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									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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