Preparing Faculty of all Technology Levels to Teach Online – Blended – Hybrid
Leah MacVie | Instructional Designer firstname.lastname@example.org Canisius College, Buffalo, NY www.canisius.edu | www.leahmacvie.com Preparing Faculty of allTechnology Levels to Teach Online – Blended – Hybrid
About Leah • Instructional Designer for Canisius College, • Ph.D. student at Union Institute & University, • Informal Learning and Alternative Forms of Credit, • Involved with Mozilla Open Badges and P2PU, & • Co-Founder of TEDxBuffalo. www.leahmacvie.com
About CanisiusA medium-sized,Catholic and Jesuituniversity in urbanBuffalo, NY that offerstransformativeundergraduate,graduate andprofessional programsthrough on-groundand online delivery.
About Canisius@Online• Canisius has been online for 8 years: – 8 online programs, – 4 online certifications, – 3 hybrid programs, and – 175 online courses/semester.
Teach faculty howto: •Develop online courses, •Teach online, •Evaluate their online courses, and •Implement new technologies online. Responding to Growth But also….How to be part of the greater online faculty community.
5 CHALLENGES1. Resistance from faculty against formal training,2. Faculty unfamiliar with online delivery format,3. Accommodating different levels of expertise,4. Wide variety of online courses and programs,5. Translating the Jesuit value of teaching to the “whole person” to the online environment.
What We Created1. Online Faculty Development Path,2. Readiness for Teaching Online Survey,3. 3 core workshops,4. Mission and Identity lessons,5. LMS and technology workshops,6. Online Course Review Tool,7. Griff Guide to Teaching Online,8. Online learning communities, and9. Professional development opportunities.
Five Phases of Online Faculty Development Used Palloff and Pratts Five Phases of Online Faculty Development from The Excellent Online Instructor to guide the professional development offerings: 1. Visitor 2. Novice 3. Apprentice 4. Insider 5. Master
3 CoreWorkshops1. Blended/Hybrid Course Development Workshop2. Online Course Development Workshop3. Advanced Technologies in the Online Environment
Structure of the Workshops• Completely virtual: – Introductory webinar, – One-on-one meetings with the ID, and – Synchronous sessions with the group. Good example of the student perspective, Demonstrates appropriate use of technology, and Forms a relationship for future consultations.
Mission and Identity Lessons• Self-paced lessons,• Each page will contain: – A video, – A script, – A video quiz, – Resources, & – Reflection questions.
Teaching Teacherswith Softchalk•Workshop lessons arecreated using Softchalk.•Consistent layout andbranded lessons.•Save digital ‘real-estate’with compact lessons.•Models good lessonbuilding and ADA/UDL.•Easily matchesactivities to objectives.
Teaching Studentswith Softchalk Instructors across campus use Softchalk to: •Display lessons to their hybrid courses, Rosanne Hartman’s leadership lesson, used with permission. •Present content to their face-to- face courses, I find Softchalk a much easier presentation platform to use than PowerPoint. ~Father Path Lynch Father Pat Lynch’s nukes and the church lesson, used with permission.
Teaching Studentswith Softchalk Instructors across campus use Softchalk to: •Present lessons in their online courses Karen Dutt-Doner’s research methods lesson, used with permission.
~Michael*This has been my first experience with online learning, andIve enjoyed it so far. The lessons are very user-friendly andIm able to navigate them with ease. All of the links withinthe lesson usually work and I like the variety of materialpresented (PowerPoint slides, YouTube videos, onlinearticles, activities).
~Monica*I really enjoy the set up of the classes, my onlyimprovement to offer would be the option to make theSoftChalk presentations full screen. I just think this wouldallow information to stand out more and be easier toread. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
Students Creatingwith Softchalk Students in religious studies and theology Created by Aliyya*, used with permission. and special education are creating digital storytelling books and presentations with Softchalk.
Downfall• This plan is labor intensive on one individual.
Benefits• Multiple instructors trained and form a community of learners.• Path and tools are flexible.• Jesuit Mission and Identity is seeped in resources and training.
Thoughts About the Future1. Workshops continuously evolve with new technologies.2. Office of Online Learning to service both online faculty and online students.3. Online learning to service new programs and existing program growth,4. Online course development model, &5. “What is online teaching” info session.
Take-AwaysKey points:• Create an online faculty development plan,• Give faculty the tools: – Griff Guide, Course Review Tool, Softchalk.• Offer regularly scheduled workshops and events: – Beginner, inter, advanced, online teaching, technology, online and f2f.
Get your Hands on the Goods Online Faculty Development Path and Components: http://goo.gl/t1L5Q Softchalk: www.softchalk.com
Leah MacVie | Instructional Designer email@example.com Canisius College, Buffalo, NY www.canisius.edu | www.leahmacvie.comQuestions or comments?
Leah MacVie | Instructional Designermacviel@canisius.eduCanisius College, Buffalo, NYwww.canisius.edu | www.leahmacvie.com Preparing Faculty of all Technology Levels to Teach Online – Blended – HybridNotes Resources: Online Faculty Development Path and Components: http://goo.gl/t1L5Q Softchalk: www.softchalk.com