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									The “Virtual Classroom”
 New Directions in Learning & Teaching




 Strategic Planning Workshop,
 Whitefish Lake, Ontario
 April 7-8, 1999

 Greg Cooper
 http://homepages.cambrianc.on.ca/gbcooper/newdir/index.htm
                Presentation
•   Terminology
•   Examples of the “virtual classroom”
•   Building a virtual classroom
•   Preparing for the virtual classroom
•   Closing remarks & questions?
                   Terminology
•   open learning
•   distance education
•   alternative delivery
•   technology-mediated instruction
•   multimedia
•   videoconferencing
•   web-based learning
•   print-based learning
•   active learning strategies
                  Terminology
• open learning
       • distance education
       • alternative delivery
       • technology-mediated instruction
       • multimedia
       • videoconferencing
       • web-based learning
       • print-based learning
• active learning strategies
               Terminology
• open learning
       •  distance education
       •  alternative delivery
       •  technology-mediated instruction
       •  multimedia
       •  videoconferencing
       •  web-based learning
       •  print-based learning
• active learning strategies
 Examples of the Virtual Classroom

• “Self-managed” traditional syllabus
  ISP 2351: Systems Architecture II:
  http://homepages.cambrianc.on.ca/gbcooper/isp2351/index.htm

• Electronic textbook
  Canine & Human Blastomycosis:
  http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/pbs/blasto/index.html

• Collaboration & discussion
  ISP 3631: Development Tool Investigation - Independent Study
  http://www.nicenet.org/

• Active learning
  AOS 1000: An Introduction to Weather & Climate
  http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wxwise/class/
     Building a Virtual Classroom
                         Start with
                     quality materials?
       Revision                           Adapting learning
       strategy                              outcomes



Design new or                                 Active learning
“re-engineer”                                    strategy
  existing?


                                    Assessment
                Delivery
                                     strategy
                 mode
Preparing for a Virtual Classroom
       Preparing for a Virtual Classroom

                                             Student Readiness Skills
                                                  - computer literacy
- Student access                                  - reading
- Networking access                               - language
- Performance issues                              - critical thinking
- Student support                                 - abstract thinking
                                                  - independent learning
                                             Faculty Readiness Skills
                                                  - instructional design
                                                  - technical skills (HTML)
                                                  - assessment
                                                  - increased workload

     - Positive “student-centered” culture
     - Support
     - Training
     - Problem-resolution
          Closing Remarks & Questions...


What’s important to you when building your own “virtual
 classroom” ?

•   Use “lessons learned” from others
•   Ask the question “How will I do things differently…?”
•   Is it “adding value” to the students’ learning experience?
•   Don’t be afraid to make mistakes…BUT assess, assess, assess!
More information?
Contact:
Greg Cooper
School of Business, Cambrian College
566 - 8101 ext. 7486
gbcooper@cambrianc.on.ca
http://homepages.cambrianc.on.ca/index.htm




and thanks for the help…
Judith Rice
Fran Toulouse
Liz Ritchie
Tina Sartoretto

								
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