The Art of Technology and Teaching: Training for the Whole Campus Community

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The Art of Technology and Teaching

The Art of Technology and TeachingTraining for the Whole Campus Community

Amy Jo Swing, Lake Superior College

Lake Superior Colleges Online Journey1996: 1st Online class

2004: 1st internal LSC Online Peer Review

2010: Administrative Online Evaluation Rubric

2012: Joined QM

2013: Revised Peer Review Process

2015: Completed new training program

Currently about 30% of credits are online First LSC course QM evaluated in 2013

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Program for Online Excellence in TeachingPart One: Administrative Tool for Evaluating Online Courses Part Two: Comprehensive Online Instructor Training Part Three: Online Peer Review

Program based on research and best practices

Part One: Administrative Tool for Evaluating Online Courses Developed by faculty and dean in 2010Implemented in 2011Part Two: Comprehensive Online Instructor TrainingIncludes online teaching pedagogy and specific IMS trainingThree levels of training will begin Spring 2015Part Three: Online Peer Review For continuous quality control and improvementTo have instructors learn from each other while improving courses

Based on research: Research Based: Sloan Consortium:Sharing Effective Practices

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Online Training JourneyVaried greatly 1997-2012

Week-long workshops

Fully online & one-one-one training

Comprehensive online training Summer 2012

AQIP project on Comprehensive Teacher Training 2012-14

By Spring 2016, 4 levels of POET training offered

Varied greatly 1997-2012Week-long workshops in summer Fully online trainingOne-on-one training with Instructional TechnologistComprehensive online training Summer 2012AQIP project on Comprehensive Teacher Training Fall 2012-14Three levels of POET training approved Dec. 2014First level of POET training in Spring 2015Final POET levels began Spring 2016 (now 4 levels)

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POET Training LevelsLevel 1: Learning Environment Fundamentals 4 weeks online 3-4 times a yearLevel 2: Online Teaching Fundamentals12 weeks onlineCurrently Offered in Fall semesterLevel 3: Teaching Technologies8 weeks online with optional hands-on labsCurrently offered in Spring semesterLevel 4: Online Teaching FIG (Faculty Inquiry Group)Meets throughout academic year, every other weekPeer review, exploration, discussion

Level 1: Learning Environment Fundamentals

Course Outcomes:

Understand the basic functions of the most used tools in D2L Brightspace

Practice using news, content, discussions, quizzes, gradebook, dropbox and other tools for student contact and assessment

Discuss uses for D2L Brightspace in and out of the classroom

Access resources for additional training on D2L Brightspace

How this course works: https://lsc.ims.mnscu.edu/d2l/le/content/3052799/viewContent/26116800/View

Look at how this class works: for anyone new to D2L. Both staff and faculty have taken this. Its for those who just want to know more about Brightspace. Go in and look at LEVEL ONE 4 modules, each has resources, quiz, and dropbox assignment. Also had introduction discussion and another discussion on purpose for taking the class and how the participants might use D2L Brightspace in their work. 6

Level 2: Online Teaching FundamentalsOutcomes:

Reviewthe basics of D2L features such as the quiz tool, news features, discussion creation, grade book, and drop box. Create assignments that incorporate best practices for online learning and course design Recognize and implementADA best practices into online course design, assignments, and communication Distinguishthe similarities anddifferences betweenonline teaching and course design Debate issues regarding online learning interaction, communication, and demeanorSuccessfully create discussion questions, quiz questions, and other assignments that align to the outcomes in their courses Demonstrate how to access D2L and online education resources for further instruction and assistance Constructmeaningful assessments techniques in their online courses and learn how to use D2L tracking to gauge effectiveness of assignments and other course elements

Look at course: https://lsc.ims.mnscu.edu/d2l/home/2917030

12 weeks6 modulesFocus on pedagogy and best practices, on real teaching situationsEach week has a discussionEach module includes at least one assignment and a quiz at the end of all modules7

Level 3: Teaching TechnologiesOutcomes:

Discuss issues related to the use of teaching technologies Identify the basic functions and uses for some advanced D2L Brightspace tools Select and use specific D2L Brightspace and other teaching technologies and software in their own online coursesResearch and present information on new or existingteaching technologiesExplorewhether or not to implement a teaching technology or D2L Brightspace tool in their own courses Develop methods and tools for making online materials ADA compliant and accessible to diverse student needsDescribe and implement methods and tools for engaging multiple online sections and multiple online classes

Take a look: https://lsc.ims.mnscu.edu/d2l/home/3106133

Course is set up more like an explorationSee myself as curatorgive and explain information8 weeksEach week has discussion and assignment (with options to choose from) last week is a wrap up and survey 8

Level 4: Online Teaching FIG

Outcomes:

Discuss issues related to online teaching and student success Participate in hands-on demonstrations of D2L Brightspace tools and other teaching technologies and software Present their own online courses to the group for feedback to improve teaching and learning Evaluate new technologies and tools for their relevance to teaching in a specific discipline or subject Implement new technologies and teaching strategies into their online classes Share resources and ideas with the group

D2L Brightspace shell for sharing: https://lsc.ims.mnscu.edu/d2l/home/2917032

Participants need to have taught online at least 5 yearsMeets every two weeksStarted with peer review In spring, we alternate between exploring a new technology or D2L tool (like rubrics, softchalk) and discussions about issues like cheating, managing multiple online courses and sections9

POET IncentivesCertificate of completion

Professional development plan

End of the year celebration

Improved teaching and learning

What the Faculty and Staff SayLAS Faculty

I encourage everyone to take POET trainingsthey hit you where youre at, experience-wise, and help you carve out the time to practice tools.AdvisorThis course is action packed with hands-on learning and it covers many topics. I also liked the access to the instructors and the great support. In addition, the knowledgeable, experienced guest speakers and large number of resources and that it built my confidence in using D2L Brightspace and many other technology tools. Finally, I like that that the class is structured for both faculty and staff.Health Faculty

I would absolutely recommend this training to other faculty and staff! I think it was a wonderful experience that opened several doors for us, but did not shove it down our throats! It gave me lots of options for different things to try and do in my courses.

Want to know more about POET?POET Website

http://www.lsc.edu/poet/

POET Training Coordinator

Amy Jo Swing

a.swing@lsc.edu218-733-7670

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