Published on December 10, 2007
Win-Win Learning Activities: Adapting F2F to Online LearningMay 18, 2005: Win-Win Learning Activities: Adapting F2F to Online Learning May 18, 2005 Molly Baker Teaching/Learning Center Black Hawk College Plan for Today: Plan for Today Getting Ready Teaching Online: Let me count the ways! Shifts in Teaching Approach Impact on Course Design What does engagement/interactivity look like in online courses? Sharing/Q&A Let Me Count the Ways!: Let Me Count the Ways! Web-assisted: F2F class w/ syllabus, course handouts in WebCT; email Web-enhanced: F2F w/ above + some use of discussion board lead by instructor and hotlinks Blended: Less F2F, more learning in WebCT (tutorials, resources linked to assignments, quizzes, discussions) Online: All or nearly all is online; student’s share respons. through collaborative work Shifts in Approach: Shifts in Approach From “How do I teach online?” to “How do I create an online learning experience?” From “What should I do?” to “What are the students doing?” From “information/content-centric” to “learner-centric” (flexible, interactive, collaborative, learner control) From “instructor-led” to “instructor-facilitated” or “coached” Impact on Course Design: Impact on Course Design ATM machine first installed in a bank during banking hours; early online “lectures” functioned in “old paradigm” too 79% of Web readers SCAN: “lectures” look very different, prompting active reactions Online persistence is more about engagement than content, especially if learning the content does not seem essential to the learner “Teaching” becomes designing and “facilitating” a learning experience, monitoring progress of student performance and making adjustments “on the fly.” Impact on Course Design: Impact on Course Design Multiple learning style preferences meet the “engaging” power of technology (audio, video, community, reflective, active learning, exploratory, facts/ideas, structure/free flow) Access to world-class, interactive resources (art museums, simula- tions, archeology digs…) Immediate access to online support (regis, advising, 24/7 library…) and feedback Writing intensive: feedback is critical What is “engagement?”: What is “engagement?” Faculty/student interaction Student/student interaction Student/content interaction Balance of each depends on: teaching philosophy (self-paced, paced in synch, collaborative learning?) disciplinary traditions desired learning outcomes of the course student characteristics Instructor preferences A few examples:: A few examples: Blog Class orientation WebQuest “Lectures” w/ built-in interactivity Practice Learning Games Case Studies/Problem-based Learning Simulations Exploratory Learning Many others: merlot.org Let’s Talk! : Let’s Talk! What ideas can you share? What questions do you have? What concerns do you have? How can you use interactivity in ways that don’t take over your life? How do you decide which interactive strategy to use in your courses?