Presentation on theme: "Developing New Instructional Roles in a Large Enrollment Online Course The National Center for Academic Transformation Course Redesign Alliance Conference."— Presentation transcript:
Developing New Instructional Roles in a Large Enrollment Online Course The National Center for Academic Transformation Course Redesign Alliance Conference Orlando, Florida March 18-19, 2007 Scott Karakas, PhD Director of General Education
Institutional Background 10 th institution in State University System of Florida. Opened August 1997 with 2500 students. Emphasis on sustainability, technology, interdisciplinary learning. Focus on learning outcomes and assessment strategies. Average 13% annual enrollment growth over past ten years. Enrollment headcount of 8500 students in Fall Maximum headcount of 20,000 students on main campus by 2015.
Required General Education Humanities course.Required General Education Humanities course. Offered online in 400-seat sections.Offered online in 400-seat sections. Learning Goals: acquiring content knowledge in three of the visual arts (two-dimensional art, sculpture, architecture) and three of the performing arts (music, dance, theatre), together with analytical and critical thinking skills. Assignments: multiple-choice quizzes and exams graded by computer, short essays scored by A.I. program, and longer essays scored by preceptors.Assignments: multiple-choice quizzes and exams graded by computer, short essays scored by A.I. program, and longer essays scored by preceptors. Course Background
Pew Grant Program in Course Redesign National Center for Academic Transformation –http://www.thencat.org/ Florida Gulf Coast University - faculty and Instructional Technology personnel Pearson Knowledge Technologies –Intelligent Essay Assessor –http://www.knowledge-technologies.com/http://www.knowledge-technologies.com/ Prentice Hall Publishers
Course Instructor: PhD or MFA; full-time faculty member; responsible for course design, content, supervision, and assisting students. Course Coordinator: BA; full-time staff position; responsible for course set-up, administration, and technical trouble-shooting in consultation with IT staff. Course Preceptors: BA from FGCU; part-time teaching assistant; responsible for reading and scoring assignments for a cohort of students. Instructional Roles
Student-centered learning. Cohesive range of assignments with computer and human scoring, plagiarism detection. Collaborative instructional team. Team members as learning facilitators. Continual evaluation and improvement. Keys to Success