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Hello Everyone, My College has been piloting online classes during our summer sessions. We're exploring ways that we can offer online offerings throughout the school year - but of course, we're facing the following factors (just to name a few): * Faculty Training (instructional design) * Types of Online Offerings - individual courses or programs? * IT support * Accreditation We want to make sure that our direction aligns with our mission. We'd love to have a consultant or an expert come to our campus and learn more about us, our faculty/students, and strategic plan and share other models and ideas from other schools. Since most of you may have already gone through this process - do you have any recommendations? Any help would be appreciated, Thanks! Monica Monica Lavin Director __________________ Teaching, Learning & Technology College of Charleston Charleston, SC 29424 http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlt | @TLTcofc ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Message from arbogasts@middlesex.mass.edu

Monica We started our online program (in 1997) by getting a few respected faculty to offer online courses, thus creating faculty buy-in on the validity of online learning. We helped them with every part of the design process, brainstorming ways to implement their favorite parts of the f2f class experience into the online class. Now we have everyone that wants to teach for us online go through our training process. We talk about constructivist learning theory, alternative assessment, and how to build in the Bb LMS. I would suggest you start with individual Gen-ed courses, then after you have a stockpile of offerings turn focus on completing entire programs. IT support should be focused on student helpdesk questions and enrollment of students into the LMS. It is your other student support functions that will need to have an increased online presence. Library, academic support/tutoring, registration, financial aid etc. will all need to be made available to your online students. If you have any questions feel free to contact me off list-serv. Sanford Arbogast Academic Technology Analyst Middlesex Community College 781 280 3739 arbogasts@middlesex.mass.edu
Monica,

Just a thought. My school jumped into online stuff without much thought. We now have a portfolio of online courses and programs, without clear reasons for what is done how. The problem? We started with questions like "What CMS do we use?" rather than "What outcomes do we want?"

I'm a tech person, but, IMHO, the real gains will come not from tech, but from using tech to (1) help implement findings of learning science research, and (2) personalize learning, including personalizing to a student's place and time preferences.

Don't start by thinking about how to transform your current status. Think about the fundamental goals of students, faculty, administrators, and employers (again, IMHO). Think about people, their abilities and resources, and their desires. Leave the tech fuzzy, for now.

A specific suggestion: ask people to write future learning stories. Maybe a team of two or three students or faculty (maybe not mix them on a team, or students often don't contribute) can write stories of the general form: "Student S wants to learn topic T. The best way to learn T is to... Here's what S could do at the CofC of tomorrow..."

Here's a story I wrote that helped me design some software:

http://coredogs.com/article/tale-two-students

Sorry if this is all too obvious. However, sometimes people want to jump into today's tech, before thinking  deeply about goals. Understandable, but not wise.

BTW, I like your blog. The short videos are nice - we might do the same thing here. The Google room looks way cool.

Kieran

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Hello Monica,
 
If you haven't already, you might want to look at Sloan-C's A Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Education Programs at
 
It is a good benchmarking tool to use to evaluate your institution's readiness with online education and help you determine strengths and weaknesses.
 
Thanks Andrea

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Danvers, MA 01923
978-739-5425
 
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Message from crystalx@verizon.net

Hello Sanford, I was wondering if I could contact you or any of your faculty about their experiences with blended learning. I am writing a doctoral dissertation on how blended learning can influence self-efficacy, and I would like to interview a small number of faculty on the topic. I am also interested in contacting anyone at Bristol Community College for this as well. Thank you. Gary Gomes On 9/7/2012 8:38 AM, Sanford Arbogast wrote: > Monica > We started our online program (in 1997) by getting a few respected faculty to offer online courses, thus creating faculty buy-in on the validity of online learning. We helped them with every part of the design process, brainstorming ways to implement their favorite parts of the f2f class experience into the online class. > Now we have everyone that wants to teach for us online go through our training process. We talk about constructivist learning theory, alternative assessment, and how to build in the Bb LMS. > > I would suggest you start with individual Gen-ed courses, then after you have a stockpile of offerings turn focus on completing entire programs. > > IT support should be focused on student helpdesk questions and enrollment of students into the LMS. It is your other student support functions that will need to have an increased online presence. Library, academic support/tutoring, registration, financial aid etc. will all need to be made available to your online students. > > If you have any questions feel free to contact me off list-serv. > Sanford Arbogast > Academic Technology Analyst > Middlesex Community College > 781 280 3739 > arbogasts@middlesex.mass.edu > > >
Message from arbogasts@middlesex.mass.edu

Gary Feel free to contact me about your study. Sanford Arbogast arbogasts@middlesex.mass.edu 781 280 3739 ________________________________________ From: The EDUCAUSE Blended and Online Learning Constituent Group Listserv [BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Gary and C. J. Gomes [crystalx@VERIZON.NET] Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2012 8:49 PM To: BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [BLEND-ONLINE] Recommendations Needed for Online Environment Hello Sanford, I was wondering if I could contact you or any of your faculty about their experiences with blended learning. I am writing a doctoral dissertation on how blended learning can influence self-efficacy, and I would like to interview a small number of faculty on the topic. I am also interested in contacting anyone at Bristol Community College for this as well. Thank you. Gary Gomes On 9/7/2012 8:38 AM, Sanford Arbogast wrote: > Monica > We started our online program (in 1997) by getting a few respected faculty to offer online courses, thus creating faculty buy-in on the validity of online learning. We helped them with every part of the design process, brainstorming ways to implement their favorite parts of the f2f class experience into the online class. > Now we have everyone that wants to teach for us online go through our training process. We talk about constructivist learning theory, alternative assessment, and how to build in the Bb LMS. > > I would suggest you start with individual Gen-ed courses, then after you have a stockpile of offerings turn focus on completing entire programs. > > IT support should be focused on student helpdesk questions and enrollment of students into the LMS. It is your other student support functions that will need to have an increased online presence. Library, academic support/tutoring, registration, financial aid etc. will all need to be made available to your online students. > > If you have any questions feel free to contact me off list-serv. > Sanford Arbogast > Academic Technology Analyst > Middlesex Community College > 781 280 3739 > arbogasts@middlesex.mass.edu > > >
Message from crystalx@verizon.net

Sanford,
 
When can I call you? This past week sort of slipped away. Will you be in Wednesday?
 
Gary Gomes

Gary Gomes and C. J. Gomes
Crystal Expectations
854 Brock Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02744
508-990-7898

Nov 15, 2012 08:49:02 AM, BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU wrote:
Gary Feel free to contact me about your study.
Sanford Arbogast
arbogasts@middlesex.mass.edu
781 280 3739

________________________________________
From: The EDUCAUSE Blended and Online Learning Constituent Group Listserv [BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Gary and C. J. Gomes [crystalx@VERIZON.NET]
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2012 8:49 PM
To: BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [BLEND-ONLINE] Recommendations Needed for Online Environment

Hello Sanford,

I was wondering if I could contact you or any of your faculty about
their experiences with blended learning. I am writing a doctoral
dissertation on how blended learning can influence self-efficacy, and I
would like to interview a small number of faculty on the topic. I am
also interested in contacting anyone at Bristol Community College for
this as well.


Thank you.

Gary Gomes

On 9/7/2012 8:38 AM, Sanford Arbogast wrote:
> Monica
> We started our online program (in 1997) by getting a few respected faculty to offer online courses, thus creating faculty buy-in on the validity of online learning. We helped them with every part of the design process, brainstorming ways to implement their favorite parts of the f2f class experience into the online class.
> Now we have everyone that wants to teach for us online go through our training process. We talk about constructivist learning theory, alternative assessment, and how to build in the Bb LMS.
>
> I would suggest you start with individual Gen-ed courses, then after you have a stockpile of offerings turn focus on completing entire programs.
>
> IT support should be focused on student helpdesk questions and enrollment of students into the LMS. It is your other student support functions that will need to have an increased online presence. Library, academic support/tutoring, registration, financial aid etc. will all need to be made available to your online students.
>
> If you have any questions feel free to contact me off list-serv.
> Sanford Arbogast
> Academic Technology Analyst
> Middlesex Community College
> 781 280 3739
> arbogasts@middlesex.mass.edu
>
>
>
Message from arbogasts@middlesex.mass.edu

I am only here until 11 today. I will be next week from 7-3

Sanford

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Blended and Online Learning Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Gary and C.J. Gomes
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 4:49 PM
To: BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [BLEND-ONLINE] Recommendations Needed for Online Environment

 

Sanford,

 

When can I call you? This past week sort of slipped away. Will you be in Wednesday?

 

Gary Gomes


Gary Gomes and C. J. Gomes
Crystal Expectations
854 Brock Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02744
508-990-7898

Nov 15, 2012 08:49:02 AM, BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU wrote:

Gary Feel free to contact me about your study.
Sanford Arbogast
arbogasts@middlesex.mass.edu
781 280 3739

________________________________________
From: The EDUCAUSE Blended and Online Learning Constituent Group Listserv [BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Gary and C. J. Gomes [crystalx@VERIZON.NET]
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2012 8:49 PM
To: BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [BLEND-ONLINE] Recommendations Needed for Online Environment

Hello Sanford,

I was wondering if I could contact you or any of your faculty about
their experiences with blended learning. I am writing a doctoral
dissertation on how blended learning can influence self-efficacy, and I
would like to interview a small number of faculty on the topic. I am
also interested in contacting anyone at Bristol Community College for
this as well.


Thank you.

Gary Gomes

On 9/7/2012 8:38 AM, Sanford Arbogast wrote:
> Monica
> We started our online program (in 1997) by getting a few respected faculty to offer online courses, thus creating faculty buy-in on the validity of online learning. We helped them with every part of the design process, brainstorming ways to implement their favorite parts of the f2f class experience into the online class.
> Now we have everyone that wants to teach for us online go through our training process. We talk about constructivist learning theory, alternative assessment, and how to build in the Bb LMS.
>
> I would suggest you start with individual Gen-ed courses, then after you have a stockpile of offerings turn focus on completing entire programs.
>
> IT support should be focused on student helpdesk questions and enrollment of students into the LMS. It is your other student support functions that will need to have an increased online presence. Library, academic support/tutoring, registration, financial aid etc. will all need to be made available to your online students.
>
> If you have any questions feel free to contact me off list-serv.
> Sanford Arbogast
> Academic Technology Analyst
> Middlesex Community College
> 781 280 3739
> arbogasts@middlesex.mass.edu
>
>
>

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