Roll Out Your Welcome Matt - Hold a Course Open House


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    1. 1. 6/17/2011<br />1<br />Roll Out Your Welcome Mat Hold a Course Open House<br />Heather Zink<br />Health Sciences Instructor <br />Rasmussen College Online<br /> (email)<br /> (twitter)<br /> (facebook)<br />download slides:<br />
    2. 2. Session Objectives<br />By the end of this session, you should be able to <br />Evaluate strategies for holding an online course open house<br />Discuss suggestions on what to include in the live session<br />Deliver the session using Wimba Live Classroom<br />
    3. 3. The logistics<br />
    4. 4. WHO: Invite your students<br />Include all sections of the same course in one session<br />Saves time, enhances collaborative nature of online <br />Remember the rule of 3<br />Choose your favorite communication method x3!<br />Announcement<br />Course email<br />EyeJot<br />Twitter<br />Discussion post<br />
    5. 5. WHERE: Wimba Live Classroom<br />Ease of use – you’re here right now!<br />Location – it’s in the course<br />Familiarity – students are attending more sessions every quarter<br />Support – the PSC is your ‘one stop shop’ for support!<br />
    6. 6. WHEN: Week 1 of the quarter<br />Evenings<br />Weekends<br />Course poll<br />
    7. 7. WHAT to include in the session<br />Course layout<br />Contact information<br />Office hours<br />Communication style<br />
    8. 8. Welcome to the M120 Open House<br />Heather Zink<br />
    9. 9. Can you hear me?<br />If yes, please select the button<br />If no, please select the button for assistance<br />To dial-in for audio by phone(201) 549-7592 this is not a toll-free numberPIN:click the blue phone icon in the menu bar for your individual pin.<br />For technical support, please call toll free (866) 693-2211 <br />
    10. 10. General Guidelines<br />Raise hand to ask a questionor ask via text chat<br />Please only click when asked to volunteer<br />
    11. 11. Agenda<br />7:00 Welcome & Introductions<br />7:10 Discuss the layout of the course.<br />7:25 Review Module 01 Lesson.<br /> Get your questions ready!<br />7:35 What are your concerns?<br />7:45 Next steps<br />7:50 Adjourn<br />
    12. 12. “Invite” them in<br />Have a video playing when students arrive<br />Upload to “Default Content Area” in Wimba Administration area<br />Great every participant in the chat window as they arrive<br />Prepare several ice-breakers to get the students talking<br />Where are you in the world? And how long have you been with Rasmussen?<br />Where is one place you've always wanted to visit?<br />
    13. 13. Where Are You Connecting From?<br />
    14. 14. The Syllabus<br />Course objectives, textbook, library resources, student expectations, assignments, grading criteria and grading scale<br />
    15. 15. You can expect me to…<br />Respond to all email inquiries within 48 hours of receipt at the latest.   <br />Provide a live class every week further discussing course content, as well as Open Office Hours.<br />Final Exam Review in Week 10<br />Actively facilitate class discussions. <br />Upload new content to the GCQ Blog, as well as new podcasts, at the start of each week.<br />Provide weekly announcements, including reminders for class sessions and notes about updates to the course.<br />Bother you when your grade falls below a 75%<br />
    16. 16. Course Page<br />
    17. 17. Always check the Calendar<br />
    18. 18. Find more detailed info here<br />
    19. 19. I will use this to ‘Communicate’ with you<br />
    20. 20. GCQ Blog (aka General Course Questions forum)<br />
    21. 21. You have so many additional resources available to help you succeed!<br />
    22. 22. Now what?A plan for success!<br />Make a plan for the week using the Study Guide<br />Ask questions at the start of the week<br />Subscribe to the GCQ blog<br />Login to the course regularly (several times per week)<br />Come to class <br />PRACTICE PRACTICEPRACTICE!<br />
    23. 23. Things to remember<br />Use screenshots, functions better than screensharing<br />Set the “sunglasses” to Student View<br />Interact with the students<br />Offer tips for success<br />
    24. 24. Let’s recap!<br />
    25. 25. Questions??<br />