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Traveling Light: Successful Course Development and Implementation Using Lotus Notes. November 5, 2000 ALN Conference University of Maryland. Dr. Alan T. Seagren University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska Dr. Neal L. Henning Southeast Community College Lincoln, Nebraska. A Snapshot.

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traveling light successful course development and implementation using lotus notes

Traveling Light:Successful Course Development and Implementation Using Lotus Notes

November 5, 2000

ALN Conference

University of Maryland

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Dr. Alan T. SeagrenUniversity of Nebraska - LincolnLincoln, Nebraska Dr. Neal L. HenningSoutheast Community CollegeLincoln, Nebraska

a snapshot
A Snapshot
  • Considerations
  • Fears of Faculty
  • Recommendations
  • Assessment
  • Potential
  • Future
why consider
Why/Consider?
  • Based on my personal success with online learning within my program of study
    • Time
    • Travel
    • Learning Style
      • Not conducive to regular classroom
      • Time to think and reflect
    • Worked for me; it CAN work at the undergrad level
how scc
How SCC ?
  • Three-year venture fund from SCC
  • Assistance of EDAD
    • Experienced in delivering online courses
  • Coordinated Seminars
  • Discussions
  • Development of Courses
    • Threaded conversations of Lotus Notes
  • Journals
fears of faculty members
Fears of Faculty Members
  • Increased Workload
  • Altered Role of the Instructor
  • Lack of Technical/Administrative Support
  • Reduced Course Quality
  • Negative Attitudes of Colleagues
    • Betts, 1998; Dillon & Walsh 1992; Eisenburg, 1998; Dooley & Kaiser 1998; Clark 1993; Moore 1997
teaming
Teaming
  • Make-up of the group be considered
    • Need an outsider/unfamiliar with the topic to test things
  • Courses need to be developed by a team of faculty members
  • Teams help to assure that the entire scope of the course is attended to
teachers as students
Teachers as Students
  • Time to “experiment and have some fun”
  • Administrative support needed
  • Time to learn the software and become comfortable
    • Technical problems
      • saving, replication, copying, highlighting, color, etc.
practice mock course
Practice/”Mock Course”
  • Practice/“mock” course is necessary.
  • Relevant material
  • Focus on software and use
  • Emphasize theories of learning in an online environment
factors to consider
Factors to Consider
  • Screen faculty members for technical aptitude
  • More training
    • scanning
    • links to the web
    • working the “private” mode
  • Instructional design staff is needed
assessment
Assessment
  • Need assessment tools for:
    • program of online education
    • courses as delivered by Lotus Notes
    • of the courses
  • Provide actual documents/examples of assessment in an online environment
potential
Potential
  • Online education works at the undergraduate level
  • Strong training program:
    • course design
    • interaction
    • assessment
potential cont d
Potential (Cont’d.)
  • Adequate time for preparation
  • Continual training
    • provide opportunities for further training and techniques
  • Valid and continuous evaluation
    • of the training and courses being offered
potential cont d15
Potential (Cont’d.)
  • Provide updates
    • technology and it’s impact on learners
    • availability of new administrative and support services
    • practical tips
    • forums for discussion among online faculty
future at scc
Future at SCC
  • Training program for non early adopters
  • Development AAS Business Administration degree online (Fall 2000)
  • Full assessment program
    • Grant through NEB*SAT
      • Pre-evaluation
      • Program
      • Student
future cont d
Future (Cont’d.)
  • Give Presentations
  • Determine how to offer vocational programs online
where to contact
Where to contact
  • Dr. Alan T. Seagren, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 (402) 472-0972, [email protected]
  • Dr. Neal L. Henning, Southeast Community College, 4771 W. Scott Road, Beatrice, NE 68310 (402) 228-3468 x326, [email protected]
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