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Supporting and Promoting Effective Teaching with [email protected] Carnegie Scholars / MEET Grant Programs



  • Tom Miner: 2004-2005 Scholar, Sacramento City College

  • John Whitmer: @ONE Project Director

  • Blaine Morrow: CCC Confer Project Director

  • Despina Prapavessi: 2004-2005 MEETer,

    Diablo Valley College

  • Gregory Beyrer: 2004-2005 MEETer,

    Cosumnes River College

@one carnegie scholar program

@ONE Carnegie Scholar Program

1. @ONE Carnegie Scholar Program Overview

2. Classroom Action Research

3. Tom Miner: Instructor vs. Student

-Moderated Discussion Boards

4. Lessons Learned

5. Q&A

@one project overview

@ONE Project Overview

@ONE provides technology training, support, and online resources to California Community College faculty, staff and IT professionals in order to enhance student learning and success.

@one services

@ONE Services

  • I. Hands-On Institutes

  • II. Distance Education

  • III. Online Resources

  • IV.Research

@one carnegie scholar program1

@ONE Carnegie Scholar Program

  • Research fellowship for CCC faculty to investigate teaching with technology with their own students

  • @ONE provides stipend, research mentors, 2 research retreats, and a collaborative online learning environment to support research

  • Sponsored by Chancellor’s Office, California Community Colleges

@one carnegie scholar program2

@ONE Carnegie Scholar Program

  • Scholars may use any technology in any discipline, whether classroom, online, or hybrid

  • Scholar cohort provides mutual support

  • Goal 1: create useful information for other faculty

  • Goal 2: improve your teaching and research skills

2005 2006 proposal evaluation criteria

2005-2006 Proposal Evaluation Criteria

  • Purpose - What issue does the research address? (15 pts)

  • Activities / Methodology - How will the applicant conduct their research? (15 pts)

  • Technology Application - What specific use of technology will the applicant study? (5 pts)

  • Dissemination - How will the Scholar inform others about their research? (5 pts)

@ONE Carnegie Scholars

2003 2004 carnegie scholars

2003-2004 Carnegie Scholars

@ONE Carnegie Scholars

2005 06 @one carnegie scholars 1

2005-06 @ONE Carnegie Scholars (1)

  • Gregory Beyrer - Distance Education and Media Services, Cosumnes River College"Online Student Success": Making a Difference

  • Carolyn Brown - Graphic Design, Foothill CollegeStudent engagement and outcome in online courses; what can we learn from face-to-face learning communities?

  • Cheryl Carter - Counseling, Diablo Valley CollegeNon-Traditional Student Participation in Synchronous Online Workshops

  • Bobby Hutchison - Business, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Modesto Junior CollegeThe Impact of Online Human Sexuality Education on Percpetions of Risk, Worry and Knowledge

  • Leeds, Kelvin - Mathematics, Santa Ana CollegeTechnology: Fad or Fixture

@ONE Carnegie Scholars

2005 06 @one carnegie scholars 2

2005-06 @ONE Carnegie Scholars (2)

  • Len, Patrick - Physical Sciences, Cuesta CollegeAnalyzing Individual and Cooperative Electronic Response Systems to Improve Student Learning and Attitudes in Astronomy

  • Longacre, Susan - Registered Nursing, City College of San FranciscoUtilizing Online Simulated Clinical Scenarios to Develop Critical Thinking in the Nursing Student

  • Lukas, Scottv - Anthropology/Sociology, Lake Tahoe CollegeAn Assessment of Reflexive Student Learning in Online Social Science Courses

  • Rice-Farrand, Frances - Nursing, Los Angeles City CollegeEducation for Future

  • Stiglich, Denise - Math and Science, Antelope Valley CollegeInteractive PowerPoint and Online Homework Programs in the Classroom

@ONE Carnegie Scholars

Classroom action research car

Classroom Action Research (CAR)

  • Classroom Action Research is one form of the scholarship of teaching

  • If traditional research is designed to provide description and build theory, the goal of CAR is to improve the practice of teaching

    • Dr. Gwenn Mettetal, Division of Education, Indiana University at South Bend

    • Website for more information:

Car conducted by the practitioner

CAR Conducted by the Practitioner

  • Focuses on local problems or goals

  • Has less emphasis on literature; often uses secondary sources

  • Uses less formal procedures, which may change during study

  • Establishes validity through triangulation (at least three types of data )

  • Uses convenient measures

  • Focuses on practical, not statistical, significance

Tom miner sacramento city college

Tom MinerSacramento City College

Research Question:

Which are more effective: instructor or student moderated discussion boards?

Research Methods:

Pre- and post-class surveys, moderators’ reflective letters, comparison of three discussion boards (number, length, quality)

Midterm discussion board quality of posts

Midterm Discussion Board Quality of Posts

Average student posts on final discussion boards

Average Student Posts on Final Discussion Boards

Mostly Student Moderated

(without student moderators)


Mostly Student Moderated

(with student moderators)


Some Student Moderation

(w/o student moderators)


Instructor moderated


Lessons learned 1

Lessons Learned (1)

  • Framing the Question

  • Gathering the Evidence

  • Collaboration & Follow through

  • Impact on Teaching

Lessons learned 2

Lessons Learned (2)

  • Project Management

  • Faculty-driven content

  • Process & Product are outcomes

  • More Carrots, Less Sticks

  • Keeping It Simple



  • @ONE Website:

  • John Whitmer: @ONE Project Director: [email protected] 408.223.6788

  • Tom Miner:Sacramento City [email protected]

Modeling effective educational technology

Modeling Effective Educational Technology

CCC Confer’s MEET Project

A System-wide initiative to explore the educational potential of e-conferencing

Blaine victor morrow project director ccc confer

Blaine Victor MorrowProject Director, CCC Confer

[email protected] x 1529


What is MEET?

  • An initiative from CCC Confer

  • 20 Grants @$2000 each

  • Aimed at instruction using e-conferencing technology

  • Grant Period: 12/04 – 12/05

  • An educational technology users’ group

What is meet

What is MEET?

  • Modeling (The act or art of sculpturing or forming in a pliable material)

  • Effective (Producing a strong impression or response; striking)

  • Educational (Serving to educate; instructive)

  • Technology (in this case,e-Conferencing via CCC Confer)

So who meets

So Who MEETs?

Meet recipients

Gregory Beyrer and Kakwasi Somadhi, Cosumnes River College

Anoop Bhargava, Moorpark College

Douglas Borcoman, Coastline CC

David Brown, Alan Hancock

Alexander Cheroske, Moorpark

Solveg Cooper, Cuesta College

Liz Crisp and Dennis Driver, Ohlone

Jeffrey Diamond, Santa Rosa Jr. College

Charles Eason, Solano

Sherry Goldsmith and Aaron Holmes, Palomar

MEET Recipients

More meeters

John Gonder, Las Positas

Cliff Gottlieb, Shasta

Michaela Monahan, Southwestern College

James Musgrave, San Diego Mesa

Despina Prapavessi, Diablo Valley CC

Robin Rogers Cloud, Saddleback

Valerie Taylor, De Anza College

Connie Tucker, Citrus College

Grace Van Thillo, Mt. San Jacinto

Lauren Watson, Saddleback

More MEETers

Despina prapavessi diablo valley community college orientation meeting template

Despina Prapavessi, Diablo Valley Community College“Orientation Meeting Template”

Typical format of online courses at diablo valley college

Typical Format ofOnline Coursesat Diablo Valley College

  • Courses start with a two hour face to face orientation meeting

  • Goals

    • Discuss successful online learning

    • Go over the course syllabus

    • Show the online web site

Inherent problems

Inherent Problems

  • Students miss the orientation meeting

  • Students cannot add the course late

  • Students do not use online tools effectively later in the course.

Orientation meeting template using meet confer e conferencing technology

Orientation meeting template using MEET & CONFERe-conferencing technology


  • Discuss successful online learning

    • Presentation becomes more interactive

    • Students can access relevant materials later if needed

  • Go over the Course Syllabus

    • Q&A sessions

  • Tour the online web site

    • Direct student through a series of screen captures

    • Easier to see and follow

    • Students can review when needed

  • Problems solutions

    Students miss the orientation meeting

    Students cannot add the course late

    Students do not use online tools effectively later in the course

    Students can attend the orientation meeting anytime, anyplace

    Students can add late.

    Students can go over any details they forgot, ask questions and review as needed.


    Gregory beyrer and kakwasi somadhi cosumnes river college online tutor training for online tutoring

    Gregory Beyrer and Kakwasi Somadhi, Cosumnes River College“Online Tutor Training for Online Tutoring”

    Crc s distance education master plan draft

    CRC’s Distance Education Master Plan (draft)

    • Goals:

      • “The College is committed to ensuring comparable quality education, effective support services, and accessible learning materials in its distance education program as it does in all of its other endeavors.”

    • Issues/Objectives:

      • “Provide access to tutoring for DE students”

    Tutoring issues online

    Tutoring Issues – Online?

    • Best practices in tutoring

      • Environment

        • Shared workspace

        • Safe and welcoming

      • Skills of tutor

        • Relationship-building skills (trust)

        • Content knowledge

    • Asynchronous vs. synchronous?

    Online tutoring and cccconfer meet

    Online Tutoring and CCCConfer “MEET”

    • Environment

    • Easy to use

    • Friendly help staff

    • Private workspace

    • Archive review

    • Telephone eases communication

    • Technology expertise for tutors

    • Skills

    Pilot project

    Pilot Project

    • Single class

      • Experienced online instructor

      • Experienced tutors

    • Training module

      • Role play videotaped

      • Instruction manual

      • Six- or nine-week half-unit class

    • Future expansion plans

    Crc online tutoring

    CRC Online Tutoring

    Haroun Idris

    For more information

    For More Information:

    Blaine Victor [email protected] x 1529

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