CIEL VLLP NITLE Shared Academics


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Slides from Dr. Melissa Fiori's "Teaching in High Definition" presentation for NITLE Shared Academics, June 19, 2013.

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CIEL VLLP NITLE Shared Academics

  1. 1. Virtual Language LearningProgram @ Daemen CollegePilot Project 2012-2013
  2. 2.  The VLLP welcomes the potential to connectDaemen students with learners of other institutionson a national or international level, and opens thedoors to an education which prepares students toembark on their post-graduate experience in anincreasingly complex world. Its purpose is resource sharing. The idea is toconnect scholars and learners in real time throughone-to-one and/or through one-to-many scenariosthrough high-definition digital connections fromanywhere in the world.
  3. 3. Scholar@ University@ officeStudent Bodyon Campus In a 1-1 scenarioDaemen students (inupstate NY) will take acourse with an expertin the field of study(located anywhere).
  4. 4. Scholar@UniversityCollege1College3College4College2 In the 1-manyscenario one scholar(university) will teacha course populated bystudents at multiplecolleges.
  5. 5.  LifeSize• LifeSize uses high definition video architecture thatallows users to connect to one another remotely.Users connect via tele-presence through highdefinition screens in real time. Students meet in theclassroom where the videoconferencing equipment isset up. Adobe Connect• is a web conferencing system that supports real timechat-based (text based) discussion, document sharing,white board discussions, and more. Blackboard• Course management system Other Online Tools (workbooks, text resources)
  6. 6.  Computers: PCs, Microsoft Office Professional Plus (32-bit) LifeSize: Passport & Room 220 High Definition TV sets Headphones Adobe Connect: Version 8 Blackboard Learn version Server Space: Blackboard, Adobe Connect Broadband: 1 gig connection rate through CogentCommunications (the ISP) TWC 30 megs/sec download; 5 mps upload Dedicated Classroom
  7. 7.  FALL VLLP COURSES 2012 SPA 240: Grammar & Culture Workshop I SPA 316: Spanish American Civilization & Culture SPA / FRE 420: Language Teaching Methods & Assessment LNG 415: Second Language Acquisition & Applied Linguistics SPRING VLLP COURSES 2013 SPA 101: Elementary Spanish I SPA 250: Grammar & Culture Workshop II SPA 334: Special Topics in Culture IPP 318: Technology in Education
  8. 8. Range of courses taught in SPA and ENGRange of levels taught in SPA and ENG• The content and demands of each course varymaking them strong candidates for testing underVLLP conditions and parameters
  9. 9. SPA 240 Content based course addressing LA history,culture, politics, etc., as well as language andgrammar. Daily discussion via Life Size and Connect Exams: iLrn & BlackboardHomework: iLrn & Blackboard Projects & Presentations: Blackboard, web Showcase assignments = ePortfolio Online workbook -iLrn
  10. 10. DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENT - CENTERED Real-time Dynamic Students meet on Campus Not lecture oriented Dynamic interaction Multi-faceted: synchronousaudio, video, text streamsalong side asynchronousprivate and public work Assessed
  11. 11. Academic Computing ServicesS.M.A.R.T Squad
  12. 12. “I am really enjoying the class, I think its such agreat concept. If done on an even larger scaleI think it could really revolutionize educationstandards globally. I find it extraordinary thatsomeone could be sitting in a third worldcountry but still be receiving the sameeducational experience as someone in amore developed one (provided they have aninternet connection).”
  13. 13. Create Folders for Each Course Taught inAdobe Connect
  14. 14. Develop content for each Meeting
  15. 15. Hold Class via Adobe Connect
  16. 16. Online WorkbooksQuia / iLrn require• activities to be activated and due dates to be set.• Book codes and course codes
  17. 17. BlackboardBlackboard housed• the course documents• Course information Syllabi Grading criteria Assignments Space for posting work
  18. 18.  Negotiation of meaning• Productive skills: speaking and writing• Receptive skills: listening and reading Collaborative and cooperative learning Student centered Equalizes participation Keeps students FOCUSED Is motivational Facilitates “noticing” Facilitates attention to form and function Promotes Communicative fluency• While still honing in on form
  19. 19. Students return to lectures to review notes,study, and re-address materialStudents’ minds are occupied during classtimeStudents take notes• before class to be ready to contribute• after class so they have thorough class notes
  20. 20. Student projects are assessed project byproject; grading criteria is posted in BbVLLP project – ongoing, real timeassessment over two academic semesters• Department Meetings (impromptu, scheduled)• CIEL Conference• College Meetings• Conferences
  21. 21. Mic detects quiet speakers when oneperson speaks at a timeSoft voices not detected by mic duringsmall group discussions.Ideal classroom set up is with mic in thecenter of the roomUpload speeds of 10 mps are important