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Intro to Web 2.0 Pedagogy

  1. 1. Integrating Technology for Student Engagement New Faculty Conference August 15, 2008 presented by: Dr. Bruce L. Edwards Associate Vice Provost for Academic technology Professor of English and Africana Studies [email_address] cobl .bgsu. edu
  2. 2. Welcome to BGSU from the Center for Online and Blended Learning ( COBL) & the office of the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Technology <ul><li>PRESENTATION GOALS </li></ul><ul><li>General introduction to campus technology culture and resources, and technology-based opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing and illustrating general expectations @ BGSU for online & blended delivery formats </li></ul>
  3. 3. Help is where you find it
  4. 4. Where you’ve been lately. . . Do you: <ul><ul><li>Text? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carry an MP3 device? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game online? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read your professional journal online through RSS? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post self-generated images or videos online? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shop and make payments online? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in an online social or professional network? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build wikis? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Have you. . . <ul><li>Used any of these tools or functions in your classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>Why or why not? </li></ul>
  6. 6. AGENDA TOPICS <ul><li>(What’s with) The Ohio Higher Ed Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Defining Terms: What do you mean by “Integrating Technology for Student Engagement” </li></ul><ul><li>The Once & Future Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0, University 2.0: the Digital r(E)volution </li></ul><ul><li>Envisioning the future: Classroom Matters </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Ohio Higher Ed Climate <ul><ul><li>“ Four corners” peers: BGSU, Kent St., Miami U., Ohio U. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dwindling State Support (30%, down from 70%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Declining postsecondary enrollments and poor graduation rates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding formula changes + regional demographics = future enrollment challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilities and infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access and Affordability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economic impact </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Ohio Higher Ed Climate <ul><ul><li>Implications for faculty: teaching, research, service—and . . . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>recruitment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>retention </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>outreach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expectations by “administrative zone” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chair/Director (faculty welfare) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dean (department welfare) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provost (college welfare) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>President (campus welfare) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. BGSU 2007-08 Annual Imperatives <ul><ul><li>Promote best practices for teaching and learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess current practices and develop a comprehensive enrollment management strategy that addresses transfer students, first year students, evening, weekend, degree completion, distance learning, and cohort programs, and other issues as appropriate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategically invest in replacement, repair, maintenance, accessibility, and alternative use of classroom and laboratory buildings and residence halls as a tool for student, faculty, and staff recruitment and retention and as a method to promote long-term savings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop creative methods to motivate, promote, and compensate faculty and staff members. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on health and wellness for students, faculty and staff members. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance mutually beneficial community engagement with the development of genuine linkages to and between entrepreneurship, creative product development, and regional economic development for student, faculty, and staff in tandem with the university’s various external constituencies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance strategies to promote diversity, cultural competency, and appreciation of individual difference. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examine efficiencies in all operations, including reductions in energy use, implement strategies with the greatest return on investment, and eliminate activities where appropriate. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Defining Terms: “ Integrating Technology for Student Engagement” <ul><li>Integration: purposeful, deliberate, & guided meshing of talent, tools, expectations, and experience with unanticipated challenges and productive discoveries for greatest effects and efficiencies in teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>(Academic) Technology (@ BGSU): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools of technology tamed for effective teaching, research, and outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oversight for specifically academic software and hardware development and policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site of training, orientation, credentialing, grantwriting partnerships, international networking for technology projects </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Defining Terms: Integrating Technology @ BGSU (Con’t) <ul><li>(Student) Engagement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modeling and promoting ownership of and investment in learning and applied knowledge for service as productive citizens. “Outcomes as income and outreach…” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online and blended: Fully online (no F2F meetings) or blended (F2F and online) program development and coordination (COBL) in collaboration with Colleges. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0: Emerging technologies that facilitate – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>information gathering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>interpersonal communication and expression </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>social networking and personalized entertainment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>consumer gratification </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>educational confusion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>administrative soul-searching and faculty angst </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. The Once and Future Learner and why it matters <ul><li>Web- and mobile savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative and communicative </li></ul><ul><li>The new normative: an extended classroom beyond MWF 8:30-9:20 </li></ul><ul><li>The minimal expectations: open access and personalized provision </li></ul><ul><li>The platform: learning mgt system (@BGSU Blackboard™ ) and ancillaries </li></ul><ul><li>Effects on teaching, planning, presence: avoiding utopia </li></ul>
  13. 13. A Vision of Students Today
  14. 14. Web 2.0, University 2.0: the Digital r(E)volution <ul><li>The Components of Change, Gradual and Radical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grassroots video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration webs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile broadband </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data mashups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social operating systems </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Michael Wesch’s Web 2.0
  16. 16. University 2.0 @ BGSU <ul><li>Learning space decentralized </li></ul><ul><li>Access points multiplied </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive dynamics intensified </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment tools reconfigured </li></ul><ul><li>Time shifting portends mainstreaming “distance” learning </li></ul><ul><li>The lifelong learner is already here </li></ul>
  17. 17. 3.5 Million Number of students in the US who took an online course in fall, 2006 (a 10% increase of from the previous year). Source: “Online Nation: Five Years of Growth in Online Learning” I. Elaine Allen and Jeff Seaman, The Sloan Consortium, 2007.
  18. 18. 99,269 Number of students enrolled in e-learning courses in fall, 2006 at an Ohio public or private institutions (an increase of 55% from 2005). Source: “Catalyst for Change: E-Learning in Ohio”, Ohio Learning Network Annual Report, December, 2007 .
  19. 19. 2001-08 BGSU Online Enrollment GROWTH Academic Year Enrollment Courses 2001-02 805 72 2002-03 1,536 146 2003-04 2,014 181 2004-05 3,971 290 2005-06 4,368 315 2006-07 5,005 353 2007-08 6,527 417
  20. 20. <ul><li>BGSU ONLINE PROGRAMS: </li></ul><ul><li>3 undergraduate programs </li></ul><ul><li>2 masters degrees </li></ul><ul><li>1 doctoral degree </li></ul><ul><li>4 graduate certificates/endorsements </li></ul><ul><li>UNDER CONSTRUCTION: </li></ul><ul><li>4 undergraduate programs </li></ul><ul><li>4 masters programs </li></ul><ul><li>3 graduate certificates </li></ul>the demand for e-learning is growing
  21. 21. Envisioning the future: Classroom Matters <ul><li>Building bridges: the Role of COBL and Academic Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Center for Online & Blended Learning <ul><li>NCA Accreditation for Online Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Best Student Services Designation , Ohio Learning Network </li></ul><ul><li>E4Me Partner , Ohio Learning Network </li></ul>
  23. 23. Instructional Design & Course Development <ul><li>COBL -Faculty collaboration in course and program design. </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance in all phases of course development: content development, communication, assessment, etc. </li></ul>
  24. 24. COBL’s Online Faculty Training Course Terence Armentano Weblog on Trends and Innovations
  25. 25. Course Materials: Search Engines and Directories <ul><ul><li>A World of Ideas : Look here for catalogues of both audio and video lectures from universities and radio stations on a wide range of topics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open CourseWare Finder : Type in the genre or subject matter of courses you're interested in and you can find loads of links to courses from all over on this search site. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenContentOnline : Browse courseware by subject on this directory site containing links to courses on everything from artificial intelligence to literature. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenCourseWareConsortium : This site provides a portal to search through hundreds of free courses or to add new courses you know about to the database. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iBerry : Check out this site for a huge directory of open courseware organized by school and subject matter that can point you in the right direction for any type of learning. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Open Courseware Collections <ul><li>There are hundreds of classes offered entirely for free from universities and educational institutions all over the world. Here are a few places where you can start looking to find free courses that suit your personal interests and needs. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MIT OpenCourseware : The pioneer of open courseware and perhaps the most popular site for free educational resources, MIT offers courses in a huge range of subjects. Get course materials on everything from aerospace to art history. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Columbia University Interactive : Explore interactive learning resources at Columbia University including e-seminars, class websites, simulations and more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open University : The Open University offers this Learning Space as a way to give access to course materials in math, law, languages and a variety of other subjects. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tufts University : Visitors to this site will find life sciences-centered course materials from Tufts' schools of medicine, arts and sciences, nutrition science and several other divisions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Notre Dame : You'll get access to the materials for a large variety of courses taught at Notre Dame University through this Web portal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative : Carnegie Mellon University offers this site full of &quot;intelligent tutoring systems, virtual laboratories, simulations, and frequent opportunities for assessment and feedback&quot; to help you learn. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Berklee Shares : This site provides a large number of free music courses that can enable you to learn several instruments, music arranging, improvisation and production. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health : Those interested in the medical field can read and learn from materials offered by Johns Hopkins in the fields of HIV/AIDS, mental health, genetics, population science and much more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvard Extension School : Harvard is one of the most prestigious colleges in the nation, and you can watch video lectures and read and learn from course materials found on this site. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utah State University : Check out this site for courseware that ranges from classes in anthropology and history to physics and economics, plus much more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United Nations University : This global learning site offers news, information and resources on conservation and peace keeping projects as well as open courseware in fields like biodiversity, water resource management, fisheries and more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of California, Irvine : This California college offers courses that range from high school completion to spa operations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greshem College : Find audio and video, lectures and events and more on this London-based college's site. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Washington : Here you'll find open courseware materials that you can take for fun in the humanities, communication, psychology and many other fields. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duke Law Center for the Public Domain : Browse through lectures on a wide range of subjects related to law in the modern world. </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Videos <ul><ul><li>CalTech Today : CalTech has created a streaming theater that allows you to easily view videos on issues in science, technology and culture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UCLA Webcasts : With these archived videos you'll be able to keep up with interesting events happening on UCLA's campus and watch academic meetings, lectures and more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of California TV Video on Demand : Check out videos on agriculture, public affairs, the arts and several other topics on this great site designed to make learning for students and the public easy and interesting. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Butte College : Butte College provides televised recordings of some of the classes it offers, and you can see them here whether you're in the class and trying to make up for a skipped day or just want to learn about something new. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duke University Multimedia : Those interested in learning more about math can check out these videos, developed by Duke University's math department. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Documentaries : Get excited about politics by viewing one of the numerous free political films found on this site. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nobel Prize Lectures : Here you can learn the history behind many Nobel Laureates and even hear some of them read their work and give lectures and speeches. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcast Berkeley : Listen to podcasts and videos from this site that gives you access to materials and events from Berkeley. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CERN Webcast Service : The European Center for Nuclear Research provides access to videos and other resources that discuss science and energy-related concerns. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Royal Society : This site provides access to a large number of webcasts. You'll be able to find videos on everything from physics and </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Resources, Articles and Guides <ul><li>These sites can give you the information and understanding of open courseware you need in order to make decisions about what programs, courses and universities will work best for you. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What Is Open CourseWare? : Get the basics on courseware from this article and ensure you know the story behind free online courses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open CourseWare Movement Grows Across Planet : Read here about how open courseware is changing education everywhere in the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Free, Green Education : Learning online not only saves paper and gas but can also educate you on many ecological issues. Check out this site for recommendations on open courseware that can help you learn to be greener. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Education: Free Online Learning Resources Mini- Guide : Here you'll get a guide to finding open courseware that's in video form. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Access to Education: Open CourseWare : Read commentary and opinions on open courseware from this blog's post. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How Stuff Works: MIT Open CourseWare In Action : Get some insight into how open courseware may affect your career and education through this practical article. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Stingy Scholar : Check out this blog to get ideas on how to save money on education through open courseware and a variety of free online resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Made Scholar : This blog is full of ways you can work to educate yourself, including articles on open courseware. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Education Is Now Free With Open CourseWare : Learn how you can get education and insight into the workings of the business world through the suggestions in this article. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Teaching, Learning and Certification : This blog focuses on how open courseware and other open education programs can help and improve education and teaching. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Blog : Here you'll find posts that are dedicated to free educational resources like open courseware. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Biology 101 for Non-Majors
  30. 30. Need for a Change <ul><li>Need for high quality science courses in online course inventory </li></ul><ul><li>BIO 101 Online at BGSU: first step towards change </li></ul><ul><li>Funded faculty slot to develop and teach online </li></ul><ul><li>Not a mere replication </li></ul>
  31. 31. Challenges to Overcome <ul><li>Giving students a hands-on lab experience </li></ul><ul><li>Providing adequate interaction and appropriate specificity in assignments and protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing the &quot;field trip&quot; component </li></ul>
  32. 32. Challenges of the Course <ul><li>Adapt existing lab manual </li></ul><ul><li>Develop home lab kit sold through the bookstore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with Ward’s Natural Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text, microscope, vouchers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deployment of variety of media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>text based instructions, lab manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>video demonstrations, animations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard™ Course Cartridge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Interactive tour </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Benefits of online version <ul><li>Appeals to different learners as non-majors </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for repeated access to a variety of course materials </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances the “field trip” component via Virtual Tour </li></ul>
  34. 34. Quality Control <ul><li>Faculty development </li></ul><ul><li>Course development </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Matters™: peer review system for course assessment </li></ul>
  35. 35. Marketing Assistance <ul><li> links to course and degree information. </li></ul><ul><li>Current BGSU marketing campaign for online courses and programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio Learning Network OhioLearns catalog and advertising. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Ohio Learning Network (OLN) <ul><li>Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updates </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Information Coordination <ul><li>http:/ /cobl. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>eLearning Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Start: Lunch Hour Series </li></ul><ul><li>Conference presentation and attendance </li></ul>
  38. 38. Thanks !Q&A