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					LEARN NC




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    Addressing Online Teaching Challenges with
                      COLT


Ross White
Associate Director
LEARN NC – School of Education
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
ross@LEARNNC.org
 Teaching Online


     “The reality of online teaching
     can be confounding and
     upsetting. It can make a
     talented teacher feel like an
     unmitigated failure.”
     —Ellen Laird, "I'm Your Teacher, Not Your Internet-Service Provider,"
     Chronicle of Higher Education (January 3, 2003)




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 Teaching Online


     “Online staff development...
     has the advantage of enabling
     staff to experience online
     learning for themselves.”
     —Davis, Lennox, Walker, & Walsh, “Exploring Staff Perceptions: Early
     Childhood Teacher Educators Examine Online Teaching and Learning
     Challenges and Dilemmas ,“ International Journal for the Scholarship of
     Teaching and Learning, Vol. 1, No. 2 (July 2007)




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 Carolina Online Teacher Program (COLT)


     REQUIRED COURSES

     •Moodle Training (or other platform)

     •Teaching Online Courses

     •Facilitating Online Collaboration

     •Developing Your Online Course

     •Practicum in Online Learning

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 Carolina Online Teacher Program (COLT)

    ELECTIVE COURSES (choose two)

    •Collaboration and Teaching in a Virtual
     World
    •Teaching World Languages Online
    •Teaching English Language Learners in
     Your Online Course
    •Accessibility, Usability, and Visual Design
    •Assessment and Evaluation in Your
     Online Course
    •Differentiating Instruction in Online
     Courses
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 Teaching Online Courses


     It is important that teachers
     understand the qualitative
     differences between online and
     classroom-based learning
     environments. New strategies and
     techniques are required for
     successful online teaching.
     Dennen, V. P. “From message posting to learning dialogues: Factors
     affecting learner participation in asynchronous discussion.” Distance
     Education 26.1 (2005)


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 Standard IV: Teachers facilitate learning for their
              students.




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 Standard IV: Teachers facilitate learning for their
              students.
 f.    Teachers help students work in teams and develop leadership
       qualities.




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 Standard IV: Teachers facilitate learning for their
              students.
 f.    Teachers help students work in teams and develop leadership
       qualities.

  DEVELOPING

  Provides
  opportunities
  for cooperation,
  collaboration,
  and leadership
  through student
  learning teams.




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 Standard IV: Teachers facilitate learning for their
              students.
 f.    Teachers help students work in teams and develop leadership
       qualities.

  DEVELOPING                  PROFICIENT

  Provides                    Organizes student
  opportunities               learning teams for
  for cooperation,            the purpose of
  collaboration,              developing
  and leadership              cooperation,
  through student             collaboration, and
  learning teams.             student leadership.




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 Standard IV: Teachers facilitate learning for their
              students.
 f.    Teachers help students work in teams and develop leadership
       qualities.

  DEVELOPING              PROFICIENT

  Provides                Organizes student
  opportunities           learning teams for
  for cooperation,        the purpose of
  collaboration,          developing
  and leadership          cooperation,
  through student         collaboration, and
  learning teams.         student leadership.




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                          We will look at communication needed
                          at the start of a course and apply
                          strategies for establishing presence
                          and building strong learning
                          communities.



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 Standard IV: Teachers facilitate learning for their
              students.
 f.    Teachers help students work in teams and develop leadership
       qualities.

  DEVELOPING              PROFICIENT            ACCOMPLISHED

  Provides                Organizes student     Encourages
  opportunities           learning teams for    students
  for cooperation,        the purpose of        to create and
  collaboration,          developing            manage learning
  and leadership          cooperation,          teams.
  through student         collaboration, and
  learning teams.         student leadership.




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 Carolina Online Teacher Program (COLT)

    ELECTIVE COURSES

    •Collaboration and Teaching in a Virtual
     World
    •Teaching World Languages Online
    •Teaching English Language Learners in
     Your Online Course
    •Accessibility, Usability, and Visual Design
    •Assessment and Evaluation in Your
     Online Course
    •Differentiating Instruction in Online
     Courses
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 Get Started




     http://www.LEARNNC.org/courses


     Questions?
     ross@learnnc.org


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