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Exploring Online Course Content
Michael K. Barbour
Touro University, California
•  Explore different ways to present online
course content
•  Examine some promising practices for
developing online cours...
What easy design have you experienced as an online
student that you’ve overcome?
What easy design have you committed as an...
https://youtu.be/O-Bn98I7Ceg
https://youtu.be/AieGJd-0r1g
https://youtu.be/xVj_MzmF0GQ
https://youtu.be/S0-FSEeeWDI
http://tinyurl.com/shu-videoant
Promising Practices - Videos
•  aim for 5-8 minutes in length
•  avoid fluffy intros
•  don’t read the text
•  ask yoursel...
•  recording demonstrations
•  recording live classes
•  “ask the expert/practitioner”
v Consider hosting outside of the L...
•  ensure all PDFS are scannable
•  aim for one printable page (no more than
two pages)
•  be consistent in the constructi...
•  curate and annotate
•  separate and label what’s optional
•  throw something away
Promising Practices - Resources
•  avoid “faceless professor”
•  provide progress bars or checklists
•  ensure ADA/503 compliance
– add a script for all o...
How could you adopt one of these tools and/or
strategies for your own courses?
Two Key Points
•  Introducing
technology alone is
never enough.
•  Big gains in
productivity come
when new
technologies ar...
Two Key Points
•  Introducing
technology alone is
never enough.
•  Big gains in learning
come when new
technologies are
co...
http://visible-learning.org/
Cavanaugh	(2001)	
•  Allen	&	Thompson	(1995)	
•  Blanton	et	al.	(1997)	
•  Burkman	(1994)	
•  Center	for	Applied	Special	
...
Reverse
Effects
Examining	Effect	Sizes
Developmental
Effects
Examining	Effect	Sizes
Teacher
Effects
Examining	Effect	Sizes
Zone of
Desired Effects
Examining	Effect	Sizes
Examining	Effect	Sizes	
Zone of
Desired Effects
Teacher
Effects
Developmental
Effects
Reverse
Effects
The Winners ...
Rank Influence Studies Effects ES
1 Self-report grades 209 305 1.44
2 Absence of disruptive students 140 3...
Your
Questions
and
Comments
Associate Professor of Instructional Design
College of Education & Health Services
Touro University, California
mkbarbour@...
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content
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Barbour, M. K. (2017, February). Exploring online course content. A faculty development presentation for the College of Education and Health Sciences - Touro University California, Vallejo, CA.

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CEHS Faculty Development 2017 - Exploring Online Course Content

  1. 1. Exploring Online Course Content Michael K. Barbour Touro University, California
  2. 2. •  Explore different ways to present online course content •  Examine some promising practices for developing online course content •  Introduce some tools to enhance your online course content
  3. 3. What easy design have you experienced as an online student that you’ve overcome? What easy design have you committed as an online teacher that your students have overcome?
  4. 4. https://youtu.be/O-Bn98I7Ceg
  5. 5. https://youtu.be/AieGJd-0r1g
  6. 6. https://youtu.be/xVj_MzmF0GQ
  7. 7. https://youtu.be/S0-FSEeeWDI
  8. 8. http://tinyurl.com/shu-videoant
  9. 9. Promising Practices - Videos •  aim for 5-8 minutes in length •  avoid fluffy intros •  don’t read the text •  ask yourself would this be just as effective if it was written •  ask the learner to respond to questions periodically
  10. 10. •  recording demonstrations •  recording live classes •  “ask the expert/practitioner” v Consider hosting outside of the LMS Promising Practices - Videos
  11. 11. •  ensure all PDFS are scannable •  aim for one printable page (no more than two pages) •  be consistent in the construction of your documents Promising Practices - Documents
  12. 12. •  curate and annotate •  separate and label what’s optional •  throw something away Promising Practices - Resources
  13. 13. •  avoid “faceless professor” •  provide progress bars or checklists •  ensure ADA/503 compliance – add a script for all of your videos – make sure all tables, figures and images have “alt” text ²  http://wave.webaim.org/ Promising Practices
  14. 14. How could you adopt one of these tools and/or strategies for your own courses?
  15. 15. Two Key Points •  Introducing technology alone is never enough. •  Big gains in productivity come when new technologies are combined with new ways of doing business.
  16. 16. Two Key Points •  Introducing technology alone is never enough. •  Big gains in learning come when new technologies are combined with new ways of teaching.
  17. 17. http://visible-learning.org/
  18. 18. Cavanaugh (2001) •  Allen & Thompson (1995) •  Blanton et al. (1997) •  Burkman (1994) •  Center for Applied Special Technology (1996) •  Erickson (1992) •  Gray (1996) •  Hinnant (1994) •  Libler (1991) •  MarNn & Rainey (1993) •  McBride (1990) •  Riel (1990) •  Rudolf (1986) •  Ryan (1996) •  Sisung (1992) •  Smith (1990) •  Wick (1997)
  19. 19. Reverse Effects Examining Effect Sizes
  20. 20. Developmental Effects Examining Effect Sizes
  21. 21. Teacher Effects Examining Effect Sizes
  22. 22. Zone of Desired Effects Examining Effect Sizes
  23. 23. Examining Effect Sizes Zone of Desired Effects Teacher Effects Developmental Effects Reverse Effects
  24. 24. The Winners ... Rank Influence Studies Effects ES 1 Self-report grades 209 305 1.44 2 Absence of disruptive students 140 315 .86 3 Classroom behavioural 160 942 .80 4 Quality of teaching 141 195 .77 5 Reciprocal teaching 38 53 .74 6 Prior achievement 3387 8758 .73 7 Teacher-student relationships 229 1450 .72 8 Feedback 1276 1928 .72 9 Providing formative evaluation to teachers 21 21 .70 10 Creativity programs 658 814 .70 http://visible-learning.org/
  25. 25. Your Questions and Comments
  26. 26. Associate Professor of Instructional Design College of Education & Health Services Touro University, California mkbarbour@gmail.com http://www.michaelbarbour.com https://dtlcehs.wordpress.com/

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