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From the learner perspective: A new way to enhance teaching & learning

BbWorld 2016 presentation by Temple University. How can faculty find the time to learn new ways to capture the attention and enhance the learning experience of learners in the face-to-face and online classroom? Explore Temple University's Undergraduate Student Technology Fellows program that's designed to help faculty identify new ways to engage learners from the learner perspective.

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From the learner perspective: A new way to enhance teaching & learning

  1. 1. From the Learner Perspective a new way to enhance teaching & learning Gail Gallo & Lorraine Porcellini, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa
  2. 2. About Temple & Us • Where we work & play –Center for Advancement in Teaching –College of Education • Students, faculty, staff • Schools, colleges & campuses
  3. 3. Blackboard at Temple • Hosted environment –Courses –Organizations –Participants
  4. 4. Getting to Know You: How Many of You . . . • Are instructors who have used the services of an instructional support center? – Have been assisted by a student? • Work in, or oversee instructional support for faculty? – Have students assist faculty? • Are interested in setting up or participating in a student- centered support program for faculty?
  5. 5. What Influenced Us to Present Today?
  6. 6. Teaching with Technology Video
  7. 7. Student Fellow Responsibilities No Can Do • Install software • Repair hardware • Substitute teach • View student grades • Enter student grades Can Do • Match technology to a teaching goal • Provide one-on-one support in office or classroom • Implement technology in a course to engage students
  8. 8. Onboarding Our Student & Faculty Fellows
  9. 9. Getting the Word Out to Faculty • News blast –Faculty –Adjuncts –TA’s
  10. 10. The Faculty Fellow Application • Applicants specify their . . . –Technology needs –Availability –Course titles to be taught
  11. 11. The Student Fellow Application: Requirements • Must be upper level sophomore or beyond • Be in good academic standing • Demonstrate good writing & communication skills • Write an essay • Provide a letter of recommendation
  12. 12. Orientation & Training: Student & Faculty Fellows • One Full Day –Review Bb tools –Learn video conferencing applications –Luncheon –Mingle & exchange ideas
  13. 13. Scheduling Appointments
  14. 14. Metrics
  15. 15. On-Going Learning Access Blackboard for training materials Meet with faculty advisor Obtain help from Instructional Tech team Resources & Support
  16. 16. The Student Experience: Meet Victor Chang • Victor enjoys learning new technologies while helping professors implement them • See Victor in action
  17. 17. The Faculty Perspective: Lorraine Says . . . Flexibility in meeting places Appointments set up in advance Availability outside of set appointments Seeing things from a student’s perspective Seeing Things from a Student Perspective Tutorials for me and for my students Help with setting up new technology Adding interactive PowerPoint slides Copy and Archive a Bb course Identifying Features on the Bb menu Creating and grading discussion boards Setting up YouTube videos in Blackboard Recording Lectures with MovieMaker, Camtasia Relay, Ensemble Video Hosting online sessions with WebEx and Google Hangouts
  18. 18. Others Say They Benefited From . . . – Extra personalized help with technology – Helpful assistance of the fellow – Student's ability to come to faculty office – Knowledge of social media options – Their patience explaining what they were doing each step along the way – Their knowledge and student point of view – Supportive comments, ability to help problem solve – One-on-one meetings and training sessions – Availability and quick response – Ease of scheduling for tech fellow appointments
  19. 19. Recommendations & Ideas –Post student participation as an academic achievement on transcript –Arrange quarterly meetings for faculty to share ideas –Provide more advanced level training to fellows beyond Bb –Improve outreach to faculty and students –Extend program to satellite campuses
  20. 20. How Can You Implement Your Own Program?
  21. 21. Gail Gallo, ggallo@temple.edu Lorraine Porcellini, lorraine@temple.edu

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