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  • My role: Courseware development WebTeach: Assist you as facilitator New technology initiatives Policy, direction Interface with ITS and Learning and Teaching and the ASB EDU
  • Masters of Business Technology Facilitators Workshop Presentation Feb 2009

    1. 1. New Educational Developments Andrew Chambers MEd, GCOLL, BA, CBC Educational Development Manager Lecturer
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Program Developments </li></ul><ul><li>New Educational Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Learning Materials </li></ul>
    3. 3. Program Developments <ul><li>Recommended starter courses </li></ul><ul><li>Use of the MBT publication “The MBT Learning Guide” to build consistency across all courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Online Generic skills module development </li></ul>
    4. 4.   New Educational Technologies <ul><li>CATEI feedback </li></ul><ul><li>WebTeach activity review </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard and Moodle Learning Management Systems </li></ul><ul><li>UNSW Initiatives - FEI/TELT Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Conferencing: Using Webinar conferencing to promote community and engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, Wikis and Web 2 technologies to promote student learning and for professional development </li></ul>
    5. 5. CATEI Feedback <ul><li>Overall the feedback is very positive for both courses and classes </li></ul><ul><li>Two questions where overall feedback score is lower: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Interacting with other students is an important part of the learning experience” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I was given helpful feedback on how I was going in the course” </li></ul>
    6. 6. eLearning: WebTeach Review <ul><li>Review of the use of activities in WebTeach Seminar Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Use of WebTeach good but uneven. Particularly the amount of using: </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Icebreakers </li></ul><ul><li>Use of learning outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Setting rules within the seminar room </li></ul><ul><li>Level of contribution by facilitators </li></ul><ul><li>Types of activities can differ between classes </li></ul><ul><li>Little group work. </li></ul>
    7. 7. WebTeach Activities <ul><li>Improving Activities in WebTeach </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Icebreakers </li></ul><ul><li>Use learning outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Set rules within the seminar room </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute often </li></ul><ul><li>Be consistent between classes </li></ul><ul><li>Do group work activities </li></ul><ul><li>Do make use of the structured activity types </li></ul><ul><li>Make greater use of the coffee shop </li></ul><ul><li>Make greater use of student lead activities </li></ul>
    8. 8. A New Tool set and the UNSW Faculty of Excellence Initiative <ul><li>Student CATEI feedback clearly indicates student dissatisfaction with WebTeach </li></ul><ul><li>In addition Web Teach is no longer actively developed </li></ul><ul><li>Solution: A replacement </li></ul><ul><li>2 LMS systems being looked at as a replacement </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard 9 </li></ul><ul><li>UNSW has it’s own Faculty of Excellence Initiative built around Blackboard 9 </li></ul>
    9. 9. Webinars for Class Use <ul><li>Webinars are web based seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Can be dialed into using phone and internet </li></ul><ul><li>Lead by facilitator, lecturer, student or a guest </li></ul><ul><li>Content can be a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Typically use PowerPoint and voice </li></ul><ul><li>Should be a discretionary activity </li></ul><ul><li>Possible: Icebreaker webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Webinar prior to an assignment being submitted </li></ul>
    10. 10. Webinar Features and Interface
    11. 11. The UNSW TELT platform and Web 2.0 tools <ul><ul><li>Web 2 – What is it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The TELT platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis – Collaboration and Group Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs – Individual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting – Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter – Social Networking </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. New teaching opportunities from Web 2.0 tools <ul><li>A Brave New World-Wide-Web </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. UNSW Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching <ul><li>Project Wiki Site: </li></ul><ul><li>A project jointly run between Learning and Teaching and ITS </li></ul><ul><li>A suite of educational technologies that support teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectopia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My media service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connections to external UNSW systems such as HR and student records </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. UNSW TELT Platform
    15. 15. Wikis <ul><ul><li>“ A wiki is software that allows users to create, edit, and link web pages easily. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites.” (Wikipedia) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free and now supported centrally at UNSW ( Wikispaces ) </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Example Uses of Wikis in Business Education <ul><ul><li>Georgetown University: Social Media In Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type: Individual and class Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Iowa: Business Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type: Class Syllabus (Course Outline) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brigham Young University: Executive MBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type: Program Syllabus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eller College of Management: Article: Teaching Business in a Web 2 world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Specific Uses of Wikis in Business Education <ul><ul><li>Assignments (Group and Individual) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-creation of teaching resources and learning materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflective Diaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course related web pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch Richard Buckland, a local enthusiast, talk about use of wikis in his CSE courses </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Blogs <ul><ul><li>“ Web log” – online chronological diary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used for individual diaries or used by groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readers can leave comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free to set up, e.g. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soon available as part of TELT platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successfully used in SMBT team assignment S2, 2008 </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Example Uses of Blogs in Business Education <ul><ul><li>University of Kansas School of Business: Applied Portfolio Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type: Class Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Georgetown University: Social Media In Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type: Individual Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvard Business School MBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type: Director of admissions blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>London Business School MBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type: Admissions Team Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Specific Uses of Blogs in Business Education <ul><ul><li>Reflective Diaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students posting their ideas and thoughts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Notebook or Learning Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students respond to and comment on others blog posts </li></ul></ul></ul>
    21. 21. ASB Vlog
    22. 22. Podcasting /Vodcasting – Providing high quality feedback <ul><ul><li>Capturing you, your voice, your personality, your feedback and presenting this to the students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inexpensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$10 headset </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 voice recorder – Sony, Olympus, Samsung, iPod etc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$150 still cameras can now capture HD video </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WebCams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free editing software: Audacity for audio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple: Script - Record - Edit - Upload - Add as attachment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alternatively upload to University Mymedia and then perhaps to iTunes-u/Youtube </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ice P, Curtis R, Phillips & Wells J (2007) Using Asynchronous Audio Feedback to Enhance Teaching Presence and Students’ Sense of Community Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Vol 11, Issue 2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Oomen-Early J, Bold M, Wiginton KL, Gallien TL, Anderson, N (2008) Using Asynchronous Audio Communication (AAC) in the Online Classroom: A Comparative Study MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching Vol. 4, No. 3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Idea: Get Students to Podcast/Vodcast </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Twitter – Build your network/update your students <ul><ul><li>Microblogging – like a broadcast mobile text message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you doing in 140 characters or less? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free to set up at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful for updating colleagues/students on what is important to you and what you are doing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extremely powerful social networking tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great for searching, getting ideas or feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellent marketing tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11 reasons to use twitter for business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Revisiting the UNSW TELT Platform
    25. 25. MBT Learning & Teaching – Keeping you informed <ul><li>New media, technologies and educational developments in the MBT </li></ul><ul><li>Explore new technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discuss via WebTeach </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki on new media, technology and educational developments within the program </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Twitter to keep you informed of day to day happenings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily tweets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User: ATSC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact me regarding any use of technology within your teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebTeach, LMS, Web 2- wikis, blogs, microblogging, Webinars </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Reminders <ul><ul><li>Teaching Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitator site at log in page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebTeach User Manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>using different strategies in online classes (can upload media files) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>acknowledge receipt of assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assess participation appropriately and feedback before end of course! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assessment feedback based on… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvard referencing (Learning Guide Section 13, p.50) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Planner </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Developing Learning Materials <ul><li>Development of study materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of the standard document template </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implications of the upgrade to Office 2007, in particular with Study Guide development and student assignments. </li></ul>
    28. 28. Use of the standard document template <ul><li>Use the styles in the Styles and Formatting box </li></ul><ul><li>Do not create your own style, or use a style and modifying it. Particularly pertinent to Headers </li></ul><ul><li>Using Styles properly means that the TOC works properly. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using *Normal* style at all costs! </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Bill Twyman for more details and assistance with development of study materials </li></ul>
    29. 29. Readings <ul><li>There are difficulties associated with readings where the print is in a coloured box in the original document </li></ul><ul><li>The amount of readings ought to be carefully considered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how much should students be expected to read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how easily can they download huge readings from the library. </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Microsoft Office 2007 <ul><li>All participants in the MBT program creating learning materials should be upgrading to Office 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Office 2007 can be obtained for free by all participants of the program for UNSW and home computers </li></ul>
    31. 31. Questions?
    32. 32. Next Steps <ul><li>UniMail </li></ul><ul><li>WebTeach posting </li></ul><ul><li>MBT contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator and Facilitator Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Absent students after week 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Mid Session Break </li></ul><ul><li>Friday 21 March – Monday 31 March </li></ul><ul><li>Census Date – Monday 31 March (just after the break) </li></ul><ul><li>Markbooks – week 3 </li></ul><ul><li>LUNCH </li></ul>
    33. 33. MBT Facilitator Site ↑
    34. 34. WebTeach teaching strategies <ul><ul><li>Don’t forget! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apart from discussions: brainstorms, informal arguments, small group discussions, voting, quiz… examples? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But always </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain why you are using the teaching strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain how it will work & what they can expect </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. Assessing participation in F2F classes <ul><ul><li>Attendance – mark roll (80% requirement) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set individual activities e.g. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>reporting back on small group discussions a few times per semester; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>individual mini presentations; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>post summaries into WebTeach Coffee Shop to assist in revision / studying for exam; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>other? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide participation assessment criteria in week 1 and post on Notice Board in WebTeach </li></ul></ul>