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TAYLORMEL7001-8 Organizational Assessment

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This is the Signature Assignment for Principles and Practices of E-Learning

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TAYLORMEL7001-8 Organizational Assessment

  1. 1. NORTHCENTRAL UNIVERSITY ASSIGNMENT COVER SHEETLearner: Megan TaylorEL7001 Glen GatinPrinciples and Practices of E-Learning Activity 8: Organizational Assessment
  2. 2.  This presentation will ◦ Software needs to support include: e-learning ◦ Readiness of students for e- ◦ Hardware needs to learning within AIU support e-learning ◦ The types of learning best ◦ Skills needed to deliver, suited for AIU’s learners and participate in e- ◦ Support systems needed at learning AIU to maintain e-learning ◦ Instructor training and ◦ E-learning curriculum techniques development ◦ Projected costs  In-house developed or  Purchased? ◦ Recommendations
  3. 3.  Privately funded Five campuses ◦ AIU Online – focus for this assessment ◦ AIU Houston ◦ AIU Atlanta ◦ AIU South Florida ◦ AIU London 62 full-time and 8,281 part-time faculty in the United States Over 19,516 students annually in the United States
  4. 4.  AIU Online: 67% Female (Undergraduate Rate) 33% Male (Undergraduate Rate) Technologically Literate E-Learning Offers Convenience
  5. 5.  Pachler and Daly offer ◦ Technology and social six different theoretical tie formation perspectives ◦ Community-embedded ◦ Living technologies learning ◦ Co-evolution of ◦ Learner-leaders and technology and learning ◦ Braided learning practices
  6. 6.  Some support systems ◦ Teacher/Mentor needed include: contacts ◦ Technical support ◦ A sense of community ◦ Financial services within the University ◦ Academic advisors ◦ Graduation services
  7. 7. ◦ Resume/CV help ◦ Job placement services  Tutorials  Helps students find  Chat sessions positions within their◦ Career advisors area of interest and  Help with completing resumes within their or cv’s demographic area
  8. 8.  AIU uses M.U.S.E. learning platform ◦ My ◦ Unique ◦ Student ◦ Experience Different Learning Styles ◦ Reading ◦ Watching ◦ Hearing ◦ Problem Solving
  9. 9.  Software is needed  Mobile site offers Microsoft Office ◦ Downloadable podcasts ◦ AIU offers a mobile site ◦ View class assignments ◦ Downloadable apps ◦ Downloadable course Virtual Commons videos ◦ Live chats ◦ Emails ◦ Check grades ◦ Instant Messages ◦ Access faculty ◦ Social Networking information
  10. 10.  Access to a Computer with Internet Access ◦ Any device will work  Mobile device  Laptop  Desktop  Tablet  PDA
  11. 11.  Basic Course Materials ◦ Syllabus ◦ Expectations ◦ Welcome Letter ◦ Due Dates ◦ Learning Objectives ◦ Computer Literacy ◦ Organization ◦ Time Management
  12. 12.  Mentor/Instructor knowledge ◦ Important that the mentor be proficient in the course area ◦ Knowledgeable in assignments ◦ Knowledgeable in practice ◦ Knowledgeable in daily activities
  13. 13.  Participation skills ◦ Computer literacy ◦ Organization ◦ Time management ◦ Self discipline ◦ Personal drive/want ◦ Goal fulfillment
  14. 14.  Course materials ◦ Welcome Letter ◦ Syllabus ◦ Course Expectations ◦ Assignment Due dates ◦ Assignment Drop-box ◦ Calendar ◦ Learning Objectives
  15. 15.  New Instructor Needs  Tutorials on ◦ Submitting grades ◦ Training for ◦ Uploading documents  Navigation of portals ◦ Uploading videos ◦ Uploading podcasts  How to tutorials on ◦ Uploading lectures ◦ Uploading webinars
  16. 16.  Different instructors  Some provide videos have different methods  Some use instant Some take lecture messaging to deliver approaches materials Some live chat  Some provide no excess Some present materials material at all in PP presentations
  17. 17.  Although course development may be designed by senior teaching staff, not all courses can be designed internally Designing courses internally keeps costs low Other course designs may be bought from third parties which becomes expensive
  18. 18.  Recommendations at this point are for more staff to be properly trained and reused, to keep hiring expenses down Also if course alterations need to take place, try to do so internally, as this will reduce costs When recruiting new hires, it is important to make sure that they will be an investment and will fit into the University, this will also keep costs lower
  19. 19.  American InterContinental University. (2013, January 1). Hardware and software requirements. Retrieved April 5, 2013, from Hardware and Software Requirements website: https://mycampus.aiu- online.com/schools/5/pdf/hardware_req.pdf American InterContinental University. (2012). Virtual commons. Retrieved April 3, 2013, from American InterContinental Universitys Virtual Commons website: http://www.aiuniv.edu/ Degree-Programs/Learning-Options/Online-Learning/AIU- Virtual-Commons
  20. 20.  Haythornthwaite, C., Andrews, R., Kazmer, M., Bruce, B., Montague, R., & Preston, C. (2007). Theories and models of and for online learning. First Monday, 12(8). Retrieved from http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm /rt/printerFriendly/1976/1851#author Hitch, L., & MacBrayne, P. (2003). A model for effectively supporting e-learning. The Technology Source. Retrieved from http://technologysource.org/article/6/
  21. 21.  National Center for Education Statistics. (2013). College navigator. Retrieved April 2, 2013, from College Navigator website: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ ?q=American+InterContinental+University&s=all&id=445027 Opad, R. (2012, October 12). American InterContinental University named a 2013 top military friendly school by G.I. jobs magazine. G.I. Jobs Magazone. Retrieved from http://www.aiuniv.edu/ About- AIU/press-room/Press-Releases/AIU-Online/ American- InterContinental-University-Named-A-2013-Top-Military- School?archive=False Pachler, N., & Daly, C. (2011). Key issues in e-learning: Research and practice. New York, NY: Continuum International.

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