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1 Andrea Eastman-Mullins Information & Technology Coordinator University of North Carolina, Office of the President Teaching and Learning with Technology Collaborative We Can’t Afford to Reinvent the Wheel: Collaborative Professional Development at UNC EDUCAUSE Southeast Conference June 7, 2004

2 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins Copyrighted Material Copyright Andrea Eastman-Mullins This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non- commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.

3 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins Collaborative Professional Development Overview  About the UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Collaborative (TLTC)  Two TLTC professional development projects  The UNC Professional Development Portal  The UNC TLT Training Compendium  Questions and feedback

4 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins We are A consortial organization within the UNC Office of the President that provides vision and shared resources in support of teaching and learning with technology programs and initiatives on the 16 UNC campuses. Vision The TLTC will advance collaborative processes that empower teachers, learners, providers of instructional support, and decision makers to make the best possible use of technology in promoting learning. About the UNC TLT Collaborative

5 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins The University of North Carolina “How can we do more together?”

6 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins Current Projects: TLTC Project Groups From the 2002–2005 Operating Plan  TLT Professional Development  UNC Professional Development Portal (PDP)  UNC TLT Conference (300+ attendees)  TLT Assessment Initiative  TLT Policy Issues  Building UNC TLT Community  Communication and Information Management  TLTC Governance and Organizational Operations

7 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins The UNC Professional Development Portal Online database of over 2,500 resources  For UNC faculty, administrators, librarians, and staff  Main topics teaching & learningstaff development administrative developmentlibraries  Always growing through user submissions  By the UNC community, for the UNC community  Supported by the TLT Collaborative since 2000

8 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins Professional Development Portal (PDP) Focus Areas (# of records) Resource Types Centers, Organizations, Interest Groups; Conferences and Events; Grants and Funding Sources; Networking and Sabbatical Opportunities; Online Collections; Policies; Publications; Staff Benefits; Vendors

9 UNC PDP today: Search UNC PDP today: Search

10 UNC PDP today: Results UNC PDP today: Results

11 UNC PDP today: Citations and links to resources UNC PDP today: Citations and links to resources

12 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins How can the PDP become more effective? Gathered Feedback  Focus Groups at EDTECH, NCLA, UNC Cause and feedback from Portal Oversight Committee  “What service should UNC provide through the PDP?”  “Why would users come to the Portal over other sources?” What we heard  Strength is “By UNC, for UNC”  Connect with UNC colleagues and resources  Push information to us “My inbox is my Portal of choice.”  Integrate asynchronous communication tools  Concerns about how to encourage submissions

13 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins More Motivation to Redesign the PDP Respond to increasing usage  New Libraries focus area and possibility for more  Plans to integrate with MERLOT’s Federated Search Encourage submissions  Very few unsolicited entries are submitted (avg. 23/month)  Testing Campus Liaison Program  Need to simplify submission process Improve technical platform  Include content management system  Become self-sustaining on own server  Improve outdated architecture

14 Supporting Increasing Usage

15 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins PDP Redesign Process Summer/ Fall Feedback  What should the PDP become? Jan-Feb Functional requirements and specification  New look and feel  New functionality 3.Establish technical approach, write tech spec March – April Feedback on requirements Summer / Fall Implementation! Fall Test and Release

16 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins PDP Redesign Enhanced functionality Improved collaboration Demo

17 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins The UNC TLT Training Compendium Single-point of access to UNC-developed  Online Tutorials  Instructional video  Workshop descriptions and syllabi  Handouts and other resources Open for sharing with any UNC institution Supported and developed by TLTC Launched May Launched May 2004

18 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins The UNC TLT Training Compendium Created in response to campus requests  Many campuses developing training  Desktop software  Course Management Systems  Web design  Why reinvent the wheel if campuses are willing to share? Enthusiastic response  Published May 27, 2004  Over 500 site visits in the first week!

19 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins Training Compendium: Content How are we building the collection? 1. Identify organizations on all 16 campuses Faculty Centers, Libraries, Instructional Technology departments, Computer Centers, etc. 2. Browse websites and ask departments for TLT-related training. 3. Index and abstract each resource Title, Campus, Organization Topic, Subtopic, Type (Workshop, Tutorial, Resource) URL, Date reviewed 4. Permissions

20 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins Training Compendium: Content Over 200 resources so far, and we are still looking!

21 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins Training Compendium: Content Compendium will continue to grow…  Dynamically generated site we can update any time  Robust content management system supports  Controlled vocabulary  Campus department contacts  Approval process  Eventual integration with PDP  Ongoing search for new content  Have feedback section asking for new resources  Plan to add submission form

22 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins Training Compendium Live Demo

23 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins Ongoing Considerations The UNC Professional Development Portal  More online collaboration through PDP?  How to motivate users to submit more resources?  Establish Focus Area Editors TLT Training Compendium  How to keep current with new training  Issues regarding use outside of UNC  How to share in-person workshops  Integration with redesigned PDP

24 EDUCAUSE Southeast, 06/7/04 Andrea Eastman-Mullins Questions & Discussion Andrea Eastman-Mullins Information & Technology Coordinator University of North Carolina, Office of the President Teaching and Learning with Technology Collaborative


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