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My name is Aeman Alabuod. I am from Saudi Arabia. This is my second year for me at CSUSB. I have B.A in biology major. I am very interesting to study Instructional technology. I hope that we will work as a nice group together. My hobbies are cooking and reading. 

This is a portfolio.  I will locate a host of my own and upgrade this as I continue in the Instructional Technology Program here at CSUSB.

Introduction:

Create a self-introduction posting that includes your job title, career goals, reasons for taking the e-Learning certificate/course, e-Learning course design experience, and what experiences you can share with your classmates in this course.

Hello my classmates.  My name is Aeman Al abuod I am from Saudi Araba. This is my first time that I take online course, and I am excited to be in the class.  I am just a student and I don’t have any experience to be a teacher before. I have B.A in biology major. I am very interesting to study Instructional technology. I hope that we will work as a nice group together. My hobbies are cooking and reading.

Write reflective comments on what is like being an e-learning or a distance learning student based on your experience of taking any sort of distance education.

This is my first time that I take online course, and I am excited to be in the class.  I hope that will be a good experience.

What is the definition of critical thinking? Use a citation. Why do you think critical thinking is important for a successful learning?

Critical thinking is that mode of thinking — about any subject, content, or problem — in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing it.

I think it is important because it is a strategy that increase the probability of a desirable outcome, can be learned in ways that promote transfer to novel contexts and it is a part  that empirically based model is proposed to guide teaching and learning for critical thinking.

I will develop a personal statement and place it here. It will include information about me, my reasons for being in the ETEC program, my future career plans, my technology interests and skills.

Describe each of the five elements of critical thinking. And how would you apply these to your learning in this course?

 

Inference:  person can draw from certain observed or

Supposed facts.

Recognition of assumption: An assumption is something presupposed or taken for granted. to be able to ask question even if here is no provide to the true

Deduction: An argument is said to be deductive if its conclusion is claimed to necessarily follow

from its premises.

A discussion to draw a conclusion.

Interpretation: Interpretative skills are used to determine the precise meaning and significance of a

message or signal, whether it is a gesture, sign, set of data, written or spoken words,

diagram, icon, chart or graph. Correct interpretation depends on understanding the

message in its context and in terms of who sent it, and for what purpose.

or it is explain something by say it different way to find if someone understand the topic.

Evaluation of argument: It is desirable to be able to distinguish between arguments that are strong.

Analyzing information objectively.

Reference

Baek, E. Critical Thinking Skills in Online Discussions [PDF document] Retrieved from Lecture Notes Online Website:https://csusb.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/execute/displayLearningUnit?course_id=_5919_1&content_id=_685873_1

Summarize this week’s discussions. Use this template to structure your production:

  • Did you fulfill the requirement to make your first post no later than Wednesday in the discussion? No, because i miss understand the syllabus.
  • Did you fulfill the requirement to post at least three times in each discussion topic any time Monday through Friday? Yes
  • Did you fulfill the requirement to post the answer to the prompts in your blog no later than Sunday (Jan 18)? Yes
  • Did you fulfill the requirement to reply at least 2 classmates’ blogs during Saturday and Sunday? Yes
  • Quote your best post(s) from the week and explain why you feel these are the best.
  • This is Aeman. I am glad to follow you in your blog. I feel exciting to have this course with you. Nice work and good luck. I still feel shy to post anything, so that I like the post and I see it so fallible.
  •  Quote several of the best posts from other students. Explain why you chose the ones you present. Aeman, Don’t worry the learning the technology functions will become old habit very quickly. Last quarter was my first online class and trying to figure out how to set-up and use the blog was not easy for me, but this quarter it was easy. You were smart to post your question on BB. Welcome to the program!!!
  • I chose this one because I feel that give me a motivation to learn.
  • What did you learn in the discussion this week that will be useful to you or that changes the way you view something?
  • I like my classmates post and how the organize the material. I see their post is very helpful and useful. Also, I know from them they have taken many e-learning courses in the past and they have positive experiences with that. This gives me a motivation, because this is my first time that I take online course. I also learn about critical thinking and I like Laurie’s post  when she said  that “when you mentioned “I think critical thinking is important for successful learning as it helps one to question and reason what they are learning and why they are learning it”. Great job I hope that this class will give us a chance to learn and discuss good ideas.”

Module 9 “Getting an E-learning Position”

  1. Learning Objectives
    • To find various job opportunities in an instructional technology field.
    • To understand what qualifications will be needed to work in an instructional technology field.

 

  1. List the professional organization’s name and web address.

www.aect.org/newsite

 

  1. Introduce conferences & publications related to e-learning, which are sponsored by or associated with this organization, if any??   Inducing in the company will be highly beneficial, having broad knowledge and experience in the field of technology. Some of the topics that  have been able to fully comprehend during the conferences and publications, namely; LOOCs and MOOCs, influence of various culture on e-learning platform, general application of learning analytics, trends in the design based research.

 

  1. Find one job opening related to e-learning that interests you, either from the organization you chose or any other organization’s website. Describe the position.

Hint: Look for the organization’s career center or announcements, probably under their Services section. The job opening can be in any sector (K-12, Higher Ed, Business & Industry, Governmental Agencies, or Non-Profit organization).

There is instructional designer job opportunity from APPLE Company. The title of job is “Instructional Design, Training and Development” and this company is located in Santa Clara Valley, CA.

 

  1. Review the minimum qualifications (competencies and skill sets) required for the job you listed above. Discuss the three competencies or skills you think are most important to successfully perform this job. Your claims must be supported by literature (at least 3 articles, you may utilize the readings for this module).     1. As the world is changing and becoming more of a village through the internet connectivity or the World Wide Web, it is important for people to be well equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to adjust accordingly to the ever-changing world of technology. According to Guasch, Alvarez, and Espasa(2010), “knowledge of teacher support technological services, basic computer knowledge to be able to use the necessary technology and come specific knowledge about multimedia and useful educational software” (p.201)

 

  1. Communication being very crucial in this field, it enable the person in charge to facilitate efficient running and operation of task forces. When anyone is working i9n the field or line of management, as an instructional designers will be needed to focus or prioritize on the performance. Both verbal and non-verbal forms of communication are essential.

Liang(2000) mentions that “effective communication was recently listed as one of the top four competencies of successful corporate practitioners.” (p.17) Furthermore, Guasch, Alvarez, and Espasa(2010) mention that “communication and interaction are particularly and distinctively important because it is difficult to achieve emotional expression, non-verbal communication, which undoubtedly conditions the nature of the working environment.” (p.201)

 

  1. Instructional designers should focus on the expected outcomes, based on the audience’s prior skills, experience, expectations and needs, and design a course based on the available technology, budget and time.

 

 

 

References:

Guasch, T., Alvarez, I., & Espasa, A.(2010). University teacher competencies in a virtual   teaching/learning environment: Analysis of a teacher training experience. Teaching     and Teacher Education, 26(2), 199-206

Liang, C. C.(2000). Patterns of expert ID practitioners in the corporate world: A literature review. Tech Trends, 44(1), 16-18

 

  1. Summarize this week’s discussions. Use this template to structure your production:
  1. Did you fulfill the requirement to make your first post no later than Wednesday in the discussion? Yes
  2. Did you fulfill the requirement to post at least three times in each discussion topic between Monday and Friday? Yes
  3. Did you fulfill the requirement to post the answers to the prompts in your blog no later than Sunday? Yes
  4. Quote your best post(s) from the week and explain why you feel these are the best.

I see Antonio’s post is great,

I like his site.  It’s a great post and  It also great opinion when he mention that “director of learning technology would need to possess the ability to provide supplemental materials to their team in order to adequately prepare them for the tasks that they will be required to complete.”

 

Also John post is good,

It is so clear and organizes also I like his opinion when he mention that “A designer will inevitably bring you to point in the design process where a designer will have to come up with a correct course of action even if there are no straight forward solutions”.

 

Mingda also post a useful post this week,

I find her post is so simple and clear. I agree with that “Good communication skills-A passion for effective visual communication and a healthy sense of humor are essential to the role. This person should have good relationship with executors and customers”. Great post.

 

  1. Quote several of the best posts from other students. Explain why you chose the ones you present.

Mingda give a nice comment,

She agrees with me in the opinion that is important for people to be well equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge.  Also my The third idea which is Instructional designers should focus on the expected outcomes, based on the audience’s prior skills, experience, expectations and needs, and design a course based on the available technology, budget and time.  She mentions that this one is really useful.

 

  1. What did you learn in the discussion this week that will be useful to you or that changes the way you view something?

This week I learn how to search in the internet and how I can find various job opportunities in an instructional technology field.

Also I get familiar and learn what qualifications will be needed to make work successful in the instructional technology field. It is very important information for me because I never work before, so that give me an idea for different things I did not recognize it before this module.

Module Eight

Learning Objective

  • To explore and understand key issues regarding accessibility, copyright, & learning objects as they relate to e-learning.
  • Blog Topic
  • Discuss what you learned this week about accessibility, copyright, and learning objects. Summarize key issues on the three topics about which you learned, in 150 words each.
  • Discussion Board Topics

 

  • Share what you learned about Copyright

 

Copyright

The research topic chosen for this assignment was on the issue of copyright and how it can be applied the classroom setting. It is the prerogative of any educator to know the rights and responsibilities related to the creative jobs they produce or use, (Leary & Parker, 2011). I have always held a long-term view that copyright issues only affected online tutors and did not apply to tutors like myself who conducted face-to-face. This discovery came after I watched a video provided by the copyrighteducators.org; the most prominent message that I got from the video was that educators have been granted many privileges through the copyright act since they directly use copyrighted items such as literature in their jobs day after day.

In the video interview, I learnt that copyright is a federal law which is stipulated in section eight of the United States constitution; it was also made apparent that copyright was invented especially for education and advancement of knowledge. The interview also clarified that there was a difference between copyright, patent, and trademark; the major difference is that almost any item that can be duplicated can be protected by copyright law. The only exemptions to the copyright protection are titles and ideas. Copyright law ensures the owner of the original work can control reproduction, distribution, derivation, transfer of ownership and public exhibitions of the material, but the law is accompanied by limitations.

There are three areas of the copyright law that is of interest to educators; use of print, media and the internet. With regard to print, it will further be subdivided into two categories; the first is concerned with how we as educators use print material. According to the interview video, from copyrighteducators.org and UCMC, an educator is allowed to copy a whole chapter of a book, an entire article, an essay with less than 250 words, diagrams, and charts. It is imperative that the materials that are copied should only be used for education development. The second category that regulates the use of copyright materials is how educators use prints with their students. The first important issue to understand is that a tutor can make as many copies so that each student has a copy. The limitations negating the use of print materials with students; There should be less than 250 words in a poem or article, 1000 words for an excerpt from a novel, less than 2500 words for a poetic prose and 1 diagram or chart from each book. Another limitation is that the use of any print material should be the inspired by a single teacher, and his/her actions should not be directed or coerced by a higher authority. Educators are also to ensure that they do not duplicate consumable or exchange any duplicate for material that should be purchased. It is also of paramount importance that teachers do not charge their students for the copies they have made; the tutor is also prohibited from using the same duplicated materials every year.

With respect to digital materials, it is an open platform that can be accessed by anyone; as such students are allowed to use materials from the internet, and they can keep their projects with no limitation. The limitation comes with the ways the multimedia material is acquired; the material has to be acquired in a lawful manner and has to be cited in the literature of the project. Students can use sites like freeplaymusic.com to access music for educational purposes. Other limitations include using only three minutes of a motion picture; five photos can be used per artist or photographer, and 10 percent of the audio file can be used. As stipulated the multimedia has to be strictly used for educational purposes.

The last frontier is the use of internet for education purposes. It is imperative that educators do not take materials published on the internet and modify them into their own. It is also important that the educator determined the usefulness of a material before submitting them to the students. It is also important that all works that come from the internet have to be cited so as to comply with the copyright legal requirements. It is generally prohibited for an educator to upload materials drawn from other websites, but it is permissible to upload images like maps that would aid in teaching in a physical classroom, (Lipinski, 2003).

 

References

Copyright and Fair Use – UMUC Library. (2014). University of Maryland University College. Retrieved March 2, 2014, from http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/copyright.cfm#copyright_definition

Copyright for Educators || PBS SoCaL. (n.d.). Copyright for Educators | Teachers | PBS SoCaL. Retrieved March 2, 2014, from http://www.pbssocal.org/education/teachers/copyright/

Leary, H., & Parker, P. (2011). Fair Use in Face-to-Face Teaching. TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning, 55(4), 16–18. doi:10.1007/s11528-011-0506-8

Lipinski, T. A. (2003). The climate of Distance Education in the 21st Century: Understanding and Surviving the changes Brought by the TEACH (Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization) Act of 2002. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 29(6), 362–374.

  1. Share what you learned about learning object:

 

I like the topic and I find some definitions of learning object that interest me to share with you:

The definition of learning object is “a collection of content items, practice items, and assessment items that are combined based on a single learning objective” (” Learning Object,” 2014, para. 1). So it takes the lessons break it into smaller pieces. Also according to South and Monson (2000), “objects have the greatest potential for reuse when they center on a single, core concept.  At this level, they can easily slip into another context while still retaining significant instructional utility” (p. 5).

 

 

References

Learning object. (2014, January 12). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:46, March 2, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Learning_object&oldid=590427227

 

South, J. B. & Monson, D. W. (2000). A university-wide system for creating, capturing, and delivering learning objects. In D. A. Wiley (Ed.), The Instructional Use of Learning Objects: Online Version. Retrieved MONTH DAY, YEAR, from the World Wide Web:http://reusability.org/read/chapters/south.doc

 

 

  1. Share what you learned about Accessibility & Universal Design:

I did not know that much about this topic before, but I read about it through the reading material and through the internet also I am trying to follow Christen and Lorraine posts and I learn that

There is a list of typical disabilities and their accommodations when designing an online course:

Color Blindness: high contrast, avoid red-green-blue combinations, don’t use color to convey meaning, make use of a user changeable font, text version

Low Vision – No Vision: high contrast, make use of a user changeable font, navigation requirements, configurability – screen reader compatibility, text version

Seizure: avoid strobes, flickering images, fast animations, high contrast close lines (optical illusions)

Auditory: alternatives to audio, text version, captioning videos and slide shows with audio (multimedia)

Motor: navigability issues, keyboard control instead of mouse, internal navigation to skip through long sections, user configurability

Accessibility Can Complicate e-Learning Course Development.  The following are links to the policies and resources available to those with disabilities at the university.

  1. http://policies.csusb.edu/ada_procedures_and_guidelines.htm
  2. http://www.disabilityresources.org/

 

 

Summarize this week’s discussions. Use this template to structure your production:

Did you fulfill the requirement to make your first post no later than Wednesday in the discussion? Yes

Did you fulfill the requirement to post at least three times in each discussion topic between Monday and Friday? Yes

Did you fulfill the requirement to post the answers to the prompts in your blog no later than Sunday? Yes

Did you fulfill the requirement to reply at least two classmates’ blogs on Saturday/Sunday? Yes

Quote your best post(s) from the week and explain why you feel these are the best.

 

I like Christen’s post,

I like her thought about “Learning Objects”. Defined Learning Objects as “any digital resource that can be reused to support learning.” well done thinking. I agree with Melissa when she said “When I think of learning objects, I feel as though it should be something I can feel/touch.” I never think about Learning Objects as I read in this module. It is so interesting to know all those things.

 

Also Lorraine’s post is awesome,

I like her post. It’s great. I see her links that she includes in her post are useful. She also provides helpful thought about Universal Design. She and Christen share excellent ideas about Accessibility & Universal Design.

 

Also Antonio provides good post,

I think he shares useful thought about Learning Objects. he said he teach individual lessons on how to create these thinking maps in Google Documents using the Drawing Tool and I think this is a great idea. I never hear about that before.

 

Quote several of the best posts from other students. Explain why you chose the ones you present.

Gayle post a nice comment,

She said my post was loaded with great information. We have so much information via the Internet, it becomes difficult to take what you read and make it your own. She said she has another technology class where we had to make a PowerPoint, but we could not use pictures from the Internet, we had to draw or make our own through PowerPoint Presentations. It was difficult, but understandable. Good job!

I like it she is right via the Internet, it becomes difficult to take what you read and make it your own. I have hard time reading through the internet and sometimes I get confused.

What did you learn in the discussion this week that will be useful to you or that changes the way you view something?

Wow this week I learned a lot of things that I never think about it before. For example, the learning objects detention also about the Accessibility & Universal Design after I follow my classmate links I really learned a lot of useful information.

 

Module 5

Learning Objectives

# To discuss classroom based activities that can be adapted to cyberspace.

# To understand effective instructional strategies in e-learning environments and Keller’s ARCS motivation theory.

# To apply effective instructional strategies and Keller’s ARCS motivation theory in an e-learning environment.

Instructional Strategies for Effective E-learning

Review of the synchronous meeting: write a summary of the key topics that were included in the discussion along with a summary of the process. You are to analyze the content presented including the Q &A period. Also discuss advantages and constraints of synchronous online discussion based on your experience of the session. The meeting will be audio recorded for your review.

This week we have discussed many different interesting things that are so helpful for us. One of the most interesting things that we do on this week is speaking with the guest speaker Mr. Edgar Chabolla. He discus with us a lot of helpful information about e-learning trends.  He talk about horizon report as a better source of information and the key trends in higher Ed (1-2 years, 3-5 years, and 5 plus years). He also mentions that what challenges they are going to see in the future ahead (attainable challenges, difficult challenges, and the impassible challenges). He also discuss a topic of a new development (what kind of technology is available now, what will they in the future) for example, 1-2 years they have fipped classroom, 2-4 years 3D printing, 4-5 years  self- analysis of data as student). Then my classmate starts to ask the guest speaker many different questions that related to the topic. For example, Lorraine asks if he can define gamification as it pertains to education and give an example of it being used in a course. He answer that equation by saying creates an online module and for student and see what result the student will give. Also Michael mention that the flip classroom he transitioning to right now includes more gamification and it does motivate them to succeed and he gives some examples like his students are on district mandated language and math web programs, and the successes are celebrated with rewards, points, certificates, etc. Also one of the most interesting question that my classmate ask is Gayle his question is “Have these strategies been proven that in using them students will become better critical thinkers?” and the gesture answer this question by saying yes teacher who make the student engage and summarize that give him opportunity to do critical thinkers. Then, Michael back again and ask how can the new technologies help students believe in himself more. That is my biggest obstacle and I hope technology helps them direct their education. Eventually I cannot do it for them. He responds this question by give example on this professor. he said one of his professor reword his student by doing that when the student post something on the end of the week the teacher discuss what  information that the student post is value so that he gave the students feel that what he post is so important. There is also some question comes from students who could not join the meeting that tonight:

What is the most recognized eLearning conference or journal for California community college level online learning?

He response by gives some name of them like AECT and DET/CHE WICHE. Finally Dr. Baek asks are all CSU use Blackboard at the System level? Or is it depending on individual campus? And he answered no maybe half of them. Then, Lorraine mentions that she likes that – “Technology is just a means to an end.” It really is true and Gayle also said Yes, we will never really be “caught up.” it was so interesting and helpful meeting. The speaker covers much helpful point that gives us an idea how to be a successful teacher in online course.

Summarize this week’s discussions. Use this template to structure your production:

Did you fulfill the requirement to make your first post no later than Wednesday in the discussion? YesSummarize this week’s discussions. Use this template to structure your production:

Did you fulfill the requirement to post at least three times in each discussion topic between Monday and Friday? Yes

Did you fulfill the requirement to post the answers to the prompts in your blog no later than Sunday? Yes

Did you fulfill the requirement to reply at least three classmates’ blogs on Saturday/Sunday? Yes

Quote your best post(s) from the week and explain why you feel these are the best.

That was for Lorraine,

It is a Great post. She gives helpful information as she did every time. I agree with her on the activities it can be applied to cyberspace like posting tutorials, research guides, and videos that can take the place of in-house library research classes. Yes that will be a great idea. Also, on the activities that would be difficult to apply in cyberspace Study groups and group projects generally work best in a F2F environment. Why I feel this is the best because I totally agree with that. That’s way I thought that taking online class will be difficult for student to communicate.

Also Kimberly post,

It is a great post. She post is so organized and clear you give simple and clear information in her post. I feel this is the best because I totally agree that on the activities would be difficult to apply in cyberspace especially discussions for students who have never engaged in an online class where they had to provide peer responses to other students. I had this problem with the first time I used the discussion board. It was so difficult.

Quote several of the best posts from other students. Explain why you chose the ones you present.

I like Kimberly comment,

She said “Very well written post! Your activities were very detailed and thought out. The project you worked on with Dr. Baek was pretty awesome! And gives you an inside look at how a teacher with the instructional tools would work.”

I also like Mingda

She mentions that “I like your class of interviewing skill, I think it really help for students.”

Explain why you chose the ones you present.

I choose them because they really give me motivation about my activity to apply it for my student.

Other discussion topics this week:

What did you learn in the discussion this week that will be useful to you or that changes the way you view something?

I really like and learn about what kinds of classroom based activities can be applied/ activities would be difficult to apply to cyberspace. Also, by reading to find activity that really help the student I really get chance to have an idea about kind of activity that can apply to help the student in mu future career.

D1: Classroom based activities which can be applied to cyberspace

I did not even be a teacher before, but as I am a student I think there is a big difference between the activities that are applied in classroom and the activities that are applied to cyberspace. It’s difficult for student to understand and participation to any activities. In my opinion the teacher who teaches in cyberspace must choose the activity on special standards.

What kinds of classroom based activities can be applied to cyberspace? Explain how these can be successfully applied?

Much activity can applied, but as I mention before teacher who teaches in cyberspace must choose the activity on special standards.

In cyberspace environment teacher can applied online technologies such as chat, blog, e-mail, Skype, discussion board, and Google docs. Watkins (2005) mentioned that “these activities can be helpful throughout almost any course (online or blended format) to introduce learners, stimulate discussions, increase interactions, challenge presumption, and achieve diverse course objectives.” (p.5)

Also some Games the teacher can applied to cyberspace environment

Watkins (2005) stated that “many e-learning activities can be adaptations of the training games used in traditional classroom instruction, and other activities can use the unique aspects of the online environment to develop distinctive activities for online course” (p.5)

Watkins, R. (2005). Developing interactive e-learning activities. Performance Improvement,          44(5), 5-7

What kinds of classroom based activities would be difficult to apply in cyberspace? Explain why this would be the case?

Group projects:

Even though the e-learning student can work as group, but it’s so difficult to communicate and learn from each other even if they learn it is less than if they have face to face group. They can discuss, share opinion in obvious way, and split the work as they see fit their potential

Feedback:

This activity is so difficult to between the students and their teacher also. sometimes the teacher misunderstand the student when she or he want to explain his or her opinion on something in cyberspace environment and that will give the student bad feedback, but when the student set up in the class and give presentation that can give good and clear idea and the student can get good feedback and excellent suggestion from his teacher and his classmate.

D2: Instructional Strategies

Using Guidelines for effective strategies for online instruction and the ARCS motivation theory.

Share your experiences: when have you been highly motivated in your classes? These can be experiences from any delivery format- face to face, hybrid, or online. What motivated you to be involved and learn? Be specific.

A class where I was highly motivated was a face to face environment class I take it last quarter with Dr. Beak. The class name Design and Development of Instructional Materials. Wow it was an interesting class we work as group we decide to teach 6 grad students how to add and change text in a PowerPoint presentation.

Our objective of this research were to take student through the steps to learn who to use PowerPoint in the classroom and to do some specific tasks such as create a new, blank presentation and open an existing presentation. For create a new, blank presentation. The development of a PowerPoint presentation usually begins with a blank template slide. The user then selects a specific template to use in the presentation.  To create a new blank presentation at any time: click on the file tab and choose new from the left-hand side of the screen. Ensure blank presentation is selected, and then click on the create button. A template usually includes a background color or image, a standard font, and several slide layouts. To keep a uniform look, the template is kept the same throughout the presentation.

It was really interesting course. Develop, give a presentation and get a feedback, work with very nice group and teacher, and learn from our mistake.

Explain specifically what kinds of activities you can develop for an online course. Incorporate effective strategies for motivation and share this with your classmates (suggest at least two different activities).

Course Title: Interviewing Skills.

Content/Topics: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening Standard: Comprehension and Collaboration.

Target Audience: College students

Delivery Format:  On-line with either skype or face-to-face sessions.

Technology Tools: computer access, smart board, YouTube videos.

Activity

1 Day 1– Give the students the attached pretest with interview questions to complete.  Following the completion of the pretest, discuss the students’ answers. Ask the students what they think the purpose of an interview is?  If students have participated in an interview, ask them to share their experience and the outcome.

Activity 2 Day 2– (attached) and ask the students to read the steps and discuss each step.

Step 1: Before the interview – After reading this section, critique the outfits of the day and why or why not people are dressed appropriate.

Step 2: The Start of the Interview – Did you greet the teacher when you entered? How is your posture? Are you chewing gum? Fidgeting? Use this time to get up and practice your handshake and introduction. Have the students practice with each other and when they are confident they have it, they can introduce themselves to the teacher.

Step 3: The Interview (Middle) – Again how is your posture? Are you engaged?

Step 4: The Interview (End) – Are you clear on instructions when leaving the room? Do you know how to contact your instructor if needed?

Module 6

Learning Objectives

  • To explore various web 2.0 tools.
  • To experience the development of an instructional material.
  • Blog Topic
  • Develop one self-contained small course activity and/or material that can be used in the course you developed in D1 below, Introduction to Library Research. Consider the features of the Web 2.0 tools and how those can be incorporated into an e-learning course you would develop.
  • Share the name of the Web 2.0 tool you selected: I already have webpage. I plan to use my blog and twitter account to share the link course that I made with any student how needs it.
  • Describe features of the Web 2.0 tool you chose and how it can be incorporated into an e-learning course you developed: In e-learning environment students need to have course such as share link or download video by Web 2.0 tool that can help them incorporate in the course. I choose blog to share my course with because this tool gives the student opportunity to learn and create without having a lot of effort to use the technology. Students can download the PowerPoint, learn the information, and share the date with anyone. Also they can fill the survey and give a feedback.
  • Share your small course material developmentPresentation1
  • Briefly describe how you developed your product:
  • # Blog share- I will give the students the attached pretest with public speaking questions to complete. Following the completion of the pretest, discuss the students’ answers. Ask the students what they think the purpose of learn public speaking skill?  If students have participated in public speaking before, ask them to share their experience and the outcome.
  • # PowerPoint (attached) to ask the students to read the steps and discuss each step.
  • Step 1: Before they have public speaking – After reading this section, critique the outfits of the day and why or why not people are dressed appropriate.
  • Step 2: The Start of the public speaking – Did you greet the teacher when you entered? How is your posture? Are you chewing gum? Fidgeting? Use this time to get up and practice your handshake and introduction. Have the students practice with each other and when they are confident they have it, they can introduce themselves to the teacher.
  • Step 3: The day of the public speaking (Middle) – Again how is your posture? Are you engaged?
  • Step 4: The day of the public speaking (End) – Are you clear on instructions when leaving the room? Do you know how to contact your instructor if needed?
  • # Brainstorm different questions that student may ask during the public speaking time. Let the students control this discussion and try to interject as little as possible. After they have agreed on 10 questions to ask, lead a discussion on each question and why it should be asked in public speaking. Have the students explain their reasons and give examples of a response that would be ideal.
  • #Review by watching the Do’s and Don’ts during the presentation from the YouTube video listed below or another similar video if you prefer. Critique the dress of the students to see if they have “public speaking” appropriate clothes, make-up, or jewelry.
  • # Blog share- let the student share their experience and give some suggestion that can improve their presentation in the future.
  • Summarize this week’s discussions. Use this template to structure your production:
  • Did you fulfill the requirement to post at least three times in each discussion topic between Monday and Friday? Yes
  • Did you fulfill the requirement to post the answers to the prompts in your blog no later than Sunday? Yes
  • Did you fulfill the requirement to reply at least three classmates’ blogs on Saturday/Sunday? Yes
  • Did you fulfill the requirement to make your first post no later than Wednesday in the discussion?Yes
  • Quote your best post(s) from the week and explain why you feel these are the best.
  • In blackboard I see Fernando post, is so simple and clear. I like that when he mention he will use Google Docs. I have been used it since I am study in CSUSB. It is an awesome tool. It’s just great and easy.
  • I also see Christen post. As usual she is just great. I like her course title. It’s so helpful for ESL students. I am not familiar with other tools that she posts, but I am so exciting to see her work.
  • Lorraine also did a great job. I like her Prezi tool chosen. I agree with her mention about the advantage in this tool “versions available for small fee. Allows users to create presentations offline or online.” yes it is a great tool. I have used it before also it is easy to learn and used for any student who doesn’t know that much on the computer.
  • Quote several of the best posts from other students. Explain why you chose the ones you present. Carolyne mention that, I like the Web 2.0 tools I selected especially blogs. Its features enable e-Learners toread what has been posted by others and engage in discussions easily.
  • Melissa also mention that she have taken an online public speaking course in the past and she said that from her experience that it worked out rather well considering her hesitations. She was hesitant because for some reason when she thinks of public speaking, it sounds like it would have to be an in person course to really learn and benefit from it. She was wrong and she glad that she took the course. I believe your course would work out exceptionally well considering all of the web 2.0 tools available such as blogs, social media (Twitter) and PowerPoint.
  • I chose them to present
  • Because I really agree that I select tools that I get familiar with and I am not that good person to use any tools, but I like to learn and see what’s new. Also they said they believe my course would work out exceptionally well considering all of the web 2.0 tools available such as blogs, social media (Twitter) and PowerPoint. That is really great motivation for me.

What did you learn in the discussion this week that will be useful to you or that changes the way you view something? I learned about the useful Web 2.0 resources that my classmates mention. Also I get attention about Dr. Beak mention when she mentions that Blog and Twitter are well known Web 2.0 tools. Though PowerPoint itself is an office suite/product. Of course a link to PowerPoint presentation file published online can be incorporated into Blog and Twitter. That what I mint when I mention about PowerPoint tool.

Other Discussion Topics This Week:

D1:  In an ideal scenario, how would you design an e-learning course? Investigate current e-learning tech tools and choose any tech tools which most appeal to you. While we developed e-learning activities focusing on learning theories and instructional strategies in previous modules, here we will develop an e-learning course focusing on e-learning tech tools.

  • Course Title: public speaking skill
  • Content/Topics: Standards for Speaking Standard.
  • Target Audience: College students
  • Delivery Format: Online
  • Technology Tools:

Blackboard

YouTube:  www.youtube.com

Twitter:  https://twitter.com

PowerPoint:  www.microsoft.com/powerpoint

D2: Now let’s move to more realistic operations of an e-learning environment. There are a wide range of free Web 2.0 tools. This discussion prompt will guide your production of a short course material/activity that you will share in your Blog (Refer to the prompts in Blog activity). It is strongly encouraged that you start early to develop the course material.

Explore the Web 2.0 technologies/tools described in the readings and expand your research to investigate these tools and to look for other tools. Choose three Web 2.0 tools and discuss the following for each.

Web 2.0 tool 1:

Name: Twitter

Web address (URL): https://twitter.com

Description of key features: Using Twitter, educators can access the collective knowledge of their peers, engage in discussions, debates, conversations, and participate in collaborative projects. Also it can use as a tool for collecting research data for formative course evaluations.

Advantages & disadvantages in support of e-learning:

Advantages:

Self-motivation and a willingness among participants to experiment with new ways of learning within a technology-mediated network.

Disadvantages:

This tool can destroy the learner attention because he/she can look at a lot of different thinks while instead of learn something.

Web 2.0 tool 2:

Name: Blog

Web address (URL): https://wordpress.com/

Description of key features: Audience can share back what they think about any ideas, add picture, text, and video. This tool can provide appropriate to many learning and teaching applications, particularly in e-learning.

Advantages & disadvantages in support of e-learning:

Advantages: By using the Blog teacher can post course notices also, he can organize seminars. The discussion question is posted on the teacher blog and students debate this question using the comments facility.

Disadvantages: Blog requires self-motivation and a strong desire to participate in the blogging community.

Web 2.0 tool 3:

Name: PowerPoint

Web address (URL): www.microsoft.com/powerpoint

Description of key features:  Create a presentation visual aid, can type, add pictures, and video link, graphs. Then publish the presentation to the site to share with anyone.

Advantages & disadvantages in support of e-learning

Advantages:

Easy to use and make simple interactions.

Basic software for educational quizzes and learning material.

Disadvantages:

Linear nature of PowerPoint slides forces the presenter to reduce complex subjects to a set of bullet items which are too weak to support decision-making or show the complexity of an issue.

 

After comparing the Web 2.0 tools above, which tool are you going to select to develop a small course material/activity in your Blog?
I design a course by using PowerPoint tool and share it in my blog and twitter account.

Module 2

1: Definition Analysis

There are many terms that are interchangeably used with e-learning such as online learning, blended learning, and distance learning. Define each of these terms based on the readings and a library search.

  • E-learning: “E-learning is the use of technology to deliver learning and training programs” (E-learning

portal, 2009).

  • Online learning: “Described by most authors as access to learning experiences via the

use of some technology (Benson, 2002; Carliner, 2004; Conrad, 2002).

  • Blended learning: Sutra (2007) defined as “the blended learning is a type of education combining various model of face to face and distance education model by using all the facilities of technology.”
  • Distance learning: As computers became involved in the delivery of education, a proposed definition identified the delivery of instructional materials, using both print and electronic media (Moore, 1990).

2- History of Distance Education

http://distancelearning.anglia.ac.uk/blog/distance-learning-paving-the-way-to-success/

Anglia-Distance-Learning-Infographic

3- E-learning Trends in Different Sectors- Higher Ed

I read two articles, Pirani(2004) mention that “Institutions must provide an adequate and reliable technical infrastructure to support e-learning activities. Instructors and students must possess the technical skills to use e-learning tools. Instructors must redesign their courses to incorporate e-learning effectively into their pedagogy.” (p.2)

Pirani, A. J.(2004). Supporting E-learning in higher education. Retrieved from             http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ers0303/ecm0303.pdf

And the second article “as Florida school districts scramble to meet looming state mandate to offer full-time online instruction for K-8 students, and as high school enrollments in such courses continue to climb, lawmakers are mulling restrictions and budget cuts for the state’s nationally known virtual school. Together, online-learning advocates say, the growing demands amid dwindling resources and conflicting messages on the scope of the state virtual school could hinder efforts to expand e-learning options for Florida students.”

TITLE: Fla. Budget Threatens Online Ed. Mandate

SOURCE: Educ Week 28 no30 Ap 29 2009

The magazine publisher is the copyright holder of this article and it is reproduced with permission. Further reproduction of this article in violation of the copyright is prohibited. To contact the publisher:

http://www.edweek.org

4- Share 1-2 questions or comments (insightful and/or interesting points) about the reading you would like to bring to the Synchronous Guest speaker session

  1. How do you think online learning comes down to accessibility and flexibility to the student?
  2. How to make students participate actively and voluntarily to class?

References

E-learning Portal (2009). E-learning glossary. Retrieved from http://www.e-learningguru.com/glossary/e.htm.

Benson, A. (2002). Using online learning to meet workforce demand: A case study of

stakeholder influence. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 3(4), 443−452

Moore, M. G. (1990). Background and overview of contemporary American distance

education. Contemporary issues in American distance education (pp. xii−xxvi). New

York: Pergamon Press

Summarize this week’s discussions. Use this template to structure your production: Did you fulfill the requirement to make your first post in the discussion no later than Wednesday?

Did you fulfill the requirement to post at least three times in each discussion topic between Monday and Friday? Yes

Did you fulfill the requirement to post the answers to the prompts in your blog no later than Sunday (Jan 25)? Yes

Did you fulfill the requirement to reply to at least 2 classmates’ blogs Saturday/Sunday? Yes

Quote your best post(s) from the week and explain why you feel these are the best.

I like John post this week,

Great post. I like his point about technology and you work with awesome tools it’s useful and important. I agree with him when he said “Having the opportunity to access information instantly is an awesome thing to happen to the business community.” I also see his articles that you read are so useful.

Also Kimberly post is so great,

I like her way of post the definitions, it’s so clear. I also like the way of organize the History of Distance Education. I hope that she get successful life in her near future as she said she would like to use e-learning in Higher Education or even possibly K-12. I also don’t have much experience with technology, but I think in our life we can’t do anything without using technology.

I feel those best because I like the way they organize the post and I follow the references that they give it’s so helpful.

Quote several of the best posts from other students. Explain why you chose the ones you present.

I like Fernando post when he said that e-learning is not for everyone. He believes e-learning is great for higher education, but he doesn’t think it has a positive impact on grade schools.  He mention that most younger aged students need to be pushed to get their assignments in on time, read course content, etc. so being on their own in an online environment might not be ideal for their success.

Also Michael post when he mention that he agree with my comment when I said e learning is more appropriate for higher level education.  Teaching the basics to students under the age of 10 cannot be done in a self-guided manner.  Successful e-learning involves a motivated experienced student who already understands the basics of Language and Math.

Why you chose the ones you present?

Because

They are right I think e-learning work successfully with student in high education because they already understand the basics of Language, Math, and computer tools. E-learning is great for higher education, but it does not work and give a positive impact on grade schools.

What did you learn in the discussion this week that will be useful to you or that changes the way you view something?

I learned a lot of the history research. I think also searching for the definition is so helpful to understand them more. Also my classmate gives very helpful and organizes information in their posts, and y is awesome. I also start to think how I can develop critical thinking into my education future life.

Module 3

1-Which learning theory do you think leads to students’ best learning? Why do you think that?

Constructivism:

  • Learning is a search for meaning. Therefore, learning must start with the issues around which students are actively trying to construct meaning.

 

  • Meaning requires understanding wholes as well as parts. And parts must be understood in the context of wholes. Therefore, the learning process focuses on primary concepts, not isolated facts.

 

  • In order to teach well, we must understand the mental models that students use to perceive the world and the assumptions they make to support those models.

 

  • The purpose of learning is for an individual to construct his or her own meaning, not just memorize the “right” answers and regurgitate someone else’s meaning. Since education is inherently interdisciplinary, the only valuable way to measure learning is to make assessment part of the learning process, ensuring it provides students with information on the quality of their learning.

 

2- Assume you are an e-learning instructor. Create an e-learning instruction/activity (fully online or hybrid), applying your theory in a ‘real’ online education setting. In the description of the activity, include the following information:

Course Title: Interviewing Skills.

Content/Topics: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening 

Target Audience: College students

Delivery Format:  On-line with either skype or face-to-face sessions.

Technology Tools: computer access, smart board, YouTube videos.

Activities:

Constructivism is a philosophy of learning founded on the premise that, by reflecting on our experiences, we construct our own understanding of the world we live in. Each of us generates our own “rules” and “mental models,” which we use to make sense of our experiences. Learning, therefore, is simply the process of adjusting our mental models to accommodate new experiences.

Building Background/Motivation:  These students are quickly approaching college graduation and they need to find a job.  Good interview skills will help them to do this.  Students have practiced filling out job applications as well as created personal resumes to be used. They have also conducted personal surveys to learn more about themselves and what jobs they would enjoy or be successful at.

Activity 1 Day 1– Give the students the attached pretest with interview questions to complete.  Following the completion of the pretest, discuss the students’ answers. Ask the students what they think the purpose of an interview is?  If students have participated in an interview, ask them to share their experience and the outcome.

Activity 2 Day 2– (attached) and ask the students to read the steps and discuss each step.

Step 1: Before the interview – After reading this section, critique the outfits of the day and why or why not people are dressed appropriate.

Step 2: The Start of the Interview – Did you greet the teacher when you entered? How is your posture? Are you chewing gum? Fidgeting? Use this time to get up and practice your handshake and introduction. Have the students practice with each other and when they are confident they have it, they can introduce themselves to the teacher.

Step 3: The Interview (Middle) – Again how is your posture? Are you engaged?

Step 4: The Interview (End) – Are you clear on instructions when leaving the room? Do you know how to contact your instructor if needed?

Activity 3 Day 3– Brainstorm different questions that employers will ask during an interview for a job. Let the students control this discussion and try to interject as little as possible. After they have agreed on 10 questions to ask, lead a discussion on each question and why it should be asked in an interview. Have the students explain their reasons and give examples of a response that would be ideal. There are many websites that have ideas for interview questions and tips.

Activity 4 Day 4– Review by watching the Do’s and Don’ts of interviews from the YouTube video listed below or another similar video if you prefer. Critique the dress of the students to see if they have “Interview” appropriate clothes, make-up, or jewelry.

 

Activity 5 Day 5– Have students practice interviewing each other and each on the meeting day. Allow students to reflect on how their interview with the instructor went and what needs to be fixed before the final assessment.

3- Summarize this week’s discussions. Use this template to structure your production

Did you fulfill the requirement to make your first post no later than Wednesday in the discussion? Yes

Did you fulfill the requirement to post at least three times in each discussion topic any time Monday through Friday? Yes

Did you fulfill the requirement to post the answer to the prompts in your blog no later than Sunday (Jan 18)? Yes

Did you fulfill the requirement to reply at least three classmates’ blogs during Saturday and Sunday? Yes

Quote your best post(s) from the week and explain why you feel these are the best.

My response to Carolyne post.

Because her post is awesome. I enjoy reading great organized information. The two websites she posts so great and helpful. I agree with her on that “People learn best when the information is presented clearly, in a simple manner, triggers learning and is relevant. This enables the learner to be self-motivated to learn more.” nice thought and I hope that she can apply in her future life in education.

Quote several of the best posts from other students. Explain why you chose the ones you present.

Lorraine

What a great graphic! Everyone tends to say the same thing when there are definitions involved in these discussions, so an image makes your post stand out. And for me, a simple and clear chart is always the best way for me to internalize new information. I tend to get rather wordy in these posts, even though I know a picture is worth a thousand words. 🙂

Also,  Michael

Great visual, I always appreciate the effectiveness of your diagram.  Your post responses seem similar to mine, as they should be I guess, I appreciate your comments on constructivism.  I find that learning theory to be the most interesting.

They are both given me a motivation when I read their comment every week.

What did you learn in the discussion this week that will be useful to you or that changes the way you view something?

I learn a lot when I read about Behavioral learning theory, Cognitivist learning theory, and Constructivist learning theory.  I also learn from my mistake. I miss understand question 2. However, when I see my classmate post and read them carefully I learned from them a lot.

Module 7: Research Trends in e-learning/Distance Learning.

Select three articles (from peer-reviewed journals) about e-learning or online learning (as a primary key word). Develop a 1200-1500 word paper that includes: 1) Title, 2) Introduction, 3) Body, 4) Conclusion. You must attach a Reference page at the end of your paper (citations of the articles selected in APA styles) which is not a part of the word count. The articles must be published after January 2002. The articles must be specifically about “e-learning” or “online learning.” In this assignment you should demonstrate: 1) a clear, concise, and accurate knowledge of the topic; 2) evidence of synthesis between your thoughts and opinions and the literature; 3) critical analysis of the topic; 4) scholarship commensurate with graduate level work; and 5) knowledge of APA manuscript style.

Motivational Factors to Successful Completion of E-Learning by Students

E- Learning is a term describing learning that is conducted online using the internet. Other terminologies that refer to E–learning are online learning and web-based learning. This platform allows adult learners to find a flexible and convenient way of learning to match their goals and their busy lifestyles. Online programs, degrees, and virtual universities have increased in the past decade (Hart, 2012). However, there a challenges to E-learning, for example, non-academic issues, difficult in accessing resources and isolation and decreased engagement (Hart, 2012). The increasing population of adult learners’ views E-learning as a valuable and flexible platform, currently the only option available to learn as they balance family, work, and other responsibilities. The motivating factors for successful E-learning include self-efficacy and development, relevance and satisfaction, emotional and technical support.

Self-value, growth, and development involves physical, social, emotional, and spiritual growth that allows a person to live a dynamic and satisfying life. Self-growth and development for E-learning appear to connect with a higher confidence of a student successfully completing a course. Self-motivation is one of the criteria to differentiate a successful student from a drop out in an E-learning course. Personal resolution and determination to succeed contributes to the persistence (Hart, 2012). Internal locus and self-motivation are significant factors to succeed in the E-learning program. Hart (2012) views self-motivation, along with personal responsibilities and challenges as the essential to complete an online program. As the learning process continues, e-learners can increase their self-motivation strategies. Learners with high self-efficacy are more confident thus, accomplishing their online programs successfully. E-learning programs requires more than cognitive skills. It requires a motivational component as well. When students understand that they are self-agents capable of self-development and self-determination of their goals, their self-agent will provide the motivation necessary of E-learning. According to research conducted by Kikuchi (2006), 80% out of the 138 students said that self- motivation is a factor that led to their successful completion of online training.

The second motivating factor that leads to successful online learning is relevance and satisfaction. There are three reasons for interest in student’s satisfaction. First, the Sloan Consortium’s “Five Pillars of Quality Online Education” states that student satisfaction is an essential factor in continuing learning (Sinclaire, 2012). The second reason is student satisfaction leads to a student taking one or more additional courses. Lastly, satisfied students represent a public relations asset for a university (Sinclaire, 2012). It improves student’s proactive thinking and learning thus, increasing their satisfaction. Kikuchi (2006) conducted research on this subject. The data showed that 70% of the 138 responses from the students representing a mean score of 4.37 acquire in online learning including course grades satisfies them (Kikuchi, 2006). Relevance entails goal orientation, present worth, and experience. Two types of goal orientation include intrinsic orientation and extrinsic orientation goal. Intrinsic orientation goal refers to the degree that a student joins E-learning in order to meet a personal challenge, personal curiosity satisfaction and attain personal mastery over the elements of the task. Extrinsic Orientation goal is the degree to which a student joins E-learning course for a reason it is a means to end such as promotion, rewards and performance and approval from others. Hilton conducted a research in Australia for E-learning MBA programs. His findings were that 80% of 138 responses from the students representing a mean score of 4.81 of the successful e-learners entered the online program with a clear goal of their future. The statistical analyzes show that knowing what a person wants and what will satisfy the student’s online programs are vital concerns to any student taking online courses.

The third factor is emotional support. In any education set up, emotional support is vital to succeed. Emotional support comes from a family, company and colleagues in the company. A feeling of mutual trust and friendship will contribute to successful completion of online learning. Substantial preparation and support are essential motivation factors towards a successful completion of online learning. Successful students perceive friends and family to be supportive of their education accomplishments. They are likely to have higher scores by having supporting partners while they study online (Hart, 2012). Social connections with peers and family contribute the ability to complete an online course regardless of the hardships. Hilton analyzed the data through Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). His findings were 70% out of the 138 students said their family, friends, and a company motivates them pursuing their online learning. Good family and friends relationships are essential in the day-to-day activities including online learning. It is equally important to note that family, company, and friends offer financial support. Thus, the online student does not experience financial constraints.

The last motivational factor is technical support, and it entails practical assistance with computer and technology. Adequate technical preparation dedicates the necessary time and energy to successful online learning. Increasing demands placed on higher online education do not only ensure mastery of course material but also demonstrates efficient use of technology (Holder, 2007). Holder (2007) notes that, there is a need to offer technical and computer support for a successful completion of online learning. He said that, if the technical and computer needs remain unmet, thus, it would discourage online learning students. Therefore, they will not complete their online course or program successfully. A study conducted at Indiana Wesleyan University showed that out of 98 students 83% perceived to have some computer knowledge while 39% need extensive training (ELSEVIER, 2007). Computers are accessible both on and off campus. Easy access of computers has also led to a smooth success in completion of online learning. Students with higher level of computer efficacy are likely to have higher academic self-concept. The data shows that computer proficiency is significant and has a positive effect towards successful completion of E-learning.

In conclusion, successful completion of E-learning has a relationship with various motivation factors that include self-growth and development, relevance and satisfaction and emotional and technological support. Learners are satisfied in their overall E-learning experience. Additionally, through motivation factors many have a successful completion of their online learning courses or programs. Self-motivation and making connection with peers and other online connections promote a sense of being a learner among other learners. In the society today, E-learning is booming rapidly in many educational settings. It has also become part of higher learning such that the universities cannot ignore the new learning environment. Improving the motivational quality of e-learners will make people feel the effectiveness of E-learning, thus, more people are likely to join. No magical formula that guarantees successful completion of online learning, it calls for both dedication and discipline.

References

ELSEVIER. (2007). An investigation of hope, academics, environment, and motivation as. Internet and Higher Education, 10,245-260.

Hart, C. (2012). Factors Associated With Student Persistence in an Online Program of Study:. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 11, (1), 33-34.

Holder, B. (2007). An investigation of hope, academics, environment, and motivation as. Internet and Higher Education, 274-248.

Kikuchi, H. (2006). Motivational factors affecting online learning by Japanese MBA students. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 22, (3), 398-415

Sinclaire, J. K. (2012). Student satisfaction with online learning: from organizational behavior. Research in Higher Education Journal , 2-3.

  1. Summarize this week’s discussions. Use this template to structure your production:

Did you fulfill the requirement to make your first post no later than Wednesday in the discussion? Yes

Did you fulfill the requirement to post at least three times in each discussion topic between Monday and Friday? Yes

Did you fulfill the requirement to post the answers to the prompts in your blog no later than Sunday? Yes

Did you fulfill the requirement to reply at least three classmates’ blogs on Saturday/Sunday? Yes

Quote your best post(s) from the week and explain why you feel these are the best.

I like several post on this week,

I like Lorraine post,

How can librarians collaborate with course instructors to create interactive learning objects that engage students and promote information literacy?

I like that because that really will help students a lot. She chooses a very important topic. Her post is great and I appreciate her help with the helpful link that she posts in my page.

Also John’s post,

We both search about motivation topic and I like the topic because I really suffer from taking any online course and I would see more information about this topic.

Quote several of the best posts from other students. Explain why you chose the ones you present.

I like Lorraine post,

She said it is a Great topics, she likes the fact that I want to incorporate what I learn into my own courses to increase my students’ success and potential.

I like it because she gives me a motivation to complete and also she mention that there are many articles on motivation in e-learning environments in Academic Search Premier? It’s available through the CSUSB Library.

http://www.lib.csusb.edu/findResources/articlesAndJournals.html

So great post

What did you learn in the discussion this week that will be useful to you or that changes the way you view something?

Even though we work hardly on this week, but it was so interesting week for me and I learned a lot through the dissection board and the research that I work on it. I learn from the dissection about what kind of topic that can I choose to incorporate what I learn into my own courses to increase my students’ success and potential.

Utilizing Social, Cognitive, and Teaching Presence

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  • To understand the key categories and their indicators of social, cognitive and teaching presence.
  • To discuss implications of social, cognitive and teaching presence in the e-learning environment.
  • To discuss possibilities of using the social, cognitive and teaching presence to guide and to evaluate online discussions.

How can e-learning instructors apply a social, cognitive, and teaching presence to their classes? (The Practical Inquiry Model on p.46 is a good reference)

Social presence can apply in e-learning classes by Synchronous discussions via chat or video conferences provide instructors opportunity to assess and read learners emotions that may impact their learning progress, such as uncertainty, confusion, even positive emotions, interest and enthusiasm.

Cognitive presence: During the discussion, some of the students change their position, due to the arguments of fellow students. This provides an opportunity for the students to position themselves and then ask questions about the theoretical point and engage in an exchange of ideas as they explain their decisions or options to each other.

Teaching presence is the “design, facilitation, and direction of cognitive and social processes for the purpose of realizing personally meaningful and educational worthwhile learning outcomes.” (Garrison, 2006b)

Garrison, D. R. (2006b) Online community of inquiry review: Social, cognitive, and teaching presence issues. Accessed August 13, 2010 at http://people.ucalgary.ca/~nvaughan/coiissues.pdf.

There are powerful tools that are built into many learning management systems to help teachers create and cultivate a rich learning environment built on communication, collaboration, and rich interaction at all levels (teacher-learner, learner-learner, and learner-content). Additionally, there are many web tools at our fingertips to assist in the creation of these powerful online learning environments.

Imagine you are an online course developer and are asked to give recommendations or strategies for online instructors and/or students to apply the three presences into online courses. Develop two recommendations/strategies/tips for each of the presences to facilitate synchronous (Skype meeting, Blackboard Collaborate) and/or asynchronous communications – e.g. Blackboard Discussion Board and Blogs in an online course. Include the following information.

Course Title: Interviewing Skills.

Content/Topics: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening Standard: Comprehension and Collaboration.

Target Audience: College students

Delivery Format:  On-line with either skype or face-to-face sessions.

Synchronous presence: Recommendations/Strategies/Tips:

Do: Students have practiced filling out job applications as well as created personal resumes to be used. They have also conducted personal surveys to learn more about themselves and what jobs they would enjoy or be successful at.

Reflect: discuss the students’ answers. Ask the students what they think the purpose of an interview is?  If students have participated in an interview, ask them to share their experience and the outcome.

Apply: Give the students the attached pretest with interview questions to complete. Following the completion of the pretest.

Social Presence:

  1. Before the interview – After reading this section, critique the outfits of the day and why or why not people are dressed appropriate.
  2. The Start of the Interview – Did you greet the teacher when you entered? How is your posture? Are you chewing gum? Fidgeting? Use this time to get up and practice your handshake and introduction. Have the students practice with each other and when they are confident they have it, they can introduce themselves to the teacher.

Cognitive Presence:

Brainstorm different questions that employers will ask during an interview for a job. Let the students control this discussion and try to interject as little as possible. After they have agreed on 10 questions to ask, lead a discussion on each question and why it should be asked in an interview. Have the students explain their reasons and give examples of a response that would be ideal. There are many websites that have ideas for interview questions and tips.

Teacher Presence:

Teacher will have the students practice interviewing each other and each of the meeting day. Allow students to reflect on how their interview with the instructor went and what needs to be fixed before the final assessment.

Combination of Social, Cognitive, and Teaching Presences:

This will provide rich opportunity for building learning communities and Virtual Learning Environments it will also allow students a sense of presence within their class.

Asynchronous presence: Recommendations/Strategies/Tips:

Social Presence: student will discuss the students’ answers. Ask the students what they think the purpose of an interview is?  If students have participated in an interview, ask them to share their experience and the outcome online.

Cognitive Presence: teacher will (attached) and ask the students to read the steps and discuss each step.

Before the interview – After reading this section, critique the outfits of the day and why or why not people are dressed appropriate.

The Interview Again how is your posture? Are you engaged?

The Interview Are you clear on instructions when leaving the room? Do you know how to contact your instructor if needed?

Students to think further about the topic of discussion.

Teacher Presence:

Review by teacher will let the student watch the Do’s and Don’ts of interviews from the YouTube video listed below or another similar video if you prefer. Critique the dress of the students to see if they have “Interview” appropriate clothes, make-up, or jewelry. Also, there are a lot of PowerPoint and video student can watch and give feedback and opinion or recommendation by researchers to be effective.

Combination of Social, Cognitive, and Teaching Presences:

Allows the participants flexibility and control over the time they spend on any topic. It can allow anonymous participation, encouraging reluctant members/learners to share their viewpoint. Moreover, it allows all the participants to contribute and communicate simultaneously on different topics.

Summarize this week’s discussions. Use this template to structure your production:

  1. Did you fulfill the requirement to make your first post in the discussion no later than Wednesday? yes
  2. Did you fulfill the requirement to post at least three times in each discussion topic between Monday and Friday? yes
  3. Did you fulfill the requirement to post the answer to the prompts in your blog no later than Sunday (Jan 18)? yes
  4. Did you fulfill the requirement to reply at least three classmates’ blogs on Saturday and/or Sunday? yes
  5. Quote your best post(s) from the week and explain why you feel these are the best.

I choose Lorraine post,

I like to read her post every week. What I like in her post is the simplicity and ease of broach the subject. Using a library online database to find articles is very important topic. Excellent choose. Her asynchronous communications is great. I think her post is so helpful.

  1. Quote several of the best posts from other students. Explain why you chose the ones you present.

I like Fernando post,

He mentions that “I like the recommendations you made for the incorporation of all three presences in the course.”

Why I chose this one because he said he can get an idea of what each presence represents just by reading your examples.

Also Charles post,

He mentions that “Great write up! You picked a subject that I think would be really fun to complete online. Your suggestion to use YouTube is a very helpful tool in online classes.”

Why I chose this one because he give me a suggestion that” I would make only one suggestion to help improve the asynchronous experience, have each student record themselves answering the questions. This may seem like a simple task at first glance, but I have always believed the most honest critic is yourself–this would most definitely have students working on all the items you listed in item 2 for social presence.

  1. What did you learn in the discussion this week that will be useful to you or that changes the way you view something?

I like and learn different things this week Synchronous presence and Asynchronous presence and the different between them. I also appreciate my classmate comment about my topic as I told you I never have experiences to be a teacher, discuss such a thing like this with a great classmate give me a good image to know more about everything that will help the student in my future life.

Welcome to My Web

Hello my classmate

My name is Aeman Alabuod. I am from Saudi Arabia. This is my second year for me at CSUSB. I have B.A in biology major. I am very interesting to study Instructional technology. I hope that we will work as a nice group together. My hobbies are cooking and reading. 

This is a portfolio.  I will locate a host of my own and upgrade this as I continue in the Instructional Technology Program here at CSUSB.

Introduction:

Create a self-introduction posting that includes your job title, career goals, reasons for taking the e-Learning certificate/course, e-Learning course design experience, and what experiences you can share with your classmates in this course.

Hello my classmates.  My name is Aeman Al abuod I am from Saudi Araba. This is my first time that I take online course, and I am excited to be in the class.  I am just a student and I don’t have any experience to be a teacher before. I have B.A in biology major. I am very interesting to study Instructional technology. I hope that we will work as a nice group together. My hobbies are cooking and reading.

Write reflective comments on what is like being an e-learning or a distance learning student based on your experience of taking any sort of distance education.

This is my first time that I take online course, and I am excited to be in the class.  I hope that will be a good experience.

What is the definition of critical thinking? Use a citation. Why do you think critical thinking is important for a successful learning?

Critical thinking is that mode of thinking — about any subject, content, or problem — in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing it.

I think it is important because it is a strategy that increase the probability of a desirable outcome, can be learned in ways that promote transfer to novel contexts and it is a part  that empirically based model is proposed to guide teaching and learning for critical thinking.

I will develop a personal statement and place it here. It will include information about me, my reasons for being in the ETEC program, my future career plans, my technology interests and skills.

Describe each of the five elements of critical thinking. And how would you apply these to your learning in this course?

 

Inference:  person can draw from certain observed or

Supposed facts.

Recognition of assumption: An assumption is something presupposed or taken for granted. to be able to ask question even if here is no provide to the true

Deduction: An argument is said to be deductive if its conclusion is claimed to necessarily follow

from its premises.

A discussion to draw a conclusion.

Interpretation: Interpretative skills are used to determine the precise meaning and significance of a

message or signal, whether it is a gesture, sign, set of data, written or spoken words,

diagram, icon, chart or graph. Correct interpretation depends on understanding the

message in its context and in terms of who sent it, and for what purpose.

or it is explain something by say it different way to find if someone understand the topic.

Evaluation of argument: It is desirable to be able to distinguish between arguments that are strong.

Analyzing information objectively.

Reference

Baek, E. Critical Thinking Skills in Online Discussions [PDF document] Retrieved from Lecture Notes Online Website:https://csusb.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/execute/displayLearningUnit?course_id=_5919_1&content_id=_685873_1

Summarize this week’s discussions. Use this template to structure your production:

  • Did you fulfill the requirement to make your first post no later than Wednesday in the discussion? No, because i miss understand the syllabus.
  • Did you fulfill the requirement to post at least three times in each discussion topic any time Monday through Friday? Yes
  • Did you fulfill the requirement to post the answer to the prompts in your blog no later than Sunday (Jan 18)? Yes
  • Did you fulfill the requirement to reply at least 2 classmates’ blogs during Saturday and Sunday? Yes
  • Quote your best post(s) from the week and explain why you feel these are the best.
  • This is Aeman. I am glad to follow you in your blog. I feel exciting to have this course with you. Nice work and good luck. I still feel shy to post anything, so that I like the post and I see it so fallible.
  •  Quote several of the best posts from other students. Explain why you chose the ones you present. Aeman, Don’t worry the learning the technology functions will become old habit very quickly. Last quarter was my first online class and trying to figure out how to set-up and use the blog was not easy for me, but this quarter it was easy. You were smart to post your question on BB. Welcome to the program!!!
  • I chose this one because I feel that give me a motivation to learn.
  • What did you learn in the discussion this week that will be useful to you or that changes the way you view something?
  • I like my classmates post and how the organize the material. I see their post is very helpful and useful. Also, I know from them they have taken many e-learning courses in the past and they have positive experiences with that. This gives me a motivation, because this is my first time that I take online course. I also learn about critical thinking and I like Laurie’s post  when she said  that “when you mentioned “I think critical thinking is important for successful learning as it helps one to question and reason what they are learning and why they are learning it”. Great job I hope that this class will give us a chance to learn and discuss good ideas.”