Web-Enhanced Teaching: Using Technology Effectively in Face-to-Face Courses Marcel S. Kerr, Ph.D. Provost’s Professional Development Forum April 17, 2007 http://department.txwes.edu/psy/mskerr/Research.htm Agenda Instructional Uses of the Web Advantages of Using Web Disadvantages of Using the Web Teaching Demonstration How to get Started Finding Learning Objects Online Faculty Professional Development Survey Instructional Uses of the Web 1. House Course Materials 2. Conduct Research 3. Increase & Improve Interactions 4. Reserve & Preserve Resources 5. Provide Student Grades and Feedback 6. Facilitate Efficient Use of Class Time 7. Meet Diverse Student Learning Needs & Preferences Advantages of Using the Web Student Instructor 1. House Course Materials 1. House Course Materials Access syllabus & notes any Access syllabus & notes any time or place time or place Less time writing – more time Less time organizing – more listening time teaching & discussing Html format – room for note Standardizes instruction from taking term to term High student satisfaction 2. Conduct Research 2. Conduct Research Cost-effective In-class researching Articles/texts are always “in Ease of plagiarism detection stock” On demand site referencing Search capacity – exhaustive Check references effectively Options – save, email, Time, cost, effort formats, ILL Disadvantages of using Web Notes Student Instructor 1. May promote passive 1. Preparation time learning 2. Technology failures 2. PowerPoint printing require backup plans 3. PowerPoint burnout 3. Textbook change or 4. Differences between revisions lecture and text 4. Overuse may decrease instructional skills Note: All disadvantages can be mitigated with effective communication Teaching Demonstration: Death & Dying Tour of Instructional Website Course Type or Level Lower level to graduate Help students see the big picture Secular trend – nonlinear learning Chapter 2: Encounters with Death Bolded terms Online demonstrations Color coding Discussion prompts Hyperlinks for self-directed research Getting Started Creating your Instructor Website 1. Complete Faculty Website Request Form 2. Website Design Appointment with Jason Neal 3. Acquire Contribute License & Install 4. Complete Contribute Training Tools & Technology 1. Creating and Editing Content Microsoft Word – save as webpage (html) Cute PDF Writer – prevent editing or use many images 2. Uploading Contribute or FTP 3. Presenting – Any Browser (Microsoft Explorer) 4. In-class Backup USB Thumb Drive 5. Password Protection Finding Learning Objects Online Browser Search (Google Scholar) Discipline-specific Repositories Society for the Teaching of Psychology Who is your Premier Professional Organization? Create Webliographies for Courses Let’s Find Some Presentation Materials - Merlot Faculty Professional Development Survey How can the University meet your individual development needs better? Please complete the following online survey: Faculty Professional Development Survey Results will be used to schedule additional Provost Professional Development Forum events during the 2007-2008 academic year.
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