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Lou Zweier, CSU Center for Distributed Learning presentation at 2007 NMC Summer Conference

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  1. 1. ELIXR: Video Case Stories of Exemplary Teaching Practice Lou Zweier Video Narrative Lead, ELIXR Director, CSU CDL NMC 2007 • IUPUI
  2. 2. Talk Overview <ul><li>What is the ELIXR Project </li></ul><ul><li>What is an ELIXR Case Story </li></ul><ul><li>Building an ELIXR Case Story </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is an ELIXR Case Story? A worked example told as a [teacher-to-teacher] narrative about Engaging Learners with [a topic] X using [a set of reusable] Resources <ul><li>Attributes </li></ul><ul><li>provide discipline-specific case stories around particular themes </li></ul><ul><li>for faculty development & access in repository </li></ul><ul><li>use video and digital story telling methods </li></ul><ul><li>may not be a complete case study, if that interferes with story telling </li></ul>Project wiki:
  4. 4. Primary ELIXR Hypotheses: <ul><li>Increasing the impact of faculty development activities through… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing faculty awareness of the benefits of new teaching approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enabling faculty to more readily acquire/apply information on the approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accelerate implementation through the provision of sample resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide relevant personal models of success </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leading to more appropriate and extensive implementation… </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering improvements in student learning. </li></ul>The use of discipline-specific case stories will enhance student learning by
  5. 5. Spring 2007 Process in California <ul><li>Initial theme is Universal Design for Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UDL helps address Accessible Technology requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>already some momentum and exemplars [EnACT] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>faculty learning communities & critical friends groups on 6-8 campuses </li></ul><ul><li>best stories from groups to become ELIXR case stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>may have impacts as case stories of FLC or CFG … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some will have student reflections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some aspects of CSU processes may not transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>great example of aligning ELIXR theme with institutional priorities for long term sustainability </li></ul>
  6. 6. FIPSE Grant Partners <ul><li>The California State University </li></ul><ul><li>Brigham Young University </li></ul><ul><li>University System of Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Coastline Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana State University </li></ul><ul><li>Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>The Ohio State University </li></ul><ul><li>Teach the Earth </li></ul>
  7. 7. CSU ELIXR Campuses <ul><li>Dominguez Hills </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco State </li></ul><ul><li>CalPoly Pomona </li></ul><ul><li>Sacramento State </li></ul><ul><li>Sonoma State </li></ul><ul><li>CalPoly San Luis Obispo </li></ul>
  8. 8. Prototype ELIXR Case Story Active Learning Groups in Organic Chemistry
  9. 9. Building the CaseStory: Video <ul><li>Instructor interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom footage </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Recordings </li></ul><ul><li>Student Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Narrative </li></ul>
  10. 10. Shooting in the Classroom <ul><li>Hand held Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Mics </li></ul><ul><li>Split audio channels </li></ul><ul><li>Use available lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal movement </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with students </li></ul>
  11. 11. Open Classroom
  12. 12. Tiered Classroom
  13. 13. Interviews
  14. 14. Interview Setup Tips <ul><li>Bg relevant to subject </li></ul><ul><li>Create visual variety </li></ul><ul><li>At least two light sources </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate eye-line direction </li></ul><ul><li>Use stationary chair </li></ul>
  15. 15. Building a CaseStory: Pachyderm
  16. 18. Questions? Contact Info: [email_address]