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Powerpoint presentation May 18, 2010 at Mesa Community College - Tech week 2010

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  • 1. Quality Matters – Online Economics Faculty at MCC Presented May 18, 2010 Mesa Community College
  • 2. Greg Pratt , Economics Faculty, Mesa Community College
    • This poster session will overview the ongoing process by MCC Online Faculty to incorporate Quality Matters (QM) into online economics classes. This ongoing process began 2 years ago and is based upon four pillars of inclusiveness, collaboration, transparency and a results orientation. This post session will overview all 4 of the pillars, the process and the preliminary results.
  • 3. Attendees will leave with...
    • A clear understanding of QM - costs and benefits
    • A clear overview of how one group of faculty developed a process to consider use of QM.
    • A view of the timeline employed by the group
    • One rationale for the use of an inclusive, collaborative, transparent and results oriented approach
    • Data collected during the calendar year 2009
    • A set of questions that can be used for reflection
    • How one form of social networking - wiki - can be used to facilitate and document a process
  • 4. 1. A clear understanding of QM - costs and benefits
    • Cost – TIME!!!!!!!
    • Benefit – Self reflections, collaboration and improved course design/results
    • MCCD site - http:// mcli.maricopa.edu /quality-matters QM site - http:// www.qualitymatters.org /
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/chemeketaonline#p/a
    • (5 minute video)
  • 5. 2. Overview of how MCC Online Economics Faculty developed a process centered on QM
      • Organic process
      • Began in 2008 with online conomics faculty conversations
      • Key – up front support from Dept. Chair and Administration
  • 6. Teaching Economics Online at Mesa Community College
    • Background
    • Process
    • Best Practices
    • Lessons Learned
  • 7. Background
    • Many disciplines at MCC engaged in online discussion
    • Online delivery at MCC decentralized
    • Online Instruction at MCC ranges along a continuum
    • Online economics faculty conversations – fall 2008
    • Conversation emerged
      • How are online economics students performing
      • How can online economics instruction be improved
    • Jan 2009 - formalized our process
  • 8. Assumptions – Online Economics Instruction
    • Dynamic rather than static
    • We needed to know what we don’t know
    • We can improve our instruction
    • Best Practices can be useful
    • Professional development can be useful
  • 9. Communication
    • 2008 emergent conversation included
      • Department members
      • Department chair
      • DEC
      • Faculty Senate
      • Dean VPAA
  • 10. Process
    • Inclusive
      • Foundation for Teaching Economics
      • Arizona Council for Teaching Economics
    • Collaborative
    • Transparent
      • Pull – our site- http:// mccsocialsciences.wetpaint.com /
      • Push – e mail
    • Results oriented
  • 11. 3. A view of the timeline employed by the group Fall 2008 – initial discussions Spring 2009 – process begins Summer 2009 – pilot begins Fall 2009 – initial results used to adjust and move to Phase 2 Winter interssion 2009/10 – adjustments begin Spring 2010 – data collection, review of process
  • 12. 4. One rationale for the use of an inclusive, collaborative, transparent and results oriented approach GET SOMETHING DONE!!!
  • 13. 5. Data collected during the calendar years 2009 Retention “appears” to be improving Student learning online “appears” to be similar to face to face (Use of TUCE) suggests pre test/post test improvement in the 25-50% range for both delivery modes Useful information from distance readiness survey http://mccsocialsciences.wetpaint.com/page/2009+MCC+Online+Economics+Results
  • 14. 6. A set of questions that can be used for reflection Our conversation began with two questions - How effective are our online courses? How might we improve our online courses?
  • 15. 7. How one form of social networking - wiki - can be used to facilitate and document a process
    • Please click over to our site and join the 50+ members of our academic community who have participated in our process.
    • http:// mccsocialsciences.wetpaint.com /page/Economics
  • 16. Conclusion
    • Process
    • Costs
    • Culture
    • Institutional constrains and support
    • Faculty
    • Students
  • 17. Best Practices
    • Common entry point
    • Common professional development
    • Online course peer analysis
      • MCC Best Practices
      • Self Evaluation
      • Peer Evaluation
      • Self analysis
    • Ongoing analysis and feedback
  • 18. Lessons Learned
    • Communication
    • Time
    • Data
    • Assumptions
    • Results
  • 19. Institutional considerations
    • DEC as clearing house
    • Access to timely data
    • Commitment to professional development
    • Planning – short term and long term
    • Resources/budget for MCC Online
  • 20. Recognition
    • Christy M. Alarcon, Ph.D., Instructional Technologist
    • The MCC Online Economics Group – Bill Demory, Debbie Henney, Alice Temnick, Jaime Erikson, Barton Bowen, Greg Pratt, Scott Gustafson, amd Enrique Lopezlira
    • Faculty in the Social Sciences Department at MCC
    • Harold Cranswick, Social Sciences Dept. Chair
    • Jennifer Strickland, Ph.D., Instructional Technologist
    • Center for Teaching and Learning at MCC
    • Shereen Lerner, Acting Dean of Instruction MCC
    • James Mabry, Vice President of Instruction MCC

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