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Fostering Teaching Excellence with the CoI Framework: A Community Course at APUS

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Fostering Teaching Excellence with the CoI Framework: A Community Course at APUS

  1. 1. CoI: Putting Theory into Practice #CommunityCourse @phylisebanner Fostering Teaching Excellence with the Community of Inquiry Framework A Community Course at APUS Phylise H. Banner, Director of Teaching and Curriculum Quality Center for Teaching and Learning
  2. 2. #CommunityCourse @phylisebanner CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeFostering Teaching Excellence withthe Community of Inquiry Framework:A Community Course at APUSA faculty development initiative focused on theapplication of CoI principles to course delivery,with an exploration of CoI indicators and relatedstrategies for success.
  3. 3. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeHow Do We Know What They Know?
  4. 4. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeA Few Challenges Over 2,000 remote faculty Limited time frame Limited funds
  5. 5. CoI: Putting Theory into Practice Traditional course in Sakai MOOC Community Course
  6. 6. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeCommunity Course Components Web Course Commons: The hub for learning resources and content curated from Community Course participants. Readings and Resources: Readings and associated resources related to the weekly topics, conversations, and study group activities. Study Groups: Sakai Study Group sites provide access to facilitated group discussions, and collaborative project areas. Each study group has a facilitator, who is responsible for keeping conversations on track, and helping out with the collaborative project logistics. Weekly Special Topic Presentations: Course facilitators will host guest presentations live each week via Adobe Connect, to share their insight on effective teaching and learning practices related to the Community of Inquiry. Q&A Sessions: Course facilitators will host a live Q&A session each week via Adobe Connect, in support of the Study Group Leaders.
  7. 7. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeStructure: Course Commons (CMS) Welcome (Home Page)  Week 1: The CoI Framework  Week 2: Teaching and Learning within a Community of Practice  Week 3: Setting the Climate for Participatory Learning  Week 4: Fostering Critical Thinking Skills  Week 5: A CoI Inspired Teaching Approach  Access Your Study Group  Earn Your Badges  Contribute Content  Guest Speaker Series  Share Your Stories  More to Explore
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  12. 12. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeStructure: Study Groups (Sakai)  Overview  Announcements  Discussion Forums: - Week 1: Introduction to the CoI - Week 2: Teaching and Learning within a Community of Practice - Week 3: Setting the Climate for Participatory Learning - Week 4: Fostering Critical Thinking Skills - Week 5: A CoI Inspired Teaching Approach  Effective Practice Compendia: - Social Presence - Teaching Presence - Cognitive Presence
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  14. 14. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeStudy Group Leaders Study Group Leaders are only responsible for managing course work that is done by Community Course participants assigned as students in their Sakai course site. Study Group Leaders are not expected to be content experts, but rather guides through the course learning activities – keeping the conversation on track, and guiding participants to the resources they need in order to succeed.
  15. 15. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeStudy Group Leader Responsibilities Moderating discussion forums Posting announcements Moderating Effective Practice Compendia Reviewing progress and reporting issues Sending End-of-Week messages Releasing weekly badges Sending Unsatisfactory Progress messages Providing help and guidance
  16. 16. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeStudy Group Leader Resources Pre-populated announcements Weekly message templates Unsatisfactory progress message template Grading form* Study Group Leader Guide  Task overview  Task details and instructions  Task checklist  Schedule Weekly meetings
  17. 17. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeTracking Progress with Badges
  18. 18. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeSocial Media Components CTL Facebook Page CTL LinkedIn Group CTL Diigo Group CTL Blog, Community Course Blog CTL YouTube Channel Other Social Media: All posts tagged with #CoICommunity will be aggregated throughout the duration of the course.
  19. 19. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeChallenges
  20. 20. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeHow Do We Know What They Know?
  21. 21. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeSuccess Enrolled Completed % Cohort 1 616 597 97% Cohort 2 1153 1063 92% Cohort 3 199 150 75% Total 1,968 1,810 88%
  22. 22. CoI: Putting Theory into Practice Questions? pbanner@apus.edu
  23. 23. CoI: Putting Theory into PracticeExplore More Community Course at APUS Blog: http://communitycourse.wordpress.com/ CTL Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/apusctl CTL LinkedIn Group: http://tinyurl.com/CTL-LinkedIn CTL Diigo Group: http://www.diigo.com/user/apusctl CTL YouTube Channel: http://tinyurl.com/CTL-YouTube CTL Twitter Feed: http://www.twitter.com/apusctl

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