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Enhancing life-long learning, teaching and research through information resources and services
Presenting and organizing learning resources in NOW  Presenter name, Role
Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Working familiarity with the Content area </li></ul><ul><li>An understanding of some approaches ...
Icebreaker Activity <ul><li>Spend 5 minutes chatting with the person next to you </li></ul><ul><li>Find out their: </li></...
Delivering content…
Delivering content…
Making the decision to put materials into NOW is only the start of the journey…
Moving from face-to-face to online <ul><li>What teaching materials will you be providing? </li></ul><ul><li>What advantage...
Brainstorm Activity <ul><li>As a group, spend 10 minutes discussing some of the issues which surround a student attending ...
Plan Create Upload Structure Release
Demonstration of the content area <ul><li>http://now.ntu.ac.uk/ </li></ul>
Activity 1 - Uploading content <ul><li>Upload files from your H Drive to the  NOW  content area in your own Sandbox </li><...
 
Learning Pathways – what and why? <ul><li>Provides  orientation  - tells students where they have been and where they will...
Types of Learning Pathway <ul><li>Units of learning can be ordered: </li></ul><ul><li>Chronologically , e.g. Week 1, Week ...
Chronological Pathway Manage Content window Each Unit is ordered by week
Thematic Pathway Manage Content window Each Unit has a theme
What should guide the learning pathway? Accessibility Flexibility Other teaching Activities Assessment Learning outcomes L...
Creating a Learning Pathway in NOW <ul><li>Create and name your  Units </li></ul><ul><li>Add  Topics  to each Unit  </li><...
Activity 2 - Structuring your content <ul><li>Using the files you uploaded to the  NOW  content area in your own Sandbox: ...
Discussion: Ideas for ongoing practice <ul><li>What would students find useful to see in the content area? </li></ul><ul><...
Further help and support <ul><li>Telephone : 0115 848 6030 </li></ul><ul><li>Email :  [email_address]   </li></ul><ul><ul>...
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  1. 1. Enhancing life-long learning, teaching and research through information resources and services
  2. 2. Presenting and organizing learning resources in NOW Presenter name, Role
  3. 3. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Working familiarity with the Content area </li></ul><ul><li>An understanding of some approaches to planning, uploading and organising content </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas for structuring content in NOW </li></ul><ul><li>Basic understanding of some of the issues involved in making content available online such as accessibility, making the most of the virtual environment, technical requirements etc </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas for ongoing practice </li></ul>
  4. 4. Icebreaker Activity <ul><li>Spend 5 minutes chatting with the person next to you </li></ul><ul><li>Find out their: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience of using content within NOW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Introduce your partner to the rest of the group </li></ul>
  5. 5. Delivering content…
  6. 6. Delivering content…
  7. 7. Making the decision to put materials into NOW is only the start of the journey…
  8. 8. Moving from face-to-face to online <ul><li>What teaching materials will you be providing? </li></ul><ul><li>What advantages might having content online give you? </li></ul><ul><li>What advantages exist for students using online materials? </li></ul><ul><li>What do they need from you? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Brainstorm Activity <ul><li>As a group, spend 10 minutes discussing some of the issues which surround a student attending lectures vs. only downloading the lecture notes </li></ul><ul><li>What strategies can we employ to resolve or minimize their effect? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Plan Create Upload Structure Release
  11. 11. Demonstration of the content area <ul><li>http://now.ntu.ac.uk/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Activity 1 - Uploading content <ul><li>Upload files from your H Drive to the NOW content area in your own Sandbox </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions for Activity 1 on the activity sheet you have been given. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Log on to NOW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select your sandbox from the learning rooms at the bottom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select “ Edit Room ” from the right-hand nav bar and go to the “ Manage File Store ” area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload files </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spend no more than 15 minutes on this activity </li></ul>
  13. 14. Learning Pathways – what and why? <ul><li>Provides orientation - tells students where they have been and where they will go next </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolds activities that link to the learning outcomes of the course </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to group related content, activities & resources </li></ul><ul><li>Makes it easier for students to find things </li></ul>
  14. 15. Types of Learning Pathway <ul><li>Units of learning can be ordered: </li></ul><ul><li>Chronologically , e.g. Week 1, Week 2 etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Thematically , e.g. Nature of Cancer, Biology of Disease </li></ul><ul><li>To provide different (adaptive) pathways through the material </li></ul>
  15. 16. Chronological Pathway Manage Content window Each Unit is ordered by week
  16. 17. Thematic Pathway Manage Content window Each Unit has a theme
  17. 18. What should guide the learning pathway? Accessibility Flexibility Other teaching Activities Assessment Learning outcomes Learning Pathway
  18. 19. Creating a Learning Pathway in NOW <ul><li>Create and name your Units </li></ul><ul><li>Add Topics to each Unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Files you already have e.g. Word docs, Power points etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources you create using tools in NOW e.g. discussions, assessments, web pages </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Activity 2 - Structuring your content <ul><li>Using the files you uploaded to the NOW content area in your own Sandbox: </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions for Activity 2 on the activity sheet you have been given </li></ul><ul><li>If there is time, repeat the activity, deleting the structure you created and choosing a different learning pathway </li></ul><ul><li>Spend no more than 2 0 minutes on this activity </li></ul>
  20. 21. Discussion: Ideas for ongoing practice <ul><li>What would students find useful to see in the content area? </li></ul><ul><li>What might not work so well? </li></ul><ul><li>What other tools in NOW could you integrate into your content? Discussions, self-assessments, surveys etc? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you think you could use the facility to conditionally release your learning resources? </li></ul>
  21. 22. Further help and support <ul><li>Telephone : 0115 848 6030 </li></ul><ul><li>Email : [email_address] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prefix subject line with HELP: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Desire2Learn community : http://community.desire2learn.com/ </li></ul>

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