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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