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If They Build it, Will You Come? Utilizing 3 rd Party Content. Terri Rowenhorst Partner Development: National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) Monterey Institute for Technology and Education Lisa Cheney-Steen Co-Executive Director for Learning Technology

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If They Build it, Will You Come? Utilizing 3rd Party Content

Terri Rowenhorst

Partner Development: National Repository of Online Courses (NROC)

Monterey Institute for Technology and Education

Lisa Cheney-Steen

Co-Executive Director for Learning Technology

Colorado Community College System


Graphics

Text

Documents

Interactive Exercise

Documentary Video

Newsreel

What is a 3rd Party Learning Object? WW II Example

NROC History Demo


Advanced or

Remedial Study

Instructor

Presentation

Offered Course

Why Learning Objects?Customization and Reassembly

NROC

Course


Faculty Perspectives: Why Use 3rd Party Content?

  • High-quality and diverse usually beyond the means of institutions

  • Multi-modal learning experiences

  • Allows instructor to focus on designing the learning experience

  • Saves time and money

  • You wouldn’t write a textbook would you?


Research on Faculty Perspectives: How Faculty Prepare Online Courses (from Bob Threlkeld’s Conversations with the Field)

  • Similar to Classroom Instruction

  • Textbook is still the backbone of most courses

  • Faculty as Artist

  • Satisfaction and Success: 3 C’s

    • Convenience

    • Clarity

    • Communication

    • What about Content?


Faculty Perspectives:Evaluating 3rd Party Content

To achieve course learning outcomes

  • What content adds value?

    • Multi-modal or media-rich

    • Activities, assignments, assessments utilizing CMS

    • Simulations and interactivity

  • And is appropriate?

    • Bandwidth and Accessibility

    • Support and Reliability

    • Design and Usability

    • Rights of Use and Costs


Sources of 3rd Party Content

  • Commercial

    • Print publishers (ePaks and Course Cartridges)

    • Course vendors (Thinkwell)

    • Supplement providers (WebAssign)

  • Non-Profit & Open Educational Resources (OER)

    • Course Developers (Telecourse providers)

    • Repositories (Wisc-Online)

    • Referatories (Merlot)

    • OERs (NROC, OCW, SOFIA)

  • Institutions/Communities of Practice

    • Local Initiatives (Maricopa Learning Exchange, Orange Grove)


Just do it!Examples of NROC Objects in Courses

  • American Government at SPC (ANGEL)

  • American Government at ICCOC (ECollege)

  • US History at CSTC (WebCT CE)

  • Environmental Science at CCCO (WebCT Vista)


Just Do it!Central Repositories

  • History in The Orange Grove

    • Florida Statewide Initiative

    • Equella Software from Learning Edge

  • Physics in the MODE Repository

    • MNSCU System-wide Initiative

    • D2L Repository Software


  • Just Do it!Contribute through Social Authoring

    • CCCOnline Digital Textbook Project

    • UT TeleCampus Course Redesign

    • NROC Network

      • Non-majors Biology

      • General Psychology

      • Elementary Algebra


    ContinuousImprovement: Evaluating Effectiveness

    • Student Engagement Levels and Performance

    • Learning Outcomes and Achievement

    • Using CMS Tools

    • Networking and Sharing in Communities

    • Feedback loop with the developer

    • Course evaluation tools like OCEP or cEval


    Start Here!www.nrocnetwork.org

    • Join the Network: Faculty, Administrators, Instructional Technologists

    • Participate in Social Authoring

    • Results shared with students at OER site: www.hippocampus.org

    • Additional benefits for supporting institutional members


    Access this Presentation atThe NROC Network Commonshttp://www.nrocnetwork.org/nroc_commons?go=1537148

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    719-783-0804


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