Understanding Millennials and Neo-Millennials: Making the Most of Course Materials


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“Making the Most of Course Materials” will examine the notion and sources of content, and how transparency, economics, relevancy, collaboration, and technology impact content strategies. We will also discuss advantages and challenges to integrating multiple content channels, best practices and factors to consider in adopting new content strategies.

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Understanding Millennials and Neo-Millennials: Making the Most of Course Materials

  1. Millennials & Neo-Millennials: THE WEBINAR SERIES Presented by the Imagine America Foundation and ED MAP.
  2. About the Imagine America Foundation <ul><li>The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarship, research and training support for the career college sector. </li></ul><ul><li>To date through the Imagine America ® programs, the Foundation has presented over $37 million in scholarships and awards to students enrolling at career colleges and universities all across the Unites States and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.imagine-america.org. </li></ul>
  3. About the Imagine America Foundation <ul><li>Imagine America Scholarship and Award Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Imagine America High School Scholarship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Imagine America Promise Scholarship Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Military Award Program (MAP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LDRSHIP Award </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult Skills Education Program (ASEP) </li></ul></ul>
  4. About the Imagine America Foundation <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Filling America's Skilled Worker Shortage: The Role of Career Colleges (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Impact of America’s Career Colleges (2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Service to America: Celebrating 165 Years of Career and Professional Education (2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fact Book 2009: A Profile of Career Colleges and Universities (Spring 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Postsecondary Graduation Rates Study (Summer 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ROI for Faculty Development (Summer 2009) </li></ul></ul>
  5. About ED MAP, Inc. <ul><li>ED MAP is a content management company dedicated to delivering innovation for our partners.  We create, get, store, deliver and monetize content for the educational markets. We have extensive relationships with academic publishers and educational institutions.  We are the only company flexible enough to meet their diverse content advisory, editorial, production, logistics, and customization needs.   </li></ul><ul><li>We create value and equity for our partners in two ways.  For academic institutions and their faculty and students, over the long-term we lower the cost of scholarship, offer choices of content tailored to specific needs, and offer cost recovery or profit models for content distribution and management.  For publishers of learning materials, we enable them to get a content strategy directionally correct, and remain flexible enough to adapt their offerings as the market changes.  </li></ul><ul><li>Our clients include proprietary and career colleges, K-12 online programs and institutions, multi-campus systems, traditional campuses, continuing education and professional associations. Additional information can be found at our company website:   www.edmap.biz </li></ul>
  6. ED MAP Labs Millennial Review <ul><li>EML Millennial Review is a robust tool that, in a controlled environment, offers an online, asynchronous review of all aspects of the student experience. It enables schools to gain feedback from current students, potential students and targeted demographics. Three participants in today’s webinar will be selected to receive a free Millennial Website Review and the results will be shared anonymously in the fourth webinar. </li></ul>
  7. Session Three: Making the Most of Course Materials Phyllis H. Hillwig, Ed.D. Chief Operating Officer
  8. Evolution of Content Delivery Where Did It Reside? story-telling original writing book personal computer Connected, multiple, media sources Multiple, disconnected media sources
  9. Why Re-Evaluate Content Uses? because we live in an age of Transparency Collaboration iTunes Right Bit of Content RateMyProfessors.com UNIGO Mobile Society Tight Times
  10. Traditional Example <ul><li>Topic: Teaching place-value concepts to elementary school children. </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment: Read pages 142-164 Models for Place Value and Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Given what you have read, what are the common mistakes students make when adding? </li></ul><ul><li>For each common mistake, list several examples of how you can intervene. </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to discuss your examples with the class. How does each mistake tie back general understanding of place-value? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there other common mistakes that students may have as a result of not understanding? </li></ul>
  11. Another Example Watch Please pause the presentation to watch this video You will find the link to this video in comments section.
  12. Another Example <ul><li>Assignment: </li></ul><ul><li>For each of the situations posed by Abbott, come up with a counter argument for his logic and post your answers in the class discussion board . </li></ul><ul><li>Read pages 191-195 on Models for Place Value and Concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a PPT presentation or a video that would teach and convey this concept using best practices from readings and discussion boards. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for a ‘common mistake’ that will be texted to you on your cell phone this evening. </li></ul>Watch Topic: Teaching place-value concepts to elementary school children.
  13. Pros to Integrating Multiple Content Channels <ul><li>From Instructors Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Engage students in a way they are used to, using multiple channels and inputs. </li></ul><ul><li>Give students opportunities to explore and integrate technology into their courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage new collaboration tools for asynchronous instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>More ways now to engage and enhance teaching and learning </li></ul>
  14. Pros to Integrating Multiple Content Channels <ul><li>From Institutions View </li></ul><ul><li>Helps better define the user experience of students within a school or institution. </li></ul><ul><li>Course is less dependent on a single resource. </li></ul><ul><li>Opens the door to a variety of options that could help save money and time for all involved. </li></ul>
  15. Challenges <ul><li>More time to find and link materials </li></ul><ul><li>Understand basic instructional design principles </li></ul><ul><li>Technology limitations and gaps </li></ul><ul><li>More nuggets, more updates </li></ul>
  16. How to Start <ul><li>Content is King </li></ul><ul><li>Start small, take one step </li></ul><ul><li>Go and explore new tools </li></ul><ul><li>Always keep user’s experience in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse and sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Have a better understanding of Instructional Design Principles </li></ul>
  17. Summary <ul><li>We should consider Millennials’ need and comfort with technology. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many different tools beyond the use of the traditional textbook. </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to invest time. </li></ul><ul><li>There are resources to help. </li></ul><ul><li>There are a host of questions to consider and think through. It will require more work. </li></ul><ul><li>You can always start with small steps, one activity, one course, one program at a time. </li></ul>
  18. Resources <ul><li>1. Interface Courses with Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.coursefeed.com/promotion.html </li></ul><ul><li>Connects classmates with Facebook profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Safe and secure way for students to socialize online in a course </li></ul><ul><li>Building block installs in less than a minute with no down time </li></ul><ul><li>Students can easily form study groups and collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Email notifications when instructors post items to the course </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited file storage for student notes </li></ul><ul><li>News feed shows history of everything new in the course </li></ul><ul><li>One-click access into the school’s LMS to encourage engagement </li></ul>
  19. Resources <ul><li>Create and edit videos easily to make them interactive </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sonicfoundry.com/mediasite/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Mediasite creates online training, briefings and courses automatically. It fits seamlessly into how you work and learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the reach and availability of your information </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce travel, work interruption and downtime </li></ul><ul><li>Boost retention, collaboration and team morale </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce costs with no seat licenses </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ultralearn.com </li></ul><ul><li>Create, broadcast and evaluate features </li></ul><ul><li>http://voicethread.com </li></ul><ul><li>Share and discuss using voice, video, comments, upload files when it comes to viewing images. </li></ul>
  20. Resources <ul><li>Mobile Learning Tools to sync content to LMS </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rememberthemilk.com </li></ul><ul><li>Set automated task reminders for students </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hotlavasoftware.com </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning authoring, publishing, delivery and tracking solutions </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.apple.com/education/mobile-learning/ </li></ul><ul><li>Download podcasts from various universities </li></ul>
  21. Resources <ul><li>wordsandnumbers.com </li></ul><ul><li>researches, distills, and edits, content to take existing syllabi and enriches it with different learning tools discussed above. </li></ul><ul><li>ED MAP </li></ul><ul><li>helps schools find and work with content publishers, assists with content acquisition, purchasing, and licensing. </li></ul>
  22. Resources <ul><li>Free Content </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oercommons.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://cnx.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flatworldknowledge.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.textbookmedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://compsimgames.about.com/od/toppicks/tp/freesims.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachertube.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.findwhitepapers.com </li></ul>
  23. Contact Information <ul><li>Imagine America Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bob Martin: President, Imagine America Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jenny Faubert: Manager of Marketing and Project Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ED MAP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Isaac Mowder: Director of Product and Market Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chris Carroll: Director of Learning Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Words and Numbers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phyllis H. Hillwig, Ed.D: Chief Operating Officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul>