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Increasing Instructional Efficiency: Maximizing Content Delivery and Student Empowerment Through Technology. UMSL November 13-14, 2008 Joe Naumann – Adjunct Assoc. Prof. – Geography Jennifer Simms – Technical Trainer-Principal – FRC. Educational Technology 1813.

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Increasing instructional efficiency maximizing content delivery and student empowerment through technology

Increasing Instructional Efficiency: Maximizing Content Delivery and Student Empowerment Through Technology

UMSL November 13-14, 2008

Joe Naumann – Adjunct Assoc. Prof. – Geography

Jennifer Simms – Technical Trainer-Principal – FRC


Increasing instructional efficiency maximizing content delivery and student empowerment through technology

Educational Technology 1813

…in the winter of 1813 & '14 … I attended a mathematical school kept in Boston…On entering [the] room, we were struck at the appearance of an ample Black Board suspended on the wall, with lumps of chalk on a ledge below, and cloths hanging at either side.

I had never heard of such a thing before. [Samuel J. May, 1855]


Joe naumann 2001

Joe Naumann 2001

  • He knew how to use the overhead projector

    • He could make overhead transparencies

  • He was totally Ignorant of:

    • MyGateway (Blackboard)

    • PowerPoint

    • Creating web pages

    • Video Clip editing/creating & streaming

    • Digital photography & photo editing

    • Using UMSL servers


What about ignorance

What about ignorance?

Ignorance is a condition that can be corrected . . . . .

How did I replace my ignorance with knowledge and skills?

Patience & helpfulness of Prof. Rocky Keel

Patience, helpfulness, and encouragement of the staff of the Faculty Resource Center

The outstanding classroom support of Chris Scheetz and his staff

Mini courses presented by IT & FRC

Attendance at Technology Conferences


Cheers for the frc

Cheers for the FRC!

  • Jennifer Simms, Paul Wilmarth, and Tom Roedel have helped me through rough spots, taught me new skills, and have given me tremendous support and encouragement!

Jennifer and Tom at work


Increasing instructional efficiency maximizing content delivery and student empowerment through technology

Today we have many options.

Web

information resources

Web lessons &

tutorials

Email &

Listservs

Whoa!

Computer enhanced lectures

Multimedia

CD-ROMSDVD’s

Bulletin-boards

& online

discussions

Audio & video conferencing

Online distance education courses

Document & application sharing

Streaming

media &

webinars


The technology exception not the rule

The Technology Exception, not the Rule


Our challenge

Our Challenge!

  • Create educational content for multiple delivery modes

    • Technologically enhanced face-to-face lecture-discussion

    • Blended face-to-face and online

    • Totally online

      • Materials and assistance all online

      • Live online classroom plus materials and assistance online

    • Wimba Classroom, Wikis, Podcasts, Blogs, etc.


A frequent problem

A Frequent Problem

  • Staff do not consistently take advantage of educationaltechnology

    • Unaware of what is available?

      • Attend conferences & talk with colleagues

    • Feeling of being overwhelmed by the unfamiliar?

      • Talk to IT people (at UMSL, the Faculty Resource Center)

    • Unsure of how to start?

      • Add technology one step at a time


Why use more technology

Why use more technology?

  • Students become more responsible for their own education.

    • You won’t have to lug syllabi, handouts etc. to class and carry the leftovers back to the office.

    • You can make basic and supplementary materials easily available to those who choose to use them.

    • Students can help each other with Blackboard.

      • Discussion Board

      • Chat Room

    • Students can interact with peers and instructor on Wimba PRONTO.


Important decisions

Important decisions!

Web

information resources

Web lessons &

tutorials

Email &

Listservs

Online distance education courses

Computer enhanced lectures

Pedagogy

Technology

Bulletin-boards

& online

discussions

Audio & video conferencing

Document & application sharing

Multimedia

CD-ROMS

Streaming

media &

webinars


Selecting appropriate technology

Selecting appropriate technology.

“I’d like to try using some new technologies and methods in my teaching. What’s the best way to begin?”

  • What can technology help me accomplish?

  • Address an existing deficiency, gap, or problem.

  • Transfer or redistribute instructional functions or activities to another medium (blended instruction).

  • Empower students to be more responsible for their education.

  • Improve the effectiveness, efficiency (quality) of an instructional function, activity or process.

  • Experiment and discover better ways for teaching & learning.


Design focus

Instructional Design principles

Design Focus

Integrating technology

into your teaching

Designing Or Redesigninginstruction using appropriate technology

Selecting

appropriate learning technologies


Instructional design principles

Instructional Design Principles

  • Learning is facilitated when learners are engaged in solving real-world problems.

  • Learning is facilitated when existing knowledge is activated as a foundation for new knowledge.

  • Learning is facilitated when new knowledge is demonstrated to the learner.

  • Learning is facilitated when new knowledge is applied by the learner

  • Learning is facilitated when new knowledge is integrated into the learner's world.


Take one step at a time

Take One Step At A Time!

  • Use Blackboard

  • Features I have used (not all of them)

    • Calendar

    • Course & Staff Information

    • Course Documents

    • Grade Book (Greatly improved for ‘08-’09)

    • Assignment Manager

    • Chat Room – now I keep Wimba PRONTO running

    • Announcements

    • E-mail

    • Online quizzes


Take small simple steps

Take Small Simple Steps

  • If you already use PowerPoint, take the next step!

  • Use SMART Sympodium to enhance PowerPoint!


Smart board features in smart sympodium

“Smart Board” features inSMART Sympodium


Smart sympodium notebook

SMART Sympodium Notebook


Link ppt to the internet

Link PPT to the Internet

  • http://www.umsl.edu/~naumannj

  • http://mygateway.umsl.edu

  • http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/


Establish a web page

Establish a Web Page

  • Store your materials on the Web Page server

    • Use it as a warehouse for materials

  • Link the web page to MyGateway

  • Easier to edit web page than it is to keep reprogramming MyGateway

  • Demonstrate NVU


Why link to a web page

Why link to a web page?

  • Storing documents on the web page server greatly reduces set-up time from semester to semester.

  • The more that is stored on the class management server (BlackBoard, etc.), the slower it runs.

  • Making changes is much simpler

    • NVU web page editor


Stream videos

Stream Videos

  • Convert your videos to WMV files.

    • Use the free Microsoft program to format WMV files for streaming.

  • OR ask if your technology resource staff can do the formatting for you. (FRC at UMSL)

  • Store the files on the streaming server and link them to BlackBoard if you have such a server – If not, start requesting one.


Demonstrations

Demonstrations

  • MyGateway (BlackBoard)

  • Website

  • NVU (free web page editor)


Useful urls umsl beyond

Useful URLs (UMSL & Beyond)

  • Faculty Resource Center

    • http://www.umsl.edu/technology/frc/

  • Instructional Technology Services Home Page

    • http://www.umsl.edu/technology/

  • Downloadable Software

    • https://tomsawyer.umsl.edu/webapps/weboffice/software_distribution/login.cfm

  • Training opportunities

    • https://tomsawyer.umsl.edu/webapps/mygateway/training/login.cfm

  • If you aren’t from UMSL, check to see what is available at your institution.


Increasing instructional efficiency maximizing content delivery and student empowerment through technology

  • Online Testing Center

    • http://www.umsl.edu/technology/mgwhelp/fachelp/otc.html

    • Great when you have several sections of the same course and 100 plus students.


Thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention.

  • If we can help . . . . . . .

    • Joe NaumannJennifer Simms or Paul Wilmarth

      • UMSLUMSL

      • One University BoulevardOne University Boulevard

      • Economics/Geography 408 SSBFaculty Resource Center – 450 CCB

      • St. Louis, MO 63121St. Louis, MO 63121

  • 314-516-4147314-516-6704

  • [email protected]@umsl.edu

  • http:[email protected]

    http://www.umsl.edu/technology/frc/


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