at least one online course in the fall term of 2010. • Above number is a 10% increase from the prior year. Compare that with the less than 1% growth in overall higher education enrollment. Allen, I. E., Seaman, J., Babson Survey Research Group., & Sloan Consortium. (2011). Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011. Babson Park, MA: Babson Survey Research Group.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 27
  28. 28. Online Education – Is Not A Passing Fad • 31% of higher education students take at least one online course. • Although the growth rate of online enrollment has tapered off somewhat from previous years, there is no reason to expect it will not continue to increase. Allen, I. E., Seaman, J., Babson Survey Research Group., & Sloan Consortium. (2011). Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011. Babson Park, MA: Babson Survey Research Group.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 28
  29. 29. Online Education – Is Not A Passing Fad Allen, I. E., Seaman, J., Babson Survey Research Group., & Sloan Consortium. (2011). Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011. Babson Park, MA: Babson Survey Research Group.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 29
  30. 30. Online Education – Is Not A Passing Fad Allen, I. E., Seaman, J., Babson Survey Research Group., & Sloan Consortium. (2011). Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011. Babson Park, MA: Babson Survey Research Group.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 30
  31. 31. Your Future Students ... A 2007-08 study found: • Three quarters of the responding public school districts offer online or blended courses. • The overall number of K-12 students engaged in online courses in 2007-2008, is estimated at 1,030,000. This represents a 47% increase since 2005-2006.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 31
  32. 32. Your Future Students … • At the last four Midwest Moodle Moots (conferences) about 1/3 of the participants were from K-12 school districts. • Less than 20% of students fit the traditional model of 18- 22 years old, full time and residential. – Dr. Charles Bird, Associate Provost, Ohio UniversityLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 32
  33. 33. Student Demands • Students are looking for flexibility and convenience. They will take online courses, study part time, take courses from multiple institutions, and jump in and out of college. • Private liberal arts colleges are at risk due to the large increase in enrollment at private and 2-year colleges. Van Der Werf, Martin, and Grant Sabatier. The College of 2020: Students. Chronicle Research Services, DC.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 33
  34. 34. Demographics • The number of high school graduates in the Midwest will decrease by about 8 percent by 2014-15, • The location of a college, and the geographic spread of its influence will be the most significant factor in determining enrollments in the next decade. • The age of students enrolling in college programs is getting older. Residential programs are not important to them. Van Der Werf, Martin, and Grant Sabatier. The College of 2020: Students. Chronicle Research Services, DC.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 34
  35. 35. The Education Scene is Changing …Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 35
  36. 36. K-12: The Flipped ClassroomLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 36
  37. 37. Stanford – Free Online CoursesLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 37
  38. 38. Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 38
  39. 39. MITx – Free Online CoursesLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 39
  40. 40. Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 40
  41. 41. Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 41
  42. 42. Coursera - MOOCLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 42
  43. 43. Udacity - MOOCLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 43
  44. 44. But… Hesston College does not offer fully online courses or programsLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 44
  45. 45. Effective use of online content is a paradigm, not a program!Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 45
  46. 46. Online Content As Separate Program Online On-campusLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 46
  47. 47. Online Course Content Is Used For On-campus Courses Online On-campusLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 47
  48. 48. Your Students… • will have experience with online learning (blended instruction) when they arrive on campus. • will expect your courses to incorporate online content such as documents, video and audio, recorded lectures, and exams. • will demand a significant portion of course content to be online to accommodate their schedules. • will want content to be online so they can easily access materials for review and study.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 48
  49. 49. Your Students… • will have experience with online learning (blended instruction) when they arrive on campus. • will expect your courses to incorporate online content such as documents, video and audio, recorded lectures, and exams. • will demand a significant portion of course content to be online to accommodate their schedules. • will want content to be online so they can easily access materials for review and study.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 49
  50. 50. Your Students… • will have experience with online learning (blended instruction) when they arrive on campus. • will expect your courses to incorporate online content such as documents, video and audio, recorded lectures, and exams. • will demand a significant portion of course content to be online to accommodate their schedules. • will want content to be online so they can easily access materials for review and study.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 50
  51. 51. Your Students… • will have experience with online learning (blended instruction) when they arrive on campus. • will expect your courses to incorporate online content such as documents, video and audio, recorded lectures, and exams. • will demand a significant portion of course content to be online to accommodate their schedules. • will want content to be online so they can easily access materials for review and study.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 51
  52. 52. The Challenge Is …Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 52
  53. 53. The Challenge Is … to adapt to this changing tide in education and take advantage of the tools and resources that are widely and freely available to you.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 53
  54. 54. ResourcesLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 54
  55. 55. Student Readiness for Online Learning • Refer students to an online readiness evaluation tool; links are in the workshop Bb course under Getting Started. • READI - Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator (University System of Georgia). Raritan Valley Community College SORT - Student Online Readiness Tool (Louisiana Board of Regents) Northwestern State University Globe University Minnesota School of Business Los Angeles Valley College • IUSB Student Readiness ToolLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 55
  56. 56. E-learning Organizations • United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) http://www.usdla.org/ • Educause http://www.educause.edu/ • Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) http://sloanconsortium.org/ • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) http://www.aace.org/ • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) http://www.aect.orgLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 56
  57. 57. Moodle Resources • Moodle.org forums http://moodle.org/ • Moodle News (blog), Joseph Thibault http://www.moodlenews.com/ • Some Random Thoughts (blog), Gavin Henrick http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/ • Planet Moodle (aggregation of blogs) http://planet.moodle.org/ • Moodle Blog (blog) Mary Cooch (more K-12, but good) http://www.moodleblog.net/Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 57
  58. 58. Content Resources - Universities • MIT OpenCourseWare: http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm • Open Yale Courses: http://oyc.yale.edu/ • UC Berkeley Webcast: http://webcast.berkeley.edu/ • UC Berkeley on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ucberkeley • Carnegie Mellon OpenLearningInitiative: http://oli.web.cmu.edu/openlearning/ • Utah State University OpenCourseWare: http://ocw.usu.edu/ • Harvard University Open Learning Initiative: http://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative • Open University, UK: http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 58
  59. 59. Content Resources - Repositories • Merlot Project: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm • Saylor Foundation: http://www.saylor.org/ The Saylor Foundation is developing a collection of open online courses. Currently courses are in various stages of completion. However, you may want to look through the content and see if there are any resources to which you want to direct your students. National Public Radio (NPR): http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php?type=main&id=-1 • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS): http://www.pbs.org/ • Smart History (Khan Academy Project): http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/ • Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/ • YouTube Education: http://www.youtube.com/educationLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 59
  60. 60. Content Resources – Movies, Videos • Free Documentaries: http://freedocumentaries.org/ • The Open Video Project: http://www.open-video.org/ • Community Video: http://www.archive.org/details/moviesLearning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 60
  61. 61. How to Establish a Presence 1. Pay attention to course design. Show you care about the course. Your students will be significantly influenced by what they see when the first login to the course. 2. Prepare the entire course in advance. 3. Clearly communicate course requirements and outcomes, expected time commitment, frequency of login, assignment requirements, due dates, grading rubrics, etc.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 61
  62. 62. Establish a Presence … 2 4. Include a personal biography with more than professional information. 5. Use a class “Introduce Yourself” forum – respond to each student. 6. Have a phone /email / chat with each student – before the course begins and during the course. 7. Use online office hours (phone, email, chat, Skype, Google Talk, web conference…). 8. Post to the News Forum several times per week. 9. Provide a forum for course-related questions – subscribe to that forum.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 62
  63. 63. Establish a Presence … 3 10. Inform students how promptly you will respond to email, course questions, etc., and stick to that! 11. Use the Feedback tool to frequently get student comments; respond to the results. 12. Grade promptly and provide written feedback. 13. Follow the participation of each student; encourage those who lag; praise those who participate frequently.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 63
  64. 64. Do Not … • Post a note – “Sorry, I was on vacation in the mountains for a week.” • State – “You are on your own for this course.” • Create a forum and state, “I will not regularly read this forum.”Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 64
  65. 65. Moderating Discussions 1. Carefully craft your questions. a) Need to be more specific than you are in a face-to- face discussion. b) Cannot quickly steer/guide the discussion. 2. Pose questions that cannot be answered with a short answer (yes, no, I agree). 3. Pose questions that elicit personal experiences or opinions. 4. Pose questions that require analysis, synthesis or critique.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 65
  66. 66. Moderating Discussions … 2 • Poor: Read Ch 5 and reflect on the topic. • A Little Better: Read Ch 5 and summarize the main points. • Better: Read Ch 5. Select one premise stated by the author and state why you agree or disagree. • Much Better: Read Ch 5. Select one premise stated by the author and contrast that with a different view from another authoritative source.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 66
  67. 67. Moderating Discussions … 3 • Pose questions that can be answered in 2-3 paragraphs. • Quickly stop flaming or personal attacks. • Allow the students to discuss. Do not jump into the discussion yourself unless you need to get it back on topic. • Occasionally post a brief summary or comment to show you are reading the forum. “I like the depth of this discussion. The critique of … is very insightful.”Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 67
  68. 68. Moderating Discussions … 4 • Draw attention to comments that have not received responses. “Maria stated … Contrast that with Akim’s response.” • Assign roles and responsibilities – moderator, summarizer, particular viewpoints. • Have students create and moderate discussions. • Create a debate – use groups for private discussions, then have each group publicly summarize their viewpoint.Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 68
  69. 69. Contact Information Floyd E. Saner, Ph.D. Learning Contexts, LLC 1502 S 15th St Goshen IN 46526 http://learningcontexts.com fesaner@learningcontexts.com Ph: +01 574-349-5275Learning Contexts, LLC 08/09-10/2012 69

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