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Web-based Instruction Project. UMass Lowell UMass President’s Office MECC Conference June 10, 1999. Agenda. Introductions Project Overview Dean Jacqueline Moloney Training Program Steven Tello Faculty Perspective & Experience Professor Alice Walters Evaluation & Assessment Discussion.

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Umass lowell umass president s office mecc conference june 10 1999

Web-based Instruction Project

UMass Lowell

UMass President’s Office

MECC Conference

June 10, 1999


Agenda
Agenda

  • Introductions

  • Project Overview

    • Dean Jacqueline Moloney

  • Training Program

    • Steven Tello

  • Faculty Perspective & Experience

    • Professor Alice Walters

  • Evaluation & Assessment

  • Discussion


Rationale for wbi
Rationale for WBI

  • WEB integral to student learning in all disciplines

  • Build Faculty Capacity for Web-Based Instruction

  • Future of On-line Education

  • UMass Lowell’s historical commitment to Faculty Development

    • over 50% of faculty have participated in faculty development

    • hosted Web Institute for faculty from across the country


Project design faculty selection and support team
Project Design, Faculty Selection and Support Team

  • 25 UMass Faculty, Range of Web experience

    • Development must be incremental

    • must integrate faculty expertise

    • $2,500 incentive grant

  • Technical Support

    • Professional Developers & Faculty Mentors

    • Faculty Collaboration Using the Web

    • Student Media Assistants

    • Handbook for Web developers


Project design workshops assessments products
Project Design, Workshops, Assessments & Products

  • Training Web-based Course Materials

    • Intensive Introductory Workshops

    • Follow-up Special Topics Workshops

  • Faculty Agreements/Expectations

    • Pre-Post Assessments

  • WBI Products

    • Web-Based Instructional Materials Site

    • http://cyberchat.uml.edu/faculty/wbi

    • On-line Manual

    • 21 Course WebSites

    • WBI Course Portfolio


Training program
Training Program

  • Integrate Pedagogy & Technology

    • Why use technology?

    • How to use technology effectively?

    • How to engage students in learning?

  • Range of Skill/Equipment Levels

  • Time, Place & Duration

    • UMass Lowell, 2 Days Intersession

    • Web Mentors on home campus

    • Follow-up Sessions


Training program1
Training Program

  • Introduction to Web-based Instruction

    • What is WBI? Why use technology?

    • The Learning Centered Syllabus

    • Lecture, Demonstration, Hands On

  • Creating Web-based Course Materials

    • What materials go online? How?

    • Syllabus, Lectures, Resources, Students

    • Netscape Composer-Editing/Publishing

    • Class Connections Template



Training program2
Training Program

  • Enhanced Presentation Skills

    • PowerPoint, Real Audio on the Web

    • Presentation Design Guidelines

  • Facilitating Online Communication

    • How to increase student interaction?

    • Email, Chat, WebBoard Discussion Forum

  • Follow-up Training

    • Designing/Developing Course Graphics

    • Video on the Web


Faculty perspective
Faculty Perspective

  • Professor Alice WaltersHistory Dept., UMass Lowell

    • Western Civilization

    • The Modern World

    • Science in the Modern World

    • Historical Research Methods


Why web
Why Web?

  • Access

  • Multi-media

    • use color to convey meaning

    • use pictures to enhance content

  • Multidimensional

    • links can clarify content

  • Surfing for fun and profit


My experience since july 1998
My Experiencesince July 1998

  • Web sites for four courses

    • 2 in Continuing Education

  • Excellent means of distributing course handouts

  • Good resource for students over course of semester

  • Limited success with WebBoard


Future plans
Future Plans

  • Summer 1999 and Fall 1999

  • Better use of the WebBoard

    • “Class journal”: reviews of recommended videos (Modern World)

    • Weekly reviews of course content

  • Collect links on relevant topics

    • Student input/evaluation

  • Student Web Sites




Discussion resources
Discussion & Resources

  • High Demand for Training

    • Pedagogy/Technology Balance

    • Multiple levels of training

  • Faculty/Staff Planning Timelines

  • Model Technology Use

    • WebBoard/Email Communication

  • Student Tech Assistance Critical

  • Limited Use of Faculty Mentors


Discussion resources1
Discussion & Resources

  • http://cyberchat.uml.edu/faculty/wbi

    • Course Web Sites

    • WBI Manual Online

    • Discussion Forum


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