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Team A AET/541 Dr. Linda Justus


<ul><li> 1. Staying RelevantTeam ALinda Sauerbrun, Kimberly Johnson,Rache Russell, Brenda WareAET/541Dr. Linda JustusOctober 13, 2014By</li></ul> <p> 2. Summary Team A PresentationTeam A - An Online Learners Perfect Online CourseDesign and Create the Perfect Online Course for theOnline LearnerTeam Collaboration Referencing Course Materialfor Effective Online TeachingExpectationsStrategyRecommendations Consider Characteristics of the OnlineLearner Consider Preferences of the OnlineLearner Consider the Challenges for theOnline Learner Learning Theories Foundations of LearningStavredes, T. (2011). Effective OnlineTeaching: Foundations and Strategiesfor Student Success. San Francisco, CA:Jossey-Bass 3. Phase OneProfile of the Online Learner Know the Audience Quality learning experience requires the Instructor to know theonline audience. Facilitate engagement. Non-Traditional classroom requiring ongoing approaches tofacilitator support. Understand diversity of the student (Primary) age, gender and culture (Secondary) occupation, income, education etc.Stavredes, T. (2011). Effective Online Teaching: Foundations and Strategies for Student Success. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass 4. Phase TwoLearning Attributes Learning Style of the Online Learner Learn the learning style of the online learner. Target pedagogy to meet unique needs of the online learner. Fine tune impact and motivation Self Directed Students will be more successful. Explicit and clear instructions Discover: Self-Concept Adults may resist having another adult tell them what to do Experience Adult learners want to share his or her life experiences. Readiness to Learn - The need to solve problems. Orientation to Learn - Apply to life events. Motivation to learn Internal motivators are most important.Stavredes, T. (2011). Effective Online Teaching: Foundations and Strategies for Student Success. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass 5. Phase ThreeMultimedia Technology in Online Learning Environment Educators use of multimedia will enhance the online learning experience by presentingcontent in a combination of audio, video, graphics, and text in various formats to addressa range of student learning styles. Instructors can integrate multimedia content into course materials that students canaccess online, or they can transfer the material to CDs or DVDs that students can viewoff-line. When an instructor uses multimedia, content delivery often is more efficient anddynamic. The materials must be in a format that can Engage students Maintain their interest Meet their learning needs Students can control when and how often they access content Presenting course materials through multimedia engages students in ways that are notpossible with a textbook alone.(Buckley &amp; Smith, 2007) 6. Phase Three - ContinuedEveryone takes in information through their senses. Our fivesenses are the only way we interact with the world outsideourselves. However, we all process that information in our ownway. Multimedia helps reach all the learning styles in oneenvironment.(Baxter, 2014) 7. Phase FourCommunity with Collaboration and Participation It is essential that Online Facilitators develop a sense of community thatpromotes learners to feel comfortable to share their personal thoughts andviews in order to build understanding and more knowledge in the subject.Here are some examples of how this can be done in an Online community: Create open ended discussion questions that encourage students to use higher order thinking andallows students to respectively respond to other learners in the community. Provide learners a chance to work on projects together collaboratively, so they can developinterpersonal relationships have an opportunity to learn from each otherand engage in discussions that will enhance learning objectives. Create learning opportunities that encourage learners to be motivatedintrinsically. Encourage students to participate and go in-depth with discussion, byparticipating , responding to key points and asking reflective questions to better understanding. Allow the opportunity for the course to be fun and interactive and allowing a socialpresence that can build a sense of community. 8. An effectiveonline learningcommunityshould followthe following E-learningmap inorder to becomea meaningfullearningcommunity(Andante, 2008).Phase Four - Continued 9. Ways to Promote ParticipationSocial NetworkingDiscussion BoardsLearning TeamsEmailPhase Four - ContinuedWays to Promote KnowledgeProvide effective and timely feedbackConnect learning experiences withprevious knowledgeUse critical and high order thinkingStrategies to useProvide engaging materialsBe active in the learning environmentCreate stimulating opportunities forinteractionsModel and guide the learning processWays to Promote CollaborationUse collaborative learning strategiesUse and provide constructive feedbackBuild assignments around real world applicationUse clear team guideline and expectationsStarvredes, 2011. 10. Phase FiveFacilitator Feedback and Consistent CommunicationFeedback and Communication : Are effective in building a interactive learning community where learners are able to overcome various issues while improvingtheir performance. Encourages open student forums that promotes and engages students in discussions. Allows for sharing of clear expectations from Facilitator and Student. Requires the setting up of introductions by presenting overviews of course topics. Consist of using various types of templates for grading, assignments an d discussions. Promotes an array of Socratic questioning methods that promotes critical thoughts and ideals. Creates an environment that promotes reflection and motivation. 11. Phase Five - ContinuedFacilitator Feedback and Consistent Communication Feedback and Communication : Allows the learner to ask questions to receive answers forclarification. Looks at how students demonstrate what they have learned,practiced and obtained by using various reflection platforms. 12. RubricImportance of a Rubric The rubric provides performance expectations of Team A. The rubric will provide a clear picture of the strengths andweaknesses of the participates. 13. RubricRubric for Team A Presentation 14. Shelf Life Course DevelopmentAccuracy and Updates Keep it Relevant Content should be up to date Routine reviews to ensure the course is remaining relevant Evaluate tools available to extend shelf life. 15. ConclusionDelivery of a qualityonline learningexperience for adultlearners requires aunique understanding ofthe learner and asustainable teachingenvironment. 16. ggg 17. References Andante. 2008. Online learning communities. Retrieved from Baxter, S. (2014). Learning styles: Three ways to process information. Retrievedfrom Buckley, W., &amp; Smith, A. (2008). Application of multimedia technologies to enhance distancelearning. RE:view:Rehabilitation education for blindness and visual impairment, 39 (2),57-65. Retrieved from Stavredes, T. (2011). Effective online teaching: Foundations and strategies for student success. SanFransisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. </p>