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									Support Resources
    to Enhance
University Teaching
   Dr. Ronald Zellner
 Texas A&M University
~ Major reforms in
    higher education
• General teaching practices
• Integration of
   and telecommunications.
•Focus on Distance
~ Three major areas
•Instructional materials
   Design and Development
•Instructional activities
•Instructional support resources
   Development and
    ~ Instructional
  materials production
production assistance:
 •artists, photographers,
 •research assistants,
      ~ Instructional
    materials production
Computers & Software
 • Word Processor
       Presentation, etc.
 • Graphics (video/scanning)
 • Internet access
 • Web-editor, Specialty (e.g.
   ~ Instructional
 materials production
 •Software operations
 •Graphics creation & Design
 •Print operations & file
 •Instructional activities
Classroom resources
 •Projector & Computer
 •Internet access
 •Web & network resources
 •Interactive group technologies

 ~Institutional responsibilities
 •Instructional activities
Course management
 Syllabus, Grade book,
 Instructional content,
 Communications, scheduling,
 •Instructional activities
Background Resources
Web-based resources:
 • Advising, communicating,
 • help-sessions, tutoring,
 • announcements, calendars,
 • homework delivery &
 •Instructional activities
Special Resources
 Streaming Audio/Video:
  • Archived (Server-based)
  • Live Classroom-based
  • Live Office-based
Existing General Resources
      Instructional support
        Special concerns
• Group systems require
   - agreement & conformity
      of software/hardware/staff
• Individual initiatives-
   - Costly, redundant
   - Innovative
   - more appropriate to course
     Instructional support
       Special concerns
• Some courses more suited for
   certain technologies:
  - content, activities, longevity.
• Ownership of resources
  - Copyright
  - Where/When used
     Instructional support
       Special concerns
• Research/Evaluation
   resources, techniques.
• Redevelopment
   - based on research
   - based on individual
• Reuse
   - continued use of successful
       Examples of
    Support Resources
Texas A&M                  Center for Teaching Excellence,
  Learning Online Team, Cognition & Instructional Technologies

Vanderbilt               Learning Sciences Institute

Missouri             Center for Technology Innovations in Education

Georgia             Media Services, Computer Networking and Laboratory
               Services, Desktop Computer Services, The WebCT Support

Stanford             Web tools, training, and resources

MIT Center for Educational Computing Initiatives, Academic Technology
 The Center for Teaching
Excellence (CTE) strengthens
the academic experience of our
diverse faculty, graduate
students, and undergraduate
students by providing support
for teaching and learning at
Teaching Workshops
specific teaching topics including the
teaching portfolio, using writing
assignments as a teaching tool,
classroom assessment, and teaching,
thinking and problem solving.
Teaching Assistant Training and
Evaluation Program (TATEP)
Approximately 500 teaching assistants
each year. The workshop includes
general sessions about teaching followed
by opportunities for students to receive
peer evaluation of their teaching (i.e.,
microteaching). The program is in its
ninth year.
Graduate Teaching Academy
The GTA provides graduate students an
opportunity to develop as teachers while
completing their graduate studies. The
academy includes a series of seminars
led by TAMU master teachers, a
mentoring program, and a teaching
portfolio development workshop.
Teaching Portfolio Project
consult individually with faculty members.
The teaching portfolio is a complete and
multi-dimensional, yet concise,
communication of teaching
accomplishments at any stage of an
academic career; it involves a reflective
process that leads to improvement of
Faculty Learning Communities
University-wide professional
development program emphasizing
learning and teaching. Creates
collaborative learning environments in
which faculty first explore and broaden
their understanding of learning and
then investigate alternative approaches
Learning Online Team - TAMU

Faculty consultation & hands-on
   Technical assistance
Faculty Workshops & Training
    Topics - WebCT tools, quiz generators,
             instructional design
• Beginning of the Semester Introductions for
   an Online Course
• Checklist for Faculty Course Project
• Components of Instructional Design
• FAQs about Online Courses
• Online Support Services for TAMU Students
• Steps to Get Started to Put Your Course
• Storyboard Example
                       References :
  • Browser-Related Issues
  • WebCT • WebCT Basics
  • Getting Started with
WebCT                        • Communication
    • Welcome Page/Home      Tools
  Page                       • Glossary
     • Syllabus/Calendar     • Gradebook/Student
     • Content Module             Management
     • Assignments/Student   • Quizzes /
                             • End-of-Semester
                       Web page Creation-
                       HTML / Visual
                       editors/ Internet

• Steps to Publishing a Web Site on the
    CIS Web Server at TAMU
• Hot Potatoes
• HTML Basics
• Introduction to Web Browsers
• Introduction to WYSIWYG Visual Editors
• Microsoft Short-cut Keys
• Search Engine Sites
• Tricks and Traps: Visual Editors or "mixed bags"?
• Using Netscape Composer
                      Media - Concepts &
• Camtasia - Screen capture   • Sound Files in Web-
   (graphics & Movies)        based
• Configuring Your Browser       Courses
to                            • Support Services for
    Support Multimedia        Video
• Incorporating Video into      Production and
   Web Pages                  Streaming
• Introduction to Web         • Technical Reference for
Graphics                        Web Graphics
• Selecting a Media Player    • What are WebCams?
• SnagIt                      • What is CollaborEdit
Preparing for Distance Learning
Provides you with the information you need in
order to prepare for your course to go on the
World Wide Web. Learn what a distance
education course looks like, what makes a good
distance instructor, the steps to take and the
guidelines to follow in distance education.
CITL Course Template is a combination of online resources that can be
adapted to meet the needs of an instructor and his or her students.
Sample Tools:
Roster - A list of students enrolled in the course and their personal
contact information that the student and instructor may update at any
Gradebook - A list of grades for each student, accessible only by that
student and the instructor.
Web Board - A conferencing tool for online chats and discussions,
viewing messages and adding a reply.
Webliography - Two lists of links that a student compiles throughout
the semester
   1.Class URLs: the entire class has access to these course related
   2.Personal URLs: personal links not accessible to the rest of the
Vanderbilt- Learning Sciences
interdisciplinary scholars capable of addressing
basic and applied learning sciences in ways
• Create new knowledge,
• Foster the development of the science of
• Improve pre-K - 16 education, and
• Enhance the quality of undergraduate,
   and faculty learning.

The function is to draw upon, integrate, and
Organize and conduct research on how people
learn, with a special focus on how learning can
be enhanced through new uses of
technology and through innovative teaching

Three major areas of research:
• Learning (fundamental issues of learning and
   development - learning in the content areas)
• Teaching (e.g., innovative teaching practices,
  innovative models of professional
  understanding people,preparing future
  for the 21st century)
• To conduct research to reform teaching
  and learning methods through
  applications of technology.
• These technologies are created with the
  purpose of supporting people's learning
  through active and enthusiastic
Media Services
•Media services provide the college
  a variety of print and non-print
  (photocopying, faxing, A/V equipment
   checkout, binding, lamination, etc).
• provides the COE with video
   and editing assistance, and produces
Computer Networking and
   Laboratory Services
• supports the college's technology needs through
  a network systems group, a programming group,
  and field services technicians.
• provides information technology design and
  implementation to support the administrative,
  instructional, research, outreach, and special
• provides the College's faculty, staff, and
  with server-based resources, college-wide
Desktop Computer Services
• operate a computer help desk and provide
  personal workstation support for the
• maintains licenses for frequently used
• provides system set-up, and troubleshoots
  hardware and software problems.
• consults with faculty, students, and staff
The WebCT Support Team
• methods to provide just-in-time
  WebCT training via the Web.
• basic step-by-step instructions on how
  perform some common tasks within
  WebCT and tips for using other tools
  PowerPoint, as well as a series of Web
  based QuickTime and Real Player
                 Web tools, training, and resource
       Basic and advanced Web classes
         for faculty, staff, and students.
• Resources for Web developers
       Graphics, tools, scripts, and other
• Making your Web pages searchable
     insure your pages are found in Stanford
• Web info links
    Stanford and non-Stanford links to general
    information about the Web, standards,
                          Advice for Faculty & Staff
New employee training options
To help you learn basic Forsythe mainframe computer skills.
Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
assist instructors with any technology to promote teaching or learning.
Academic Technology Laboratory
provides faculty with workstations & technical consultation for the
planning and construction of computer-based materials for teaching
and research.
Expert Partner Program
organizes and informs local experts so they can help people more
Academic Technology Specialists Program
computer consultants are placed directly into certain campus
departments, Faculty get on-site training and advice.
                      Academic Technology
• Supports faculty use of computer and multimedia
  to improve teaching and learning.
• Faculty and their assistants can create instructional
  materials - interactive presentations, videos and web
• Faculty can also receive help integrating technology
   into their courses such as web-based forums,
listservs and
  online learning management systems such as
CAES: Technology-Enabled Learning at MIT
•The main MIT facility for support of, and
 research in, technology-facilitated education.
•the main source of MIT continuing
  education, often via distance learning.
•design and conduct significant experiments in
 technology-enabled learning, create and
 MIT educational offerings worldwide, and
 CAES stays on the leading edge of technology-facilitated
education by exploring emerging technologies primarily
through -
the Center for Educational Computing Initiatives (CECI) -
as well as partnerships with Institute colleagues.

-Current Projects
Technology Enabled Active Learning Bringing History Home
Project I-Campus                   Virtual Screening Room
Physics Interactive Video Tutor    Jewish Women's Archive
Shakespeare Electronic Archive     Database Visualization in 3D
Masters' Voices™                   Operacion Futuro
Access to PIVoT                    CharacterMaker
• VideoProductions: resource for videotaping and editing for:
    Classroom, lab, and studio demonstrations
    Courses, lectures, and symposia
    Computer animation, simulation, and digitization
    Recording of special MIT events
• Web   Development
 Educational Media Creation Center (EMCC) - fee-based
  production and service unit for assistance in designing,
  and supporting web-based educational environments.
 Helps clients develop and execute educational initiatives such
- creating maintaining and assessing web-based teaching
Faculty Support:
•Start with tools for
•Convert existing
  traditional materials.
•Transform materials
Needs Assessment

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