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Illuminating Hybrid Course Development Seminar with MERLOT Learning Objects. Cathy Simpson, Director Technology Applications Center [email protected] http://tac.nvcc.edu Laura Franklin, Professor of French Co-editor, MERLOT World Languages [email protected] eLearning Conference 2007.

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Cathy simpson director technology applications center csimpson nvcc tac nvcc

Illuminating

Hybrid Course Development Seminar

with MERLOT Learning Objects

Cathy Simpson, Director

Technology Applications Center

[email protected]

http://tac.nvcc.edu

Laura Franklin, Professor of French

Co-editor, MERLOT World Languages

[email protected]

eLearning Conference 2007


Session objectives

Session Objectives

  • Share how hybrid seminar assisted 145 faculty across 34 disciplines to develop 65 hybrid course repositories 

  • Share our instructional strategies and tools used to engage faculty

  • Demonstrate how MERLOT collection was key resource for understanding several course concepts

  • Explore how MERLOT peer review model used to design peer review process for hybrid courses.


Establishing a community

Establishing a Community

Who We Are

Who Are You?


About nvcc

About NVCC

  • Largest community college of 23 in Virginia Community College System – 6 campuses & 3 centers

  • Located in the Washington, D.C. suburbs

  • 60,451 credit students annually (unduplicated)

  • 24,557 non-credit students annually (unduplicated)

  • 12,00 students in distance learning courses

  • 288 distance learning courses offered currently

  • 350 hybrid courses offered currently


Nvcc student body faculty

NVCC Student Body/Faculty

Student Body

  • 52% between 18 and 24 years of age

  • 54% female and 46% male

  • 52% Caucasian, 16% African American, 13% Asian,

    11% Hispanic, 8% other

  • International students from 184 countries

    Faculty

  • 524 Full Time

  • 1,037 Part Time


Exploring the nova hybrid course development project

Exploring the NOVA Hybrid Course Development Project


What is a hybrid course at nova

What is a Hybrid Course at NOVA?

Courses where a significant portion of the learning activities are moved online and time spent in the classroom is reduced but not eliminated. They blend in-class teaching and online learning.


Types of hybrid courses

Types of Hybrid Courses

  • Synchronous Face-to-Face Classroom and Asynchronous Online Learning

  • Virtual, Synchronous Face-to-Face Classroom and Asynchronous Online Learning

  • Variety of Combinations of Classroom and Online Emphasis:

    67/33; 60/40; 50/50; 40/60; 33/67


Hybrid course development seminar goals

Hybrid Course Development Seminar Goals

  • Familiarize faculty with learning theory and best practice of hybrid and online instruction

  • Assist faculty in re-imagining and re-designing their course

  • Conduct hands-on hybrid course design and development training


Hybrid course development seminar goals1

Hybrid Course Development Seminar Goals

  • Assist faculty in using Blackboard, eMEETING, MERLOT and other pedagogical tools in delivering their hybrid courses 

  • Establish collegial and interactive network among various faculty developing hybrid courses

  • Develop learning community for faculty teaching hybrid courses


Hybrid course development seminar objectives

Hybrid Course Development Seminar Objectives

  • Define hybrid courses

  • Apply learning theory to hybrid course design

  • Identify and apply best practices for hybrid courses

  • Experience using tools including Blackboard, eMEETING, MERLOT, wiki, blog, and webquest

  • Create effective blended course activities


Cathy simpson director technology applications center csimpson nvcc tac nvcc

Online Feedback

F2F Performance and Feedback

F2F Instruction

Online Experience(s) or Interaction

Online Experience(s) or Interactions

F2F Activity or Coaching


Cathy simpson director technology applications center csimpson nvcc tac nvcc

  • Participate in peer review process

  • Collaborate to write clear learning objectives

  • Design overall plan for assessing student learning

  • Develop and manage online discussions

  • Design and implement hybrid course repository


General information about seminar design

General Information about Seminar Design

  • Is a hybrid course

  • Offered in 10 sessions over summer

  • Extended through fall semester

  • Coordinated by team

  • Used Blackboard, MERLOT, eMEETING, email, blog, and wiki

  • Invited guest experts to participate

  • Incorporated interaction through discussion forums, blog, wiki, email, eMEETING, and group work

  • Produced discipline specific hybrid repositories


Hybrid course repository set up folders provide some content

Hybrid Course Repository –Set-up Folders & Provide Some Content

  • Announcement

  • Course Information

    • Getting Started

    • Gen Ed Goals

    • Attendance Policy

    • Plagiarism Statement

    • Netiquette Statement

    • Role of Student


Cathy simpson director technology applications center csimpson nvcc tac nvcc

  • Assignments Folders

  • Discussion Board with Directions

    • Introductions

    • Q & A

    • Cyber Café

  • Resources

    • College Resources


Merlot and course menu

MERLOT and Course Menu

  • Course Information

  • Assignments

  • Resources

    • Hybrid Course Development Resources

      • MERLOT Learning Material Repository

    • Teaching and Learning with Technology Resources

      • MERLOT Teaching and Technology Portal


Merlot and the hybrid course development seminar

MERLOT and the Hybrid Course Development Seminar


Purpose for incorporating merlot learning materials into seminar design

Purpose for Incorporating MERLOT Learning Materials into Seminar Design

  • Strategy for understanding key course concepts

  • Model of best practice

  • Example of learning material that offers variety of learning opportunities to meet various learning styles

  • Means to apply learning theory to hybrid course design

  • Model for peer review


Merlot learning materials used in assignments

MERLOT Learning Materials Used in Assignments

  • The Learning Objects Portal

  • MERLOT > About Us

    • Video Overview of MERLOT

  • Three Hybrid Definition Learning Materials

  • Parade of Games in PowerPoint

  • Active Learning with PowerPoint

  • Evaluation Criteria for Peer Reviews of MERLOT Learning Materials


Merlot learning object learning objects portal

MERLOT Learning ObjectLearning Objects Portal

http://ilearn.senecac.on.ca/lop/


Assignment prior during and after emeeting session

Assignment Prior, During and After eMEETING Session

  • Review MERLOT web site prior to attending session - http://www.merlot.org

  • Learn how to use eMEETING as teaching and learning tool.

  • Explore MERLOT during eMEETING session

  • Identify one learning material in MERLOT to develop into learning activity in your discipline-specific repository.


Emeeting participant screen

eMEETING Participant Screen


Peer review process for hybrid repositories

Peer Review Process for Hybrid Repositories

Based on three general categories of evaluation standards used within MERLOT:

  • Quality of Content

    • Learning Objectives

    • Learning Activities

  • Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching-Learning Tool

    • Opportunity for Interaction

    • Course Support

  • Ease of Use

    • Getting Started

    • Navigation

    • Organization http://taste.merlot.org/peerreviewprocess.html


Exploring short online training courses merlot 101 online and adapting to learning styles

Exploring Short Online Training Courses: MERLOT 101 Online andAdapting to Learning Styles


Merlot 101 online building a collection of online learning materials

MERLOT 101 Online: Building a Collection of Online Learning Materials

Major Assignments for three week course:

  • Who we are and why we are here

  • Familiarization with MERLOT

    http://taste.merlot.org/

  • Creating a MERLOT Member Profile http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMember.htm?id=11342


Merlot 101 online building a collection of online learning materials1

MERLOT 101 Online: Building a Collection of Online Learning Materials

Major Assignments for three week course:

  • Searching and Browsing MERLOT http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

  • Starting a MERLOT Personal Collection http://taste.merlot.org/personalcollections.html

  • Building a MERLOT Learning Assignment (optional) http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewAssignment.htm?id=91634&backPage=%2Fmembers.htm&hitlistPage=%2Fassignments.htm%3FuserId%3D23735%26backPage%3D%252Fmembers.htm


Questions

Questions

http://tac.nvcc.edu

http://www.merlot.org


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