Applying self-study approach to evaluate a distance online course


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Applying self-study approach to evaluate a distance online course

  1. 1. Applying self-study approachto evaluate a distance onlinecourse Hery The Department of Educational Technology University of Hawaii at Manoa
  2. 2. Organization of this presentation:• Self-study and the conceptual framework• Autobiography• Instructional analysis• The course content and delivery• Reflection and evaluation
  3. 3. What self-study teacherresearch IS NOT• Anastasia Samaras. (2010). Self-Study Teacher Research: Improving Your Practice• Through Collaborative Inquiry. US: Sage Publishing. Anastasia Samaras. (2010). Student study site for Self-Study Teacher Research: Improving Your Practice Through Collaborative Inquiry. Retrieved from o Self-study is not about your studying others personal inquiries. o Self-study is not all about you and only about you. o Self-study is not conducted alone. o Self-study research is not merely reflection. o Self-study is not only about personal knowledge.
  4. 4. Self-study = A researchSelf-study is one of research approaches that teachers or educators can use to examine and analyze important situations in their teaching practices. Systematic Rational Critical Collaborative Scientific
  5. 5. Conceptual FrameworkDistance online learning theory Quality Assurance and assessment of online course The web 2.0 and computer assisted instruction Plus-Delta assessment Change theory Computer assisted language learningSecond language learning
  6. 6. Autobiography I am• an in service teacher in Indonesia who is sponsoring by Ford Foundation, East West Center, and UH Foundation to pursue my degree in the US.• working part time as an instructional designer and assisting faculty members in my host university to teach online and hybrid courses.• enrolling in the MOOC courses offered by several institutions, such as Coursera and Udacity.• designing and teaching courses online using Weebly, WizIQ, Schoology, and many other online free tools.• interesting in doing research about distance online education, teacher training, the learning of technology, multimodality, and second language learning.• using webinar and online virtual rooms to disseminate my designs, my research, and my ideas.
  7. 7. A distance online course forstudents in Indonesia• Audience: Undergraduate students in Kertarajasa Buddhist College who joined the Kertarajasa English Club (KEC), Fall 2012.• Local Facilitators: Two students in the College who were at the last semester of the program.• Meeting: Kertarajasa Language Lab. + Skype &• Time: Friday, 09.00 - 10.30 WIB or Thursday, 16.00 - 17.30 HST• Course: English Conversation• Length of the program: 2 months (9 meetings)• Other Tools: Facebook Group, Email, Schoology, WizIQ• Assessors: Faculties of Kertarajasa, fellow instructors
  8. 8. The Course• Terminal Goal: Improving the learner self confident to communicate in English• Target audience: at the college level, intermediate level second language learner, motivated to practice, be able to self learn and do a group work• Instructional content: o Introducing yourself - Email exchange and live class practices o Presentation skill o Simple idiom and expression o Free tools for learning English• Evaluation: Email submission, presentation, optional Quizzes
  9. 9. The Course Learning ManagementSystem (LMS)
  10. 10. Social Network and Blog
  11. 11. Ideal Condition Good designAssurance Quality Some technical obstacles Progressive changeFacilitators and students are well prepared Independent and active learning
  12. 12. Challenges Schedule and workload The Internet bandwidth Students access to the Internet Student preparedness versus my expectationIdeal language proficiency versus the real condition
  13. 13. Plus and DeltaPLUS: o Local facilitators were very helpful. o We could met the planned meetings. o Students engaged in the learning process. o Students experienced using technology to learn language. o Switching tools planned to be used to more bandwidth friendly tools. o The school and faculties supported this extracurricular activity. o The facilitators documented the meeting in Facebook and blog postings.DELTA: o I want to restructure the course LMS. o I want to give students a chance to evaluate the course. o I want student to use the LMS’s forum or Facebook for discussions. o I want to invite a native speaker as guest lecturer.
  14. 14. Contact Hery Yanto The or East West Center Degree Fellow 2012 - 2014 Department of Educational Technology University of Hawaii at Manoa