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Personalized Training In A Digital Age Power Point

  1. 1. Paul R. Cox Franklin L. Yoder Academic Advising Center University of Iowa
  2. 2. <ul><li>35 advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time to ¾ time appointments </li></ul><ul><li>320 students in a full-time caseload </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors specialize in 10-20 majors </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory advising </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Train 2-3 advisors each year </li></ul><ul><li>Training Committee of 8 advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Three weeks of intensive training </li></ul><ul><li>Face-to-face contact in training </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Developed in the mid-1990s as a way to efficiently exchange ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki = quick </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki is information put on the web that one or more editors can manage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal or collective note taking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Intranets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge management systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Can be as little or as much as you want. </li></ul><ul><li>As simple as sharing a few text documents or a completely self supported site that incorporates multimedia and embedded content. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the level of technical difficulty? If you feel comfortable with MS Office applications and web browsing, then you can already do or easily learn the basics. </li></ul><ul><li>If you yourself don't feel you have the time or skill set to learn, look for a tech-savvy person in your office. You should also contact your institution's IT department to see what kind of support is already in place - hosted services such as wikis, web sites, and SharePoint; software for content creation, and training support. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Documents: MS Office Suite, Acrobat Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Screencasts: Camtasia Studio/Snagit, Adobe Captivate </li></ul><ul><li>Video Editing: Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut/iMovie </li></ul><ul><li>Power of the Cloud: online document creation and editing, online photo editing, online video editing, online multimedia mashups – you are limited only by your needs and creativity </li></ul>Use your favorite search engine to explore constantly evolving services and tools to enhance your advisor training program
  7. 7. <ul><li>Incorporating technology into an advisor training program is an ongoing commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on your resources, staff, and IT department, the difficulty of using technology to enhance an advisor training program will vary. </li></ul><ul><li>If you decide to use third party services, be aware of Terms of Service agreements. Make sure anything you agree to fits your philosophy of content ownership and privacy. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Document sharing </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media </li></ul>easy to implement, but not good for getting overall picture – just a collection of documents expensive, can be difficult to set up, limited control over format, little multi-media integration flexible organization, but not collaborative and can have significant learning curve more given to advisor development - ongoing exploration of a narrower theme with frequent posts especially suited to conversational interaction and snippets of information rather than substantial content We chose the wiki platform because we needed a knowledge management system for a collaborative group of trainers to create, disseminate and update training materials for new advisor consumption. Wiki is very well suited for this application.
  9. 9. <ul><li>http://sites.google.com/site/advisortraininginthedigitalage/ </li></ul>

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