OPERATING STANDARDS
Operating Standards: A Definition <ul><li>Procedures or guidelines to be followed in carrying out a given operation or in ...
What are effective applications of operating standards in online learning?
Operating standards can be created  by students  to support community building and teambuilding.
Created by Students <ul><li>Created by teams at the start of the course, operating standards guide how team members work t...
Created by Students <ul><li>Created by the whole class community, they guide how students communicate with one another. Th...
Operating standards can be created  by instructors  to guide instruction and support virtual classroom management.
Created by Instructors <ul><li>Created to be shared with students, Operating Standards provide expectations and protocols ...
Created by Instructors <ul><li>Created while preparing to teach online, Operating Standards provide a set of understanding...
Please consider, how might you use operating standards in your online course? Johns Hopkins University School of Education...
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Operating Standards

  1. 1. OPERATING STANDARDS
  2. 2. Operating Standards: A Definition <ul><li>Procedures or guidelines to be followed in carrying out a given operation or in a given situation. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What are effective applications of operating standards in online learning?
  4. 4. Operating standards can be created by students to support community building and teambuilding.
  5. 5. Created by Students <ul><li>Created by teams at the start of the course, operating standards guide how team members work together throughout the course. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Team Operating Standards: </li></ul><ul><li>(1) Develop camaraderie to have fun while working. </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Ensure that all team members understand key concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>(3) Check in at the start of the week to solidify individual responsibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>(4) Ask for clarification in team discussions as needed. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Created by Students <ul><li>Created by the whole class community, they guide how students communicate with one another. They help to p promote high quality contributions and avoid potential conflict among learners online. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Community Operating Standards: </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute substantive postings. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to help one another develop new understandings. </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with a positive tone (re-read posts before hitting “submit”). </li></ul><ul><li>Give one another the benefit of the doubt and assume everyone has good intentions. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Operating standards can be created by instructors to guide instruction and support virtual classroom management.
  8. 8. Created by Instructors <ul><li>Created to be shared with students, Operating Standards provide expectations and protocols for communication, assignment submission and feedback, technical support troubleshooting, and other course procedures. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Course Protocols/ Operating Standards for Students: </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments must be submitted to the Gradebook by the designated due date. </li></ul><ul><li>It is expected that you log into the Electronic Learning Community at least three times per week. </li></ul><ul><li>During our synchronous class sessions, all technical support issues should be posted in the tech support chat pod. </li></ul><ul><li>When you send an e-mail message to the facilitator or to another participant in the course, include the title of the course in the subject field. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Created by Instructors <ul><li>Created while preparing to teach online, Operating Standards provide a set of understandings and processes that guide teaching practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Operating Standards for Effective Online Teaching: </li></ul><ul><li>I will summarize discussions at the midpoint and end of each week to promote a better understanding of course content. </li></ul><ul><li>I will provide feedback to assignments within one week after the due date. </li></ul><ul><li>I will post an announcement at least twice a week to promote course engagement. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Please consider, how might you use operating standards in your online course? Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Center for Technology in Education ©2010

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