Distance Learning

SCHOOL OF POLICY PLANNING AND
        DEVELOPMENT
Objectives


 Define Distance Learning and provide examples
 Explore Distance Learning strategies for SPPD
What is Distance Learning?



 Instructional systems design that aim to deliver
   education to students who are not phys...
Methods of Delivery

 Media Rooms – equipped with cameras, microphones, and
 video conferencing technologies
    Tools u...
Methods of Delivery

o   Mediasite is best suited for classes that are mainly lecture based,
    with little group discuss...
Methods of Delivery

o   Videoconferencing - a set of interactive telecommunication
    technologies which allow two or mo...
Methods of Delivery

o   Online collaboration (Adobe Connect, WebEx)
Methods of Delivery

o   Online collaboration tools combine video conferencing with
    computer screen sharing, white boa...
Methods of Delivery

o   Blogs, Message Boards, and Wikis
    o Blogs: A blog (a contraction of the term quot;Web logquot;...
Methods of Delivery

 PPD 613a uses video conferencing and Mediasite
   http://ondemand.usc.edu/SPPD

 PPD 587, and PPD...
Methods of Delivery – The Future

o   Second Life – an immersive, 3-dimensional virtual world within which people can meet...
DL Opportunities for SPPD

 Sectors
  o   Health
  o   Public Policy and Homeland Security
  o   Transportation
  o   Con...
Health Classes
DL Opportunities for SPPD

 Homeland Security
   Certificate and/or concentration

 Transportation
   Transportation C...
Frequently Asked Questions

 How can group discussions take place?
   Group discussions can take place using video confe...
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  1. 1. Distance Learning SCHOOL OF POLICY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
  2. 2. Objectives  Define Distance Learning and provide examples  Explore Distance Learning strategies for SPPD
  3. 3. What is Distance Learning?  Instructional systems design that aim to deliver education to students who are not physically quot;on sitequot; Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distance_education
  4. 4. Methods of Delivery  Media Rooms – equipped with cameras, microphones, and video conferencing technologies  Tools used: o Mediasite – streaming video accompanied by powerpoint slides, http://ondemand.usc.edu/SPPD
  5. 5. Methods of Delivery o Mediasite is best suited for classes that are mainly lecture based, with little group discussion (used by SPPD, Pharmacy School, Gerontology, Social Work) o Media room example: http://www.marshall.usc.edu/elearning/virtual-tour.htm
  6. 6. Methods of Delivery o Videoconferencing - a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two- way video and audio transmissions simultaneously Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_conference o Videoconferencing is useful for collaboration between remote groups and individuals (used by SPPD, Social Work)
  7. 7. Methods of Delivery o Online collaboration (Adobe Connect, WebEx)
  8. 8. Methods of Delivery o Online collaboration tools combine video conferencing with computer screen sharing, white board, chat, polling, and meeting recording, https://admin.adobe.acrobat.com/_a500201843/p46153453/ o Great for highly collaborative classes and virtual office hours (used by The College, Pharmacy, DEN, and large tech companies like Yahoo!)
  9. 9. Methods of Delivery o Blogs, Message Boards, and Wikis o Blogs: A blog (a contraction of the term quot;Web logquot;) is a Web site with regular entries of commentary, Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog o Examples: Blogger.com, WordPress.org, Movabletype.org o http://interactive.usc.edu, http://sppdweb.usc.edu/news o Great for online discussions and information sharing o Message Boards: A discussion/message board is an asynchronous communication tool that allows one individual to post a comment or question online, Source: http://www.edtech.vt.edu/edtech/id/ocs/discuss.html o http://www.selu.edu/resources/howdoi/blackboard/discussion/index.html o Example: http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=112959 o Wiki: a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content o Examples: http://uscta.wikidot.com/, http://www.wikipedia.org/
  10. 10. Methods of Delivery  PPD 613a uses video conferencing and Mediasite  http://ondemand.usc.edu/SPPD  PPD 587, and PPD 509 use Mediasite, Blackboard Messageboard, Chat, and WebEx  sn: ppd587student  pw: MM587dpps  sn: ppd509student  pw: LL509sppd  Fall ’08  PPD 545, PPD 501a  6 DL Students  Spring ’09  PPD 587, PPD 509, PPD 613a  12 DL Students  Support Provided  To Faculty:  Technical Support with systems (mediasite, blackboard, videoconferencing)  TA support  To Students  Technical Support (mediasite, blackboard, videoconferencing)  One contact person for all DL related issues
  11. 11. Methods of Delivery – The Future o Second Life – an immersive, 3-dimensional virtual world within which people can meet, collaborate and create o Used by the Marshall Business School o To prototype business models o As a collaboration environment o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOFU9oUF2HA o Can be used as an Urban Planning learning tool: o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeLwFqDHPz8 o Autonomous agents – dentistry school o http://www.usc.edu/uscnews/stories/16221.html o 3-D videoconferencing o http://gl.ict.usc.edu/Research/3DTeleconferencing/ o Horizon Report o http://www.usc.edu/uscnews/stories/16181.html o Support from Center of Scholarly Technology o Provided SPPD with new YouTube channel www.youtube.com/uscsppd
  12. 12. DL Opportunities for SPPD  Sectors o Health o Public Policy and Homeland Security o Transportation o Continuing Education o Health o PPD’s Health classes o Health Certificate o VSOE’s health systems operations certificate uses PPD classes, http://www.usc.edu/dept/publications/cat2008/schools/engineering/industrial/degree_requi rements.html o A PPD health certificate may serve as a great lead-in to the MHA or EMHA program o VSOE’s MS Health Systems Management Engineering o Gerontology – PPD classes are offered as an option in Online Master of Long Term Care Administration, (http://www.usc.edu/dept/gero/academics/graduate3.shtml) o Pharmacy School o Online Regulatory Science degree uses PPD classes as electives, http://regulatory.usc.edu/distance.aspx o Occupational Therapy
  13. 13. Health Classes
  14. 14. DL Opportunities for SPPD  Homeland Security  Certificate and/or concentration  Transportation  Transportation Certificate and/or concentration  Health  Health Certificate and/or concentration  Continuing Education  DCI  Urban Planning  Planning using SecondLife  Other uses for Distance Learning  Increase connectivity and sharing of resources with Sacramento  International Labs  MPA Labs
  15. 15. Frequently Asked Questions  How can group discussions take place?  Group discussions can take place using video conferencing, online collaboration tools such as Adobe Connect, and asynchronously via message boards and discussion forums  Instructors can post questions and discussion topics via a message board or forum and have students reply  Participation grades can be based on quality of participation in the forum or message board  How can DL students take exams  Students can be required to take exams on campus or via a test proctoring service

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