Onground to Online: Making the Transition By: Kevin Johnson Illinois Online Network.
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Onground to Online: Making the Transition By: Kevin Johnson Illinois Online Network
Agenda! Introductions Why are you moving towards Online? What are your concerns? Delivery Method Spectrum Choosing a Course Management System (CMS) Strategies for successful transitions Activities for transitioning Resources HAVE FUN!
Introductions Where –Academic Institution / Organization What –What are you teaching? –What other professions are represented? Why –Why are you here today? –Why did you choose this workshop?
Reasons for Teaching Online Flexible Schedule More in-depth discussions More “level playing field” Ability to reach a broader audience Excitement/Challenges of technology Strengthened Job Security
Fears About Teaching Online Time Technical Skills Workload (Developing Course, Grading, Providing Feedback, etc.) Loss of Power Fear of Student lack of self-motivation
Delivery Method Spectrum OngroundOnline Blended Hybrid What differentiates these from one another is the amount of time spent in a classroom versus online.
Delivery Method Spectrum: Onground OngroundOnline Blended Hybrid Courses in which all learning activities are implemented in a face-to-face classroom setting.
Delivery Method Spectrum: Blended OngroundOnline Blended Hybrid Courses in which a significant amount of the activities are implemented in a face-to- face classroom setting. Some materials available online No online instruction time is substituted for f2f time.
Delivery Method Spectrum: Hybrid OngroundOnline Blended Hybrid “Courses in which a significant amount of the learning activities have been moved online, and time traditionally spent in the classroom is reduced but not eliminated” (Garnham & Kaleta, 2002)
Delivery Method Spectrum: Online OngroundOnline Blended Hybrid Courses in which all learning activities have been moved online.
Choosing a CMS Factors –Cost –Technology –Features
Choosing a CMS Features to Look For –Discussion Boards –Communication Tools (E-mail, Chat, Dialogue) –Groups –Electronic Assignment Submission –Testing/Quizzing/Polling/Surveying –Grade Book –Glossary / FAQs –Survey –Web Page Creation –Multimedia
Choosing a CMS Course Management System Resources –Moodle (http://www.moodle.org)http://www.moodle.org –WebCt (http://www.webct.com)http://www.webct.com –Blackboard (http://www.blackboard.com)http://www.blackboard.com –eCollege (http://www.ecollege.com)http://www.ecollege.com –Edutools (http://www.edutools.info/course/)http://www.edutools.info/course/
Purpose for Transitioning Help Instructors –Move curriculum over and develop full courses in a timely manner –Learn new technologies with less frustration Help Students –Prepare students by providing f2f orientation to new environment –Provide opportunity for f2f technical support when needed. –Promote Independent Learning
Strategies for Transitioning Start Slow: –Move lecture notes, and other existing documents over to online classroom –Introduce students to online environment in a f2f lab where you are present –Provide resources on posting and other online classroom netiquette. –Add Ice Breaker Activities such as Scavenger Hunts, Bio Assignment, etc. to help students become familiar with posting, etc.
Strategies for Transitioning Cont. Moving Forward: –Eliminate one class meeting per week –Shorten Class time –Assign collaboration assignments with other course sections –Require online peer feedback and revisions before turning in assignments –Encourage more digital communication using E-mail, Discussion Forums, Chat, etc.
Resources for Transitioning Illinois Online Network –http://www.ion.uillinois.eduhttp://www.ion.uillinois.edu University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: –http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/LTC/hybrid/Tutorialshttp://www.uwm.edu/Dept/LTC/hybrid/Tutorials University of Central Florida –http://distrib.ucf.edu/dlucf/home.htmlhttp://distrib.ucf.edu/dlucf/home.html Workshop CD Provided as Handout Moodle Template