ELIXR: Using Web-based,
             Media Rich, Case Stories to
             Encourage Innovation in
             Teachin...
Presentation Overview
 What is ELIXR? (a short demonstration)
 Examples of Use
  Roberta Ambrosino – First Day of Class...
ELIXR


         develop and test new collaborations
          among faculty development centers
          and online res...
ELIXR Fellows
 Purpose of fellowship: implement case
  stories in faculty development programs
  and evaluate their effec...
First Day of Class Workshops
for Healthcare Professionals
Roberta Ambrosino
First Workshop
Motivating Students with Course Objectives
Objectives for workshop:
 Explore educational theories of motiv...
Second Workshop
Framing Course Content
 Objectives for workshop:
  Identify course outcomes
  Identify big questions in...
Center for Teaching & Learning




                   Using Merlot/ELIXR Case Stories in
                   Faculty Develo...
Use of Merlot/ELIXR Case
Stories in Faculty
Development at Cal Poly
 Orientation Tool for New Faculty
 Preparing Faculty...
Orientation Tool for New
Faculty
 “Making Your 1st Class Session Really First
  Class” Found at
  http://pachyderm.cdl.ed...
Preparing Faculty to Use
Technology More Effectively
in Hybrid/One Classes
 Faculty Participate in a Seven Week “Hybrid”,...
Pilot Mini Learning
Community Addressing
Universal Design for Learning
   Universal Design for Learning in Information
  ...
Lessons Learned
 Seeing it Happen is Better than Just Talking About or
  Reading About How It Should Happen
 It is Posit...
Using MERLOT/
ELIXR “Just in Time”
at Cal State
Northridge


Goals, Planning, and Outcomes of
“Just in Time Teaching” MERL...
Goals for Workshop
 Raise awareness and stimulate interest among
  CSUN faculty in MERLOT/ELIXR as a teaching
  resource
...
Planning and promoting
“Just in Time Teaching”
workshop
 Technical support from MERLOT/ELIXR and CSUN
  Faculty Developme...
Outcomes
 Participants’ “takeaway” – last day of class JiTT
  exercise created and shared as part of
  workshop activity
...
Evaluation Overview
 Tools (all available at ELIXR website under
  Faculty Development Tab)
  Pre-event survey (recommen...
Some Findings
 Getting ‘pre’ measures very difficult to do –
 ‘post’ measures somewhat easier, but they are just
  comin...
Contact Info
 Flora McMartin, Broad-based Knowledge
 Flora.mcmartin@gmail.com
 Roberta Ambrosino, UT Health Science
 Cen...
ELIXR Presentation at MERLOT 2009
ELIXR Presentation at MERLOT 2009
ELIXR Presentation at MERLOT 2009
ELIXR Presentation at MERLOT 2009
ELIXR Presentation at MERLOT 2009
ELIXR Presentation at MERLOT 2009
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ELIXR Presentation at MERLOT 2009

  1. 1. ELIXR: Using Web-based, Media Rich, Case Stories to Encourage Innovation in Teaching Flora McMartin, Broad-based Knowledge Roberta Ambrosino, UT Health Science Center Joe Grimes, CSU – San Luis Obispo Kiren Dosanjh Zucker, CSU - Northridge
  2. 2. Presentation Overview  What is ELIXR? (a short demonstration)  Examples of Use  Roberta Ambrosino – First Day of Class  Joe Grimes – Universal Design for Learning & First Day of Class  Kiren Dosanjh Zucker – Just in Time Teaching  Faculty Development Outcomes and Impact  Questions and Discussion
  3. 3. ELIXR  develop and test new collaborations among faculty development centers and online resource repositories.  Create innovative models of online resources that illustrate exemplary teaching
  4. 4. ELIXR Fellows  Purpose of fellowship: implement case stories in faculty development programs and evaluate their effectiveness  Fellows  Roberta Ambrosino, UT Health Science Center  Joe Grimes, CSU – San Luis Obispo  Kathy Ross – Indiana University, Kokomo  Kiren Dosanjh Zucker, CSU - Northridge
  5. 5. First Day of Class Workshops for Healthcare Professionals Roberta Ambrosino
  6. 6. First Workshop Motivating Students with Course Objectives Objectives for workshop:  Explore educational theories of motivation  View other faculty performing motivational activities  Choose and apply activities for use in their learning environment
  7. 7. Second Workshop Framing Course Content  Objectives for workshop:  Identify course outcomes  Identify big questions in the course
  8. 8. Center for Teaching & Learning Using Merlot/ELIXR Case Stories in Faculty Development at Cal Poly Joe Grimes
  9. 9. Use of Merlot/ELIXR Case Stories in Faculty Development at Cal Poly  Orientation Tool for New Faculty  Preparing Faculty to Use Technology More Effectively  Pilot Mini Learning Community Addressing Universal Design for Learning 15
  10. 10. Orientation Tool for New Faculty  “Making Your 1st Class Session Really First Class” Found at http://pachyderm.cdl.edu/elixr-stories/ 1stday-slo/  URL Sent to New Faculty in Welcoming Letter From Faculty Development  Used in New Faculty Orientation Workshop  During the Workshop, Faculty Indicated that it Was Quite Helpful 16
  11. 11. Preparing Faculty to Use Technology More Effectively in Hybrid/One Classes  Faculty Participate in a Seven Week “Hybrid”, ”Blended” Workshop  Faculty Study the Videos During Two of Their Online Sessions  Faculty Discuss the Videos During One of The Face To Face Sessions  First Day is Extremely Important in Hybrid/Online Courses  During the Workshop, Faculty Indicated that it Was Quite Helpful 17
  12. 12. Pilot Mini Learning Community Addressing Universal Design for Learning  Universal Design for Learning in Information System at URL http://pachyderm.cdl.edu/elixr-stories/udl- information-systems/  Used as an Example of How a Faculty Improved Learning  Limited Because it Addressed Only One UDL Principle (Use of Small Groups) 18
  13. 13. Lessons Learned  Seeing it Happen is Better than Just Talking About or Reading About How It Should Happen  It is Positive to Discuss the Case Stories with Others   Different People will Gain Different Insight   Good to have Interdisciplinary Discussions  A Case Story is Designed to Achieve a Specific Outcome   First Day – Motivation, Framing, Expectations, Assessment, Climate, Essential Administration, and Evolution   UDL – Small Group Discussions, Guided Notes, Online Multimedia  Case Stories May be Used in a Variety of Ways 19
  14. 14. Using MERLOT/ ELIXR “Just in Time” at Cal State Northridge Goals, Planning, and Outcomes of “Just in Time Teaching” MERLOT/ ELIXR Spring 2009 workshop Kiren Dosanjh Zucker
  15. 15. Goals for Workshop  Raise awareness and stimulate interest among CSUN faculty in MERLOT/ELIXR as a teaching resource  Develop CSUN faculty members’ ability to engage students in learning by engaging them in JiTT pedagogical approach  Promote the use of JiTT exercises to enhance CSUN students’ engagement in constructing knowledge
  16. 16. Planning and promoting “Just in Time Teaching” workshop  Technical support from MERLOT/ELIXR and CSUN Faculty Development staff  Description of MERLOT/ELIXR and JiTT included in workshop announcements  Pre-survey of participants’ pedagogical approaches to students’ preparation and construction of knowledge   Scaffolding participants’ understanding of “Just in Time Teaching”  Definition, description, examples, and exercises integrated with video clips
  17. 17. Outcomes  Participants’ “takeaway” – last day of class JiTT exercise created and shared as part of workshop activity  “One Minute Survey” results:  Prof. Grove’s “excitement of discovery” concept was “one idea” participants “want to remember  Participants planned to use JiTT “to have students come in [to class] prepared and eager  “Checking out (other) MERLOT/ELIXR videos” as well.
  18. 18. Evaluation Overview  Tools (all available at ELIXR website under Faculty Development Tab)  Pre-event survey (recommended)  Workshop satisfaction survey (required)  Post-event survey (recommended)  For the really brave at heart – conducting a case study
  19. 19. Some Findings  Getting ‘pre’ measures very difficult to do –  ‘post’ measures somewhat easier, but they are just coming in now  Faculty report (unprompted) that the videos are quite meaningful, they like the variety  They are very satisfied with the interactive nature of the workshops  Time***** is the biggest barrier to implementation ELIXR is a FIPSE funded project
  20. 20. Contact Info  Flora McMartin, Broad-based Knowledge Flora.mcmartin@gmail.com  Roberta Ambrosino, UT Health Science CenterAmbrosino@uthscsa.edu  Joe Grimes, CSU – San Luis Obispo jgrimes@calpoly.edu  Kiren Dosanjh Zucker, CSU – Northridge Kirne.Dosanjh.Zucker@csurn.edu
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