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Seminars on Academic Computing Kris Biesinger Advanced Learning Technologies University System of Georgia This slideshow was created for the University System of Georgia Board of Regents by Advanced Learning Technologies. August 2001
DOG AND PONY TO FROM
Guidelines for this Presentation System Perspective Wide Range of Related Topics Questions are Welcome Accommodate Your Interests Reference: alt.usg.edu
Stand-up Training Laptops for Faculty Professional Development Workshops Teaching and Learning Grants Web Conferences Ear-marked Funds to Campuses Just-in-Time Training Access Where We’ve Been
Sustainability Scalability Reliability Consistency Acceptability Flexibility Quality Best of Show Where We Are Today
A Bit About the USG
Increase in Distance Education Opportunities Fall Distance Education Reports: Fall 1994–2000 University System of Georgia Board of Regents
State University of West Georgia Total Number of Distributed Education Course Sections State University of West Georgia FY 1996–2000
A Decade of Innovation WebMBA™ Georgia G.L.O.B.E. eCore™ Board of Regents Technology Principles Desktop Distance Learning Initiative Investing in Instructional Technology Model Classroom Initiative Connecting Teachers & Technology Connecting Students & Services GALILEO — One Statewide Library GSAMS Distance Learning & Telemedicine Act PeachNet
eCore™ Web-based general education curriculum Linked to student learning outcomes Developed and taught by USG faculty Compliant with technical, legal and pedagogical standards Supported by System services Priced to pilot a one cost model WHY: Access, quality, reduce expense
…. Don’t Overlook the Academic Freedom Factor….
USG Certified Servers Secure, stable, supported platform. Available to all faculty and students. Regular back-ups and recovery procedures. 24x7 system support contact
Instructional Design Interface
Choice -- Multiple Perspectives
Course materials created by faculty and made available for preview and adoption by their colleagues Modeling Quality & Sharing Resources
If Mary designs quality course materials And John receives excellent teaching evaluations Then John and Mary will be good online teachers
Taught by a Faculty Associate with experience in facilitating online courses Authored by Rena Palloff & Keith Pratt based upon their textbook, “Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace” Faculty become students in an online course and explore models of interactivity and community-building
Taught in face-to-face workshop or used as a stand-alone online tutorial Acquaints students with the WebCT virtual classroom, community-building exercises, electronic research (GALILEO) skills, and problem-solving strategies.
Helps faculty develop instruction within WebCT Starts from a pedagogical perspective by: -exploring student learning objectives, -determining course structure, -suggesting appropriate tools, -and then giving the how-to’s. Rich self-paced resource that can be used as a guide or as a just-in-time reference
More on the Way Introduction to Library Resources Student Online Readiness Tutorial Accessibility Tutorial Others
Faculty don’t write, organize, edit, and publish entire books….and we don’t expect them to… …should we expect them to create entire courses online?
If you build it, they will come….. ……but they’ll want to register, buy books, take tests, etc. You’re only as good as your services.
Who are you going to call? A financial aid eligible student registers early for a full course load, and is dropped during the early registration for lack of payment. An older student, eager to participate in the online courses, encounters difficulties with compatibility between her machine operating system and the plug-ins used in the course. An online student taking instructions regarding all submissions to the faculty member spends hours trying to figure out how to get discussion group submissions to be double-spaced and in Times font. A student unexpectedly receives an Incomplete because the instructor did not receive the final exam in time to meet grade submission deadlines.
Because it’s the right thing to do is rarely enough motivation….
Accessibility Design Compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act “This focus…requir(es) all agencies to make all programs offered on their Internet and Intranet sites accessible to people with disabilities … consistent with the requirements of … the (Workforce Investment) Act.” Bill Lann Lee Assistant U.S. Attorney General Civil Rights Division January 18, 2001
Accountability Systemwide SACS Review Darton College Albany Clayton College & State University Morrow Columbus State University Columbus Floyd College Rome Georgia College & State University Milledgeville Georgia Southern University Statesboro Georgia State University Atlanta Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University of West Georgia Carrollton Valdosta State University Valdosta Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton Substantive change review Statewide coordination Twelve USG institutions October 2001 visit Totally electronic pilot A model for other programs Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta
When the moon is in the 7th house and Jupiter aligns with Mars….
In Summary Know What You Want to Accomplish Understand the Systems Approach Understand that What is Today, May Not Be So Tomorrow Take Opportunities When They Present Themselves Exercise Patience & Be Flexible Surround Yourself With Those Who Share the Commitment Believe That It is Worth It