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1 Jennifer Haren Tara Kurilchick Sarim Tot Kent State UniversityJennifer HarenTara KurilchickSarim Tot
2 Institutional SpamInstitutional 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 ChosenIt may require an investment in more technological resources.It may cause disparate impact on recipients.It may violate a students, staff and faculty person’s 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 e-mail. 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 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 freedomLower productivityCosts to increase bandwidth and inbox sizesAbuse 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 ChosenTechnology 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 coursesImportance of being part of the competition domestically as well as internationallyChanging demographics of the student body
9 Benefits of Distance Education Increase accessibility to a different target population who wants to obtain higher educationAbility to deliver education in a new formatConvenience plays a big roleIncrease in student enrollmentIt saves money!No need for space/buildingIncrease in revenue and decrease in costs
10 Benefits of Distance Education Increase in electronic networkingLinkage between postsecondary schools and P-12 to form a larger learning community despite the gap in space and timeIncrease in support network for students, faculty, instructors, and administratorsIncrease in network of information technology (e.g., OhioLink, Vista, Blackboard)
11 Issues of Distance Learning Copyright Law—how 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 limitationsInformation posted digitally can be easily electronically copied and transmitted without the consent of the copyright holder.
12 Issues of Distance Learning Instructional Design RestructureQuality issuesAccording 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 AtmospherePromoting interaction among students can be difficult due to the nature of the distance courseTechnological issues and effectivenessCost EffectivenessIt is hard to measure cost effectiveness because most factors are not included such as the training of technicians and instructorsLoss of Jobs
14 BlogsDefinition: 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 TV86% of college students go onlineJones, S. The internet goes to college: How students are living in the future with today’s 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 searchedIt’s an easy way to keep information fresh and up-to-dateAdmissions, program requirements, etc.Frequently asked questions can be addresses easily and in a timely mannerOthers 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 blogTakes away from other work being doneIf someone is hired to monitor the blog, that is an added costWhat should be edited and what shouldn’t leads to questions of honestySetup of blogs can be a daunting taskChoosing bloggers to monitor the siteDesign of the blog itselfStrategies designed to keep the blog effective and target the best audienceInformation retrieved from
18 Technology and Cheating Utilizing technology (internet, cell phones, pocket PCs, ipods) to create unfair advantage.
19 Why pay attentionIn 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 campusFaculty 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 surroundingFaculty 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 PodcastingDefinition: A media file that is available for playback on personal computers or mobile devices, such as iPods and Mp3 players.
24 Possible uses of podcasting Record and distribute news broadcasts. -- The entire campus community and general publicStudents can record and upload their foreign language lessons to their instructor’s Web site. The instructor can thenlisten 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 teacher’s notes -- Student, teachersRecorded lectures distributed directly to student’s MP3 players. -- Students, teachersRecorded meeting and conference notes.-- Students, faculty, staff, adminStudent projects and project support interviews. – StudentsOral history archiving and on-demand distribution. -- Students, facultySport 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 concerns—who owns the material? How can an instructor keep the material secure from outside users?
29 References Chan, A. , & Lee, M. J. W. (2005) 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, fromYoung, 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