|Educause: 2002: 2003 : 2004||Distance Teaching & Learning: 2004|
Educause 2002 Summary: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Key presentations: Wednesday: OpenCourseWare; Thursday: Pay the
Key themes: OKI looks good, crusade of Kay Wijekumar continues, schools are tired of CMS rising costs
Wednesday, 10:30: Developing a Modular Approach to CMS Use
Educause research report published later this year. Study of faculty using U of W CMSes.
Wednesday, 11:40: An Open Source Model for Academic Content Dissemination and Pedagogical Collaboration: An Oxymoron or Just Impossible?
Wednesday, 2:15: Preparing Faculty and Students for Hybrid Courses
PPT has all the info, online soon?
Notes from talk:
faculty often fear losing a connection with students in hybrid
courses, opposite is often true
new ways of assessing student learning are needed
6 month lead time for development of a hybrid course
rethink course, not just an add-on to existing course
Thursday, 8:10: Paying the Piper Now or Later: Improving the Effectiveness of Web-Based Learning
Excellent presenter from last year. Full presentation above.
learning management system - "no one is going to manage my learning but me"
Outcomes of current practice are superficial http://www.br.psu.edu/faculty/kxw190/educause/sld005.htm
Cognitive outcomes matrix http://www.br.psu.edu/faculty/kxw190/educause/sld008.htm
What we know:
Thursday, 11:45: Integrating Technology into Medical Education
1987-1998: used a problem based model parallel with traditional
1995-1998: combined the strengths of both into a new curriculum
1998: integrated technology
Laptop is their gateway to everything (bad imho)
don't tell faculty must use computer but create an environment for success if they want to use it, students pressure faculty too
first 2 years clinical cases are much of the work
highly customized database system for student evaluations from
field perceptors, standardized system for evaluation
computerized testing using PED system, web-based, 2 day exam window online
Software developers do a lot of the work of building materials, faculty just provide stuff to them
Thursday, 2:20: The Open Knowledge Initiative
a collaborative initiative to provide a service architecture for
MIT, U Wisc, Stanford, Dartmouth, etc
CourseWork by Stanford
getting funding to develop a more robust assessment and assignment module
open source this academic year
Stellar 1.3 from MIT
started before OKI, 2.0 will have OKI features
content in 2 level hierarchy, each item has an "edit"
link if it is editable
material (metadata tagged)
homework (metadata tagged)
e-reserves populated by library
distributed environment, roles such as guest, ta, instructor (5)
integrated search tool (PDF, HTML)
discussion tool (JIVE JAVA tool)
a navigation bar editor is under development
Filing API demo
one of the 12 services
abstraction of boundary between app and 1 or more file directories (cabinets)
a daemon is running that is doing the syncing
app and developer don't care where cabinets are
folder appears to be on hard drive, though it is not
Thursday, 3:45: The MIRA Psychiatric Nurse-Practitioner Program: Providing Rural Health Care Education
developed IP video conferencing system
collected parallel systems that were existing, standardized on equipment, shared with other programs
Friday, 8:10: Online + Face-to-Face = ???
has a large historic correspondence (distance) program along with
all courses are developed and faculty can't change them!?
using CMS with both programs
reducing face time in traditional program reaped benefits of less use of facilities
kinda lame overall
Friday, 9:30: Using Peer Assessment in the Design of Online Collaborative Learning Environments
niche online learning environment, firstclass?
learning is a social process best done in groups
need both individual and group accountability in completion of learning tasks
establish a positive interdependence of group members for success
from "learning about" to "learning to be"
construct norms from student voting but faculty can add any missing ones
Peer / Self Assessment