Presentation on theme: "Computing Higher Education: A Call for the Future"— Presentation transcript:
1 Computing Higher Education: A Call for the Future Bowling Green State UniversityKristyn BochniakNicole SchwabSarah SundeJessica Turos
2 Computing Higher Education This presentation will introduce, outline, and rationalize the necessity for the assimilation of the technology course Computing Higher Education into Higher Education curricula.
3 Course Components14 week 2 credit hour required course in a computer labPass/Fail gradingMeets once a week for two hoursFormat: discussion and implementationFaculty instructorPeer mentoring system
4 Peer MentoringBecause graduate students have differing levels of technology skills and knowledge, in order to challenge and support (Sanford, 1967) every student, a peer mentoring partnership will be formed“Working with others often increases involvement in learning. Sharing one’s own ideas and responding to others’ reactions sharpens thinking and deepens understanding” (Chickering & Gamson, 1991)
5 Peer Mentoring Selection After reviewing the course topics on the first class session, students will have the option to self identify as technologically savvy and become a peer mentorPeer mentor pairings will be determined by mentor to mentee ratioPeer mentors will reinforce their technology knowledge by teaching others and being a resource and mentees will gain new knowledge and skills
6 Course Objectives Upon completion of this course students will: Gain knowledge and experience with computer applications and Internet capabilitiesComprehend consequences of technology use through an ethical and legal lensPromote student learning through technologyBe exposed to campus information systems
7 Objectives Continued Upon completion of this course students will: Recognize that students have different skill and exposure levels with technologyApply technology to improve student services in various functional areasAppreciate current and future technological trends in higher education
8 Course Outline Week Number Topic Assignment 1 Building a Community of Learners2Microsoft Office- Word and PublisherWord and Publisher tutorials3Microsoft Office- Excel and AccessExcel and Access tutorials4PowerPointPowerPoint tutorial5Web DesignProfessional webpage6Web Design Continued7Internet Use and Implications8Implications for Student Learning with Technology
9 Course Outline Continued Week NumberTopicAssignment9Current Technological Issues and Trends in Higher EducationCreate a group PowerPoint presentation on a current technological issue or trend10Student Affairs Functional Areas and TechnologyAction plan and justification for incorporation of technology with existing programs11How Does Technology Better Serve Our Students?12Student Technology Use: Legal and Ethical Issues13Class Presentations14So Now What?
10 Assignments Tutorials Professional Webpage PowerPoint Presentation Action Plan
11 Microsoft® Office 2000 8-in-1 Step by Step TutorialsUpon discussing each Microsoft Office application in class, students will complete Microsoft Office tutorial found in:Microsoft® Office in-1 Step by StepAll tutorials are due the fifth week of class
12 Professional WebpageEach student will have to make a professional webpage highlighting their skills and accomplishments to help make them more marketable for future employmentA copy of their resume and portfolio worthy materials will be includedThe webpage is due the twelfth week
13 PowerPoint Presentation Students will create a group PowerPoint presentation on a current technological issue or trendStudents will utilize and synthesize knowledge gained through this courseThe PowerPoint presentation is due the thirteenth week
14 Action PlanStudents will investigate a functional area and create an action plan outlining a technological implementation to improve an existing program or function to better serve students and to increase student learningThe action plan is due the fourteenth week
15 Week 1: Building a Community of Learners Acquaint the class with one another through icebreakers.Syllabus description.Assess the technological capabilities of students (identify savvy students).Group generation of a class contract.
16 Weeks 2 - 4: Microsoft Office Discussion of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, and PowerPoint applications and usage.The effects on student affairs professionals and students.Opportunity to work in mentoring groups on tutorials and individual assignments.
17 Weeks 5 & 6: Web DesignDiscuss the history, creation, and purpose of a websitePrinciples of HTML and Dreamweaver explained and explored through the beginning process of creating a website
18 Week 7: Internet Use and Implications Explore the common uses of the Internet and World Wide Web by students.Discuss both positive (i.e. research, communication, and knowledge) and negative (i.e. plagiarism, questionable materials, and addiction) aspects of Internet use by students for learning, growth, and development (Komives, Woodward, & Associates, 2001).
19 Week 8: Implications for Student Learning with Technology Discuss how student learning is enhanced through technology.Experiential learning through technology.Differing technological preferences and tools.- McKeachie, 2001“. . . If knowledge is to be accessible to solve a new problem, it is best learned in a context where it is used as a problem-solving tool (Eyler & Giles, 1999).
20 Week 9: Current Technological Issues and Trends in Higher Education Examine the history and future of technology.Discuss benefits (i.e. convenience and accessibility) and drawbacks (i.e. impersonal and lack of control) of technology in higher education (Komives et. al, 2001; Kuh & Hu, 2001).Address current hot topic of distance learning and use of technology in classrooms (Komives et. al, 2001; McKeachie, 2002).
21 Week 10: Student Affairs Functional Areas and Technology Exploration of how functional areas use technology.Evaluation of appropriate technological uses in functional areas.Recommendations on improvement of functional areas setting the foundation for group PowerPoint presentation.
22 Week 11: How Does Technology Better Serve Our Students? Retrospective examination of how student affairs better serves our students as described in the Student Personnel Point View (1949).Assimilation of technology into the values espoused by the student affairs profession in development of the whole student.
23 Week 12: Student Technology Use: Legal and Ethical Issues Review legal and ethical issues surrounding student technology use:freedom of speechacademic integritycopyright infringementsstudent financial constraints- Engstrom, 1997
24 Week 13: Class Presentations Student created PowerPoint presentations on current technological issues in higher education.Evaluation and feedback will follow.
25 Week 14: So Now What? Speculation of future technological advances. Students will discuss their action plans.How can the profession be prepared for future advancements in technology?“A challenge for the future will be to balance “high tech” with “high touch” and to seek ways in which technology can complement the services the profession provides rather than replace them” (Komives et. al, 2001).
26 Justification for Course With technology becoming a staple in our society, we as educators owe it to our students to become well versed in technology (McKeachie, 2002; Kruger, 2003).Because technology is new and ever changing, it is necessary to keep professionals aware of advances that could benefit both college students and the field of student affairs.
27 Justification Continued The expanded learning opportunity of the peer mentoring system and the pass/fail grading framework lessens the workload of the instructor.“Nearly two-thirds of youth and parents agree that the children know more about the Internet than their parents do” (Kruger, 2003). The next generation of college students will be technologically advanced and expect their education to be as well. As educators, we need to meet that demand.
28 ‘Just Do It’ Conclusion “. . . Much of this may seem daunting; however, understanding and using technology and information systems is a critical part of the daily work of to he student affairs practitioner, and it will become even more important in the future. Perhaps the best advice is echoed by the common expression . . .”‘Just Do It’-Komives et. al, 2001
29 ReferencesChickering, A. W. & Gamson, Z. F. (1991). Applying the seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. New Directions for Student Services, 47. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.Engstrom, C. M. (1997). Integrating information technology into student affairs graduate programs. New Directions for Student Services, 78, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.Eyler, J., & Giles, Jr., D. E. (1999). Where’s the learning in service-learning? San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.Komives, S. R., Woodard, Jr., D. B., & Associates. (2001). Student services: A handbook for the profession. (3rd edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.Kruger, R. (2003). Discussing cyber ethics with students is critical. Social Studies, 94(4),Kuh, G. D., & Hu, S. (2001). The relationships between computer and information technology use, selected learning and personal development outcomes, and other college experiences. Journal of College Student Development, 42(3),McKeachie, W. J. (2002). McKeachie’s teaching tips: Strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers. New York: Houghton-Miflin.