EDAC 635Group 5 Final PresentationGroup 5 Final Presentation Marissa Coon, Ashley Sutton, Jennifer Graham, Lisa Schunk
IntroductionIntroduction to Computer Applications (Hybrid)Introduction to Computer Applications (Hybrid)• The class group 5 constructed is a hybrid course that both traditional and non-traditional students can take. Students will meet face-to-face only four times over the semester. Students who are beginners in Microsoft Office Suite will learn how to navigate MS Office Suite programs by the end of the semester.
Context of the Course• students will meet face-to-face 4 times learning will be done mainly on their own with the guidance of instructor-written tutorials.• students will also be able to view how-to videos• capstone projects will be given for each program• students will utilize Office programs to plan a complete itinerary for a destination of their choice
Purpose of the Project• The purpose of the class is to help students learn to navigate and utilize Microsoft Office Suite programs. At the end of the class, students will be able to create word documents, excel workbooks, and pamphlets, among other items.• This class also has a focus on travel --- by the end of the class, students will have researched and planned a full trip to a destination of their choice.
Main Features:LearnersThis hybrid course will allow bothtraditional and nontraditional studentsto enroll.
Main Features:Learning Objectives• Hybrid course• Online discussions• 4 face-to-face class meetings• Project presentations• Microsoft learning modules• Capstone projects for each Microsoft tool
Main Features: Learning Context• The online portion of the course and be completed from anywhere with Internet access.• Face-to-face classroom meetings will be held in a computer lab with a computer for every student and a projector.
Main Features: Learning Process• Each Microsoft tool mastered offers each student the opportunity to experience, collaborate, explore, and create.• By experiencing the inner-workings of the tool and putting the skills learned into practice, the learner can make sense of his/her learning• Discussions foster learning relationships and feedback.• Face-to-face presentations allow for students to peer- review others work and provide feedback while getting their own.
Main Features: Educators• The instructor facilitates all learning.• Learning opportunities are created by the instructor for the students both inside and outside of the classroom.• The instructor is highly accessible through the use of technology.
Translating Observation to Action: Our Program PlanTranslating Observation to Action: Our Program PlanOur goals, based on observations from investigation:•Easy for non-traditional students to access•Focus on making content relevant•Immersive experience with an emphasis on higher levellearning
Program Plan (cont.)What data guided our program plan?•Knowless theory of andragogy•Blooms Taxonomy•Interviews from adult educators•Knowledge of hybrid technologies
Program Plan (cont.)Where did we arrive?In the end, we designed our program to be:•A hybrid program: mostly online work, with some face-to-face meetings between students and teachers•Focused on computer applications•Encourage students creativity by incorporating applicationand synthesis activities
Learner RationaleLearner RationaleLearner RationaleMalcolm Knowles learning theory:•Adult learners need self-directed learning•Adult learners need to be able to apply their own lifeexperiences to learning•Adult learners need practical learning experiences thatapply to a specific need (Knowles, 1984)
Learning Objectives RationaleBased on Blooms Taxonomy of Learning• Learner comprehension and application of knowledge acquired• Learner synthesis and evaluation (Overbaugh & Shultz, 2012)
Educator Rationale• Humanistic model of learning• Focus is on the learner manipulating information• Delegator teaching style• Focus is on the learners needs and wants (Mackeracher, 2004)
Learning Context Rationale• Learner-centered model• Teacher acts as facilitator• Learners have hands-on activities for learning objectives (Knowles, 1950)
Learning Process Rationale• Learner experiences the basic steps of the learning cycle• Learner participates in learning activities• Learner receives feedback from both the teacher and other students in the class• The teacher is the facilitator• Direct instruction is provided to help the learner begin each activity (Mackeracher, 2004)
Our Class Syllabus You can view our class syllabus by visiting our blog at: http://edac6352012.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/course-syllabus/
ReferencesKnowles, M. S. (1950). Informal Adult Education, New York: Association Press.Knowles, M. S. (1984). The adult learner: A neglected species (3rd ed).Houston, TX: Gulf.MacKeracher, D. (2004). Making sense of adult learning (2nd ed.). Toronto: Univ of Toronto Pr.Overbaugh, R. & Schultz, L. (2012). Bloom’s taxonomy. Retrieved from: http://www.odu.edu/educ/roverbau/Bloom/blooms_taxonomy.htm