Internet Course Development - Fall 2012 Cohort

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Internet Course Development - Fall 2012 Cohort

  1. 1. Moraine Valley Community College Center for Teaching and LearningI. WORKSHOP IDENTIFICATION a. Workshop Title: Internet Course Development Workshop Semester: Fall 2012 – Spring 2013 Please be advised that all faculty members that want to teach for Spring 2013 would need to have a completed product before the spring semester begins. b. Contact Hours for Design This component will be eight weeks in length. Contact Hours for Development This component will be nine weeks in length. Participants should plan to spend 9 hours per week working to complete the modules presented in this workshop. If participants are comfortable with instructional design and technologically savvy then less time may be required. c. Credits All participants will receive compensation of $1,000 after workshop requirements are met and they have presented the course at the scheduled showcase. d. Prerequisite Participants should be comfortable using a computer and the Internet. Participants are expected to have already achieved mastery of skills presented in Blackboard Learning Series workshops: (i.e., basic functions, assessment functions, communication tools functions, and assignment functions). Participants are asked to display exceptional patience, time management, and organizational skills. Participants should be comfortable with receiving constructive feedback and revising their work until mastery is achieved. Participants should expect a positive learning experience with several opportunities to learn and share ideas with other faculty members. e. Course Description and Major Course Concepts The Instructional Design Learning Series Workshop is designed for faculty members that are new to teaching online at Moraine Valley. Whether you design and deliver courses that are fully or partially run online, this workshop will help develop the skills you need to effectively teach online or in a blended learning model. 1 Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
  2. 2. II. FACILITATOR INFORMATION a. Facilitator Name: LaWanda Burrell b. E-mail: burrelll2@morainevalley.edu c. Office Phone: 708.974.5502 d. Office Location: L244N (Center for Teaching and Learning) While walk-ins are welcome, it would be best to schedule an appointment if a face-to-face meeting is necessary. Please call me to set up an appointment. e. Work Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. Wednesday 8:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Virtual Hours: Tues-Thurs 10:00-10:30 a.m. *Virtual hours are scheduled times that I am available for instant messaging through the chat in the course. This also means that I will be at my desk if you want to give me a call. f. Mailbox Location: L244 g. Web page: http://online.morainevalley.edu *Login using same credentials used for Moraine Valley e-mail account. h. Other Resources: Please feel free to contact the following CTL staff members for additional assistance with technology. While walk-ins are welcome, it would be best to schedule an appointment if a face-to-face meeting is necessary. Please call me to set up an appointment  Annette Gonzales MarcascianoA@morainevalley.edu 708.974.5676  Lisa Lezon-Dyrda LezonL2@morainevalley.edu 708.608.4467  Anthony Marcasciano MarcascianoA@morainevalley.edu 708.974.5296 2 Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
  3. 3. III. CLASSROOM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES a. Meeting Times – Individual and Group During the workshop, we will meet for SIX 1 ½ hour sessions. There will be a 4 required sessions and 2 optional sessions. One of the required sessions will be synchronous (online). These sessions will be a time for sharing ideas and information with other participants in the workshop. At the introductory session, participants will vote on meeting times and topics. Individual sessions can also be scheduled at the request of the participant. The individual meetings can be held online using Skype, blackboard or face-to-face. b. Participation Policy Please actively participate in the online learning process and complete all learning activities on time as it is critical to the success of your online course. The recommendation is that you complete your entire class by the end of the workshop however, it is not a requirement. c. Cheating/Plagiarism Policy All participants are expected to demonstrate academic integrity as they design their courses. The definition of academic integrity for this course requires that participants submit their own work. For this class, it is permissible to assist co-workers in general discussions of techniques. General advice and interaction among classmates are encouraged. Participants are welcome to share ideas, formats, and teaching methods with the consent of their fellow faculty member. d. Code of Student Conduct Each participant is responsible for adhering to the Code of Student Conduct as stated in the college catalog. All participants are expected to show honesty and integrity in the classroom including consideration for other participants and the instructor. e. On-Going Assessment for Learning Activities The goal of the workshop is for faculty to develop the skills needed to effectively teach online or in a blended learning model. For this purpose, we will use the following mastery assessment scale for all learning tasks:  2 points = Learning Activities meets the learning outcomes  1 point = Learning Activities are developing towards the learning outcomes  0 point = Learning Activities are incomplete The mastery assessment scale was developed through the consultation with and approval by Moraine Valley faculty who has completed previous iterations of this workshop. The goal offered through the mastery scale affords participants the opportunity to always meet their learning outcomes. If an activity does not meet learning outcomes, it will be returned to the participant for revision until the learning outcome has been achieved. 3 Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
  4. 4. f. Discussion Boards I Need Help!!!-Please use this discussion board when you need assistance from the facilitator. I will be sure to check the boards daily and respond to the feedback as quickly as possible.g. Learning Activities The design modules will consist of 3-4 learning activities to be completed by the participant. The goal of these activities is to assess the learning and application of the concepts introduced in the modules. All activities will be useful in your actual course.h. Books, Supplies, and Supplementary Materials All materials will be provided inside the Instructional Design Learning Series Workshop. You will need a webcam for the synchronous class meeting. Supplemental resources will be provided on an as needed basis.i. Technology Requirements: Please note that these technology resources are available on the public computers at Moraine Valley. The library, for example, has a computer lab open seven days a week. Minimum System Requirements:  Have at least a dial-up internet connection. A high speed (DSL or cable) is recommended.  A modern web browser - Internet Explorer 9 (with compatibility mode enabled); Firefox (current version) are suggested.  Javascript and cookies enabled in your web browser -- If you have never changed the options inside of your web browser, these are very likely enabled.  An office suite - Microsoft Office suggested, however LibreOffice, Google Docs, or Microsoft Office Live are also suitable -- and some are even free!  A PDF reader - Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader should be installed.  A Flash player - Adobe Flash is commonly used in online courses.  An active Moraine Valley e-mail accounSpeakers for Audio/Video clips  Webcam for synchronous session. Additional Software and Hardware that may be required: Adobe Acrobat Reader www.adobe.com Real Player or Windows Media Player www.real.com Skype www.skype.com Google+ plus.google.com You can also download free plug-ins through the links on My Moraine Valley Plug-In Center- http://online.morainevalley.edu/Plug_In_CenterBB.htmj. Course Schedule See attached. 4 Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
  5. 5. The Internet Course Development Workshop involves designing for a live online class. The content that you arecreating (format, activities, and assessments) will be of actual use in your online class. We will work on creatingthe class from start to finish, but focus on designing the introduction AND one module of instruction during thedesign component. The module that you select will be your choice. All workshop modules will follow thefollowing format:  Introduction of Concept  Examples of how to apply the concept  How you currently apply the concept to your face-to-face class  How you will apply this concept onlineIt is highly recommended that during the workshop you complete your entire class because I am a dedicatedresource for you during this time frame and after our cohort is completed I will not have the same availability.Course Schedule for DesignWeek Module Title Lessons 1 Participant and 1. Am I Ready for This? Content Readiness Participants will be asked to complete a reflection activity based on the IDEAL Online Course Checklist and articles in the introduction packet (Fundamentals of Online Learning & Do You Have What It Takes to Teach Online?). 2. Preparing for Online Teaching Participants will complete an online assessment that will survey their readiness for online instruction. 3. The Outcome Participants will be introduced to the format of taking their current structure and revising it to an online delivery model. A gallery of sample online courses (internal and external) will be on display as a reference. 2 Course 1. Instructor Role in Online Communication Communication Participants will discuss recommendations for communicating online. 2. Interactions and Communication: Courses need both! Participants will examine different types of interactions in an online and environment. 3. Revising Your Communication and Interactions for Online Delivery Participants will be asked to look at their face-to-face communication and interactions and revise it to fit an online delivery model. Workshop Climate Check #1 – Participants will be asked to give feedback about their learning experience in the workshop. 5 Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
  6. 6. 3 Instructional Design 1. Instructional Design: What Is It? Methods and The process of instructional design will be reviewed. Instructors will Principles discuss differences in planning for a face-to-face and online course. 2. Your Student: The Adult Learner Participants will discuss how to use the adult learning principles when designing and teaching online course. 3. Revising Your Method for Online Delivery Participants will evaluate multiple instructional design models and select the model that will work best in their online planning process. 4 Course 1. Chunking and Bridging Your Content Organization Participants will discuss grouping course content into meaningful segments of learning. 2. Utilize the Three C’s –Clear, Concise, and Consistent These items are recommended tips for creating online content. Participants will discuss the value of each. 3. Revise Your Course Organization for Online Delivery Participants will be asked to review their face-to-face course’s organization and revise it to fit an online delivery model.Workshop Climate Check #2 – Participants will be asked to give feedback about their learning experience in the workshop. 5 Course 1. Teaching Methods and Technology Selections for Learning Content Participants will read and discuss recommended teaching methods and technology that will engage learners in an online environment. 2. Copyright and Using Publisher Content Participants will review literature on copyright in education. We will also discuss the effective use of publisher content in an online course. 3. Revising Your Content for Online Delivery Participants will be asked to review the content and learning activities for an introduction and first module of instruction and revise it to fit an online delivery model. 6 Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
  7. 7. 6 Course 1. Categories of Assessment Assessment Participants will be introduced to three of the most frequently used categories in assessment (diagnostic, formative, and summative) 2. How Do You Assess Student Learning? Participants will discuss how to use the Master Course Outline to create test and assessments for their course. 3. Revising Your Tests and Assessments for Online Delivery Participants will be asked to review their face-to-face course tests and assessments and revise them to fit an online delivery model. Workshop Climate Check #3 – Participants will be asked to give feedback about their learning experience in the workshop. 7 Course 1. Difference in Evaluation and Assessment Evaluation Participants will compare and contrast the differences between evaluation and assessment. 2. Rubrics for Online Evaluation Participants will discuss how to design rubrics and how it can be used as a communication tools for students. 3. Revising Your Evaluations for Online Delivery Participants will be asked to review their face-to-face evaluations and/or rubrics and revise them to fit an online delivery model.Course Schedule for Development –Module Title Speaker and DescriptionCheck This will be used a group checkpoint. Each of these sessions will have a component where you willPoint#1 have peer review time. You will be given a checklist to use to make sure that your course has all the recommended sections of an online course. We will come together to discuss how the course development process is going and there will be time to share resources or challenges experienced in this process. –I will ask Lisa Dyrda to join us.Library and Copyright Lee Semmerling will come to a session to discuss the use of the library in your online classroom. HeLaw will also introduce you to the copyright page on the MVCC campus.Technology Review Anthony Marcasciano will come to a session to discuss specific technologies participants have selected to use in their online classrooms.Synchronous LaWanda will facilitate this session. It will be used to give you a taste of how to setup a synchronous class meeting. You will be using Google+ and/or SKYPE for this experience.Course Participants will be asked to schedule a meeting with their deans or department chair to show theReview with introduction and first module of instruction. This meeting will be scheduled by the participant.Department ChairCheck This will be used a group checkpoint. Each of these sessions will have a component where you willPoint#2 have peer review time. You will be given a checklist to use to make sure that your course has all the recommended sections of an online course. We will come together to discuss how the course development process is going and there will be time to share resources or challenges experienced in this process. I will ask Lisa Dyrda to join us. 7 Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
  8. 8. Face to Face Meeting Schedule –Dates will be posted on blackboard under course info. 1st Intro Meeting 9/10/2012 2nd Checkpoint #1 TBD rd 3 Library and Copyright TBD 4th Technology Review TBD th 5 Synchronous Learning TBD 6th Checkpoint #2 TBDCourse Showcase Dates:Tuesday February 26, 2013Wednesday February 27, 2013Friday March 1, 2013 8 Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

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