Teaching Strategies for Online Health Care Courses Rose Miller

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Generation Y students – computers in the delivery room and in the bassinet when child is born – “Communication technology is their middle name”

Traditional older student – never did anything with computers and afraid to even touch the computer

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  • *Can send out recordings and a log can be composed for you. *Can record on a “digital Voice Recorder and then download to your computer as a MP3 file. This can be uploaded to your course.
  • Teaching Strategies for Online Health Care Courses Rose Miller

    1. 1. Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference October 23, 2009 <ul><li>Teaching Strategies for Online </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Rose Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Professor of Nursing, CSM </li></ul>
    2. 2. Challenges when Teaching Online <ul><li>Two ends of the spectrum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generation Y students – computers in the delivery room and in the bassinet when child is born – “Communication technology is their middle name” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional older student – never did anything with computers and afraid to even touch the computer </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Teaching Strategies for Both Groups <ul><li>Need to stay on the cutting edge of communication technology to keep the Gen Y students engaged </li></ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><li>Need to keep it simply enough you don’t scare the traditional student away </li></ul>
    4. 4. Challenges when Teaching Online <ul><li>A student myth, taking an online class will be a “walk in the park, EASY!!!” </li></ul><ul><li>Squash this thought immediately while still in the drop and add period!! </li></ul><ul><li>Syllabus is the key to “enlightening” the student about the realities of YOUR online class </li></ul><ul><li>Must have weekly activities to keep the students engaged </li></ul>
    5. 5. Format for Online Courses <ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul><ul><li>If you teach more then one online course – use the same format </li></ul><ul><li>Use the college’s online orientation program </li></ul><ul><li>Use as many learning styles as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Use audio or visual recordings </li></ul>
    6. 6. Audio Recordings <ul><li>Must have a log of recording to comply with ADA regulations </li></ul><ul><li>What items may be audio recorded? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explanation of how the course grade is earned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Layout of the course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any special tips for studying or learning course content </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. When to use Online Components <ul><li>Discussion Board vs Assignment Drop box </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Factual question for Assignment Drop Box </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thought provoking questions (reflections) – DB </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Factual questions with an application component, such as giving examples to support an answer – DB </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Pros & Cons of Discussion Board <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Active engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students must respond to a number of classmates’ postings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shy student can relay thoughts easier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone has a “voice” on the topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to record grades </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can get cumbersome with large groups of students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must manage grading system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes longer to grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must open e-mail to send feedback </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Pros and Cons of E-mail <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can communicate with each student or a large group of students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can limit who gets the e-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will have a record (unless you delete -NEVER DELETE!) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grading assignments through e-mail - must get out of e-mail and go to the grade book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May forget to record grades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you say is in writing!!!! (Could be a pro also) </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Pros & Cons of Assignment Drop Box <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private – only instructor sees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can give feedback without going to e-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student can submit large file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can record grades quickly and easily </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other students are not able to see </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually have attachments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor may not be able to open attachment </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Pros and Cons of Chat <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can meet at one time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is live and recorded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decreases traveling if a hybrid web class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cumbersome with large groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have rules of engagement & ENFORCE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs to be synchronize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be a good typist!! </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Teaching Strategies <ul><li>Learning Activities for each chapter or module </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar – in syllabus AND on Learning Module page (webCT calendar also) </li></ul><ul><li>At a Glance Assignment section on Learning Module page </li></ul>
    13. 13. Teaching Strategies (con’t) <ul><li>Exam information section on Learning Module page </li></ul><ul><li>How to succeed section on Learning Module page or in syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify what is to be turned in for a grade and what is there to help them learn </li></ul>
    14. 14. Teaching Strategies (con’t) <ul><li>You tube clips </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher sites and CDs with books have quizzes, games and active learning exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Require student to log into the course at least three times a week (tracking tool useful) </li></ul>
    15. 15. Teaching Strategies (con’t) <ul><li>Case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Power points or class notes </li></ul><ul><li>Study guides or workbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Muddiest Point and Current Issues topic on Discussion Board </li></ul>
    16. 16. Evaluation Strategies <ul><li>Quizzes/Exams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter quizzes much better at keeping the student engaged then several big exams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning activities with EACH chapter or module </li></ul>
    17. 17. Evaluation Strategies (con’t) <ul><li>Learning activities may be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A thought provoking question/reflection to post to the discussion board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion questions with required responses to other students’ postings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Readings from the book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*End of chapter questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Current event related to topic of the wk. </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Evaluation Strategies (con’t) <ul><li>Examples of weekly activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select five words from a chapter, breakdown, define and tell a story using the words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define ageism and give three examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See the handouts for more examples of weekly learning activities </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Evaluation Strategies (con’t) <ul><li>Research papers </li></ul><ul><li>TV/Movie paper to reinforce learned content </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections on a topic or guided questions </li></ul>
    20. 20. Evaluation Strategies (con’t) <ul><li>Patient teaching plans using the Nursing Process for Pharmacology course </li></ul><ul><li>Writing “pulling it all together” papers at the end of the course </li></ul>
    21. 21. In Summary <ul><li>It is best to have the students do at least one activity each week </li></ul><ul><li>The activity should related to everyday life events if possible </li></ul><ul><li>Require the student to log into the course at least three times per week </li></ul>
    22. 22. Any questions?
    23. 23. Enjoy the rest of the conference!

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