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  1. The Team Approach: A Paradigm Shift for Designing Successful Online Courses NERCOMP 2005 College for Lifelong Learning, Manchester, NH

  2. Presented by… • Reta Chaffee • Instructional Technology Coordinator reta.chaffee@cll.edu • Caroline McAlpine • Instructional Designer caroline.mcalpine@cll.edu Copyright Reta Chaffee & Caroline McAlpine, 2005. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.

  3. Challenges... • Faculty are accustomed to working independently • Online teaching strategies are not the same as in class strategies • Faculty are isolated in developing courses • Learners are new to online environment • Courses need to be developed in set timeframe • College needs to maintain level of consistency and quality

  4. Faculty accustomed to working independently…

  5. Need to develop partnership (buy-in)

  6. Courses need to be developed within set timeframe

  7. Create standard development process

  8. Instructors not homogenous group

  9. Course development process is flexible

  10. Change existing teaching strategies

  11. Faculty experience online course as a student

  12. Students new to online environment

  13. Online learning is different…

  14. Courses need to be high quality

  15. Create standard templates

  16. Faculty feel isolated

  17. Create a virtual learning community

  18. What we have learned…. • Quality of courses improves with team approach • Faculty are willing to work as team in developing course when introduced to the concept early • Students are satisfied with learning experience (93% would take another online course) • A virtual learning community needs to be fostered

  19. Resources • College for Lifelong Learning: • Introduction to Learning Online http://webct.cll.edu:8901/public/LOL • OIC Website http://cll.edu/online (see menu for Learner’s Guide) • Sample NERCOMP site: http://webct.cll.edu:8901/public/NERCOMP • Illinois Online Network http://www.ion.illinois.edu/resources • The Technology Source (Peer-reviewed periodical assisting faculty to face challenge of integrating technology) http://ts.mivu.org

  20. Questions?

  21. College for Lifelong Learning University System of New Hamphsire 175 Ammon Drive, #215 Manchester, NH 03103 (603)669-7997 www.cll.edu