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William DeWysockie Distance Learning Team Leader Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth, TX  www.swbts.edu
<ul><li>5 schools in Fort Worth; 1 school in Houston </li></ul><ul><li>9 Extensions – OK, AR, TX, Bonn-Germany </li></ul><...
Modules – A Description <ul><li>Think of it as a geographical  area that is self-sustaining. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All req...
Modules – A Description <ul><li>Can function on their own. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used in combination with other modules...
Modules – A Definition <ul><li>Modules are… self-contained topics of study that  provide a context  for all related materi...
Structuring a Blackboard course… <ul><li>… according to content  type. </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Structuring a Blackboard course… <ul><li>Items may be difficult to find from course to course. </li></ul><ul><li>Little pe...
Structuring a Blackboard course… <ul><li>… according to  content. </li></ul><ul><li>Module 1: Intro to Blackboard Groups <...
Structuring a Blackboard course… <ul><li>Items contextualized meaningfully in topical units. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to...
Less is more… <ul><li>Learners spend… LESS time looking for  stuff and MORE time learning what  matters . </li></ul>
Structuring a Blackboard course…
Structuring a Blackboard course…
Structuring a Blackboard course…
Structuring a Blackboard course…
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Modules – A Conclusion <ul><li>What : Geographical  areas  that are self-sustaining. </li></ul><ul><li>Why : Course struct...
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Introduction to Modules

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  1. 1. William DeWysockie Distance Learning Team Leader Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth, TX www.swbts.edu
  2. 2. <ul><li>5 schools in Fort Worth; 1 school in Houston </li></ul><ul><li>9 Extensions – OK, AR, TX, Bonn-Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Undergrad, Graduate, & Post-grad degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Using Blackboard since May, 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Currently using Bb Enterprise 7.3 upgrading to v. 8 in August </li></ul>Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  3. 3. Modules – A Description <ul><li>Think of it as a geographical area that is self-sustaining. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All requirements located within that area. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If not, quickly transport learner to another area via a link. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other terms: unit , learning unit . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Modules – A Description <ul><li>Can function on their own. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used in combination with other modules. </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLE: Life of Shakespeare module. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shakespeare’s Comedies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shakespeare’s Tragedies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elizabethan Drama </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Modules – A Definition <ul><li>Modules are… self-contained topics of study that provide a context for all related material, assignments, and discussions. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Structuring a Blackboard course… <ul><li>… according to content type. </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Course Information </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Information </li></ul>
  7. 7. Structuring a Blackboard course… <ul><li>Items may be difficult to find from course to course. </li></ul><ul><li>Little pedagogical impact. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learners confined to syllabus for logical orientation to course. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learners must hopscotch around course to access items. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Structuring a Blackboard course… <ul><li>… according to content. </li></ul><ul><li>Module 1: Intro to Blackboard Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Module 2: Life Cycle of Groups </li></ul>
  9. 9. Structuring a Blackboard course… <ul><li>Items contextualized meaningfully in topical units. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to follow logical development of the course. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course structure meaningfully reflects the syllabus. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Result: More pedagogical impact. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Less is more… <ul><li>Learners spend… LESS time looking for stuff and MORE time learning what matters . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Structuring a Blackboard course…
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  20. 20. Modules – A Conclusion <ul><li>What : Geographical areas that are self-sustaining. </li></ul><ul><li>Why : Course structure meaningfully reflects the syllabus. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Items meaningfully contextualized. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to follow logical development. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion : One of the best ways to engage individuals in learning. </li></ul>

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