Presentation on theme: "NLII - 2003 Mapping the Learning Space New Orleans, LA Colleen Carmean NLII Fellow Information Technology Director, ASU West Editor, MERLOT Faculty Development."— Presentation transcript:
NLII - 2003 Mapping the Learning Space New Orleans, LA Colleen Carmean NLII Fellow Information Technology Director, ASU West Editor, MERLOT Faculty Development Editorial Board Flora McMartin MERLOT, Director of Member Services and Evaluation Ray Purdom Director, University Teaching and Learning Center, UNC at Greenboro Editor, MERLOT Faculty Development Editorial Board Copyright Colleen Carmean, Flora McMartin and Ray C. Purdom, 2003. 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 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.
NLII - 2003 MERLOT and NLII Partnership New Orleans, LA Our Shared Mission To improve the efficacy of teaching and learning by expanding the quantity and increasing the quality of online learning materials and services Our Shared Values The educational community must guide the development of online resources and services to enable the success of education. Successfully transforming learning, education, and training requires collaboration. Our Shared Constituencies Our constituencies encompass teaching faculty, students, and technology staff who support the teaching and learning process in higher education.
NLII - 2003 NLII & MERLOT Collaboration New Orleans, LA Transforming Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
NLII - 2003 NLII Work Products: 2003 New Orleans, LA Forming Virtual Communities –Teaching and Learning –The New Academy –EPortfolios Exploring Learning Objects (Fall) Researching Next-Generation Course Management Systems (Spring Session) Doing Transformative Assessment (Summer)
NLII - 2003 Faculty Development New Orleans, LA Promotion of Learning Objects Pedagogy of Online and Technology- Enhanced Instruction Deeper Learning Research Course Management Systems
NLII - 2003 Categorizing Current Issues New Orleans, LA Deeper Learning Teaching Practices Design Implications Learning Activities Technology Uses
NLII - 2003 Teaching Well Online: MERLOT’s Faculty Development Initiative New Orleans, LA
NLII - 2003 Teaching Well Online (TWO) New Orleans, LA Goal To support our partners’ faculty developers efforts to work with instructors who want to use, adapt or integrate computer based learning materials in their courses. Outcome Development of a community of practice made up of partner faculty development experts and practitioners
NLII - 2003 A Community of Practice New Orleans, LA Focuses on a domain of knowledge Develops shared practice by interacting around problems, solutions, insights and building a common store of knowledge Accumulates expertise in the area - becomes a learning community (Wenger, 2000)
NLII - 2003 Audience New Orleans, LA Faculty Development Staff Faculty, Instructors, TA’s Department Chairs Deans Provosts Academic Technology Directors Chief Information Officers
NLII - 2003 Programs for Partners New Orleans, LA Train the Trainer international workshop for faculty developers Regional workshops Partner Reserve Faculty Development Collection and Editorial Board Special Programs –SUNY - Online course for Faculty Developers –NLII - Collection/Editorial Board development
NLII - 2003 Faculty Development Collection and Editorial Board New Orleans, LA Collection-Teaching with Technology –Prototype developed by CSU Faculty Development Directors –200 learning materials Editorial Board (8 faculty developers from member institutions, led by 2 co-editors) –Build the collection –Review collection (establish categories for describing the collection, develop review criteria, triage collection and do reviews) –Develop relationships with professional societies –Promote MERLOT within own professional community and on campus
NLII - 2003 Outcomes – the Users’ Perspective All End Users –Access to a wide variety of resources focused on helping instructors improve teaching and learning through using online materials –Access and ability to interact with a community of practice and a learning community of faculty developers –Recognition for scholarship of teaching the teachers Partners –Participation in specialized training re: faculty development –Ability to ‘set’ the MERLOT faculty development agenda through participation on the Editorial Board and via the Project Directors’ Council New Orleans, LA
NLII - 2003 The MERLOT Faculty Development Editorial Board New Orleans, LA
NLII - 2003 New MERLOT Editorial Board: Faculty Development New Orleans, LA Initial meeting of the Editorial Board September, 2002 Current Related MERLOT Communities –Teaching Well Online (TWO) –Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS)
NLII - 2003 Role of Editorial Board New Orleans, LA Develop organized collections of online resources tailored to the needs of faculty development Develop and apply evaluation standards to materials in the collection using a peer review process Develop affiliations with faculty development professional organizations Develop the faculty development website within MERLOT
NLII - 2003 Initial Decisions New Orleans, LA Definition of Faculty Development Mission Focus of Discipline Types of Resources Subject Areas Name of Collection
NLII - 2003 Mission Statement New Orleans, LA The MERLOT Faculty Development site is a cross- disciplinary community whose primary goal is to support faculty in higher education by increasing their knowledge, productivity, and professional effectiveness in teaching with technology. The community includes instructors, instructional designers, faculty development officers and technology support providers. Community members help this collection grow by contributing reflections, best practices, instructional support ideas and materials that advance the pedagogical understanding of teaching with technology, whether in the classroom, online or in blended models.
NLII - 2003 Types of Resources New Orleans, LA Academic disciplines types of resources Simulation, Animation, Tutorial, Drill and Practice, Quiz/Test Lecture/Presentation, Case Study, Collection, Reference Material Faculty Development types of resources Workshop and Training Materials Policies Software and Hardware Evaluations, Templates
NLII - 2003 Subject Areas New Orleans, LA Guidance from examining other efforts: MERLOT TWO MERLOT CATS UNC TLTC Professional Development Portal Teaching and Learning Center Online Resources Lists Teaching and Learning with Technology Center Lists Educause, POD, NTLF, TLT Group, etc.
NLII - 2003 Mapping the Learning Space: MERLOT Categories New Orleans, LA Current short list – Accessibility Assessment and Evaluation Course Design Policies Scholarship of Online Teaching and Learning Selecting and Using Technologies Support and Training Teaching Strategies
NLII - 2003 Evaluation Criteria New Orleans, LA MERLOT Evaluation Standards 1.Quality of Content 2.Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching-Learning Tool 3.Ease of Use
NLII - 2003 Next Steps New Orleans, LA Complete efforts on resource types, subject categories, evaluation criteria In the 2002-2003 academic year, make available the initial collection, begin the peer and user evaluation process.
NLII - 2003 Vision New Orleans, LA The MERLOT Faculty Development Discipline will become a Community of Practice for Teaching and Learning with Technology