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EAC 539 Presentation: Know Your Role

  1. 1. Know Your Role EAC 539 – Teaching in the Online Environment Spring 2014 Terry Herring Matt Misuraca Jenny Taylor Beth Vincent
  2. 2. Roles and Competencies in Online Learning Environments EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role
  3. 3. Roles and Competencies in Online Learning Environments EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role
  4. 4. The Role of the Teacher EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role
  5. 5. The Teacher: Instructor Roles • Pedagogical* • Professional • Evaluator • Social • Technologist • Administrator • Advisor/counselor • Researcher EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role
  6. 6. The Teacher: The Pedagogical Role • Competencies – Design instructional strategies – Develop appropriate learning resources – Implement instructional strategies – Facilitate participation among students – Sustain students’ motivation EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role Bawane & Spector, 2009, p. 392
  7. 7. The Teacher: More Requisite Competencies Competencies to be developed to support future roles: – Active leaders – Reflective thinkers – Researchers EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role
  8. 8. Teacher Education Framework EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role Bawane & Spector, 2009, p. 384x
  9. 9. The Team Player: Behind the Scenes EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role Instr. Designer Program Coord. Graphic Designer Tech Experts Media Developer Tech Support Testing Coord.
  10. 10. The Administrator: Course Quality Techniques • Design courses that helps students construct knowledge • Expect more detailed syllabuses • Motivate students • Align styles • Include real world doing • Use the web as an enhanced social environment EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role Alley, 2009, p. 50
  11. 11. The Administrator: Course Quality Techniques Rely on great teachers as pioneers and mentors. EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role Alley, 2009, p. 55
  12. 12. The Role of the Student EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role
  13. 13. Transitioning Student Activities to the Virtual World Interaction Examples student-to-student Discussion board, blog, wiki Instructor-to-student Discussion board, virtual classroom, group exchange, blog, wiki Instructor-to-student/student- to-materials Content items, blog, wiki, video uploads, attachment Student-to-materials Usually occurs off-site Student-to-instructor Quiz tools, discussion board, blog, wiki EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role Palloff & Pratt, 2003, p. 101
  14. 14. EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role Baran, Correia, & Thompson, 2011, p. 431
  15. 15. Roles: Bringing it Together • Roles & competencies will continually evolve. – Technology continues to advance – Our approaches to online learning develop – More research is conducted EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role Bawane & Spector, 2009
  16. 16. The Future Instructor’s responsibility to continually research leading practices, evaluate technological advances and shifts within the online teaching profession, to ensure personal pedagogy and approaches are evolving and growing over time EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role
  17. 17. The Discussion Continues Continued in the course discussion forums. EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role
  18. 18. References Alley, L. (2001). What makes a good online course? The administrator’s role in quality assurance of online learning. Converge, 4(11), 50, 52+, retrieved from Education Research Complete (EBSCO), November 2007. Baran, E., Correia, A.P. & Thompson, A. (2011). Transforming Online Teaching Practice: Critical Analysis of the Literature on the Roles and Competencies of Online Teachers. Distance Education, 32(3), 421-439. Bawane, J. & Spector, J.M. (2009). Prioritization of Online Instructor Roles: Implications for Competency-Based Teacher Education Programs. Distance Education. 30 (3), pp. 383-397. EAC 539, Spring 2014Know Your Role

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