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  • Providing Engaging Online Learning Experiences Through DesignApril 1, 2015Jenni Hayman, M.EdDigital Learning Design ConsultantAll content in this presentation is shared with a CC BY International 4.0 License

  • Welcome & IntroductionsPlease introduce yourself in the chat windowDescribe your role in library/librarian education and professional developmentDescribe your experience teaching, either face-to-face or online

    Welcome everyone, thank you for joining me today to talk about online teaching and learning. After 23 years in Canada, I have returned to the U.S. to take a role with Arizona State University, helping them to establish their first series of MOOCs (massive open online courses). My areas of research and focus are open pedagogy and the use of open educational resources in higher education. I have a great deal of experience supporting subject matter experts to build and deliver online courses and I look forward to talking with you about the role of design in online teaching and learning.*

  • Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this session you will:

    Contribute to a wall of teaching philosophiesGive examples of online course design and learning activitiesManage your online teaching time more efficientlyList 3 tools that engage learners and help improve learning outcomes

    Here is list of four learning outcomes for todays session, hopefully you will achieve them all!*

  • Teaching PhilosophyNathan Russell, Flickr Creative Commons By License

    What is your teaching philosophy? Have you ever thought it through, or thought about it out loud? Many people teach the way they were taught. If you were lucky to have student-centered teachers that empowered you, thats a good thing. If you werent so lucky, it might be worth reflecting on how you practice teaching, and why you make the facilitation and delivery choices you make. There are several teaching philosophy examples and instruments you can use to reflect and articulate your philosophy. Ill leave you with a list of resources at the end of this presentation. *

  • Lets buildhttp://padlet.com/jenni_hayman/p6cdc5czi32u

    For now, Id like to engage you in an activity designed like a brainstorm. The tool this activity uses is called Padlet, and you can find their general website at Padlet.com Im going to place a link in the course chat window, if you can select it and open Padlet in a new tab or new browser window (so you dont exit this Adobe Connect session) you may be able to double click and start typing some ideas for teaching philosophy right on to the window. Its meant to be a fun exercise, so have some fun with it. While youre doing that, Im going to switch to my browser window so we can all see whats happening. You can include ideas about what you like to do when teaching or facilitating, for example, I like to lecture using PowerPoints or I love small discussion groups*

  • Online Course DesignLearning Management SystemsSynchronous versus Asynchronous versus Self-directedOne-way versus Two-way communicationThe tools of interaction in online environmentsDiscussion ForumsWikis (collaborative building of pages)EmailPeer-reviewed Reusable assignments

    Checking in is the OLA working with a a learning management system as part of its education programs? Are any of you working in a learning management system to offer online courses? Examples, Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, Sakai, Desire2Learn?*

  • Success by DesignClean uncluttered, no outdated informationClear Exceptionally explicit instructions and options for learner helpWell organized for the level of learnersRelevant know your learnersCurrent keep information up to dateConciseActively facilitatedOpportunities for formative feedbackAccessible and Inclusive (Universal Design)

    The elements you see on this slide are core elements of good learning design. No matter the learning management system, keeping these elements in mind will help you be more organized, and help learners find what they need in order to learn.*

  • Biggest ChallengeMcKay Savage, Flickr Creative Commons By License

    The biggest challenge, and the most difficult to manage for online instructors is workload. There is a learning curve learning how to design an online course, theres a learning curve learning how to deliver an online course. The first time you do this, it will be 10 times more work than you think. The second time you do it, only 5 times more work, and so on. Managing your workload as an online instructor means setting boundaries. Learners often believe they will have 24/7 access to you and that you will reply to their messages instantaneously. You must guard your time while remaining accessible. Delegate as much mentoring as possible to the learners themselves, encourage them to help each other, this helps them retain their learning much more effectively. Let them know thats what youre doing, and that youre not just being lazy or ignoring their needs.*

  • Ed TechHiroyuki Takeda, Flickr Creative Commons By License

    If you are an educator, you are likely bombarded with offers from ed tech companies with solutions to your teaching and learning problems. Problems you didnt even know you had. If you have a good sense of your learners, if you are an engaged and learner-centred teacher, and if you have access to a learning management system of some kind, you should be very successful in your online teaching practice. Good teaching is about establishing real and valuable mentoring relationships with learners, technology is often a convenience in communication, but motivated learners and engaging teaching are the real keys for success. *

  • Just a fewwww.padlet.com (youve seen Padlet in action)Adobe Connect (were using it now). There are some other similar software products available, my favourite at the moment is AnyMeeting, reasonably priced.www.zaption.com Zaption allows you to interject questions and narration for learners within videos, kind of like a pause and reflect model.

    My favourite technologies are those that engage learners and provide opportunities for interaction. These tools can help you build learning experiences that seek learner input and reduce one-way communication.*

  • Want to know more?Teaching PhilosophyYou need a teaching philosophy, so write one!Online Instruction: A good collection from Ryerson Universityhttp://www.ryerson.ca/lt/elearning/resources.htmlThe importance of interactionhttps://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-beta/meaningful-interaction-online-coursesSlide link to this presentationhttp://www.slideshare.net/jennihayman1/march-4-ppt-preso-ola

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    Welcome everyone, thank you for joining me today to talk about online teaching and learning. After 23 years in Canada, I have returned to the U.S. to take a role with Arizona State University, helping them to establish their first series of MOOCs (massive open online courses). My areas of research and focus are open pedagogy and the use of open educational resources in higher education. I have a great deal of experience supporting subject matter experts to build and deliver online courses and I look forward to talking with you about the role of design in online teaching and learning.*Here is list of four learning outcomes for todays session, hopefully you will achieve them all!*What is your teaching philosophy? Have you ever thought it through, or thought about it out loud? Many people teach the way they were taught. If you were lucky to have student-centered teachers that empowered you, thats a good thing. If you werent so lucky, it might be worth reflecting on how you practice teaching, and why you make the facilitation and delivery choices you make. There are several teaching philosophy examples and instruments you can use to reflect and articulate your philosophy. Ill leave you with a list of resources at the end of this presentation. *For now, Id like to engage you in an activity designed like a brainstorm. The tool this activity uses is called Padlet, and you can find their general website at Padlet.com Im going to place a link in the course chat window, if you can select it and open Padlet in a new tab or new browser window (so you dont exit this Adobe Connect session) you may be able to double click and start typing some ideas for teaching philosophy right on to the window. Its meant to be a fun exercise, so have some fun with it. While youre doing that, Im going to switch to my browser window so we can all see whats happening. You can include ideas about what you like to do when teaching or facilitating, for example, I like to lecture using PowerPoints or I love small discussion groups*Checking in is the OLA working with a a learning management system as part of its education programs? Are any of you working in a learning management system to offer online courses? Examples, Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, Sakai, Desire2Learn?*The elements you see on this slide are core elements of good learning design. No matter the learning management system, keeping these elements in mind will help you be more organized, and help learners find what they need in order to learn.*The biggest challenge, and the most difficult to manage for online instructors is workload. There is a learning curve learning how to design an online course, theres a learning curve learning how to deliver an online course. The first time you do this, it will be 10 times more work than you think. The second time you do it, only 5 times more work, and so on. Managing your workload as an online instructor means setting boundaries. Learners often believe they will have 24/7 access to you and that you will reply to their messages instantaneously. You must guard your time while remaining accessible. Delegate as much mentoring as possible to the learners themselves, encourage them to help each other, this helps them retain their learning much more effectively. Let them know thats what youre doing, and that youre not just being lazy or ignoring their needs.*If you are an educator, you are likely bombarded with offers from ed tech companies with solutions to your teaching and learning problems. Problems you didnt even know you had. If you have a good sense of your learners, if you are an engaged and learner-centred teacher, and if you have access to a learning management system of some kind, you should be very successful in your online teaching practice. Good teaching is about establishing real and valuable mentoring relationships with learners, technology is often a convenience in communication, but motivated learners and engaging teaching are the real keys for success. *My favourite technologies are those that engage learners and provide opportunities for interaction. These tools can help you build learning experiences that seek learner input and reduce one-way communication.*

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