3 Key Questions for Today: How can we work out what to do “Face-to-Face” and what to do “Online”? How can we then engage people Online in learning and assessment What are some of the tips and traps...
Step 1 – Brainstorm the Cluster: The initial, creative, messy, brainstorming bit... All the things you “have to” address All the things you “want to” address Play around with it for awhile... Any ideas, notes, suggestions, potential opportunities and issues Cluster Mapping Tool – Stage 1
Step 2 – Develop a Competency Profile: What we and other stakeholders want our students to look like after we’ve finished with them... Identify key knowledge, skills and attitudes Create “Core Competencies” Use these from now on... Cluster Competency Profile
The Right Mix ... ? What are the advantages and disadvantages of Face-to-Face engagement? What are the advantages and disadvantages of Online engagement?
The Right Mix ... ? Complimentary, Blended or Purely Online ? Online Learning or Online Delivery ? The 30% to 70% mix
Step 3 – Collecting Evidence: How we know that our students have attained our “Core Competencies” What are the best ways to collect the evidence? Real Life Action / Made Up Action Question and Answer Discussion Face-to-Face or Online? Cluster Mapping Tool – Stage 2
Step 4 – Developing Learning Material: Is it possible to create a “Learning Community” online? If so, how ... ? How do people learn?
Step 4 – Developing Learning Material: Is it possible to create a “Learning Community” Online? If so, how ... ? How do people learn best? Face-to-Face or Online? LMS (Various Moodles) Learning Guides Online Resources
The Key Word is “Engagement”... Online Engagement looks like ... ? A Learning Community Clear written and/or verbal information and expectations Fun Visuals Variety of mediums Take advantage of what the Online environment has to offer Extension Material / Options Consider the range of internet access and online skill etc
Step 5 – Gathering and Using Feedback: Create a “Culture of Continuous Improvement” and a “Culture of Feedback” Staff and students Face-to-Face and Online Embed, respond, be grateful, use and give feedback on the feedback you receive Forums, Staff Rooms and Review Meetings
Final Thoughts (Tips and Traps)... “Begin with the end in mind” – Steve Covey (7 Habits) Own it – Make it “Yours” so you can make it “Theirs” Build a “Learning Community” Think – “Engage, Engage, Engage...” Learning should be “FUN” Create options Less is (or at least, can be) more...
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