This blog post accompanies my session, Maximizing Reach, Learning, and Reflection with Online Professional Development, presented at the 2018 Nebraska Distance Learning Association Conference.
Models of Online Professional Learning
- Mentoring via videoconference
- 123 VC: Jazzing Up Your Curriculum with Videoconferencing workshop model
- Streaming or recorded video, plus supported interaction
- Multiple simultaneous webinars such as the Global Education Conference
- “Just in time” learning – self-paced modules
- Personal Learning Networks
- Massive Open Online Courses
Scaffolding for Success with Large Scale
- Cheat sheets: simple instructions with screen shots for each tool used
- Phone numbers: who to call? tiered level of support
- Facilitators for large groups
- Mechanism for smalls schools to interact
- PDF agenda, resources, instructions, handbook. Printed ahead of time.
This blog post accompanies my session, Flipping Your Classroom: Practical Strategies and Ideas, presented at the 2018 Nebraska Distance Learning Association Conference.
Open Courses and Resources
Recording and Hosting Videos
Assessments at the Door
Resources for Teaching, Active Learning, and Engagement
For Further Reading
This blog post accompanies my session, Jazz Up Student Engagement in Your Online Courses, presented at the 2018 Nebraska Distance Learning Association Conference.
Note that I have deliberately not included tons of sites and ideas because I wanted this to be simple and not too overwhelming. To pique interest.
Learn about Designing Significant Learning Experiences
Learning How to Learn
- Teach students to subscribe to the journal’s feeds i.e. ALT or Community of Inquiry
- Reflection on their own blog, like UMW does with A Domain of One’s One
- Showcasing and extending learning with job portfolios: i.e. via Mahara or other portfolio tools
- Blog or discuss ways in which one’s personal life affects and is affected by the subject via WordPress, VoiceThread, Weebly, Edublogs.
- Be an ethical, responsible member of a team serving others; tools to support groups: GoogleDrive and similar tools to support collaborative learning.
- Observation of real-life human experiences related to the content; report back to the class.
- Analyze and critique an issue or case study, and organize and present it via Padlet.
- Apply the skills in context; document ability with video via YouTube, Videoscribe, FlipGrid, or Animoto.
- Create a recommendation for a corporation in a real-world problem/situation, build and present on GoogleSites or PowToon.
Fink Taxonomy and Tools v2 PDF Handout – Permission granted to reprint freely. Please share any adaptations.
What would you add? Feel free to comment and share.
This blog post accompanies my session, The Power of Collaboration, presented at the 2018 Nebraska Distance Learning Association Conference.
PPT (minus the video clips)
A few recommended blog posts regarding collaboration
COIL: Collaborative Online International Learning
COIL is the higher ed version of what the videoconference projects I was heavily involved in till 2011. Read more from my recent attendance at a COIL Conference where I made connections between the two:
K12 Collaboration Examples Shared
- Cifuentes, L., & Murphy, K. L. (2000). Promoting multicultural understanding and positive self-concept through a distance learning community: cultural connections. Educational Technology Research and Development, 48(1), 69-83.
- Martinez, M. D., & MacMillan, G. (1998). A Joint Distance Learning Course in American Government (No. ED428005).
- Owston, R. (2007). Contextual factors that sustain innovative pedagogical practice using technology: an international study. Journal of Educational Change, 8(1), 61-77.
- Sweeney, M. A. (2007). The use of videoconferencing techniques which support constructivism in K-12 education. Dissertation Abstracts International.
- Warschauer, M. (1997).Computer-mediated collaborative learning: Theory and practice. Modern Language Journal, 81(3), p. 470-481. Also at http://www.gse.uci.edu/person/markw/cmcl.html
- Yost, N. (2001). Lights, Camera, Action: Videoconferencing in Kindergarten. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference.
- For more videoconferencing related literature, see my research and dissertation.