3rd H Osession Tips Tutors

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3rd H Osession Tips Tutors

  1. 1. Online Units: Design and content issues The key to succesful blended learning ALL meeting. 20th-27th June, 2007
  2. 2. Blended learning Online Unit Face-to-face Work-book Other support
  3. 3. Tips for Tutors Piloting the online material with students Course Creation Course delivery Students Teachers Pilot
  4. 4. Getting your Students to work online <ul><li>Your course is complete now what do you do? </li></ul><ul><li>Some Do’s and Don’ts </li></ul><ul><li>Successful Use and Integration of online Material </li></ul><ul><li>To work online </li></ul><ul><li>Some students need no guidance but most students do. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hands on Orientation sessions with students <ul><li>Especially important at the beginning! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Book your computer room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>check your connection, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>get an ohp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put the students in pairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set them three simple tasks and cirucluate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit the information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At least three a course </li></ul>
  6. 6. Writing <ul><li>Don’t set homework on paper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If something specific is required you can add and/or update via the webpage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Correct and write compositions via the system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper is for class! Create the online habit. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use the internal message system to communicate via the system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get students into the habit of communicating absences or personal issues via message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail only for students who are absent </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Tutor/Student Messages <ul><li>Write to your group everyweek </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This way students will have a good reason to visit the page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make student/student messages an integral part of activitiesç </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This way students will see the page as a good place for communication with others </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Integration <ul><li>Explain the contents of each online unit step by step in class, via message and in the online unit </li></ul><ul><li>Class: board and verbal introductions, conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly Message: Reiterating what the course has just covered, is covering, will cover (unit by unit, module by module) </li></ul><ul><li>Online: periodic signposting unit by unit </li></ul>
  9. 9. Use the students! <ul><li>Use the students that work well to explain to the others how, what, where and when things are! </li></ul><ul><li>Very important that tutors give quick feedback on the use of the page so that students know that there is someone on the other end! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can use course statistics to do this </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Print outs! <ul><li>Give print outs of specific online activities </li></ul><ul><li>You may dedicate some class time to actually to getting students to begin work on the print outs of activities </li></ul>
  11. 11. Create the online habit! <ul><li>Purpose of the pilot: Adapt courses with help from students! </li></ul><ul><li>Record and respond to the feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive tutors, proactive students </li></ul>

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