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Fine Tuning Online Faculty Development Workshops October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE 2012 1 Kathy Fletcher Manager of IT Training Office of Information.

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1 Fine Tuning Online Faculty Development Workshops October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE Kathy Fletcher Manager of IT Training Office of Information Technology West Virginia University

2 Public land-grant institution Research University Fall 2011 student enrollment: 29, FT employees PT Office of Information Technology Central IT support for campus. The 2 groups providing faculty support: Application Support and Training iDesign (formerly ITRC)

3 Corrections to my paper ITRC is now iDesign as of August not all descriptions are there and no statistics yet (coming soon) October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

4 Online Faculty Development Instructional Technology Workshops Instructors / Course Creators 5 iDesign staff members 2 trainers from Application Support and Training Scheduling fall & spring via Provosts Office OIT Workshop Schedule Software Tools Blackboard Vista 8 (WVU eCampus Learning Academy) Wimba Classroom October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

5 Past & Current Workshops include Accessibility in Advance Are your online students actively engaged? Basic Flash for Faculty Course Cleanout: Housekeeping for Your Online Course eBook Evolution Instructional Design Designing Text for Online Courses that Beg to be Read Keeping it Legal: Copyright Crash Course Keeping it Legal: What to Watch Out for in Social Media Online Video for Educators Podcasting Turnitin Wimba Classroom October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

6 Online Workshop Features & Tools Content Audio with transcripts Software demonstrations PDF handouts Learning modules (formatted HTML text) Webinar archives Learning Activities Assessments Assignments Discussions Notes Practice courses Wimba Classroom webinars October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

7 Wimba Classroom Online Workshop ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

8 Podcasting Online Workshop 8

9 Managing Online Workshops New sections Request copy from Development Institution Clone from previous Enrollment Timing Overlook a name Forget to deny access Tracking Participation Time logged in What was accessed How to assess learning October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

10 Fine Tuning Content modification Update web links Update due dates New welcome messages Revise assignments Add navigation aids Forget about holding online office hours Add learning activities Break into smaller modules Modify length of time open October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

11 Learning Module Icon Before October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

12 Learning Module Icon After October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

13 Instructor Survey / Discussion Attendance Technical Issues Communicating with participants Office Hours Contact Frequency Discussions Assessment Evaluation Form Types of changes October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

14 Lessons Learned Focus content Finish before you begin Consider length and timing of workshop Provosts Office best way to offer/publicize Create separate sections reminders to participants October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

15 Future Plans Develop uniform attendance reporting More practice shells for learning activities Compare attendance statistics with face to face versions where applicable Recreate workshops in Learn 9 October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

16 What is an online workshop? …an online workshop is more than just a lot of well-organized content and learning activities attractively arrangedany workshop or course, whether online or in a classroom, also depends on the participants background skills, motivation, and available time. October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

17 Final quote …a workshop will be modified as needed to reflect growth in the instructors own knowledge of the topic and online teaching. October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE

18 Contact Info October 17, 2012 ACM SIGUCCS FALL CONFERNCE


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