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Course Management Issues and Strategies. Simplifying the Complex. Session Objectives. Share background of CMI history Identify categories of CMI Share specific CMI strategies Expand knowledge and practices of CMI strategies. CMI Premise.

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session objectives
Session Objectives
  • Share background of CMI history
  • Identify categories of CMI
  • Share specific CMI strategies
  • Expand knowledge and practices of CMI strategies
cmi premise
CMI Premise
  • Good news: the online teaching and learning process can be a rich and rewarding experience for faculty and students
  • Bad news: the online teaching and learning environment can consume you
cmi history
CMI History
  • SMOW Research study funded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Identified “categories” of time and resource management
  • Continue to add and refine findings
smow process
SMOW Process
  • Conducted a broad survey of expert users
  • Distilled results into categories and topics
  • Consolidated input
  • Organized data for refinement at the invitational conference)
  • Assimilate input into new document
  • Disseminate findings
four 1 categories
Four (+1) Categories
  • Managing the Authoring Process
  • Managing the Teaching Process
  • Managing the Revision Process
  • Institutional Strategies
categories of issues
Categories of Issues
  • Content Management
  • Instruction/Pedagogy
  • Managing the Authoring Process
  • Managing the Delivery Process
  • Managing the Revision Process
  • Faculty-related Course Management Issues
  • Student-related Course Management Issues
content management
Content Management
  • Strive for course completion before you start delivery
  • Be smart about managing dynamic content
  • Be “content creative”
  • Don’t “tie the knot too tightly”
  • Think through content logistics
instruction pedagogy
Instruction/Pedagogy
  • Keep the comparisons to a minimum
  • Ask the question “how to make THIS environment the best it can be
instruction pedagogy 5 facets
Instruction/Pedagogy-5 facets
  • Content
    • Be consistent and predictable
    • Establish expectations
    • Define parameters of content
    • Take advantages of the online capabilities
  • Instruction
    • Be present and active
  • Interactions
    • Control the interactions (where, when, why)
  • Student Activities (assignments)
    • Frequency and duration
  • Evaluation and Assessment Techniques
    • Self-check/low stake vs. graded
    • Be creative
authoring process
Authoring Process
  • Understand the course operating parameters
  • Define a course development model/template
  • Make use of existing course resources
  • Provide clear/concise instructions
  • Use project management processes
  • Strike the balance
delivery process
Delivery Process
  • Create an “instructional buffer”-- sequential reveals
  • Define performance expectations
  • Defined required student competencies
  • Use “orientation” period
  • Establish a routine
  • Maximize CMS tools and systems
  • Foster group dynamics
delivery process1
Delivery Process
  • Three most important delivery techniques:
  • Communicate, Communicate and Communicate!!!
revision process
Revision Process
  • Resist the allure of new and emerging technologies/pedagogies
  • Use Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Design for revisions
  • Stop, look and listen
  • Plan for the revision cycle
faculty related issues
Faculty-related Issues
  • Time and location management
  • Interactions management
  • Find a support system/network
  • Relax and enjoy
student related issues
Student-related Issues
  • The well-prepared learner (articulate the skills and competencies you expect)
  • Instructions and examples
  • Communications as a design strategy
  • Establish the boundaries
  • Use the power of the CMS to the advantage of the student
thank you

Thank you!

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