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  • 1. Enrich YourOnline Course:Complete aCourse Review Center for InformationTechnology in Education Northwest Missouri State University

2. Center for Information Technology in Education

  • Faculty instructional technology support center
  • Established in 1998 with state mission enhancement funds
  • Initiatives include
    • assisting faculty in the development of online, web-augmented courses, and instructional technology materials
    • researching emerging technologies
    • sharing endeavors with other institutions in the state of Missouri^

3. Faculty technologysupport services

  • Instructional design services
  • Assistance with
    • interactive instructional technology concepts
    • course management tools
    • development of online and web-augmented courses
    • development of CD-ROM based learning materials
  • Provide faculty instructional technology training
  • Selection and support of CITE Fellowships^

4. Faculty instructionaltechnology resources

  • Faculty technology lab located in the CITE complex
    • variety of hardware and software
    • course management software
  • Professional instructional technology staff
  • Notebook computer provided and funded by CITE for every faculty member^

5. Curriculum Design Specialist

  • Overall Focus: Assist faculty, using appropriate training techniques, in the evaluation and integration of emerging and innovative instructional technologies in teaching practices and the curriculum.
  • Encourage faculty to integrate instructional technology where appropriate.^

6. Faculty instructionaltechnology training

  • Faculty who are awarded funding complete campus-based and online training
  • Training tailored to meet needs of individual faculty member
    • group training sessions
    • one-on-one sessions
    • modeling and mentoring
  • Process includes becoming leader of instructional technology design team^

Training 7. Northwest Online

  • Online courses and degree programs
    • Hosted by eCollege at http://www.NorthwestOnline.org
    • 30 fully developed online courses
    • 2 degree completion programs (2 + 2)
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is scheduled to begin development Fall 2001^

Northwest Online 8. Northwest Online

  • Web-augmented courses
    • instructional technology integration
    • hosted by Northwest through Blackboard courseware
    • 2/3 of the faculty incorporate Blackboard
    • 582 campus-based courses are web-enhanced^

Blackboard 9. Course Structure Benchmarks

  • Before starting an online program, students are advised about the program to determine
    • if they possess the self-motivation and commitment to learn at a distance
    • if they have access to the minimal technology required by the course design.
  • Students are provided with supplemental course information
    • outlines course objectives, concepts, and ideas, and learning outcomes^

Quality on the Line:Benchmarks for Success in Internet-based Distance EducationPrepared by:The Institute for Higher Education Policy 10. Course Structure Benchmarks

  • Students have access to sufficient library resources
    • virtual library accessible through the WWW
  • Faculty and students agree upon expectations regarding times for student assignment completion and faculty response.^

Quality on the Line:Benchmarks for Success in Internet-based Distance EducationPrepared by:The Institute for Higher Education Policy 11. Five Easy Steps to Course Review

  • Faculty consent
  • Extensive review of syllabus and course site
  • Share information with faculty
    • office visit
    • course re-design recommendations
  • Implement re-design efforts
  • Implement and re-evaluate^

12. Extensive Course Site Review

  • Three major areas of review
    • pre-course development activities and information
    • course and instructional design techniques
    • course support^

13. Pre-Course Development Activities and Information

  • Content and course materials
    • publisher support materials and resources
      • course cartridges and companion web site access
    • copyright permissions and citations
  • Complete course description
    • course title, description, and number
    • additional software and/or hardware needs
      • should be listed in course description
    • link to course syllabus^

Publisher Info 14. Pre-Course Development Activities and Information

  • Extensive syllabus
    • list required text and ordering information
    • supporting course information
    • scoring guides including grading review dates
    • course schedule of deadlines
    • online communication etiquette
    • online expectations and policies^

Online Policies 15. Pre-Course Development Activities and Information

  • Adaptive learning style analysis and course orientation for students
    • online learning techniques
    • time management strategies
    • learning styles surveys
    • computer skills surveys
    • sample course that provides demonstration of courseware^

16. Pre-Course Development Activities and Information

  • Learning Styles Inventory
    • VARK is a short, simple web-based inventory designed to help faculty choose teaching strategies that meet their students' needs.
    • The acronymVARK stands for theVisual-Aural-Read/write-Kinesthetic sensory modalities that are used for learning.
    • http://www.active-learning-site.com/vark.htm^

Neil Fleming, Lincoln University, Canterbury, NZwww.lincoln.ac.nz 17. Pre-Course Development Activities and Information

  • Computer Skills Survey
    • Assesses for minimal set of computer skills
    • Information sent to instructor
    • Provide student with alternative training to improve upon areas of deficiencies^

Computer Survey 18. Pre-Course Development Activities and Information

  • Course Orientation
    • Online learning techniques
    • Course and learner expectations
    • Demonstration course^

19. Course and Instructional Design Techniques

  • Appropriate incorporation of instructional technology techniques
    • provide learning outcomes
    • determine instructional approach
      • linear--series of lessons
      • exploratory--map or flowchart
      • case based--realistic scenarios
      • interactive simulation--guided learning
    • incorporate authentic activities meeting a variety of learning modalities
    • provide students with a systematic way to navigate the course^

WBT Design Planning Tool, Levick & Rossi 20. Course and Instructional Design Techniques

  • Appropriate incorporation of instructional technology techniques
    • divide course into modules of content and authentic learning activities
    • provide ongoing and variety of assessment of learning for student feedback
      • assessment should check the learning outcom

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