Working with academics to produce online content

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A presentation which outlines the challenges and issues of working with academic staff in Higher Education Institutions to produce online content.

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Working with academics to produce online content

  1. 1. Sarah Darley
  2. 2. This presentation will cover three main areas: 1. Online content 2. Involvement of academic staff 3. Effect on student learning
  3. 3. Online Content Definition: Any type of digital information included in a web page or any other similar medium. Content can include text,image, graphics, film, animation or audio and can be published across the Internet, Intranet or Extranet.
  4. 4. Online Content Learning Space (The Open University)
  5. 5. Online Content Blackboard Learning System (Coventry University)
  6. 6. The difference between: and
  7. 7. Involvement of Academic Staff • Needs and expectations - Different disciplines and subject areas will have different requirements and constraints • Often limited resources - Time - Staff - Computers
  8. 8. Involvement of Academic Staff • Technical knowledge and skills - Provision of relevant training and support - Important to create academic ownership - Sharing knowledge and information
  9. 9. Effect on Student Learning • Increased student dependency on information taken from the Internet - Plagiarism - Copyright issues • Assessment and feedback - Concerns over cheating • Challenges to the tradition role of University
  10. 10. Key Points • Wide range of possibilities for online content • Universities often have limited resources and a multi-faceted software environment • Producing online content should enhance students’ learning experience, not replace traditional teaching methods
  11. 11. Thank you for listening. Sarah Darley

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