Great Online Courses <ul><li>Using the LAVC Best Practice Tool </li></ul>
When We Began Types of Reactions to Online Learning 3
Thank Goodness You’re Here
What’s Online Learning?
Death to Online Learning!!
Online Learning is now an accepted Piece of Curriculum
Approved Classes Classes 1 22 151
Instructors Trained Trained 1 45 258
Classes Offered Offered 32 47 248
Online Students 373 743 9940
3  Different Subject Areas Diversity of Classes from  1999-2002
40  Different Subject Areas Diversity of Classes by  2011
40  Different Subject Areas Diversity of Classes by  2011
Focus on Quality Now we must....
Who is in Charge? Who makes the decisions about online teaching?
Los Angeles Mission College Requires a significant % of an online class to be completed and approved by Distance Education...
Los Angeles Trade Tech Limits an online instructor on how much of their teaching load can be taught online.
East Los Angeles College Requires online instructors to take additional pedagogy training in online instruction before the...
Los Angeles Valley College Leaves all decisions on who teaches what courses to the Department Chairs
Department Chairs Decide what online course(s) to offer and who will teach them.
What do you look for in an Online Course?
More than one way to teach online. But there are some general, useful concepts.
C ampus  D istance  E ducation  C ommittee Created a  Distance Learning Best Practices Tool
Best Practices Tool Not  an evaluation tool
Best Practices Tool <ul><li>But  a </li></ul><ul><li>cooperative,  </li></ul><ul><li>work together,  </li></ul><ul><li>imp...
Best Practices Tool <ul><li>COURSE ACCESSIBILITY and COPYRIGHT </li></ul>Parts <ul><li>COURSE OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION </...
<ul><li>COURSE OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>Announcement Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Course Layout Under...
<ul><li>COURSE OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION </li></ul>Make the Class Understandable Create Positive Mood
<ul><li>COURSE OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION </li></ul>“ Hello, I am very excited for this class! I like how well you explain ...
<ul><li>COURSE ORGANIZATION and CONTENT </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate Course Chunking </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Preview Provi...
<ul><li>COURSE ORGANIZATION and CONTENT </li></ul>Logical Structure Key is Variety
<ul><li>LEARNER/INSTRUCTOR INTERACTION </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements Made </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor - Student Interac...
<ul><li>LEARNER/INSTRUCTOR INTERACTION </li></ul>Keep Your Students  Stimulated
<ul><li>LEARNER/INSTRUCTOR INTERACTION </li></ul>Communication Opportunities “ Tribal Learning” Give your students We call...
<ul><li>LEARNER ASSESSMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Methods of Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Policy Understandabl...
<ul><li>LEARNER ASSESSMENT </li></ul>Variety of Assessments Effective Use of Online Assessments
<ul><li>COURSE ACCESSIBILITY and COPYRIGHT </li></ul><ul><li>Effort to Recognize ADA Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>No App...
Best Practices Tool <ul><li>COURSE ACCESSIBILITY and COPYRIGHT </li></ul>Parts <ul><li>COURSE OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION </...
Chair Resources Start with the LAVC webpage and select “Online Classes”
Chair Resources
Chair Resources
Chair Resources
Chair Resources user id:  virtualvalley2@lavc.edu password:  guest
Chair Resources
Chair Resources
An Online Class  is not A Correspondence  Course
“ Build it and they will come” “ and Stay and  Learn .”
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  1. 1. Great Online Courses <ul><li>Using the LAVC Best Practice Tool </li></ul>
  2. 2. When We Began Types of Reactions to Online Learning 3
  3. 3. Thank Goodness You’re Here
  4. 4. What’s Online Learning?
  5. 5. Death to Online Learning!!
  6. 6. Online Learning is now an accepted Piece of Curriculum
  7. 7. Approved Classes Classes 1 22 151
  8. 8. Instructors Trained Trained 1 45 258
  9. 9. Classes Offered Offered 32 47 248
  10. 10. Online Students 373 743 9940
  11. 11. 3 Different Subject Areas Diversity of Classes from 1999-2002
  12. 12. 40 Different Subject Areas Diversity of Classes by 2011
  13. 13. 40 Different Subject Areas Diversity of Classes by 2011
  14. 14. Focus on Quality Now we must....
  15. 15. Who is in Charge? Who makes the decisions about online teaching?
  16. 16. Los Angeles Mission College Requires a significant % of an online class to be completed and approved by Distance Education Committee before the class can be offered
  17. 17. Los Angeles Trade Tech Limits an online instructor on how much of their teaching load can be taught online.
  18. 18. East Los Angeles College Requires online instructors to take additional pedagogy training in online instruction before they may teach online.
  19. 19. Los Angeles Valley College Leaves all decisions on who teaches what courses to the Department Chairs
  20. 20. Department Chairs Decide what online course(s) to offer and who will teach them.
  21. 21. What do you look for in an Online Course?
  22. 22. More than one way to teach online. But there are some general, useful concepts.
  23. 23. C ampus D istance E ducation C ommittee Created a Distance Learning Best Practices Tool
  24. 24. Best Practices Tool Not an evaluation tool
  25. 25. Best Practices Tool <ul><li>But a </li></ul><ul><li>cooperative, </li></ul><ul><li>work together, </li></ul><ul><li>improve the class </li></ul><ul><li>increase student success </li></ul><ul><li>Tool </li></ul>
  26. 26. Best Practices Tool <ul><li>COURSE ACCESSIBILITY and COPYRIGHT </li></ul>Parts <ul><li>COURSE OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>COURSE ORGANIZATION and CONTENT </li></ul><ul><li>LEARNER/INSTRUCTOR INTERACTION </li></ul><ul><li>LEARNER ASSESSMENT </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>COURSE OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>Announcement Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Course Layout Understandable </li></ul><ul><li>Syllabus Posted </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Student Introductions </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>COURSE OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION </li></ul>Make the Class Understandable Create Positive Mood
  29. 29. <ul><li>COURSE OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION </li></ul>“ Hello, I am very excited for this class! I like how well you explain everything because to be honest I had no idea what was going on! Let's learn somethin'!!” -- student in first week of class The goal is to get the following type of reaction to your class....
  30. 30. <ul><li>COURSE ORGANIZATION and CONTENT </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate Course Chunking </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Preview Provided </li></ul><ul><li>Text and Visual Content </li></ul><ul><li>Weblinks Provided </li></ul><ul><li>Audio and Video Content </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>COURSE ORGANIZATION and CONTENT </li></ul>Logical Structure Key is Variety
  32. 32. <ul><li>LEARNER/INSTRUCTOR INTERACTION </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements Made </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor - Student Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Student - Student Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Realtime Sessions Offered </li></ul><ul><li>Timely Instructor Responses </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>LEARNER/INSTRUCTOR INTERACTION </li></ul>Keep Your Students Stimulated
  34. 34. <ul><li>LEARNER/INSTRUCTOR INTERACTION </li></ul>Communication Opportunities “ Tribal Learning” Give your students We call learning from each other...
  35. 35. <ul><li>LEARNER ASSESSMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Methods of Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Policy Understandable </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments Appropriate to Online Learning </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>LEARNER ASSESSMENT </li></ul>Variety of Assessments Effective Use of Online Assessments
  37. 37. <ul><li>COURSE ACCESSIBILITY and COPYRIGHT </li></ul><ul><li>Effort to Recognize ADA Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>No Apparent Violations of Copyright Law </li></ul>
  38. 38. Best Practices Tool <ul><li>COURSE ACCESSIBILITY and COPYRIGHT </li></ul>Parts <ul><li>COURSE OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>COURSE ORGANIZATION and CONTENT </li></ul><ul><li>LEARNER/INSTRUCTOR INTERACTION </li></ul><ul><li>LEARNER ASSESSMENT </li></ul>
  39. 39. Chair Resources Start with the LAVC webpage and select “Online Classes”
  40. 40. Chair Resources
  41. 41. Chair Resources
  42. 42. Chair Resources
  43. 43. Chair Resources user id: virtualvalley2@lavc.edu password: guest
  44. 44. Chair Resources
  45. 45. Chair Resources
  46. 46. An Online Class is not A Correspondence Course
  47. 47. “ Build it and they will come” “ and Stay and Learn .”
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