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  • Instructors meet with students during a 5 day residency in week 1 or 2 Students typically take 2 classes Class runs form 6-10 PM which accommodates working adults Students work online for 6 weeks Instructors return during week 8 A proctored final exam is given in week 9
  • Discuss changes in demographics. Median has gone down to 22, last year 24. dropping 2 years/year
  • : uncomfortable speaking English, uncomfortable asking questions, questioning authority, uncomfortable with stating opinion (not good at justifying with evidence)
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  • Using Online Resources Internationally Using Online resources to increase access and connect across Cultures in an Online Environment Empire State College Innovations in Learning http://commons.esc.edu/hudsonstreetgrandopeningcdl/innovation-in-learning/mobile-learning /
  • New concepts in teaching and learning: E-texts, open educational resources and more – November 4, 2011
    • #epub2011
    • International Programs
    • ( http://www.esc.edu/learning-centers/international-programs
    • Empire State College OERu Anchor partner
    • http://wikieducator.org/OER_university
    • Tirana, Albania
    • Prague, Czech Republic
    • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    • Athens, Greece
    • Thessaloniki, Greece
    • Beirut, Lebanon
    • Panama City, Panama
    PROGRAMS
    • Quality Leadership University
    • Partnerships with ESC, University of Louisville, Towson University, College of Notre Dame and FIU
    PANAMA PARTNER
    • First cohort - March 2009 - 19 students
    • Second cohort – February, 2010 - 25 new students + 7 continuing
    • 21 graduates
    • Third cohort – February, 2011 – 27 new + 16 continuing
    • 23 graduates Dec 2011
    • 8 weeks sessons
    • First and last week F2F
    PANAMA PROGRAM
    • Concentrations: Marketing or International Business
    • Median age: 22.5
    • Average credits upon entering: approx. 58
    • Av. Credits ESC: 50
    • % work – 85%
    • % other simultaneous studies – 10%
    PANAMA STUDENTS
  • Demographics
    • High cost of Textbooks
    • Shipping Cost and Time
    • Lack of Credit Card
    • Accessibility
    • Student input
    Why online Resources?
  • Let’s See Some Examples
    • LiveBinder ( http://livebinders.com/ )
    • FlatWorld ( http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/
    • Students (Blackboard Collaborate)
    • Student video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wbqw2_i1t4 )
    • Epub book (created by David Wolf Empire State College)
    • You will need a program that reads epub for your laptop.  There are several options.  If you have a Mac, you can download stanza (free)  http://www.lexcycle.com/desktop .  
    • Firebox has a free add-on that reads epub as well (works with PC)   https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/epubreader/  
  • What Materials Do Students Prefer Online
    • How often do you use online resources?
    • Difficulties
    Instructor Use
  • Important Features
    • Instructors
  • "Groups and Other stuff“ (Social Bookmarking)
    • http://diigo.com
    • Bookmark and tag web pages
    • Attach sticky notes ( http://www.diigo.com/tools/diigolet )
    • Add comments and highlight
    • Epubfact2taskforce ( http://groups.diigo.com/group/epubfact2taskforce )
    • Connect, engage students , social and fun
    • Similar tools: Furl.net, del.icio.us, ScuttlEDU
  • (Photo sharing & editing)
    • www.flickr.com
    • Literacy skills
    • Intellectual property rights
    • Writing prompt
    • Multiple images to create a story
    • Geo tags
    • Virtual field trip
    • Flicktion
    • Similar tools: Picasa, Aviary, Photopeach, Photostory
  • Online textbooks / materials
    • Need to understand how students experience learning
    • Searchable
    • Co-create with students
    • Brainstorm, Ask them what will work for them
  • Online Textbooks & Materials
    • Your College Online Library
    • Coursesmart: http://www.coursesmart.com/
    • Harvard Publishing: http://hbsp.harvard.edu/list/course-module
    • College Open Textbooks: http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/home.html
    • Flatworld Knowledge: http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/catalog
    • Issuu: http://issuu.com/
    • Connexions: http://cnx.org/
    • Open Educational Resources Commons: http://www.oercommons.org/
    • Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/
    • Other Online (for example): Free Management Library: http://www.managementhelp.org/ , http://www.globalization101.org/
  • Other tools
    • Social Networking tools (Facebook, LinkedIn)
    • Pixton Comic Make
    • Tag galaxy
    • Shape Collage
    • Evernote
    • Wordle
    • Mindmeister
    • Survey Monkey
    • Doodle
  • Resources
    • 101 ways to use Twitter
    • ePals Global Community K-12
    • Collaborate with other educators across the Globe
    • Google for Educators
    • Empire State College MOOC ( http://www.cdlprojects.com/cmc11blog/contents/week-4-untitled / )
    • Creative Commons  
    • Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
    • Tech & Learning
  • Call To Action
    • Follow my Blog, Twitter and Linkedin
    • Tweet your “take away” #epub2011
    • Share your ideas and results on my Blog
    • Expand your classroom
  • Contact Info
    • PATRICE:
    • E-mail:
    • Twitter: Profpatrice
    • Blog: http://cloudcomputingesc.blogspot.com/
    • LinkedIn