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Supporting Instructors And Tutors Submit Version 2

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Supporting Online Instructors and Tutors slide presentation for Sloan C ALN Conference 2009 by Willy Fahlman and Daph Crane

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Supporting Instructors And Tutors Submit Version 2

  1. 1. Supporting Instructors & Tutors During Online Delivery SLOAN C ALN Conference 29 October 2009
  2. 2. Willy Fahlman [email_address] Daph Crane [email_address]
  3. 3. Presentation Goal <ul><li>During this interactive session we will </li></ul><ul><li>discuss a variety of strategies and </li></ul><ul><li>techniques for supporting those who </li></ul><ul><li>teach or facilitate online learning. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who do we mean when we refer to those who teach or facilitate online?
  5. 5. Why Do Online Facilitators Need Support?
  6. 6. Online Facilitator Competencies <ul><li>Content knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment/evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Technology skills </li></ul>
  7. 7. Course Preparation <ul><ul><li>Course objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course assessment strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learner engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course and a half syndrome </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What To Do When.....
  9. 9. What To Do When..... <ul><li>students are required to participate in an asynchronous online forum focusing on an assigned topic </li></ul><ul><li>1 student centres her discussion on networking & other non-relevant topics </li></ul><ul><li>other students are active in her 'side' discussions & not actively participating in the assigned topic </li></ul><ul><li>you pose direct questions to stimulate discourse but the bulk of the discussion remains on these ‘side’ discussions. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Interactions <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student-teacher </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student-student </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student-content </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content-content </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher-content </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher-teacher    </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anderson, T. (2004). Toward a theory of online learning. In T. Anderson and F. Elloumi (Eds.), Theory and practice of online learning (pp. 33 – 60) . Athabasca: Athabasca University. (Available: http:// cde . athabascau .ca/online_book/ch2.html .) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 11. Time Management <ul><li>Is the time commitment for online learning similar to traditional classes?   </li></ul><ul><li>How can facilitators keep their workload under control? </li></ul>Facilitator seldom in course Facilitator in course 24/7
  12. 12. Isolation <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  13. 13. Social Networking <ul><li>Community of Practice using: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat/IM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Space / Facebook / ning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synchronous conferencing (ie Elluminate) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Technology <ul><li>Does an Online Facilitator need to be a technology wizard?   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What skill level is needed?   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What happens when something doesn't work?   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have something in your back pocket.   </li></ul>
  15. 15. Support <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Colleague support </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative support </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional support </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16.   <ul><li>What Other Factors Impact </li></ul><ul><li>The Need For Online </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator Support? </li></ul>
  17. 17.   Questions?
  18. 18.   <ul><li>References/Resources </li></ul>Anderson, T. (2004). Toward a theory of online learning. In T. Anderson and F. Elloumi (Eds.), Theory and practice of online learning (pp. 33 – 60) . Athabasca: Athabasca University. (Available: http:// cde . athabascau .ca/online_book/ch2.html .) Conference Board of Canada (2000). Employability Skills 2000+. Retrieved September 12, 2009 from http://www. conferenceboard .ca/Libraries/EDUC_PUBLIC/esp2000. sflb      Conrad, R., Donaldson, J. (2004). Engaging the Online Learner . San Fransico: Jossey-Bass.
  19. 19.   <ul><li>References/Resources </li></ul>Dorm,M. D. (2009, May).  Cyber-instructor? Nursing Management, (40) 5, 34-37.   Faculty Focus. www. facultyfocus .com Fouche, I.  (2006, September).  A multi-island situation without the ocean: Tutors’ perceptions about working in isolation from colleagues. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 7 (2), 1-12.  Retrieved November 1, 2008 from http://www. irrodl .org/index. php / irrodl /article/ viewArticle /295/640
  20. 20.   <ul><li>References/Resources </li></ul>Green, T., Alejandro, J., & Brown, A. H.  (2009, June). The retention of experienced faculty in online distance education programs: Understanding factors that impact their involvement. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(3). Retrieved August 27, 2009 from http://www. irrodl .org/index. php / irrodl /article/view/683/1279 Hill, C. (2009, March 23). ReL Training and supporting onlin adjuncts. [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://www. facultyfocus .com/articles/faculty-development/training-and-supporting-online-adjuncts- qa -with- kimberly -hardy/
  21. 21.   <ul><li>References/Resources </li></ul>Kanuka, H., Jugdev, K., Heller, R., & West, D. (2008). The rise of the teleworker: false promises and responsive solutions. Higher Education, 56, 149-165. http:// auspace . athabascau .ca:8080/ dspace / bitstream /2149/1634/1/2008%20Higher%20Education. pdf http:// auspace . athabascau .ca:8080/ dspace / bitstream /2149/1634/1/2008 Higher Education. pdf   Kelly, R. (2009, June 29) Re: Millennial faculty are you ready? [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://www. facultyfocus .com/articles/academic-leadership/millennial-faculty-are-coming-are-you-ready/
  22. 22.   <ul><li>References/Resources </li></ul>Kelly, R. (2009, August 25). Re: Promoting teaching excellence, what departments can do. [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://www. facultyfocus .com/articles/faculty-development/promoting-teaching-excellence-what-departments-can-do/ Ng, C. F.  (2006, September). Academics telecommuting in open and distance education universities:  Issues, challenges, and opportunities.  International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 7 (2).  Retrieved September 20, 2009  from http http://www. irrodl .org/index. php / irrodl /article/ viewArticle /300/632
  23. 23.   <ul><li>References/Resources </li></ul>Orr, R., Williams, M., & Pennington, K. (2009). Institutional efforts to support faculty in online teaching. Innovation in Higher Education, 34, 257-268 doi: 10.1007/s10755-009-9111-6 Schank, R. (2002). Designing World-Class E-Learning. McGraw Hill New York.   Services Canada . (2005).  Essential Skills. Retrieved September 12, 2009 from http://www. rhdcc - hrsdc . gc .ca/eng/ workplaceskills /essential_skills/general/home. shtml  
  24. 24.   <ul><li>References/Resources </li></ul>Weimer. M. (2009, January 20). Re: False assumptions beginning teachers make [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://www. facultyfocus .com/articles/faculty-development/false-assumptions-beginning-teachers-make/    

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