Teaching strategies

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  •        Welcome        Introduce myself by name        Introductions? Depends on how many there? At least ask them a few questions and get them to raise their hand (taught online before, first time, etc…)        Give my name again and background (me and Academic Systems) The Academic Systems Mission statement is up next.
  • Teaching strategies

    1. 1. The Online Instructor Roles and Best Practices Curriculum Services Associates
    2. 2. Role of the Instructor <ul><li>What is the difference in the role of the instructor in online or web-enhanced instruction? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this role compare to the role of the traditional classroom teacher? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Traditional Role <ul><li>Teacher Centered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directs the instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leads the lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prompts responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paces the class </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Online Teaching Role <ul><li>Student Centered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plans the activities, but follows the flow of conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fosters collaborative learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitors, models, and prompts for student participation </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Characteristics of the Online Instructor <ul><li>What are the instructor characteristics, skills, and behaviors that support positive outcomes in web-based or web-enhanced courses (i.e. best practices)? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Seven Principles of Good Practice <ul><li>Encourages Contact Between Students and Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Develops Reciprocity and Cooperation Among Students </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages Active Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Gives Prompt Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasizes Time on Task </li></ul><ul><li>Communicates High Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Respects Diverse Talents and Way of Learning </li></ul>Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson
    7. 7. Seven Principles of Good Practice <ul><li>Implementing the Seven Principles Using Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Arthur W. Chickering and Stephen C. Ehrmann </li></ul>
    8. 8. Seven Principles of Good Practice <ul><li>Encourages Contact Between Students and Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Student-faculty contact necessary for motivation and involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Easily facilitated with asynchronous and synchronous communication technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Threaded discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web conferencing </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Seven Principles of Good Practice <ul><li>Develops Reciprocity and Cooperation Among Students </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and socialization increases involvement in learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Study groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group problem solving activities </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Seven Principles of Good Practice <ul><li>Encourages Active Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn when they communicate about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, and relate it to their own experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Learn by Doing” Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of the Internet to gather information </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Seven Principles of Good Practice <ul><li>Gives Prompt Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Students need opportunities to perform and receive feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording and analyzing performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic portfolios </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Seven Principles of Good Practice <ul><li>Emphasizes Time on Task </li></ul><ul><li>Effective time management is critical </li></ul><ul><li>Technology increases time on task </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning fits busy schedules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Erases constraints of time and place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces commuting time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediate access to resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certain technologies may document time on task </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Seven Principles of Good Practice <ul><li>Communicates High Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Setting high expectations become a self-fulfilling prophecy </li></ul><ul><li>Technology can communicate high expectations and present powerful learning challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation criteria may be clearly articulated with technology </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Seven Principles of Good Practice <ul><li>Respects Diverse Talents and Way of Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies help students learn in ways they find most effective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis, synthesis, and evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group problem solving </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Seven Principles of Good Practice <ul><li>Advancing the Seven Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Applications of technology that are reliable, accessible, and easy to learn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Threshold Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Problem oriented </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant to real-world issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evoke student motivation </li></ul></ul></ul>

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