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  1. TRIO@Work: Technology Tools for Global LearningUsing the Internet as a Learning Tool Angela Benson, Assistant Professor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Romelia Madrigal, Director, SSS/UB Santa Ana College May 5, 2002

  2. Introductions • Angela Benson • Assistant Professor • The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign • abenson@uiuc.edu • Romelia Madrigal • Director, Student Support Services and Upward Bound • Santa Ana College, CA • madrigal_romelia@rsccd.org • Participant Introductions • Name • Program • Technology use in program • Expectations for this session TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  3. Relationship to Other Sessions • Discovering, Evaluating, and Utilizing Online Resources • strategies for finding and evaluating web resources • Multi-media Technology • run your multi-media projects on the Web • Utilizing Computer Labs • working arrangements for accessing the Web TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  4. Agenda • First Segment • Resources Review • Objectives • Getting Started with Internet Tools • Internet Tools for TRIO Instructional Activities, Part 1 • Second Segment • Internet Tools for TRIO Instructional Activities, Part 2 • Case Studies and Group Activity • Action Plans and Final Questions • Evaluation TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  5. Resources Review • Using the Internet as a Learning Tool • http://www.bensonink.com/trio/ • Using the Internet as a Learning Tool • http://www.bensonink.com/trio/ • Using the Internet as a Learning Tool • http://www.bensonink.com/OnlineLearningASPIRA • Resources for Online Learning • http://www.BensonInk.com/OnlineLearningTRIO • Summary Table – Tools and Activities for Online Learning • http://www.bensonink.com/OnlineLearningTRIO/tool_summary_table.htm • Book: Learning with Technology: A Constructivist Approach by Jonassen, Peck and Wilson, ISBN: 0-13-271891-X TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  6. Objectives • After this session, you will be able to: • Identify three ways the Internet can be used to complement your program’s instructional activities • Identify resources that you can leverage to support the online learning objectives of your TRIO program TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  7. Getting Started - Plan • Develop a technology integration plan • Contributes to program objectives • Promotes active learning for students • Get computers into the hands of students • Reflects your vision for your program TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  8. Getting Started - Personnel • Build your knowledge base • Directors “own” and “share” the vision • acquire the knowledge yourself or secure a resource person with the knowledge (could be a TRIO client/student) • “technical” technology skills • “learning” technology skills TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  9. Getting Started - Partner • Leverage local resources (find partners) • Associated institutions may provide • Space for labs • Fully equipped labs • Internet/e-mail accounts for students • Technical support for equipment • Technology training for staff • Matching funds for any grant money received TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  10. Getting Started - Hardware • Purchase quality equipment first • “fast” computers with “fast” access • 256K RAM • CD-RW • 40 – 80 MB hard drive • 32 MB video memory • 17” monitor • Dell Computers at http://www.dell.com • consider portables/handhelds for student loans • Investigate wireless labs for field access TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  11. Getting Started - Software • Microsoft Office suite common, not required • Word for Word Processing • Excel for Spreadsheets • Access for Database • Powerpoint for Presentations • Frontpage for Web Development (or Netscape Composer) • Internet Explorer for Web Browser (Netscape Navigator) • Outlook for E-mail (or Netscape Messenger) • Free stuff at http://www.cnet.com TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  12. Getting Started - Access • Dial-up modem access - 28.8 slow, but prevalent • Cable modem / DSL - fast; requires special wiring • Ethernet/T1 - fast; requires special wiring • Wireless - newer technology; requires special hardware • LowerMyBills.com • http://www.lowermybills.com TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  13. Getting Started - Internet Safety • What/who you allow your students to access • Who/what you allow to access your students • Acceptable Use Policies • http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/~lchampel/netadv3.html • Computer Labs section of workshop binder TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  14. Getting Started – Internet Basics • The Help Web • http://www.imaginarylandscape.com/helpweb/ • The WebTeacher • http://www.imaginarylandscape.com/helpweb/ • Discovering, Evaluating and Utilizing Resources on the Web • http://gih.suhsd.k12.ca.us/mis/web_resources_trio/default.htm • http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html • http://www.google.com/ TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  15. E-mail Mailing lists Newsgroups Bulletin boards Chat rooms White boards Streaming media Web sites Web Integrated Learning Tools Internet Technology Tools(http://www.bensonink.com/OnlineLearningTRIO/tool_summary_table.htm TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  16. TRIO Instructional Roles • Instructional Assistants / Learning Facilitator • Study Skills Facilitator • Faculty Mentor • Academic Advisor • Technology Specialist • Counselor TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  17. Learning Facilitators (Tutors) • Discovery School • http://school.discovery.com • UNC Writing Tutor • http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/online.html • A Library Resource Page • http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/homework/ • Ask Jeeves • http://www.askjeeves.com • Blackboard [Web Integrated Learning System] • http://blackboard.cet.uiuc.edu/ TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  18. Study Skills Facilitator • Dr. Ah-Clem • http://thetwocrows.com/ahclem/index.html • Richland Community College • http://www.richland.cc.il.us/staff/sblahnik/studyskills.html • Virginia Tech • http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  19. Faculty Mentor • Blackboard [Web Integrated Learning Systems] • http://blackboard.cet.uiuc.edu/ • Yahoogroups • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OnlineTRIO/ • Groupboard • http://www.bensonink.com/OnlineLearningTRIO/GroupBoard.htm TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  20. Academic Advisor • Add webquests • Curriculum quest • Goal Reaching Process • Fact or Fiction • Mapping your future • AOL College and Careers / Study skills TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  21. Technology Specialist TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  22. Counselor • Getting Ready for College • http://www.embark.com • http://www.collegeboard.com • http://www.princetonreview.com (acquired embark.com) • http://www.ed.gov/ TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  23. Internet Projects • Individual portfolios • http://students.ed.uiuc.edu/tcho1/ • http://www.arches.uga.edu/~adbenson/ • http://www.embark.com • Student Presentations • http://www.BensonInk.com/OnlineLearning_NO_TRIO • Student Projects • WebQuests at http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquest.html • TRIO Thinkquest at http://www.triothinkquest.org • Your Programs • http://www.uta.edu/ubmathsci/ • http://www.uta.edu/upward/ • http://www.trioprograms.org/council/trio/7_programs.html TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  24. TRIO Instructional Roles • Instructional Assistants / Learning Facilitator • Study Skills Facilitator • Faculty Mentor • Academic Advisor • Technology Specialist • Counselor TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  25. TRIO Instructional Roles • Instructional Assistants / Learning Facilitator • Study Skills Facilitator • Faculty Mentor • Academic Advisor • Technology Specialist • Counselor TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  26. Case Study #1 • You need to provide career development information to your students to prepare them to enter college. This is a difficult task for you because you only meet with these students twice a month, at most. How can you increase your student/client interaction and help your students get the information they need? TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  27. Case Study #2 • Your program office provides a great many resources for students. Unfortunately, students only have access to these resources during your office hours which are 8a – 5p, Mondays through Fridays. Your students many times need academic support outside of these hours. How can you address their needs? TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  28. Case Study #3 • As you look around your TRIO office, you can identify many technology needs to support your administrative work. For example, you would love to have a web page where you can display student/client work and make announcements for upcoming program events. How can you meet your administrative needs and also provide a learning opportunities for your students? TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  29. Case Study #4 • You have identified a wealth of resources and support for your students but they don’t have web access at home. What can you do to address this situation. TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  30. Case Study #5 • Do you have one? TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  31. Action Plans • Plan • Personnel • Partner • Software • Hardware • Access • Safety • Basics TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  32. Wrap Up • Q&A • Evaluation TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning

  33. Additional Resources • Busy Educator’s Guide to the Web • http://www.glavac.com/updates.htm • Instructional Design for Online Learning • http://www.pitt.edu/~poole/onlinelearning.html#designingOLactivities TRIO@Work: Technology for Global Learning