Offering Online Professional Development for Faculty Using a Cross-Platform Strategy
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Offering Online Professional Development for Faculty Using a Cross-Platform Strategy

on

  • 2,231 views

For the very first time, Northern Illinois University offered a fully-online teaching effectiveness institute utilizing a combination of Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Collaborate, and Blackboard Mobile ...

For the very first time, Northern Illinois University offered a fully-online teaching effectiveness institute utilizing a combination of Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Collaborate, and Blackboard Mobile platforms. This cross-platform approach has proven to be very successful and provides a model for faculty to incorporate an integrated approach for implementing all three platforms in their teaching. In this session we will share NIU's cross-platform strategy, practices, and lessons learned that can be applied to any online professional development initiative.

Statistics

Views

Total Views
2,231
Views on SlideShare
1,953
Embed Views
278

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0

3 Embeds 278

http://www.jasonrhode.com 271
http://feeds.feedburner.com 6
http://feedproxy.google.com 1

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike LicenseCC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike LicenseCC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Offering Online Professional Development for Faculty Using a Cross-Platform Strategy Offering Online Professional Development for Faculty Using a Cross-Platform Strategy Presentation Transcript

  • Offering Online ProfessionalDevelopment for Faculty Using aCross-Platform StrategyBlackboard Never Stop Learning Tour - ChicagoMay 23, 2013
  • PresentersJason RhodeAssistantDirectorJeff GeronimoE-learning DesignCoordinatorjrhode@niu.edu@jrhodejgeronimo@niu.edu@jeffminor
  • AgendaNIU’s cross-platformstrategyPracticesLessonsLearnedNext Steps
  • NIU’s cross-platform strategyNIU’s crossplatformstrategyPracticesLessonsLearnedNext Steps
  • Northern Illinois University
  • » Main campus inDeKalb, IL located 65miles West ofChicago» Total enrollment:21,869 (Fall ’12)» 1,185 instructionalfaculty» Student to facultyratio: 18:1» 39 academicdepartments; 57undergraduate majors;80 graduate programs» 95% of undergrads and79% of grad studentsare from Illinois» 685 internationalstudents from 116countriesAbout NIU
  • Blackboard Usage at NIU» 98% of students» 82% of instructionalFaculty/Staff/TAs» 53% of course sections» 4 course sections perstudent on BlackboardAs of Fall 2012:
  • Use by Individual StudentsUsage % for fall ‘12 with 22,009 enrolled is 97.5% of total number of students21,473
  • Use by Individual Faculty/Staff/TAs82.75% of all those who teach use Blackboard for credit courses, fall ‘121,449
  • Number of Credit Course Sections53.3% of all scheduled course sections among the 4,947 sections use Bb, fall ‘12*Course sections range from face-to-face courses with online components to “online courses”2,637
  • Number of Course EnrollmentsApprox. 4 courses that use Blackboard per student, fall ‘1287,430
  • Blackboard Mobile LearnApp students can install on their smart phone or tablet to access theirBlackboard course, receive notifications, and participate in course activities
  • Blackboard Mobile Learn24,276 unique users during past yearTotal LoginsLogins by Day of the Week Logins by Hours of the Day
  • Blackboard Collaborate MobileAvailable to NIU faculty sincereleased in 2012Building Block update installedto enabled recently-releasedAndroid app
  • Center Staff
  • niu.edu/facdevniu.edu/facdev
  • @facdev@facdev
  • niu.edu/blackboardniu.edu/blackboard
  • Teaching Effectiveness Institute (TEI)offered twice/year, typically f2f, sometimes invited speaker
  • More Info About TEI at NIUniu.edu/facdev/programs/history.shtml12
  • Why Online TEI?» Feedback from previous attendees askingfor “online” version» Interest in exploring flexibility of the onlinedelivery format» Opportunity to model collaborate onlinelearning experience using availablesynchronous and asynchronous tools
  • F2F vs. Online Attendance – Sp ‘13010203040506070Day 1 AM (F2F) Day 1 PM (F2F) Day 2 (Online)Spring 2013 TEI Participants514658
  • Savings…by the NumbersAverage number of miles, round-trip, that wouldhave been driven by each participantif everyone had driven to campus
  • Savings…by the NumbersTotal number of miles, round-trip, that wouldhave been driven by participants if everyonehad driven to campus
  • Savings…by the NumbersGallons of gasoline saved, assuming averagempg (23.8) of average vehicle sold in U.S. in2012 if everyone had stayed home
  • Savings…by the NumbersCost of gasoline saved, assuming cost of$3.93/gal. in the DeKalb areaif everyone had stayed home today
  • Savings…by the NumbersPounds of carbon dioxide emissions savedif everyone had stayed home today
  • Savings…by the Numbers
  • Model Best Practices
  • PracticesNIU’s cross-platformstrategyPracticesLessonsLearnedNext Steps
  • Picked Topicniu.edu/facdev/programs/20130111.shtml
  • Used Bb Community12
  • Completely Mobile-Compatible
  • Roles for Staffpresenter,live discussions,discussion boardDanCabreraJeffGeronimoJanetGiesenTracyMillerCherieQuillmanJasonRhodeStephanieRichterpresenter,live discussions,discussion board, twitterhost, moderator,live discussions,discussion boardtech assistance, livetweeting @facdev,discussion boardtechnical support,live discussions,logisticscoordinator, presenter,live discussions,discussion board, twitterpresenter,live discussions,discussion board, twitter
  • Additional Resources
  • Give-aways
  • Consistent Design Template
  • Badge for Recognition
  • Custom Clickable Icons (48x48)Recommended Mobile AppsLinks to Activities and ResourcesComputerSystem CheckBlackboardMobile LearnBb CollaborateMobileNIUMobileIntro to BbCollaborateBb CollaborateLive Sessions Discussion BlogJournal WikiTweets#niu #tei13Presenters& Staff DownloadsBadgeOnlineArchiveMobileArchive
  • Available for Ongoing Conversations
  • Archives Available of Live Sessions
  • » Picked topic» Used a community» Chose to makeentirely mobile-compatible» Decided on roles forstaff» Additional resources» Give-aways» Used consistentdesign template forpresentations» Offered “badge” forrecognition» Available after institutefor ongoingconversations» Archives available of alllive sessions, accessiblein communitySummary of Decisions Made
  • Process for Designing / Developing» Built using mobile-friendly design practices– Course fully-accessible via Bb Mobile app– Activities in live sessions (avoided webtour, used polling)– Use of guest links for Bb Collaboratesessions to make it easier to access viamobile
  • Moble-friendly Course
  • Mobile-friendly Live Sessions
  • Guest Links for Bb Collaborate
  • Online and Mobile Archives
  • Process for Designing / Developing» Opened community 1 week early forpreliminary access and intro activities» Used “Announcements” feature and emailto notify participants about sessions» Use time availability feature to only showcurrent sessions link in a content area» Online evaluation at the end of the institute» Online and mobile archives available
  • Showcase Course FeaturesCourse Links to important initialcontent areas
  • ScheduleCourse Links to folders inSession Resources
  • Presenters and StaffAdded as Items with Icons hidden toallow more flexibility with content andpositioning
  • System Check & Mobile AppsAdded as External Links with customicon images indescription, clickable, with textdescription floating
  • Live Sessions & RecordingsUsed date/time availability settings toautomate making available newsessions
  • Session Resources
  • Evaluation
  • Announcements
  • Conversations
  • Help
  • What’s Next
  • Mobile Preview – Smart Phoneyoutu.be/kI993l4XPZE
  • Mobile Preview – Tabletyoutu.be/ypZXhpL-xm0
  • Lessons LearnedNIU’s cross-platformstrategyPracticesLessonsLearnedNext Steps
  • Feedback from Faculty Participants“The online delivery of thissubject was critical to myunderstanding of how it feels tobe the learner as well as thedesign required from a facultyperspective.”
  • Feedback from Faculty Participants“It was really convenient to havethis (institute) online, and I thinkit showed what BlackboardCollaborate can do. I learned alot and have new ideas for theupcoming semester.”
  • Feedback from Faculty Participants“This was wonderful! The flowwas easy to handle and I stayedengaged throughout the day. ILOVED being able to attendfrom home.”
  • Feedback from Faculty Participantsof faculty participants indicated they wouldattend another online institute in the future
  • Lessons Learned1) Online format was very successful2) Raised awareness of potential for usingcross-platform strategy in teaching andlearning3) Modeled many features of Bb Collaborateand Bb Mobile Learn4) Need to plan better backups (have backupactivities if there is a lull)
  • Lessons Learned5) Have plan for managing time between livesessions (left 30 mins between livesessions, but hadn’t planned who wouldstay in the session to see that everyonewas removed so archive could beginprocessing)
  • Next StepsNIU’s cross-platformstrategyPracticesLessonsLearnedNext Steps
  • Next Steps1) Repeat model in the future, build upon2) Possibly reuse content / framework thatcould be replicated using mobile-friendlybest practices3) Consider other online formats (multi-day, extended conversations, etc.)4) Perhaps have invited speakers presentinstead of our staff (save $ on travelexpenses for invited speakers)
  • Any questions?Jason RhodeAssistantDirectorJeff GeronimoE-learning DesignCoordinatorjrhode@niu.edu@jrhodejgeronimo@niu.edu@jeffminor
  • Download Session Slidesslidesha.re/niubbpd
  • NIU Case StudyDownload PDF fromj.mp/niubbcase