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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Faculty Development Programs for Blended Instruction

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Presented at Sloan-C Blended Conference, Denver, CO, 7.9.14.

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Faculty Development Programs for Blended Instruction

  1. 1. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Faculty Development Programs for Blended Instruction July 9th, 2014 Sloan-C Blended Conference Tanya Joosten, @tjoosten, and Dylan Barth, @dylanbarth University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee tjoosten@uwm.edu | djbarth@uwm.edu
  2. 2. Tech Enhanced Blended Online Traditional Self-paced MOOCs Flex Faculty development programs and pedagogical consultation Technology training and support Evaluation and research About us
  3. 3. About UWM Online
  4. 4. What is blended?
  5. 5. A Backwards Design Approach to Evaluation
  6. 6. Evaluation planning Input • Medium (F2F or Online) • Instructor demographics • Discipline • Course level Process • Defining good blended and online course • Defining pedagogical model • Designing faculty development program Output • Course level • Program and Institutional level
  7. 7. F2F is not the gold standard Focus on the process…the pedagogy Inputs
  8. 8. Define a good blended and online course Define pedagogical model Design a faculty development program Process
  9. 9. Step 1: Defining effective
  10. 10. 1. What is a “good” blended course? What pedagogical model facilitates a “good” blended course?
  11. 11. Good course Higher retention Better grades on assessment • Quizzes and exams • Projects and papers • Overall Satisfied students • Future enrollments Learning Engaging Enrollments
  12. 12. Pedagogical model Content • Text • Images • Audio • Video Interactivity • Discussions • Groups • Feedback Assessment • Written and oral examination • Discursive • Portfolio
  13. 13. Content
  14. 14. Interactivity
  15. 15. Assessment Cognitive Affective Psychomotor or Behavioral Individual Group Projects Discussions Writing Quizzes
  16. 16. Step 2: Facilitating success
  17. 17. 2. What elements and format should be considered in designing and developing a faculty development program? What opportunities and experiences should be available to help instructors learn effective practices in design, delivery, and teaching blended courses?
  18. 18. UWM’s faculty development
  19. 19. • Ten questions • Designing learning modules • Online vs. F2F - Integration • Decision rubric for content choices • Learning objects Content • Progressive/summative • Before, during, and after • Self evaluation • Peer evaluation • Student evaluation Course Evaluation • Rubrics • CATs • Templates • Traditional formats Assessment • Synchronous/asynchronous • Establishing voice • Discussion forums • Small groups Interactivity • Managing expectations • Time management • Technology support Helping Your Students • Staying organized • Managing workload • Avoiding course and a half Course Management Course Redesign Transitioning to online and blended teaching Pedagogy and more
  20. 20. Experience
  21. 21. F2F 1 3 hrs Online 1 F2F 2 3 hrs Online 2 F2F 3 3 hrs Showcase 3 hrs Post- Program Blended
  22. 22. Backwards design
  23. 23. Active learning
  24. 24. Practice-based
  25. 25. Participant Self- Reflection Progressive Participant Evaluation Facilitator Self- Reflection Summative Participant Evaluation Program evaluation
  26. 26. Step 3: Documenting success
  27. 27. 3. How will you know when faculty are providing quality online and blended courses? What tools or services could be provided for evaluating the effectiveness of online and blended courses? How will quality be communicated to others?
  28. 28. Did it work? CC Flickr katherine.a
  29. 29. Course evaluation
  30. 30. Course evaluation
  31. 31. Student Evaluation Data Course evaluation
  32. 32. Course evaluation
  33. 33. Who is your audience? What variables will be examined? How will the data be collected? analyzed? How (and where) will the data be presented? Who will be involved in the evaluation process? When will the evaluation be completed? Evaluation plan
  34. 34. Audience
  35. 35. Input Process Output Students Interactivity Students/Faculty Demographics Communication Learning Age Engagement Satisfaction Gender Social Presence Performance Ethnicity Content Student Status Assessment Course/Institutional Data Full time/Part time Retention Employment Status Drop/Withdrawal Rate Zip Code Grade Course/Instructor Evaluation Course Discipline Course Level Instructor Mode of Delivery Variables
  36. 36. Collecting
  37. 37. Analyzing
  38. 38. Dissemination CC Flickr bengray
  39. 39. Human Resources CC Flickr Vandy CFT
  40. 40. Timeline CC Flickr zamboni.andrea
  41. 41. Challenges CC Flickr EverExplore
  42. 42. Questions
  43. 43. Thank you! Tanya Joosten, tjoosten@uwm.edu, @tjoosten Dylan Barth, djbarth@uwm.edu, @dylanbarth

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