Using Online Resources Internationally Using Online resources to increase access and connect across Cultures in an Online ...
New concepts in teaching and learning: E-texts, open educational resources and more  – November 4, 2011 <ul><li>#epub2011 ...
<ul><li>Tirana, Albania </li></ul><ul><li>Prague, Czech Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic </li>...
<ul><li>Quality Leadership University </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with ESC, University of Louisville, Towson University...
<ul><li>First cohort - March 2009 -  19 students  </li></ul><ul><li>Second cohort – February, 2010 - 25 new students + 7 c...
<ul><li>Concentrations: Marketing or International Business  </li></ul><ul><li>Median age:  22.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Average...
Demographics
<ul><li>High cost of Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping Cost and Time </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Credit Card </li></ul><u...
What Materials Do Students Prefer Online
<ul><li>How often do you use online resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulties </li></ul>Instructor Use
Important Features <ul><li>Instructors  </li></ul>
    &quot;Groups and Other stuff“ (Social Bookmarking) <ul><li>http://diigo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark and tag web pag...
(Photo sharing & editing) <ul><li>www.flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property...
Online textbooks / materials <ul><li>Need to understand how students experience learning </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable </li...
Online Textbooks & Materials <ul><li>Your College Online Library </li></ul><ul><li>Coursesmart:  http://www.coursesmart.co...
Other tools <ul><li>Social Networking tools (Facebook, LinkedIn) </li></ul><ul><li>Pixton Comic  Make </li></ul><ul><li>Ta...
Resources <ul><li>101 ways to use Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>ePals Global Community K-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with...
Call To Action <ul><li>Follow my Blog, Twitter and Linkedin </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet your “take away”  #epub2011 </li></ul>...
Contact Info <ul><li>PATRICE: </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: Profpatrice </li></ul><ul><li>Blog:  ht...
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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)
  • Market Research Project
  • Using Online resources to increase access and connect across Cultures in a Blended Environment

    1. 1. 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 /
    2. 2. New concepts in teaching and learning: E-texts, open educational resources and more – November 4, 2011 <ul><li>#epub2011 </li></ul><ul><li>International Programs </li></ul><ul><li>( http://www.esc.edu/learning-centers/international-programs </li></ul><ul><li>Empire State College OERu Anchor partner </li></ul><ul><li>http://wikieducator.org/OER_university </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Tirana, Albania </li></ul><ul><li>Prague, Czech Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Athens, Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Thessaloniki, Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Beirut, Lebanon </li></ul><ul><li>Panama City, Panama </li></ul>PROGRAMS
    4. 4. <ul><li>Quality Leadership University </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with ESC, University of Louisville, Towson University, College of Notre Dame and FIU </li></ul> PANAMA PARTNER
    5. 5. <ul><li>First cohort - March 2009 - 19 students </li></ul><ul><li>Second cohort – February, 2010 - 25 new students + 7 continuing </li></ul><ul><li>21 graduates </li></ul><ul><li>Third cohort – February, 2011 – 27 new + 16 continuing </li></ul><ul><li>23 graduates Dec 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>8 weeks sessons </li></ul><ul><li>First and last week F2F </li></ul>PANAMA PROGRAM
    6. 6. <ul><li>Concentrations: Marketing or International Business </li></ul><ul><li>Median age: 22.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Average credits upon entering: approx. 58 </li></ul><ul><li>Av. Credits ESC: 50 </li></ul><ul><li>% work – 85% </li></ul><ul><li>% other simultaneous studies – 10% </li></ul>PANAMA STUDENTS
    7. 7. Demographics
    8. 8. <ul><li>High cost of Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping Cost and Time </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Credit Card </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Student input </li></ul>Why online Resources?
    9. 9. Let’s See Some Examples <ul><li>LiveBinder ( http://livebinders.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>FlatWorld ( http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Students (Blackboard Collaborate) </li></ul><ul><li>Student video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wbqw2_i1t4 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Epub book (created by David Wolf Empire State College) </li></ul><ul><li>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 .   </li></ul><ul><li>Firebox has a free add-on that reads epub as well (works with PC)   https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/epubreader/   </li></ul>
    10. 10. What Materials Do Students Prefer Online
    11. 11. <ul><li>How often do you use online resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulties </li></ul>Instructor Use
    12. 12. Important Features <ul><li>Instructors </li></ul>
    13. 13. &quot;Groups and Other stuff“ (Social Bookmarking) <ul><li>http://diigo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark and tag web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Attach sticky notes ( http://www.diigo.com/tools/diigolet ) </li></ul><ul><li>Add comments and highlight </li></ul><ul><li>Epubfact2taskforce ( http://groups.diigo.com/group/epubfact2taskforce ) </li></ul><ul><li>Connect, engage students , social and fun </li></ul><ul><li>Similar tools: Furl.net, del.icio.us, ScuttlEDU </li></ul>
    14. 14. (Photo sharing & editing) <ul><li>www.flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property rights </li></ul><ul><li>Writing prompt </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple images to create a story </li></ul><ul><li>Geo tags </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual field trip </li></ul><ul><li>Flicktion </li></ul><ul><li>Similar tools: Picasa, Aviary, Photopeach, Photostory </li></ul>
    15. 15. Online textbooks / materials <ul><li>Need to understand how students experience learning </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Co-create with students </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm, Ask them what will work for them </li></ul>
    16. 16. Online Textbooks & Materials <ul><li>Your College Online Library </li></ul><ul><li>Coursesmart: http://www.coursesmart.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard Publishing: http://hbsp.harvard.edu/list/course-module </li></ul><ul><li>College Open Textbooks: http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/home.html </li></ul><ul><li>Flatworld Knowledge: http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Issuu: http://issuu.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Connexions: http://cnx.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources Commons: http://www.oercommons.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Other Online (for example): Free Management Library: http://www.managementhelp.org/ , http://www.globalization101.org/ </li></ul>
    17. 17. Other tools <ul><li>Social Networking tools (Facebook, LinkedIn) </li></ul><ul><li>Pixton Comic Make </li></ul><ul><li>Tag galaxy </li></ul><ul><li>Shape Collage </li></ul><ul><li>Evernote </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Mindmeister </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Monkey </li></ul><ul><li>Doodle </li></ul>
    18. 18. Resources <ul><li>101 ways to use Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>ePals Global Community K-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with other educators across the Globe </li></ul><ul><li>Google for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Empire State College MOOC ( http://www.cdlprojects.com/cmc11blog/contents/week-4-untitled / ) </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons   </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Tech & Learning </li></ul>
    19. 19. Call To Action <ul><li>Follow my Blog, Twitter and Linkedin </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet your “take away” #epub2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Share your ideas and results on my Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Expand your classroom </li></ul>
    20. 20. Contact Info <ul><li>PATRICE: </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: Profpatrice </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://cloudcomputingesc.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul>

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