Evaluating Tools in the Higher Ed Classroom: What Works

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This presentation was delivered at the Nevada Conference on Digital Learning in Las Vegas on Sunday 12 April, 2014.

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Evaluating Tools in the Higher Ed Classroom: What Works

  1. 1. EVALUATING DIGITAL TOOLS IN THE HIGHER ED CLASSROOM WHAT WORKS DR KATHERINE HEPWORTH & DR DONICA MENSING @khepworth and @donica UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
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  3. 3. ! ! PURPOSE Social and technological disruption in education mirrors similar disruption in journalism. How are journalism faculty responding?
  4. 4. ! ! ! METHOD Case study of faculty at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Depth interviews with ten full-time faculty members, ranging from first year faculty to faculty who have been teaching for more than 20 years.
  5. 5. ! ! ! QUESTIONS • What online tools are faculty at the Reynolds School using to enhance student learning in the classroom? • What do these tools reveal about educational pedagogy? • How might faculty think more deliberately about matching tools and educational pedagogy?
  6. 6. ! ! ! RESULTS Faculty identified more than 30 different tools that they were using in the classroom to facilitate learning and manage activities.
  7. 7. DIGITAL TOOLS USED FOR... Communication1 Resource Sharing2 one way ! T ! S ! S ! S
  8. 8. DIGITAL TOOLS USED FOR... Communication1 Resource Sharing2 one way ! T ! S ! S ! S two way ! T ! S ! S ! S three way ! S ! S ! S ! S ! T ! S
  9. 9. Communication Resource Sharing 1 2 Assignments3 DIGITAL TOOLS USED FOR... creation completion ! T ! S feedback on progress ! Ssubmission ! T
  10. 10. Communication Resource Sharing 1 2 Assignments3 DIGITAL TOOLS USED FOR... creation completion ! T ! S feedback on progress ! Ssubmission ! T grading & final feedback ! T
  11. 11. Communication Resource Sharing 1 2 Assignments3 Assessment4 DIGITAL TOOLS USED FOR...
  12. 12. LEARNING THEORIES Instructivism
  13. 13. ! ! ! INSTRUCTIVIST ONLINE TOOL USE
  14. 14. INSTRUCTIVIST Resource Sharing
  15. 15. WEBCAMPUS COURSE CONTENT
  16. 16. WEBCAMPUS KALTURA
  17. 17. KNOWLEDGE CENTER FILMS ON DEMAND
  18. 18. INSTRUCTIVIST Assignments Resource Sharing
  19. 19. INSTRUCTIVIST Assignments Resource Sharing completion ! S
  20. 20. PREZI
  21. 21. WORDPRESS
  22. 22. INSTRUCTIVIST Assignments Resource Sharing ! Ssubmission
  23. 23. GOOGLE DRIVE
  24. 24. INSTRUCTIVIST Assignments Resource Sharing ! Ssubmission grading & final feedback ! T
  25. 25. WEBCAMPUS ASSIGNMENTS
  26. 26. INSTRUCTIVIST Assignments Resource Sharing Assessment
  27. 27. WEBCAMPUS TESTS
  28. 28. LEARNING THEORIES Instructivism Constructivism
  29. 29. ! ! ! CONSTRUCTIVIST ONLINE TOOL USE
  30. 30. CONSTRUCTIVIST Communication
  31. 31. GO SOAPBOX CONFUSION BAROMETER
  32. 32. GO SOAPBOX SURVEYS
  33. 33. PIAZZA SURVEYS
  34. 34. CONSTRUCTIVIST Resource Sharing Communication
  35. 35. DROPBOX
  36. 36. CONSTRUCTIVIST Assignments Resource Sharing Communication
  37. 37. CONSTRUCTIVIST Assignments Resource Sharing Communication completion ! S ! Ssubmission
  38. 38. VINE
  39. 39. STORIFY
  40. 40. WORDPRESS
  41. 41. CONSTRUCTIVIST Assignments Resource Sharing Communication creation completion ! T ! S feedback on progress ! Ssubmission ! T grading & final feedback ! T
  42. 42. WEBCAMPUS JOURNALS
  43. 43. WEBCAMPUS WIKIS
  44. 44. CONSTRUCTIVIST Assignments Communication Resource Sharing Assessment
  45. 45. WEBCAMPUS LEADERBOARD
  46. 46. LEARNING THEORIES Instructivism Constructivism
  47. 47. LEARNING THEORIES Instructivism Constructivism
  48. 48. Constructivism Social Constructivism LEARNING THEORIES Instructivism
  49. 49. ! ! ! SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVIST ONLINE TOOL USE
  50. 50. SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVIST Communication Resource Sharing
  51. 51. FACEBOOK CLOSED GROUPS
  52. 52. NING
  53. 53. PIAZZA SURVEY DISCUSSIONS
  54. 54. TWITTER #CLASS #GROUP
  55. 55. WEBCAMPUS DISCUSSION BOARDS
  56. 56. WORDPRESS BLOG, SHARED BY CLASS
  57. 57. Assignments Resource Sharing Communication SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVIST
  58. 58. ZEEGA
  59. 59. TUMBLR, SHARED BY CLASS
  60. 60. Assignments Communication Resource Sharing Assessment SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVIST
  61. 61. Constructivism Social Constructivism Connectivism LEARNING THEORIES Instructivism
  62. 62. ! ! ! CONNECTIVIST ONLINE TOOL USE
  63. 63. CONNECTIVIST Assignments completion ! S
  64. 64. FACEBOOK NEWSFEED
  65. 65. TWITTER FEED
  66. 66. ! ! ! FINAL THOUGHTS • Faculty are using an astonishing array of tools for a wide variety of purposes • Learning about these tools is unstructured and primarily through informal networks • Formal knowledge sharing is limited
  67. 67. Join the discussion on TopHat Let us know your questions and comments! ! http://app.tophat.com/e/927236 The presentation, data and related materials are available here:
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  68. 68. ! ! THANK YOU! ! FOLLOW OUR WORK...
  69. 69. KATHERINE PINTEREST.COM/KATHEP TWITTER.COM/KHEPWORTH WWW.KATHEP.COM DONICA TWITTER.COM/DONICA DONICAMENSING.COM

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