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AU Technology in Continuing Education

  1. 1. Instructional Technology Used in Service of Adult Students May 6, 2009 2:45-3:15PM Astrid Palm Director Faculty Center for Professional Excellence [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>Adult Learner Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Opportunities and Strategies for Adult Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Adelphi Instructional Technology Examples </li></ul>Agenda…
  3. 3. 1. Adult Learner Characteristics
  4. 4. Characteristic Instructional Implication Adult Learners <ul><li>Choices for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion in course goal development </li></ul>Desire control of their learning <ul><li>Clearly define goals </li></ul><ul><li>Real life application/learning </li></ul>Are goal oriented <ul><li>Built activities on experience </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize learner strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Project-based learning </li></ul>Bring real world experience
  5. 5. Characteristic Instructional Implication Adult Learners (cntd.) <ul><li>Flexible schedule, location </li></ul>Multiple Priorities <ul><li>Self-paced learning </li></ul><ul><li>Clear structure of course activities </li></ul>May be slower in learning <ul><li>Self-directed learning </li></ul>Autonomous <ul><li>Communication channels </li></ul>Desire immediate feedback
  6. 6. 2. Technology Possibilities and Strategies
  7. 7. Taking Time and Space Limitations out of Education THE INTERNET
  8. 8. <ul><li>Flexible schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible location, less travel time and costs </li></ul><ul><li>Self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple learning styles and intelligences </li></ul><ul><li>Informal, collegial learning </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion and interdisciplinary connections </li></ul><ul><li>Information literacy </li></ul>Possibilities
  9. 9. Let it be about Possibilities access interaction flexibility THE LEARNER
  10. 10. <ul><li>Provide clear, concise and detailed expectations and requirements in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>Include a warm-up phase to practice to establish: </li></ul><ul><li>- communication and active learning patters </li></ul><ul><li>- responsibility of own learning </li></ul><ul><li>- sense of community </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on content, not technology </li></ul><ul><li>Include repetition, review and remediation </li></ul><ul><li>Create consistent structure and brand </li></ul>Strategies Strategies
  11. 11. Strategies More Strategies Multiple communication mechanisms Varied content and media Interaction, interaction, interaction Required student reflections Student-centered exercises Avoid long lectures
  12. 12. ! NO ONLINE BOOKS PLEASE ! <ul><li>Design technology components active, stimulating and media rich </li></ul><ul><li>– </li></ul><ul><li>Most students will feel deprived if all they find in online environments is text and lonely assignments! </li></ul>VS
  13. 13. 3. Adelphi Instructional Technology Examples
  14. 14. Adelphi Teaching Modalities <ul><li>Traditional (F2F) Class sessions are held face-to face with students. </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing Over IP to remote sites or with web based delivery. </li></ul><ul><li>Blended 40%-60% of the course is delivered online via the Adelphi course management system Moodle, the rest via the traditional face-to-face modality. </li></ul><ul><li>Web-Based Zero ,o ne or two traditional on-site meetings, the rest of instruction is provided via the Adelphi course management system Moodle. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ich bedanke mich fuer Ihre Aufmerksamkeit und wuensche einen angenehmen Aufenthalt!

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