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  1. 1. Quality Matters – Online Economics Faculty at MCC Presented May 18, 2010 Mesa Community College
  2. 2. Greg Pratt , Economics Faculty, Mesa Community College <ul><li>This poster session will overview the ongoing process by MCC Online Faculty to incorporate Quality Matters (QM) into online economics classes. This ongoing process began 2 years ago and is based upon four pillars of inclusiveness, collaboration, transparency and a results orientation. This post session will overview all 4 of the pillars, the process and the preliminary results. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Attendees will leave with... <ul><li>A clear understanding of QM - costs and benefits </li></ul><ul><li>A clear overview of how one group of faculty developed a process to consider use of QM. </li></ul><ul><li>A view of the timeline employed by the group </li></ul><ul><li>One rationale for the use of an inclusive, collaborative, transparent and results oriented approach </li></ul><ul><li>Data collected during the calendar year 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>A set of questions that can be used for reflection </li></ul><ul><li>How one form of social networking - wiki - can be used to facilitate and document a process </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1. A clear understanding of QM - costs and benefits <ul><li>Cost – TIME!!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit – Self reflections, collaboration and improved course design/results </li></ul><ul><li>MCCD site - http:// mcli.maricopa.edu /quality-matters QM site - http:// www.qualitymatters.org / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/user/chemeketaonline#p/a </li></ul><ul><li>(5 minute video) </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2. Overview of how MCC Online Economics Faculty developed a process centered on QM <ul><ul><li>Organic process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Began in 2008 with online conomics faculty conversations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key – up front support from Dept. Chair and Administration </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Teaching Economics Online at Mesa Community College <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons Learned </li></ul>
  7. 7. Background <ul><li>Many disciplines at MCC engaged in online discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Online delivery at MCC decentralized </li></ul><ul><li>Online Instruction at MCC ranges along a continuum </li></ul><ul><li>Online economics faculty conversations – fall 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation emerged </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How are online economics students performing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can online economics instruction be improved </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jan 2009 - formalized our process </li></ul>
  8. 8. Assumptions – Online Economics Instruction <ul><li>Dynamic rather than static </li></ul><ul><li>We needed to know what we don’t know </li></ul><ul><li>We can improve our instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices can be useful </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development can be useful </li></ul>
  9. 9. Communication <ul><li>2008 emergent conversation included </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Department members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DEC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Senate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dean VPAA </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Process <ul><li>Inclusive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation for Teaching Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arizona Council for Teaching Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Transparent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pull – our site- http:// mccsocialsciences.wetpaint.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Push – e mail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Results oriented </li></ul>
  11. 11. 3. A view of the timeline employed by the group Fall 2008 – initial discussions Spring 2009 – process begins Summer 2009 – pilot begins Fall 2009 – initial results used to adjust and move to Phase 2 Winter interssion 2009/10 – adjustments begin Spring 2010 – data collection, review of process
  12. 12. 4. One rationale for the use of an inclusive, collaborative, transparent and results oriented approach GET SOMETHING DONE!!!
  13. 13. 5. Data collected during the calendar years 2009 Retention “appears” to be improving Student learning online “appears” to be similar to face to face (Use of TUCE) suggests pre test/post test improvement in the 25-50% range for both delivery modes Useful information from distance readiness survey http://mccsocialsciences.wetpaint.com/page/2009+MCC+Online+Economics+Results
  14. 14. 6. A set of questions that can be used for reflection Our conversation began with two questions - How effective are our online courses? How might we improve our online courses?
  15. 15. 7. How one form of social networking - wiki - can be used to facilitate and document a process <ul><li>Please click over to our site and join the 50+ members of our academic community who have participated in our process. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// mccsocialsciences.wetpaint.com /page/Economics </li></ul>
  16. 16. Conclusion <ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional constrains and support </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul>
  17. 17. Best Practices <ul><li>Common entry point </li></ul><ul><li>Common professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Online course peer analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MCC Best Practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ongoing analysis and feedback </li></ul>
  18. 18. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul><ul><li>Assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul>
  19. 19. Institutional considerations <ul><li>DEC as clearing house </li></ul><ul><li>Access to timely data </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Planning – short term and long term </li></ul><ul><li>Resources/budget for MCC Online </li></ul>
  20. 20. Recognition <ul><li>Christy M. Alarcon, Ph.D., Instructional Technologist </li></ul><ul><li>The MCC Online Economics Group – Bill Demory, Debbie Henney, Alice Temnick, Jaime Erikson, Barton Bowen, Greg Pratt, Scott Gustafson, amd Enrique Lopezlira </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty in the Social Sciences Department at MCC </li></ul><ul><li>Harold Cranswick, Social Sciences Dept. Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Strickland, Ph.D., Instructional Technologist </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Teaching and Learning at MCC </li></ul><ul><li>Shereen Lerner, Acting Dean of Instruction MCC </li></ul><ul><li>James Mabry, Vice President of Instruction MCC </li></ul>

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