NCDLA - Are you Ready to Teach Online

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  • who is this handsome guy?
  • not all hybrid models have small group class sessions led by undergraduate students (peer instructors)
  • identifying the “right” faculty and then training them well is very important
  • actually we selected the only textbook that was fully online at the time. The weakness of the materials is that they weren’t interactive and engaging enough

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  • 1. Session 2.52
    Taking Your Talents Online:Are you ready to Teach Online?
    February 16, 2011
    Rob Moore, Instructional Technology Developer
    UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Government
  • 2. Presenter Introduction
    Instructional Technology Developer at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government
    Member of ROML Spanish course redesign team which redesigned three courses
    Has developed and taught online and blended courses on integrating technology in language instruction
    robmoore@unc.edu
    http://www.twitter.com/innovative_tech
    http://www.mindofaninnovator.com
  • 3. About this Presentation
    The models presented are based on my professional experiences
    There are many variations for each of these models and this presentation is not an inclusive list
  • 4. Questions
    Have a question?
    Raise your hand or use the text chat
  • 5. Goals for Presentation
    Identify 3 models for online courses
    Share experiences working with each model
    Identify challenges and possible solutions
    Provide lessons learned
  • 6. What’s your Background?
    What’s your experience with teaching online courses?
    I’m currently teaching an online course
    I’m considering teaching an online course
    I’m developing an online course
    I’m interested in teaching online but not sure how to get started
  • 7. 3 Models for Online Courses
  • 8. Experiences with Online Courses
    Introductory Spanish Course
    Multi-year process to go from 4 credit hour face-to-face traditional class format to fully online 4 credit hour course
  • 9. Experiences with Online Courses
    Challenges
    • Student Perception
    Possible Solutions
    • Interview past students, create an introduction video
    • 10. Getting faculty buy-in
    • 11. Identify the right faculty, create course template
    • 12. Creating online content
    • 13. Don’t reinvent the wheel
    • 14. Training and support
    • 15. Use undergraduate students where possible
  • Experiences with Hybrid Courses
    Spanish 102 Hybrid Course
  • 16. Experiences with Hybrid Courses
    Challenges
    • Pacing of course, selection of activities from textbook
    Possible solutions
    • More diligent about identifying core concepts
    • 17. Using VoiceThread or Glogster for video introductions; use of small group sessions; mandatory office hours
    • 18. Building sense of community since limited instructor face time
  • Experiences with Blended Courses
    Blended courses can be easier to implement:
    • Are there opportunities to use technology to more effectively teach specific components?
    • 19. Is there material that can be delivered or taught online?
    • 20. If some content is delivered online, can face-to-face instruction be improved or enhanced?
  • Experiences with Blended Courses
    Blended courses can be most effective:
    • When there are basic or introductory skills that students need for class
    • 21. When students can benefit from repeated practice
    • 22. When classroom resources (technological or space) are limited or inconsistent across sections
  • Experiences with Blended Courses
    Challenges
    • Merging two course content delivery methods
    Possible Solutions
    • Think about desired outcomes and work backwards
    • 23. Supporting the online part
    • 24. Selecting supported solutions, familiarizing yourself before starting to teach
    Start small and build on that!
  • 25. Lessons Learned
    Developing an online course using any model is a fluid and dynamic process
    Survey students at midpoint and end of course with qualitative questions
    When considering technology make sure it is supporting the course goals and is adding value to the course
    Familiarize yourself with the technology to create documentation and support for students
  • 26. Questions
    Have a question?
    Raise your hand or use the text chat