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1 Brian Duggan, M.A. Director, Learning Services Office of Information Technology From Chalk to Cathode Ray Tubes - the Leap to Distance Learning

2 What We’ll Cover Today  Why DL is Different  Planning the Course  Logistics  Teaching Styles  Technology  Engagement & Interaction  Clothing Do’s & Don’ts

3 If you remember nothing else today... A Successful DL Class Needs:  Careful Planning & Scripting  Some “Techno-fluency”  Continual Interaction

4 Why is DL Teaching Different?  Physical & Psychological Separation  Reduced Visual Feedback  Reduced Spontaneity  Technology Intimidation  Passive Receptors  Other reasons?

5 Planning your Course (pt1)  Set Learning Goals & Objectives  Prepare an “Extended Syllabus”  Develop Lesson “Scripts”  Prepare Exercises, Assignments, Tests, & Evaluations

6 Planning your Course (pt 2)  Prepare & Test Media, Graphics, Handouts, Video Tapes etc.  Obtain Copyright Clearances  Meet MDL Support Staff  Know the Courier’s Deadline  Get Comfortable with Technology

7 Planning your Course (pt 3)  Create Web Supplementary Materials (Blackboard & Turnitin.com)  Set Office Hours & Limitations   Phone  Drop-In

8 Extended Course Syllabus  Name, Number & Title  Semester Taught, Start & End Dates  Description  Learning Goals & Objectives  Instructor’s Name, Contact Info, & Office Hours  Class Meeting Times  Significant Dates  Required Texts  Lecture/Module Schedule  Description of Assignment & Test Formats/Coverage

9 Extended Course Syllabus: Planning for Each Module  Specific Objectives  Separate Lesson Plans and/or Activities  Discussion Questions or Topics  Specific Assignments  Description of Terms or Glossary  Supplementary Resources  Articles, Book Chapters, URLs, Readers, etc.

10 The Lesson “Script” Psychology of the Senses

11 Hard Copy Logistics

12 Managing the Technology

13  Become “Fluent”  Attend Training  Private Practice Time  Lesson “Script”  Actual Course Materials  Prepare Back-Up Plan for both Sites

14 Back-Up Plans  Fax Materials to Remote Site  Conference Phone  Post Lecture on Web  Video tape Lecture  Alternate Activities  Discussion  Group Work  Projects

15 Engaging Learners Through the Glass Barrier (pt 1)  Know Students at Both Sites  Check for Comprehension  Plan Interaction in  Lesson “Script”  Frequent Breaks in Long Classes

16 Engaging Learners Through the Glass Barrier (pt 2)  “Threaded Discussion” or “Chat” on Web  Encourage Study Pairs or Teams  Teach from Remote Site at Least Twice!  Remind Them of Your Availability

17 Encouraging Interaction  Assignments or Discussion before Class Starts  First Interaction Right Away  Shorten Intros & Get to Content

18 Encouraging Interaction (pt. 2)  Peer Presentations  Invite Discussion, Ideas, Comments (not just questions)  Reserve 1/3 of Available Time for Discussion/Activities

19 Events of Instruction Gagne

20 Clothing Do’s Don’ts  Patterns, Plaids, & Pinstripes  White  Red & Yellow  Excessive Jewelry  Pastels  Darker Jacket w/white shirt/blouse  Be Modest  Check with Camera Operator

21 Avoiding the Talking Head...  Remember that Half of your Students are Watching “Television”  Mix Media Throughout Class  Review Teaching Strategies  Video & Print Resources in Media & Distance Learning  Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

22 You Must Remember This... A Successful DL Class Needs:  Careful Planning & Scripting  “Techno-fluency”  Continual Interaction


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