Instructional Technology Tools and Resources for Instructors and Program Managers


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  • This was informative. I wish the Learning, Design and Technology Masters program was that organized. The first course I took in May 2012 had Feb due dates for assignments. The discussion group crashed and was down for 1 day. Most of the material used was from Indiana and Texas U. No due dates existed for 'daily' assignments. You were emailed the day of or day before something was due. The planning program class link for the first week didn't even work. I paid for a class that wasn't going to be ready until June. I will say I was shocked on the learning experience I had at Purdue online. When I tried to help, I was just told its technical issues and the professor wasn't responsible. Be patient and wait for 1.5 months. Assignments to be posted were in discussions that were not going to be discussed. The assignment section had folders for uploads that didn't even relate to final course projects. Very disorganized. I completed my BS online and took corporate online classes. This was probably the most disappointing experience. I don't feel the online program is ready. Hopefully it will improve next year.
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  • Very informative presentation. Thanks Vickie, this gave me lots of food for thought. I will be following uo the ideas of iTunes and blogs, Flicker and WIKI.
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    1. 1. Instructional Tools, Technology and Resources for Instructors and Program Managers Vickie Maris Director, professional development programs Engineering Professional Education Purdue University and Grad Student – Educational Technology, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction College of Education Purdue University A CMED Conference Concurrent Session – Nov. 18, 2007 Phoenix, AZ
    2. 2. Using this presentation as a resource <ul><li>Pre-recorded version of presentation will be available as a podcast following CMED Conference. Check out links available at Vickie’s website . . . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Contacting Vickie to speak on this subject or to serve as a guest in an online class or short course: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> or 765-496-6845 </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Take-aways <ul><li>Learn about tools and technology uses that you can use or pass along to instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalize on the successes and mistakes of your presenter’s experience as a distance learner </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in teaching techniques that engage learners </li></ul><ul><li>Glean tips about the registration cycle and payment process for online courses </li></ul>
    4. 4. Personalized Learning Environments <ul><li>Young learners of today are personalizing their entertainment – are you preparing for the time when these learners are college students and/or consumers of executive education? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mp3 Players </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PSP – PlayStation Portable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Profiles and portfolio space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choosing learning materials and downloading </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>“ Generation Y is coming into the work place with new attitudes. We have been so lecture focused, but this generation won’t tolerate it!” </li></ul><ul><li>Curtis Bonk </li></ul><ul><li>Professor of Instructional </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana University </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>(Many of Dr. Bonk’s recorded presentations </li></ul><ul><li>are available: </li></ul>
    6. 6. USA Distance Learning Our future participants in executive education <ul><li>Michigan K-12 system – High school kids have to take at least one online class to graduate </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Michigan Virtual University – K-12 content </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Florida Virtual School for K-12 – Check the home page or the Virtual Science Fair page. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University of Miami has an online high school – College prep 8 th through 12 th grade </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li> is an index of all the virtual schools </li></ul>
    7. 7. From Bricks to Clicks
    8. 8. North American Council for Online Learning <ul><li>“ The medium is not the message because the </li></ul><ul><li>student, instructor, content and </li></ul><ul><li>learning goals are key.” </li></ul>
    9. 9. Tools You Can Use <ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons License </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Video </li></ul><ul><li>Tablet PCs </li></ul><ul><li>Online Books – and others </li></ul><ul><li>Free Lectures/Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Online discussion boards, chat rooms – CMS (course management system features) </li></ul>
    10. 10. SlideShare – <ul><li>A “YouTube” of slide presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Accepts PowerPoint (PPT & PPS formats), OpenOffice (ODP format), Keynote (for Mac users), PDF </li></ul>Education Idea . . . Create group, send slideshow to group, hold discussion.
    11. 11. <ul><li>Photos in from Web, digital cameras, mobile devices, PCs and whatever software being used to manage photos </li></ul><ul><li>Photos pushed out on the Flickr website, in RSS feeds, email, posting to outside blogs </li></ul>Flickr –
    12. 12. Creative Commons – <ul><li>Mark creative work with freedom you want it to carry </li></ul><ul><li>; </li></ul><ul><li>Post photos and other creative works on web while still expressing how it gets used </li></ul>
    13. 13. Wiki
    14. 14. Wikis <ul><li>W hat I K now I s – Ward Cunningham was creating the WikiWikiWeb and learned that wikiwiki means “fast” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly collaborative composing and creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis have watch lists </li></ul></ul>Education Idea . . . To develop comfort in collaborative learning among a group of new, online participants, have students add to or revise a wiki entry.
    15. 15. Wikis <ul><li>Check out a wiki if you haven’t already . . . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikiversity – creation and use of free learning materials and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikibooks – for reading books online, or for collaboratively writing a book (or a case study for a short course!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia – free encyclopedia – you can collaboratively revise and add entries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiktionary – for a quick check of a word meaning </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Wiktionary
    17. 17. Wiktionary <ul><li> </li></ul>
    18. 18. Wiktionary
    19. 19. Blogs
    20. 20. Blogs <ul><li>Frequent, chronological presentation of thoughts and web links </li></ul><ul><li>75,000 new blogs/day according to USA Today, March 27, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Steven Downes is considered #1 blogger in education </li></ul><ul><li>To find a blog – check out Technorati </li></ul>
    21. 21. Educational Use of Blogs <ul><li>Instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Professional practice </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Space to chat </li></ul>Students/Participants Professional practice Resources Space to chat Group work Debate
    22. 22. Favorite Blog <ul><li>Rich Hoeg’s blog called eContent </li></ul><ul><li>(insert summary of the information that Rich’s blog covers along with the URL to the blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Many of my ideas and resources stem from leads shared in the eContent blog </li></ul>
    23. 23. Podcasts
    24. 24. 73% say iPod s are in! <ul><li>73% of the 1200 students surveyed said iPods were “in” </li></ul><ul><li>iPods ranked higher than any other items including text messaging, bar-hopping and downloading music </li></ul>Biannual market research study by Ridgewood, NJ-based Student Monitor
    25. 25. 73% say iPod s are in! <ul><li>The year before, the iPod was ranked “in” by 59% of students which put it well below alcohol-related activities </li></ul><ul><li>This year, drinking beer and, a social networking website, were tied for second most popular with 71% ranking them as “in” </li></ul><ul><li>,2933,198632,00.html </li></ul>
    26. 26. Podcasts in Education <ul><li>Podcasts for student projects – have the students create a podcast or a vodcast for a class project </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting and sharing interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Learning languages </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting courses at a distance – Purdue Engineering Professional Education is using podcasting to meet learning needs in advanced manufacturing in Indiana </li></ul>
    27. 27. Podcasts in Executive Education or Professional Development <ul><li>Marketing of a program – short instructor interviews about program highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker preview – attendees subscribe to podcast ahead of conference to determine which sessions to attend </li></ul><ul><li>Entire conference on podcast – Sessions available in entirety after conference (Example: PopTech! Conference is available 6 months after event as a vodcast or audio podcast.) </li></ul>
    28. 28. 90 Second Break <ul><li>Turn to your neighbor and discuss a tip, technique or idea that you’ve learned and might like to use and/or pass along to an instructor for your next program or short course. </li></ul>
    29. 29. Podcasts through iTunes
    30. 31. BoilerCast <ul><li>Powered by iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>iTunesU – broader range of audio and video content; easier access to content </li></ul><ul><li>Available for any faculty or staff member who want to post podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible by students </li></ul>
    31. 35. Podcasting Simplicity <ul><li>Record your conversation at Skype using Audio Hijack (Mac OS X) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Use your cellphone as a recorder </li></ul><ul><li>QuickTime 7.0 Pro </li></ul><ul><li>GarageBand </li></ul><ul><li>Box available with six mic inputs and six headphone inputs (size of the palm of your hand) </li></ul>
    32. 36. Podcasting Simplicity <ul><li>How to Record a Podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create your own podcast – PodOMatic </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up an RSS (rich site summary) feed – XML file that describes the contents of your website (web content changes -> RSS feed changes) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    33. 37. RSS Feeds <ul><li>Using RSS feeds to personalize your reading of web content </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a reader such as Google Reader, Bloglines or Newsgator. </li></ul> Your Favorite Blog Your News Site Video clip – RSS feeds; readers
    34. 38. <ul><li>iPod – First Year Experience </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Others – insert articles suggested by CMED Conference participants during their participation on the blog Vickie sets up for the pre-conference online workshop </li></ul>Articles about iPod ® use in Teaching
    35. 39. Internet Video Resources
    36. 40. <ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User-powered content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User-powered content (changes often) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Online community for sharing instructional videos </li></ul>Sources for Video Clips
    37. 41. Video Clips
    38. 42. <ul><li>CNN </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recordings from the sessions of the annual institute held in Camden, ME </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digg </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User-powered content. Everything is submitted and voted on by the Digg community. Access to numerous other sources such as Digg is an excellent place to search for podcasts and vodcasts (more user-friendly than searching at iTunes) </li></ul></ul>Sources for Video Clips
    39. 43. <ul><li>Google Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Sources/Links provided by participants of CMED Conference blog established by Vickie </li></ul>Sources for Video Clips
    40. 44. <ul><li>Pop!Tech Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recordings from the sessions of the annual institute held in Camden, ME </li></ul></ul>Video Clip Personal Favorites
    41. 45. Creating a video clip <ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After you “Save Project,” you also need to “Save Movie File” which creates a .wmv file you can upload to video hosting services such as </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GarageBand or ProTools if you’re a Mac user </li></ul> Education Idea . . . Ask students to make a video clip as a group project.
    42. 46. Papers into Podcasts <ul><li>University of VA engineering professor has students create a podcast about a pertinent engineering subject rather than turn in a paper </li></ul>Green Design – Student audio podcast, University of VA
    43. 47. Tablet PCs in the Classroom <ul><li>Write on your slide presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Students can interact from their own tablet PC </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how others are using tablet PCs in education </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attend WIPTE (Workshop on the Impact of Pen-based Technology on Education) workshop at Purdue University </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>June 11-12, 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    44. 48. Use of Free Lectures/Seminars <ul><li>Numerous sources of free seminars, course materials, lectures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Topic of Nanotechnology – Purdue recorded seminar lectures available at – free seminars recorded in Breeze </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other free material sources suggested by CMED Blog participants </li></ul>
    45. 49. Free Lectures/Seminars <ul><li>About the MIT move to make course materials for 1800 courses available online for free . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Philanthropy </li></ul><ul><li>“ OpenCourseWare (OCW) provides free access to course materials such as syllabi, video or audio lectures, notes, homework assignments, illustrations, and so on. So far, by giving away their content, the universities aren't discouraging students from enrolling as students. Instead, the online materials appear to be only whetting appetites for more.” </li></ul><ul><li>Gregory M. Lamb, The Christian Science Monitor </li></ul>
    46. 50. Free Lectures/Seminars <ul><li>&quot;We believe strongly that education can be best advanced when knowledge is shared openly and freely,&quot; says Anne Margulies, executive director of the OCW program at MIT. &quot;MIT is using the power of the Internet to give away all of the educational materials created here.&quot; </li></ul>
    47. 51. Purdue Seminar Series Available at – sessions recorded in Breeze (now Adobe Connect)
    48. 52. Reading Books Online <ul><li>Order books online and choose the upgrade option for reading your new book online. </li></ul><ul><li>Sample from below . . . </li></ul>
    49. 53. <ul><li>Students and participants can move ahead with an online course even before their ordered text arrives. </li></ul><ul><li>Saves a participant from having to carry a text to and from class, or in their carry-on luggage if traveling for business </li></ul><ul><li> provides a monthly email subscription for receiving notice about upgraded books in your list. </li></ul><ul><li>Other advantages? </li></ul>
    50. 54. Course Management Systems WEB CT Screen shot of online threaded discussion question
    51. 55. Registering for Online Courses <ul><li>Solid online registration system </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate last minute registrations </li></ul><ul><li>Drive participants to online registration through printed pieces, website, podcasts, and other marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Know instructor’s minimum number of participants </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare instructor for participants joining late </li></ul>
    52. 56. Engaging students in online course <ul><li>Online library day with a report back to class </li></ul><ul><li>Set up flickr accounts and invite each other to view photos </li></ul><ul><li>Optional weekly meeting in course chat room </li></ul><ul><li>Students preview podcast on topic of choice and invite class to subscribe; discuss in threaded discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Online journal </li></ul>
    53. 57. Additional Resources <ul><li>Article – “Top 10 Myths about Virtual Schools” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North American Council for Online Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OER – Open Education Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making resources available and sharing them around the world for free (OER Commons) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    54. 58. Summary <ul><li>Remember, the medium is not the message. The student/participant, instructor, learning goals and content are the key. The technology is for strengthening of instruction and enriching the learning. </li></ul><ul><li>For a copy of the presentation, visit Vickie’s website and download the presentation file: URL to go here </li></ul><ul><li>Other questions? Contact Vickie . . . </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] or 765-496-6845 </li></ul>