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  • 1. Unit Two: Adult Learners (and Teachers) Online
  • 2. Agenda
    • Unit One Follow Up
    • Reaching Everyone OL, Especially Older Adults
      • What’s involved
      • Hallmarks of excellence
      • Course review exercise
      • Final project -- Break --
    • Understanding ET and Its Younger Adult Users
      • About emerging technologies
      • Technology Jigsaw
  • 3. Reaching Everyone OL (Particularly Older Adults)
  • 4. Meeting Learner Needs The practices that make an online or blended course “good” are the same practices that make a course good for adult learners.
  • 5. Exemplary Practices
    • Before: Plan, Author, Construct, QA
    • During: Monitor, Communicate, Facilitate
    • After: Evaluate, Update, Revise, Rebuild
    • Lather, Rinse, and Repeat
  • 6.
    • Before
    • Assess Needs & Goals (Scope)
    • Course Design (Architecture)
    • Usability/UDL (Accessibility)
    • Multimedia (Development)
    • Authorship (Modules)
    • QA (Testing)
    The Unbundling of Teaching
  • 7.
    • During: Teaching
    • Uploading
    • Recycling
    • Go Live
    • Reading/Listening
    • Writing/Recording
    The Unbundling of Teaching
  • 8.
    • During: Assessing (Oodles of Data)
    • The Students Use Data, Posts, etc.
    • The Course Usability, Clarity, etc.
    • Learning Analytics
    • Keep Notes
    The Unbundling of Teaching
  • 9. The Unbundling of Teaching
    • After: Revising (Still Oodles of Data)
    • Decision Sources
      • Water Cooler
      • Formative
      • Your Notes
      • Tweak or Demolish?
    • Next Version
    • Full Redesign ~2 Year Cycle
  • 10. Tour of Award-Winning Site
  • 11. You Be The Judge You are on the panel of judges for the 2010 Bb Catalyst Exemplary Course Award Needs and Competencies was submitted In pairs, use the rubric to review the course Report back in 10 minutes
  • 12. Course Review Results What did you observe? What could be improved?
  • 13. Final Project Your Exemplary Course Challenge Planner as Tool This Week’s Task
  • 14. BREAK
  • 15. Understanding Emerging Technologies (& Younger Adult Users)
  • 16. Understanding Technology We shape our tools and then our tools shape us Marshal McLuhan
  • 17. Emerging Technologies
  • 18. Emerging Technologies What are the common characteristics, and how are they currently used?
  • 19. ET Characteristics Crowdsourcing
  • 20. ET Characteristics Citizen Journalism
  • 21. ET Characteristics Self Documentation
  • 22. ET Characteristics Converging Media
  • 23. ET Characteristics Tagged
  • 24. ET Characteristics Friends = Currency
  • 25. Emerging Technologies What do these two video clips have in common?
  • 26. Toy Helicopter Video
  • 27. Boloco Robbery
  • 28. Understanding Technology How are these new tools reshaping learner assumptions and expectations?
  • 29. Story: Observation Soundtrack Picked a place Observed it and took notes Wrote up the observation
  • 30. Characteristics How can we work with new tools and expectations, instead of fending them off?
  • 31. Story: Cellphones in Class Understood the self-documentation impulse Redirected it creatively for learning
  • 32. A River Runs Through It My father said, “You are a fine fisherman.” My brother said, “I’m pretty good, but I need three more years before I can think like a fish.” Norman Maclean
  • 33. EdTech Tool Jigsaw Your opportunity to think like a fish
    • How does it work?
    • How might it shape or change younger adult learner expectations?
    • Which aspects could mystify older adult learners?
    • What's the potential use of the tool for teaching and learning (if any)?