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Teaching Online with iCollege (TOWI) - Storyboard by Mind Map: Teaching Online with iCollege
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Teaching Online with iCollege (TOWI) - Storyboard

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Technical requirements

Hardware, system minimum requrements, Headset & microphone

plugins, Adobe reader, Flash Player, QuickTime player

Browser tune up

Syllabus

Syllabus will be developed at the end; after all modules have been developed, and will function as a: Contract Calendar, and Map      

Syllabus quiz

This will be an actual quiz about the syllabus content; not just one question user agreement type. Participants must score 100% before they can see the course content.

Welcome video

Course Content

1. Introduction

Module I Objectives, Define Online Teaching, Identify and describe the different forms of online teaching, Identify the advantages and challenges associated with teaching online, Identify basic skills required for online teaching

Module I Lecture, Flash, Script PDF, Slides PDF

Module I Readings, Is Online Teaching for Me? - Self-evaluation Quiz, Getting started online - purpose and outcomes (Video), Faculty 2.0 - How technology is redefining the teacher's role and the student-teacher relationship, Teaching Online - Erping Zhu, University of Michigan, How Students Develop Online Learning Skills - Successful online students share their secrets for getting the most from online classes, focusing on time management, active participation, and practice

Module I Optional Readings, How Choice, Co-Creation, and Culture Are Changing What It Means to Be Net Savvy, Reflecting on Strategies for a New Learning Culture - Dianne Conrad, Athabasca University, Canada

Module I Discussions, Breaking the Ice, Article Reflection (10 points)

Module I Assignment, Description of target student population

2. Planning your Online Course

The ADDIE model

Writing clear objectives

Storyboarding, Is it the same as an outline?, Techniques & tools

3. Content presentation

Module Objectives

Module III Lecture, Lecture SWF, Slides PDF, Script PDF

Module III Readings

Module III Resources

Module III Discussions

Module III Assignments, Create a header and footer, Create folder in file manager, Create an organizer page, Upload course description, Create a welcome video (Jing)

Creating Online lectures as:, Text (HTML & PDF), Cons & Pros, Best Practices, Tools and techniques, Slide presentation, Cons & Pros, Best Practices, Tools and techniques, video, Cons & Pros, Best Practices, Tools and techniques, web conferencing, Cons & Pros, Best Practices, Tools and techniques

iCollege basics, Header and footer, File manager basics, Creating a folder structure, upload, download, delete, rename, etc, Create Web Dav connection, create folders (organizer pages), Add files, custom look and layout

4. Student activities

Authentic activities, Characteristics of authentic activities, Can that be done online?, Using the web as a resource, Group Activities, Creating Groups, Best Practices, Best practices for designing communication activities, Incorporating communication tools, synchronous, asynchronous, Online etiquette

Communication tools in iCollege (Tutorials), Synchronous, iCollege Chat, Who's Online, WIMBA Classroom, Basic, what is WIMBA?, what can it be used for?, what you will need, Interface, Chat area, status and polling icons, Options bar, uploading PPT, navigating PPT, Desktop sharing, eboard, web tour, Break rooms, Archiving, Advanced, Adding WIMBA to iCollege section, Set up wizard, Adding content, from file manager, Creating Polls, Sharing poll results, Viewing records, Poll result query, Tracking, Viewing archives, Changing room settings, Inviting guest speakers, Asynchronous, Discussion, Threaded, Create Category, Create Topic, Visibility, Category, Grading, Peer Review, simple scale, Grading form, Topic behavior, anonymity, Post a message, Read messages, Grade topic, Blog, Same as threaded, Journal, Calendar, Annoucements, Announcement tool, Create announcements, student view, Delete announcements, Audio Announcements, Create Wimba Podcasting, Selective release (briefly)

5. Incorporating Multimedia

What is multimedia

How it can enrich your course

Media, Images, Cons and pros, Best practices, Audio, Cons and pros, best practices, Video, Cons and pros, best practices, GPC Windows Media Server, Podcast, Cons and pros, best practices, USG podcasting server, Animation, Cons and pros, best practices

ADA compliance & section 508

Copyright and the murky world of fair use

Module V iCollege Tutorials, Introduction to WIMBA voice tools, Embedding web video (Youtube, Blip.TV, etc.)

6. Online Assessment

Module VI Objectives, Create assessments in iCollege, Design authentic assessment tools (project-based), collaborative assessments, etc., Identify techniques for minimizi ng cheating in online assessments, Create grading forms in iCollege

Module VI Lecture, Flash, Script PDF, Slides PDF

Module VI Readings, 9 Principles of Good Assessment - American Association for Higher Education, Designing Online Courses to Discourage Dishonesty, The Case for Authentic Assessment, eLearnSpace - ePortfolios, Scoring Rubrics: What, When and How?

Module VI iCollege Tutorials, Assessment, Create assessment, in iCollege, 1. Create blank assessment, 2. Add questions, From database, individual questions, question sets, Create questions, Calculated, MCQ, Combinantion, True / False, Matching, Paragraph, short answer, Fill in the blank, embedding images, embedding YouTube, Editing Point value, Re-ordering questions, Using Respondus, Downloading & installation, Standard format, importing questions, editing questions, edit settings, publish assessments, retrieve assessments, re-exporting, Assessment properties, RLDB, Taking the assessment, Grading assessments, re-grading questions, over-riding score, outdated attempts, Force submission, Reset attempt, Exporting assessments, Grading forms, Create a form, Apply to an item, Apply to a grade book column, use the form, Assignments, create assignment, assignment properties, grading assignments, download all submissions

Module VI Discussions

Module VI Assignment

7. Preparing the students for your online course

The online syllabus, Why all the way at the end?, Structure - components (GPC Online guidelines), The syllabus as a contract, The syllabus as a calendar, The syllabus as a map

Orientation / welcome video, communicate course goals, remind them of responsibilities, set their expctations, course navigation tour, screen shots in PPT, video capture (Camtasia / CamStudio)

Start-up checklist

Technical issue, Browser check, Links to plugins, Tech questions forum, Tech support info

Dry runs / low-stake assignments

support mechanisms, Glossary, FAQs, other

iCollege Tutorials, Media Library, Manage Course

8. Managing your online course

Record keeping & file management, File manager - revisited, Folder structure, file naming considerations, Desktop mirror image, multiple versions of files, Naming conventions (student assignmentss)

Managing communication, Announcement tool, How to use it, What to use it for, email, rules, your availability, Channeling to discussion, Virtual office hours

Fostering asynchronous discussion

Managing synchronous communication, chat room etiquette, agreed upon signs, break out rooms

Guidelines for student participation, assigning grades, frequency, quality

Providing feedback, iCollege Gradebook, Affective considerations

Providing advice and support

iCollege Tutorials, Announcements, student groups, random groups, sign up sheets, Selective release, Gradebook

Wrap up, End of course video, Recommended readings, We are here to help

Communication Center

General Discussions

Lounge Area

Questions about the course

Technical Issues

Useful Links

WIMBA room for synchronous sessions

WIMBA room for virtual office hours

Mid course survey

Final survey

Resources

How did we do that

Sorted links

Interactive Glossary