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Transformation of Learning in Universities Through Online Education

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Tranformation of Education through Online Learning. Presented at the Future of Education conference June 9, 2007 by MaryFriend Shepard

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Transformation of Learning in Universities Through Online Education

  1. 1. The Transformation of Learning in Universities Through Online Education MaryFriend Shepard Program Director Educational Technology PhD Program Walden University [email_address] Future of Education e-Conference June 7, 2007 George Siemens
  2. 3. Del.icio.us Tags RSS feeds wikis Blogs FaceBook MySpace avatar Second Life Meebo widget Web2.0 Podcasts Video MovieMaker Twitter Virtual Worlds OpenCourseWare e-mail Elluminate YouTube Skype Ning GoogleDocs MP3 Cellphones Blackberries I pods Wikipedia In a 40 minute class, these were some of the terms students used . HORI ZON PROJE CT Technorati
  3. 4. Change of Paradigms Agricul-tural Industrial Revolution Information Age Family Extended Nuclear Single Parent & 2 working parents Transportation Foot & Horse Automobile & Trains Autos & Planes & Computers Business/Work Family Businesses Top-down Bureaucracies Collaborative Teamwork Education Toffler, Third Wave, 1980 & PowerShift 1990) Oral, Limited Books Books, TV, Videos, Written Word Digital, Hyper kids, Internet OR ARE THEY?
  4. 5. Universities are Moving Toward Change with Online Education
  5. 7. David Jakes, Square Pegs in Round Holes, TechLearning, 5-31-2007
  6. 8. University Commitment <ul><li>Vision and Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Support for Learners including Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Predictable Course Design </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle, eCollege, Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Training </li></ul>
  7. 9. Faculty Training: Are Our Brains Wired Differently?
  8. 10. Faculty Training in Pedagogy Teach the Teachers! <ul><li>Coach & Engage Learners Online </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for Collaborative Learning and Team Work </li></ul><ul><li>Students Share Work with Others in the Class and in the World </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic Assessment & Rubrics </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Intelligences of Gardner </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery of Instruction </li></ul>
  9. 11. Plain English Helps <ul><li>Plain English tech skills to keep up with your students </li></ul><ul><li>Videos and RSS in Plain English </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis in Plain English </li></ul><ul><li>CoolCatTeacher Blog </li></ul>
  10. 12. Delivery <ul><li>E-books and journal articles </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts and Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Internet – the Next Frontier </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia (!) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative & Collaborative Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Team Projects & Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoints with Audio/Video Clips </li></ul>
  11. 13. Demonstration of Learning <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Real-Life Related Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration Concept Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Technologies: spreadsheets, databases, tables, PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>At Times Negotiated </li></ul>
  12. 14. Reward System Must Change <ul><li>Online Publications – several a year </li></ul><ul><li>E-Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Products </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion and Tenure – Tech Use in Classes (not online delivery) </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership of Intellectual Property </li></ul><ul><li>Office Hours at Home </li></ul>
  13. 15. Problems: Plagiarism <ul><li>University Policy </li></ul><ul><li>www.turnitin.com </li></ul><ul><li>Change in Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Center </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright & Fair Use Laws </li></ul>
  14. 16. Problems: Expensive <ul><li>Faculty Time </li></ul><ul><li>5% Teaching Budget (Tony Bates) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Lone Ranger” needs Colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Support </li></ul>
  15. 17. Problem: Research Needed

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