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  1. 1. Veteran Educators’ Use of Technology Peggy Ward Kathleen Borsos-Wooley Kat Lund
  2. 3. Educational Context <ul><li>Internet-capable computer with high speed connection in all rooms & offices </li></ul><ul><li>All staff and students use a common server, where all programs and files are stored </li></ul><ul><li>All Microsoft Office programs available to teachers and students due to site license </li></ul><ul><li>Learners: </li></ul><ul><li>as teachers, are experienced at learning </li></ul><ul><li>are able to be self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>are highly literate </li></ul><ul><li>have very basic computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers’ feelings of competence and worth are compromised by lack of computer knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Veteran teachers find themselves “out of the loop” yet do not want to spend personal time on training </li></ul><ul><li>Students have come to expect PowerPoint to be used in class by teachers </li></ul>Technical Informational Socio-Cultural
  3. 4. Sources <ul><li>Ten high school teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each with at least 15 years of experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average years of experience = 17 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two Subject Matter Experts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>District educational technology department staff developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site technology coordinator </li></ul></ul>Methods <ul><li>E-mail questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up interview (with site coordinator) </li></ul>
  4. 6. Extended Description of Learners/Users <ul><li>The Learners are educators who: </li></ul><ul><li>Have been teaching for at least 15 years, with most nearing the 20-year mark </li></ul><ul><li>Did not enter the profession with computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>Are basically content with their jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Have been teaching a specific set of subjects for many years </li></ul><ul><li>Are teaching high school </li></ul>
  5. 7. Revised Instructional Goals <ul><li>The learner will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Create and edit a PowerPoint Presentation using a variety of the functions available within the software program </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate PowerPoint Presentations into his or her teaching </li></ul>
  6. 8. Revised Learner/User Goals <ul><li>I want to be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Add a slide and insert text to a PowerPoint Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Change the order of slides </li></ul><ul><li>Select and apply a design template </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize the “Views” options </li></ul><ul><li>Add audio and images to slides </li></ul><ul><li>Add transitions between slides </li></ul><ul><li>Use PowerPoint to support my teaching </li></ul>
  7. 9. Learning System/Environment Interactive CD ROM Lesson Preview (motivator, outcomes) Instructional Module (definitions, examples) Practice, Part I (facts, concepts ) Practice, Part II (procedures, principles) Sample Product Quiz Feedback Audio and /or Video Instruction on Demand Demonstrations on Demand
  8. 10. Learning System/Environment (description) <ul><li>An interactive CD ROM with: </li></ul><ul><li>A preview of each module </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Module </li></ul><ul><li>Audio and video to accompany all instruction for personalization </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrations on demand for support </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Audio and video to support FAQ during Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrations to support FAQ during Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul>
  9. 11. Rationale for Learning System <ul><li>Teachers are required to meet district standards for PowerPoint use </li></ul><ul><li>CD ROM will allow teachers to progress through the training at their own pace </li></ul><ul><li>CD ROM will also allow teachers to individualize their instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Audio and video elements will make instruction less impersonal </li></ul><ul><li>Step-by-step demonstrations on command will ease learner anxiety </li></ul>
  10. 12. Constraints, Learners <ul><li>Have limited computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>May feel threatened or intimidated by newer staff with more computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of time for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Limited opportunity to implement and retain prior training </li></ul>
  11. 13. Enablers, Learners <ul><li>Can use their preparation period for training </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to increase their computer literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Can apply skills to the classroom, providing immediate practice </li></ul><ul><li>Are experienced at learning </li></ul><ul><li>Are able to be self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>Are highly literate </li></ul><ul><li>Have very basic computer skills </li></ul>
  12. 14. Constraints, Delivery System/Environment <ul><li>This type of technology may be perceived as impersonal by targeted audience </li></ul><ul><li>Target audience may also be reluctant to use computers </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive initial design </li></ul>
  13. 15. Enablers, Delivery System/Environment <ul><li>Computer-based delivery system will allow for authentic environment and practice </li></ul><ul><li>CD-ROM will allow for added audio and video content </li></ul><ul><li>CD-ROM is portable (can be used at school or at home) </li></ul><ul><li>All teachers have internet-ready computers in their classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Can be self-paced </li></ul><ul><li>Can be individualized </li></ul><ul><li>Training can be done in shorter lessons </li></ul>
  14. 16. Objectives: Peggy <ul><li>Beginning PowerPoint Concepts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspired by a simple lesson of his or her choice, the learner will be able to complete all of the following: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open a new PowerPoint file. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a new slide. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Choose an appropriate layout for the title slide. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a title slide. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Given a preformatted PowerPoint slide, the learner will be able to insert outlined information pertaining to one aspect of a simple lesson, then add notes in the area below the slide that describe the aspect in more detail. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Objectives: Kathleen <ul><li>Design Templates and Views </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Given a completed PowerPoint presentation with a designated design template, the learner will be able to apply a new design to the entire presentation to override the existing one, using the “Format, Apply Design” option from the Menu bar. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Having completed a PowerPoint presentation, the learner, using the VIEW options,  will be able to select the Slide Sorter View and click and drag the slides to rearrange the order of the slides as needed. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. Objectives: Kathleen, con’t. <ul><li>Design Templates and Views </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the “Outline View” option, the learner will be able to add text quickly to their presentation by using the Promote and Demote options from the Tool Bar. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Having completed a PowerPoint presentation, the learner can run the slide show by selecting the “Slide Show View” option either from the Menu bar or the icons at the bottom of the screen. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. Objectives: Kat <ul><li>Using audio and images to enhance your PowerPoint Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Given a set of lecture notes of the learner’s choice and a related collection of audio and image files, the learner will be able to design and create a PowerPoint presentation. </li></ul></ul>