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Creating Online and Blended Learning


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From a 5/16/13 webinar:

Today's K-12 and higher education learning environments are moving toward blended and online learning. These new strategies are being used to address student preferences, resource challenges and to take advantage of the individualized learning that can occur in online and blended learning.
-Discover the iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses
-Explore the Moodle course management system to create online and blended learning experiences

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Creating Online and Blended Learning

  1. 1. Creating Blended and Online LearningAndy PetroskiDirector & Assistant Professor ofLearning TechnologiesHarrisburg University of Science & Technology
  2. 2. Andy PetroskiDirector of Learning TechnologiesAssistant Professor of LearningTechnologiesHarrisburg
  3. 3. creating blended and online learningLearningMoodleOnlineCourseStandards
  4. 4. who are you and what are you looking for?
  5. 5. formatsClassroomOnlineBlended
  6. 6. varied experiencesClassroomOnlineBlendedlecturelabsgroup discussionformative assessmentprojectsguest speakersgamessimulationsfield tripsstudent presentationsvideostutorials
  7. 7. iNACOL
  8. 8. National Standards for Online Quality CoursesAbsent (0) Unsatisfactory(1)SomewhatSatisfactory(2)Satisfactory(3)VerySatisfactory(4)ContentInstructionalDesignStudentAssessmentTechnologyCourseEvaluation &Support
  9. 9. StandardsQuestionsReflectConsiderMoodlereview and evaluate the standards
  10. 10. 1. Goals and objectives clearly state what participants will know oraccomplish and are measurable in multiple ways2. Course content and assignments are aligned with academicstandards3. Course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth andbreadth to teach the standards being addressed4. Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated andtaught as an integral part of the curriculum5. Multiple learning resources and materials to increase studentsuccess are available to students before the course beginscontent
  11. 11. 6. A clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course7. Requirements are clearly stated, consistent with goals, and represent scopeof the course8. Information is provided on how to communicate with the online instructorand course provider9. Course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current,and free of bias or advertising10. Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials,plagiarism, and netiquette are clearly stated11. Privacy policies are clearly stated12. Online instructor resources and notes are included13. Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are includedcontent
  12. 12. content > moodleMoodle Feature Content ComponentsGrade condition Accomplishment measurable in multiple waysCompletion tracking Accomplishment measurable in multiple waysGlossary Information literacy and communication skillsDatabase Information literacy and communication skillsWiki Information literacy and communication skillsPage Course overview and syllabus, communication with the instructor,stating expectation, privacy policiesForum (Group) Information literacy and communication skills, Communication with theinstructor
  13. 13. 1. Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needsand incorporates varied ways to learn2. Course is organized by logically sequential units and lessonsincluding an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments,assessments, and resources to provide multiple learningopportunities to master the content3. Activities that engage students in active learning are included4. Multiple learning paths based on student needs that engage in avariety of ways are provided5. Opportunities to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoningactivities, and complex thinking are providedinstructional design
  14. 14. 6. Options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodatestudents needs are provided7. Reading, writing, and math requirements are appropriate for the coursecontent and grade-level expectations8. Opportunities for instructor-student interaction, including timely andfrequent feedback about progress are provided9. Course design includes explicit communication/activities that confirmengagement and progress.10. Opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-studentinteraction to foster mastery and application of the material are provided11. Students have access to resources that enrich the course contentinstructional design
  15. 15. instructional design > moodleMoodle Feature Content ComponentsLesson Varied ways to learn, active learning, multiple learning paths, adapt learningactivities, higher-order thinking, confirm engagement & progress, resourcesthat enrich course contentGroupings Multiple learning paths, adapt learning activitiesSection Links (Block) Organized in logical sequenceCompletion Tracking Organized in logical sequence, confirm engagement & progressLabel Varied ways to learn, organized in logical sequencePage Varied ways to learn, organized in logical sequence
  16. 16. instructional design > moodleMoodle Feature Content ComponentsQuiz Timely & frequent feedback, confirm engagement & progressForum Instructor-student & student-student interaction, timely & frequentfeedback, confirm engagement & progressWiki Active learning, instructor-student & student-student interaction, confirmengagement & progressGlossary Active learning, instructor-student & student-student interaction, confirmengagement & progressDatabase Active learning, instructor-student & student-student interaction, confirmengagement & progress
  17. 17. 1. Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives2. The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods andprocedures to assess students mastery of content3. Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout thecourse to inform instruction4. Assessment strategies and tools provide continual awareness of studentprogress5. Assessment materials provide the instructor with flexibility to assess studentsin a variety of ways6. Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared withstudents7. Grading policy and practices are easy to understandstudent assessment
  18. 18. student assessment > moodleMoodle Feature Content ComponentsAssignment Description Grading rubrics are provided & shared with students, grading policy & practicesare easy to understandActivity Grade Adequate and appropriate assessment; ongoing, varied & frequent assessment;flexible assessmentAssignment Rubric Grading rubrics provided and shared with studentsQuiz Ongoing, varied & frequent assessment; flexible assessmentChoice Ongoing, varied & frequent assessmentQuestionnaire Ongoing, varied & frequent assessmentGrade Condition Continual awareness of student progressCompletion Tracking Continual awareness of student progressGrade Book Continual awareness of student progress
  19. 19. 1. Course architecture permits instructor to add content, activities,and assessments to extend learning opportunities2. Course accommodates multiple school calendars and schedules3. Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course4. Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use andaccess to address diverse student needs5. All technology requirements (including hardware, browser,software, etc.) are specified6. Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identifiedtechnology
  20. 20. 7. Course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately8. Course is designed to meet internationally recognizedinteroperability standards9. Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share whereapplicable, is clearly stated and easily found10. Course materials and activities are designed to provideappropriate access to all students.11. Student information remains confidential, as required by theFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)technology
  21. 21. technology > moodleMoodle Feature Content ComponentsTeacher role Architecture permits instructor to add content, activities & assessmentsPage Accommodates multiple school calendars and schedules, rich media inmultiple formats, all technology requirements are specified, prerequisitetech skills are identified, copyright & licensing statusGroups Accommodates multiple school calendars & schedules, appropriate accessto course materialsSection Links Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the courseLabel Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course, richmedia in multiple formats
  22. 22. technology > moodleMoodle Feature Content ComponentsLesson Rich media in multiple formats, all technology requirements are specified,prerequisite tech skills are identified, appropriate access to coursematerialsGlossary Rich media in multiple formatsWiki Rich media in multiple formats508 Fields Course is designed to meet operability standards
  23. 23. 1. Course provider uses multiple ways of assessing courseeffectiveness2. Course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle foreffectiveness and the findings used as basis for improvement3. Course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current4. Course instructors are certified and "highly qualified"5. Professional development offered to assure effective use of thecourseware and various instructional media available6. Technical support and course management assistance offered tostudents, course instructor, and school coordinatorcourse evaluation and support
  24. 24. 7. Instructors provided professional development in behavioral,social, and emotional aspects of the learning environment8. Instructors receive professional development, including supportand use of a variety of communication modes9. Provider assures course instructors are provided support to ensureeffectiveness and success in meeting student needs10. Students are offered an orientation for taking an online coursebefore starting the courseworkcourse evaluation and support
  25. 25. course eval and support > moodleMoodle Feature Content ComponentsQuestionnaire Multiple ways of assessing course effectivenessChoice Multiple ways of assessing course effectivenessLesson Multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness, technical support offered,student orientationQuiz Multiple ways of assessing course effectivenessForum Technical support offeredPage Technical support offered, student orientation
  26. 26. questions & comments
  27. 27. resources• iNACOL Quality Standards• National Standards for Quality Online Courses• Moodle Channels on YouTube
  28. 28. other opportunitiesFuture WebinarsUsing Educational Games and GamificationMonday, May 20 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PMUsing iPads and Mobile Learning in theClassroomTuesday, May 21 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PMChanging Education with Active LearningWednesday, May 22 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PMMore info and free registration:
  29. 29. other opportunitiesLTMS 608: Course Management SystemsPart of the Instructional Technology Specialist Concentration (leading to anInstructional Technology Specialist Certification)Learn more:•• apetroski@harrisburgu.eduAttend in Harrisburg or Online!
  30. 30. other opportunitiesEducators’ Technology Clinics3 days, 3 days, 1 day9 AM to 4 PMCreating Blended and Online LearningJuly 16, 17, 18, July 30, 31, August 1, October 19Harrisburg and Lancaster (IU 13)July 22, 23, 25, July 30, 31, August 1, October 19New Oxford (IU 12)Learn more at www.EdTechClinics.netAttend in Harrisburg, York, Lancaster
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