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    • IMPROVEMENTS IN ONLINE AND HYBRID COURSES E-LEARNING CONFERENCE 2008
      • Online Classes
      • Hybrid Classes
      • Informational Resources
      • OVER-ARCHING GOAL:
      • Improve Learning in Online Classes by:
      • Building community in the online classroom
      • Allowing students to participate in their own learning
      • Step down as leader and become a guide
      • Encourage interaction among students
      • Encourage students to bring forth what they already know
      STEPS TO TAKE WITH OL CLASSES
    • STEPS TO TAKE WITH OL CLASSES
      • Lesson-oriented plan (weekly?)/topical
      • Discussion forum: heart and soul of the online course
      • Mandate submission to forum and substantive on-going discussion
      • Set up your forum by posing a question and then……
      • “Step Away!”
      • Blogging as a way to build stories, community and connection
      • The “Tapping Keyboard” Story
      STEPS TO TAKE WITH OL CLASSES
    • STEPS TO TAKE WITH HYBRID CLASSES
      • My problem with hybrid classes:
      • Limited participation in the non-scheduled time
      • The Fix:
      • Same technique as with OL:
      • Mandating interaction with Discussion Forum, based on specific topics
    • EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES – A SHIFT
      • Textbooks : the problem
      • Expensive
      • Information can become outdated quickly
      • Students may not get them in time
    • EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES – A SHIFT
      • Textbooks : the fix:
      • Open Education Resources
      • MIT Open Courseware
      • Connexions – Rice University:
      • Merlot
      • Open Learning Initiative (Carnegie Mellon)
    • EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES – A SHIFT
      • My Own Special Source of Info:
      • RSS Feeds (Really Simple Syndication)
      • An online subscription to frequently updated information
      • Rochelle’s Feeder Page