Partnerships in Faculty Professional Development   Debbie Kell,  MCCC  and  Ken Ronkowitz , NJIT
About Us <ul><li>Deborah Kell   Asst. to VP of Academic Affairs, Mercer County Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Ron...
Training new online instructors... <ul><li>requires teaching a variety of technical skills, including how to use a CMS  </...
NJIT’s Faculty Institutes <ul><li>2000 – WebCT Trainer brought to campus for group of 10 trainers, designers & support sta...
Institutional Pressures <ul><ul><li>Student Issues - retention, satisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Issues - r...
Selecting A Training Modality <ul><li>Is F2F training the best modality? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>F2F – presentation or hands...
Sample Institute Topics <ul><li>WebCT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion, assignments, testing… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SOFTW...
Sample Institute Topics <ul><li>PEDAGOGY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving Your Course Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess...
From MOVING YOUR COURSE ONLINE
Understanding the process of instructional design and moving a course online
 
Mercer’s Goals in Attending NJIT’s Training <ul><li>Take advantage of an opportunity to train a group of faculty intereste...
Mercer’s Follow-Up <ul><li>Contact with Ken of NJIT for permissions and materials </li></ul><ul><li>Organization of conten...
Mercer’s Product <ul><li>12 hours spread out over 3 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Each week has one hour online and three hours ...
Faculty Home Page Faculty experienced first-hand the importance of humanizing and orienting activities.
Humanizing a Course <ul><li>The faculty experienced </li></ul><ul><li>first-hand how something as simple </li></ul><ul><li...
Time to get Oriented <ul><li>An easily produced video provided a narrated tour of the course. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www...
Modeling Sound Instructional Design Clearly stated objectives Followed by the lesson. Interactivity Built into  the Learni...
Modeling sensible use of tools and media Formative assessment activities demonstrated the use of the survey and the quiz t...
Collaborative Faculty Development Initiative (CFDI) <ul><li>Faculty and staff of NJ colleges working together to develop a...
Widening the Circle <ul><li>The creation of a collaborative calendar for colleges to post faculty (and staff?) development...
Considerations <ul><li>Selecting an admin for your school </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting sessions to open to others </li></ul...
How to Participate <ul><ul><li>http://www.njedge.net/activities/   </li></ul></ul>
Partnerships in Faculty Professional Development   Debbie Kell,  MCCC  and  Ken Ronkowitz , NJIT
About Us <ul><li>Deborah Kell   [email_address] Asst. to VP of Academic Affairs, Mercer County Community College </li></ul...
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Presented at the 2005 NJEDge.Net Annual Conference by Debbie Kell & Ken Ronkowitz. Traces the development of a collaborative faculty development model (using WebCT training as a focus) that began at NJIT and was adapted to the needs of Mercer County College in New Jersey.

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  1. 1. Partnerships in Faculty Professional Development Debbie Kell, MCCC and Ken Ronkowitz , NJIT
  2. 2. About Us <ul><li>Deborah Kell Asst. to VP of Academic Affairs, Mercer County Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Ronkowitz Manager, Instructional Resource Center, Instructional Technology & Media Services, New Jersey Institute of Technology. </li></ul><ul><li>November 2005, NJEDge.Net Annual Conference </li></ul>
  3. 3. Training new online instructors... <ul><li>requires teaching a variety of technical skills, including how to use a CMS </li></ul><ul><li>also the need to examine best practices in issues such as learning styles, academic integrity, and authentic assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>NJIT developed an eLearning faculty institute which, as part of a collaborative faculty development effort of NJEDge, MCCC faculty participated in, and subsequently adapted to address its own needs. </li></ul>
  4. 4. NJIT’s Faculty Institutes <ul><li>2000 – WebCT Trainer brought to campus for group of 10 trainers, designers & support staff </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – began our own intensive training for faculty in WebCT </li></ul><ul><li>2002 – pedagogical sessions added </li></ul><ul><li>2003 – grant-supported addition of tech/software training </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – expanded to train the trainers/faculty from other colleges </li></ul>
  5. 5. Institutional Pressures <ul><ul><li>Student Issues - retention, satisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Issues - reviews, lack of time/compensation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enrollment Issues - new audiences, partnerships (other schools, corporations, govt.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching & Learning - accreditation concerns, extending f2f, hybrid courses </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Selecting A Training Modality <ul><li>Is F2F training the best modality? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>F2F – presentation or hands-on lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrid (MCCC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CBT (self-paced) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is “training” your only intention? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving overall teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeing teaching online from a student’s POV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting courses created </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Sample Institute Topics <ul><li>WebCT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion, assignments, testing… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SOFTWARE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impatica </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Acrobat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respondus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Captivate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turnitin.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CourseGenie </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Sample Institute Topics <ul><li>PEDAGOGY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving Your Course Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment vs. Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Integrity Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Design </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. From MOVING YOUR COURSE ONLINE
  10. 10. Understanding the process of instructional design and moving a course online
  11. 12. Mercer’s Goals in Attending NJIT’s Training <ul><li>Take advantage of an opportunity to train a group of faculty interested in teaching online </li></ul><ul><li>Study the delivery of the training itself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What content was presented? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How was content prioritized? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How was time managed? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What worked? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where did the participating faculty members struggle? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What could be adapted to Mercer’s needs? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Mercer’s Follow-Up <ul><li>Contact with Ken of NJIT for permissions and materials </li></ul><ul><li>Organization of content into pedagogical issues and technical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping of course content into components that could be delivered either online or in lab to develop a blended / hybrid course </li></ul>
  13. 14. Mercer’s Product <ul><li>12 hours spread out over 3 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Each week has one hour online and three hours hands-on lab time </li></ul>Approximately one-hour of online time; preceded hands-on component Weekly Delivery of Content Online Component Computer Lab Three hours hands-on lab; instruction and demonstration of WebCT or other technical skills
  14. 15. Faculty Home Page Faculty experienced first-hand the importance of humanizing and orienting activities.
  15. 16. Humanizing a Course <ul><li>The faculty experienced </li></ul><ul><li>first-hand how something as simple </li></ul><ul><li>as a photograph helps </li></ul><ul><li>humanize the digital </li></ul><ul><li>environment. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Time to get Oriented <ul><li>An easily produced video provided a narrated tour of the course. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mccc.edu/~kelld/videos/tour.wmv </li></ul>Our faculty needed help thinking about media other than TEXT. The voice-over narration not only helped class members (faculty) “find their way around” but was also a humanizing experience… a real voice was speaking to them. The faculty had to start using the capabilities of the medium right away… streaming video. They had to get their OWN computers ready for the online experience.
  17. 18. Modeling Sound Instructional Design Clearly stated objectives Followed by the lesson. Interactivity Built into the Learning Process Opportunities for formative assessment (this one’s a C.A.T.) A simple, no-frills approach
  18. 19. Modeling sensible use of tools and media Formative assessment activities demonstrated the use of the survey and the quiz tool. Online lessons were PowerPoint presentations with voice-over. They were converted to streaming web pages using Impatica.
  19. 20. Collaborative Faculty Development Initiative (CFDI) <ul><li>Faculty and staff of NJ colleges working together to develop an inter-institutional, collaborative approach to faculty development. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating to identify desired units of faculty development related to eLearning and the infusion of technology into curricula. </li></ul><ul><li>Individual institutions contributing several seats of face-to-face and/or online modules to member institutions. </li></ul>
  20. 21. Widening the Circle <ul><li>The creation of a collaborative calendar for colleges to post faculty (and staff?) development sessions that they are willing to open up to other member colleges. </li></ul><ul><li>http://media.njit.edu/CFDI/ </li></ul>
  21. 22. Considerations <ul><li>Selecting an admin for your school </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting sessions to open to others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Length of session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time & day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Controlling the number of seats offered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delayed release </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The method of registration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Controlled at individual schools </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. How to Participate <ul><ul><li>http://www.njedge.net/activities/ </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. Partnerships in Faculty Professional Development Debbie Kell, MCCC and Ken Ronkowitz , NJIT
  24. 25. About Us <ul><li>Deborah Kell [email_address] Asst. to VP of Academic Affairs, Mercer County Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Ronkowitz ronkowitz@njit.edu Manager, Instructional Resource Center, Instructional Technology & Media Services, New Jersey Institute of Technology. </li></ul>
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