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  1. 1. TRAINING PROFESSORS IN INTERNET ENHANCED EDUCATION Mario A. Núñez -Molina University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Center for Internet Enhanced Education
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>The presentation will provide a description of a training program focused on the development of learning environments on the Internet for the faculty of the Department of Social Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Department of Social Sciences at UPR-Mayagüez <ul><li>Bachelors degree in five main areas of study: Psychology, Sociology, History, Political Science, and general Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>40 professors and 850 students </li></ul>
  4. 4. Training: Four Levels <ul><li>First Level: Computer literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Second level: Web Page Design and Publication </li></ul><ul><li>Third level: Web Course Development Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Fourth level: Web based learning and pedagogy </li></ul>
  5. 5. Internet Enhanced Education
  6. 6. Computer literacy <ul><li>identifying and managing files </li></ul><ul><li>scanning images and documents </li></ul><ul><li>using digital cameras and image editors </li></ul><ul><li>configuring a browser and using bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>using file compression devices </li></ul><ul><li>searching and researching skills using search engines </li></ul>
  7. 7. Computer Literacy <ul><li>Evaluating the quality of information obtained on the WWW </li></ul><ul><li>using email, mailing lists, chat rooms, discussion forums, and newsgroups </li></ul><ul><li>working with pdf files and acrobat reader. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Level II: Web Page Design and Publication <ul><li>Conversion of word processing documents into web pages </li></ul><ul><li>FTP programs </li></ul><ul><li>online presentations using Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Training on an HTML editor. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Level III: Managing a web course development platform <ul><li>WebCT </li></ul><ul><li>Nicenet </li></ul><ul><li>Manhattan Virtual Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Claroline </li></ul>
  10. 10. Level IV: Pedagogy and Internet Enhanced Education <ul><li>teaching and learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>developing learning objectives </li></ul><ul><li>evaluating distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>interactivity and instructional design. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Center for Internet Enhanced Education (CECI) <ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. Center for Internet Enhanced Education
  13. 13. Components of the Center <ul><li>Workshops: Trellix, WebCT, Nicenet, FrontPage </li></ul><ul><li>Online training materials </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support and consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Resources: web and mail server, email list, online journal (Hermes), portal based on sharepoint team services </li></ul><ul><li>CD-ROM with viewlets tutorials </li></ul>
  14. 14. Online Training Materials: Nicenet <ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 15. Training Materials: Trellix Web <ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Training Materials: WebCT <ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. Training Materials: Resource Page <ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Web Server: Aracné <ul><li> </li></ul>
  19. 19. Hermes: Online Journal <ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 20. Manhtattan Virtual Classroom <ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 21. Impact of the Project on the Department of Social Sciences <ul><li>Development of ebooks </li></ul><ul><li>Web pages created by faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of new courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Psychology of the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching and researching on the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development of online courses </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a culture that values information and communication technologies </li></ul>
  22. 22. Conclusion <ul><li>It is of utmost importance that universities offer support, training, and resources to faculty members who are interested in developing learning environments on cyberspace, because these efforts will result in their being able to provide students a more complete and effective education. </li></ul>