2012 TCC Needs Assessment Presentation

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2012 TCC Needs Assessment Presentation

  1. 1. Technology Integration & Training forOnline Course Development : A Needs Assessment Melissa Kunitzer University of Hawaii at Mānoa
  2. 2. Local college• 50% increase in student enrollment over 6 yrs. Lei & Gupta, 2010
  3. 3. Local college• 50% increase in student enrollment over 6 yrs. Lei & Gupta, 2010 Increased Student Demands • Computer lab access, Parking, Books • Meetings with the teacher, Tutoring
  4. 4. Is there a Solution?We could teach more courses online!
  5. 5. Benefits of Online Classes Lei & Gupta, 2010
  6. 6. But are the teachers ready?
  7. 7. Purpose of NA• Teachers who may want to teach online• Identify support and training needs
  8. 8. Method• Survey invitation sent via a listserv – 274 regular, part-time & casual faculty at a small Pacific college• Survey Gizmo – Branching and Page logic features
  9. 9. Survey Questions• 2009 NASULGC-Sloan National Commission on Online Learning at Central Michigan University, MI• College’s Instructional Design Service• Likert scales, MP choice, Open-ended, Categorical, & Numerical types
  10. 10. Survey topics• Physical and Technical skill Demographics• Online Experience – Teaching & Course Development• Likes & Dislikes of Online Instruction• Applications used• Help & Support
  11. 11. Questions• What is your Online Experience?
  12. 12. Questions• What is your Online Experience?• Level of effort needed o Teach online o Develop / Convert f2f course to online format
  13. 13. Questions• What is your Online Experience?• Level of effort needed o Teach online o Develop / Convert f2f course to online format• Likes / Dislikes of online instruction
  14. 14. Questions• What is your Online Experience?• Level of effort needed o Teach online o Develop / Convert f2f course to online format• Likes / Dislikes of online instruction• Want to develop & teach online?
  15. 15. Questions• What is your Online Experience?• Level of effort needed o Teach online o Develop / Convert f2f course to online format• Likes / Dislikes of online instruction• Want to develop & teach online?• Need help & support?
  16. 16. Results• 30 / 274 ( 10.94%) completed the survey• 22 Women, 8 Men
  17. 17. Results• 30 / 274 ( 10.94%) completed the survey• 22 Women, 8 Men• 29 Full-time, 1 Part-time• Teaching Experience o 19 (11+ yrs) o 11 (o-3 yrs)
  18. 18. Results• 30 / 274 ( 10.94%) completed the survey• 22 Women, 8 Men• 29 Full-time, 1 Part-time• Teaching Experience o 19 (11+ yrs) o 11 (o-3 yrs)• All have comfortable using the computer• All used the college’s CMS
  19. 19. What is your Online Experience? ,6 30 respondents
  20. 20. Compared to a f2f alternative, teaching an online course is … 16 respondents
  21. 21. Compared to a f2f alternative, developing an online course is … 15 respondents
  22. 22. Like MOST about Online Instruction• 24 / 7 availability & Accessibility (6)• Flexibility (9)• Convenient, accessible to Outreach students (2)• Students engage more online than in person (1)• Working people can return to college (2)• Creativity, reaching a new wave of computer learners (1) 22 respondents
  23. 23. Dislike MOST about Online Instruction• 24 / 7 availability (1)• Development time needed (1)• Lack of Tech and accessibility support (2)• Limited free idea discussions (1)• Student retention / don’t do the work (1)• No hands on components (2)• Student disengagement / Lack of interaction (8)• Not all students have Internet access (1) 22 respondents
  24. 24. Want to develop & teach online? 29 respondents
  25. 25. Need help & support? 5 respondents
  26. 26. Discussion of Results• Sample size was small ( 10.94%) – Too small for correlations• Half of sample wants to teach online• 5 (16%) wants help & support• Some problem areas include: – Online Pedagogy, Applications, Building Online communities, Online Interactions
  27. 27. Reflection• Schedule survey deployment mid-semester• Use a current listserv• Extensive survey testing• Paper versions of survey• Add more application questions
  28. 28. Recommendations• Expand Needs Assessment into a Research project – Document faculty progress• Peer Mentoring• Create a Knowledge base – Course specific templates – PBL – Web 2.0 tool training – Online pedagogy
  29. 29. ApplicationsInteraction Interactive Media • Blackboard Collaborate • Jing • Secure Social websites • Voicethread • Edmodo or similar Projects • Peer Reviews • PBL • Blogging ProductivityCollaboration • Wiggio • Google Docs Course Website Creation • Skype • Weebly • Moodle
  30. 30. Thank you !• Instruction Design Services, Admin and faculty• NASULGC- Sloan National Commission on Online Learning• OTEC Alumni• UHM COE Ed Tech faculty• Critical friends: Laureen, Sarah and Vanessa• 2010 Cohort
  31. 31. Any Questions?
  32. 32. Thank you Melissa Kunitzernaganuma@hawaii.edu

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