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1 Kent State University Jennifer Haren Tara Kurilchick Sarim Tot

2 Institutional Spam Institutional spam is the free use of the servers on a campus for students, faculty and staff to send messages to the entire university.

3 Why Chosen It may require an investment in more technological resources. It may cause disparate impact on recipients. It may violate a students, staff and faculty persons right to free speech if filtered. It may be abused when allowed free access. It may decrease productivity due to the need for deleting unwanted messages.

4 Benefits Increase in productivity through . Will allow administrators to prepare for free speech, libel and other legal issues that may result from the free use of university . Will allow for better customer service for those members of the university community who oppose the free use of the university e- mail system. May result in an alternative open forum for the university community to utilize in communications.

5 Issues of Institutional Spam Free speech and academic freedom Lower productivity Costs to increase bandwidth and inbox sizes Abuse of the system which may cause harm to another member of the university community.

6 Distance Learning: Benefits and Issues According to Greenberg (1998, p. 36) distance learning is defined as a planned teaching/learning experience that uses a wide spectrum of technologies to reach learners at a distance and is designed to encourage learners interaction and certification of learning.

7 Why Chosen Technology has enabled educators to deliver information in a larger capacity and through means that was not thought of before such as virtual classes, videotaped lecturers, and information sharing through the use of the internet.

8 Why Chosen Distance Learning is used all over the world Many colleges and universities are offering distance learning courses Importance of being part of the competition domestically as well as internationally Changing demographics of the student body

9 Benefits of Distance Education Increase accessibility to a different target population who wants to obtain higher education Ability to deliver education in a new format Convenience plays a big role Increase in student enrollment It saves money! No need for space/building Increase in revenue and decrease in costs

10 Benefits of Distance Education Increase in electronic networking Linkage between postsecondary schools and P-12 to form a larger learning community despite the gap in space and time Increase in support network for students, faculty, instructors, and administrators Increase in network of information technology (e.g., OhioLink, Vista, Blackboard)

11 Issues of Distance Learning Copyright Lawhow will the fair use doctrine apply? According to McKay (1995), the fair use doctrine allows the public to use the information without being granted permission from the copyright holder within certain limitations Information posted digitally can be easily electronically copied and transmitted without the consent of the copyright holder.

12 Issues of Distance Learning Instructional Design Restructure Quality issues According to Inman and Kerwin study (1999), it revealed that instructor had conflicting attitudes about distance education. Most instructors rated distance learning courses lower in quality when compared to courses taught in the classroom setting. According to Palloff and Pratt (2000, p. 4), technology does not teach students; effective teachers do.

13 Issues of Distance Learning Social Atmosphere Promoting interaction among students can be difficult due to the nature of the distance course Technological issues and effectiveness Cost Effectiveness It is hard to measure cost effectiveness because most factors are not included such as the training of technicians and instructors Loss of Jobs

14 Blogs Definition: A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts, weblinks, and photos. Adapted from

15 Why Chosen Target audience is already using them Young adults spend more time on the internet than watching TV 86% of college students go online Jones, S. The internet goes to college: How students are living in the future with todays technology. USDLA Journal. 16(10). October retrieved February 14, 2007 from

16 Why be knowledgeable Effective marketing strategies Search engines will retrieve blogs and list them early when keywords are searched Its an easy way to keep information fresh and up-to-date Admissions, program requirements, etc. Frequently asked questions can be addresses easily and in a timely manner Others reading the bog can share their knowledge of the subject being discussed

17 Problems Monitoring of the blog It takes time to properly monitor a blog Takes away from other work being done If someone is hired to monitor the blog, that is an added cost What should be edited and what shouldnt leads to questions of honesty Setup of blogs can be a daunting task Choosing bloggers to monitor the site Design of the blog itself Strategies designed to keep the blog effective and target the best audience Information retrieved from

18 Technology and Cheating Utilizing technology (internet, cell phones, pocket PCs, ipods) to create unfair advantage.

19 Why pay attention In a 2005 Chronicle of Higher Education study, 44% of faculty agreed that plagiarism had increased in their students' work since the Internet has emerged (Young, p. A32). New technology will result in new ways for students to cheat. Focus on how students are cheating will allow faculty to find preventative resources.

20 Benefits to campus Faculty will become more aware of aids to prevent cheating through technology. Less way for students to cheat will result in more academic integrity for programs. Faculty will learn about new technology which may be used to help students.

21 Issues surrounding Faculty are unaware of new technology and how students are using for the purposes of cheating. An unwillingness to become education about technology and its abuse. Hard to police with technology becoming more portable.

22 Podcasting Definition: A media file that is available for playback on personal computers or mobile devices, such as iPods and Mp3 players.

23 Pros Simple to produce and inexpensive

24 Possible uses of podcasting Record and distribute news broadcasts. -- The entire campus community and general public Students can record and upload their foreign language lessons to their instructors Web site. The instructor can then listen to the lessons on their MP3 player at their convenience. -- Students, instructors Audio / video recruiting development brochures with personalized messages. -- Prospective students and parents, development and recruiting personnel

25 Possible uses of podcasting Recorded teachers notes -- Student, teachers Recorded lectures distributed directly to students MP3 players. -- Students, teachers Recorded meeting and conference notes.-- Students, faculty, staff, admin Student projects and project support interviews. – Students Oral history archiving and on-demand distribution. -- Students, faculty Sport event distribution. -- Students, alumni, and public

26 Implications of Podcasting with regard to learning There are affective and cognitive benefits associated with audio, along with its cost-effectiveness, make it an ideal medium for producing material to address students preconceptions about a subject and its content, and to alleviate the anxiety that students bring into the classroom (p. 68) Would allow students to review materials on the way to class (walking, in the car). Very good for auditory learners. Students could produce projects and send them to their instructors. Can use the podcast to produce files for specific disciplines where listening skills are necessary, such as music and medicine

27 Implications for the university in general Internet courses could offer lecture as a part of the course. Students in other parts of the country and the world can take courses offered anywhere in the country, meaning more revenue for the university without additional expenditures.

28 Negative Implications Students may not see the need to attend classes in person when lectures are available through the podcast. Learning through podcasting offers less feedback from instructors and fellow classmates. Intellectual property concernswho owns the material? How can an instructor keep the material secure from outside users?

29 References Chan, A., & Lee, M. J. W. (2005). An MP3 a day keeps the worries away: Exploring the use of podcasting to address preconceptions and alleviate pre-class anxiety amongst undergraduate information technology students. In D. H. R. Spennemann & L. Burr (Eds.), Good Practice in Practice. Proceedings of the Student Experience Conference 5-7th September "05 (pp ). Wagga Wagga, NSW: Charles Sturt University. Meng, P. (2005). Podcasting & vodcasting: A white paper. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri, IAT Services.

30 References: Read, B. (2005, October 28). Lectures on the go. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved February 13, 2007, from Young, J. (2005, August 21). Professors give mixed reviews of internet's educational impact. The Chronicle of Higher education. Retrieved February 17, 2001, from ucation/tchronicle+of+higher+education/1,7,23,E/l856~b &FF=tchronicle+of+higher+education+online&1,1,,1, 0

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