Interactivity Summary - Summer Intensive - June 28, 2012 Course Design and Development Made Easy and Logical - Linda Nilson

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Interactivity Summ
ary
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Summer Intensive
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June 28
, 2012

Course Design and Development Made Easy and Logical

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Linda Nilson

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Introduction

Welcome!
Please introduce yourself and let us know where you are from and
what you do. It is important that you have

the worksheet handy for today’s
event. If you do not have this with you, you can download from the "Slides and
Handout" area above this chat and save to your computer. We will get started
with a sound check at the top of the hour. Thanks for joining!

A
RTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: Hello, my name is Arturo Morales. I'm a Spanish professor at
LeTourneau University, in Longview, Texas. I'm originally from Mexico City.

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Hi everyone...we will wait a couple extra minutes to let some of the

participants join
the workshop today. We'll conduct a sound check in 1 minute

Host
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Kevin Kelly: If you are just joining us, please add your biggest questions in the chat pod to the
right, then come back here and introduce yourself!

ANTHONY OLALERE [Clem
son, SC]: My name is Anthony Olalere from the Clemson University

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Hi Anthony, what are your biggest questions?

ANTHONY OLALERE [Clemson, SC]: hello

ALAN SARACINA [Charleston, SC]: I'm here, yes I can hear.

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Hi Alan,

H
ost
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Kevin Kelly: Introduce yourself...who you are, what you do, where you are

Host
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Kevin Kelly: and ask your biggest questions about course design

Alison Knowles: Hi, I'm Alison and I live in Oakland, CA and work with online teaching.

Halley Sutton: Hi
, I'm Halley and I work with adult learning. I live in San Francisco.

Alison Knowles: Biggest question: How to deal with large classes? Any tips or suggestions for helping
that go smoothly?

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Perhaps you might choose different assessme
nt techniques...I've had a hard time
grading 300 papers this semester!

Host
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Kevin Kelly: per assignment!

Activity 1: What Are Your Biggest Questions?

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]:

How do we come up with the learning objectives when we are
teaching the c
ourse for the first time and do not know what the entire course is going to look like?

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Sapna, if your course is a prerequisite for other courses, you may want to talk to the
instructors of the subsequent courses. If it is not a prereq
uisite, you might look at how your class will
align with program outcomes or campus
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level student learning outcomes as a starting point.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]:

Thanks Linda and Kevin. Excellent points. Indeed, I was disorganized
in my first cours
e and the course evaluations showed it.

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Another source of information about what type of outcomes to create is the field
itself…what skills do employers want?


Activity
2
:
What are your biggest questions
from the pre
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recorded
sessions?

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: How do you determine whether an assignment is considered a
formal or informal assessment tool?

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]:

so, do they know the value of such assessments?

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: should th
ey?

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: yes

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: correct!

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: if they know it’s not graded, many will not do it.


Activity 3: Please share some of your learning outcomes.

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: Ok, h
ere I go: (Honestly, not sure of any of them) Be able to
understand Spanish spoken at a moderate speed. Be able to duplicated Spanish sounds with correct
articulation. Be able to utter simple sentences in a correct way, in a meaningful context. Know the

basics of Spanish grammar. Be able to write simple sentences, grammatically correct in paragraph form.

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: They do interactive activities, but the main assessment tool I use for
that is a one
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on
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one session at the end of the te
rm.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]:

Another example (of a bad outcome I think) Be familiar with
application of fluid flow namely in the design of pumps and packed bed systems, and in determining
advantages and disadvantages of various flow measuring devices
.
--

I think this is not a good one
because of assessment. It could be changed to: Be able to demonstrate application of fluid flow
concepts in designing pumps and packed bed columns. I would assess this in exams through problems
related to pump design
or packed column.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]:

Thanks.



Activity
4: Outcomes Map Feedback

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]:

I had a difficult time coming up with the outcomes since it is a new
course. I need more time and therefore, could not complete it
.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]:

It did get me started though.


Activity
5: Software Reviews

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: I started to use Scrivener

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Freemind was easy to use, but a little limited in how to show relationships between
the ideas…I like Inspiration (or Word as you said) better for freedom of how to create flow charts

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: I found it easy to start organizing the different outcomes and start
prioritizing them

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]:

It is mainly organization for me

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php


General Chat:
Rubrics and Software

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Rubric definition: A scoring guide that evaluates a student’s performance based on
th
e sum of a full range of criteria

Host
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Kevin Kelly: A good site about rubrics is the WebQuest site from San Diego State University:
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/rubrics/weblessons.htm

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Rubistar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to us
e rubrics, but does not have the
time to develop them from scratch: rubistar4teachers.org

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Kevin Kelly: http://rubistar4teachers.org

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Kevin Kelly: CORRECTION: http://rubistar.4teachers.org

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: Linda, which software do

you personally use?

Host
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Kevin Kelly: wileylearninginstitute@wiley.com

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: lol

Tech host
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Cally Latchford: If you send something to at wileylearninginstitite.com, please let us know in
the chat area when you send it!

Tech hos
t
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Cally Latchford: wileylearninginstitute@wiley.com
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sorry!

Tech host
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Cally Latchford: You can use the full screen button to see this a little clearer.

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Prezi
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http://prezi.com


Activity 6: Nilson Software Assessment

Please share
your assessment instruments for specific outcomes

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: handouts to fill in class

Host
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Kevin Kelly: For my ultimate outcome on synthesizing the experience, I have students create an
online presentation and use a rubric to evaluate

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: I tried this. I gave the students one handout and asked them to fill it in
using their notes.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Then I explained them the concept and wrote it out on the board. Left
it unerased. And then gave them

another handout to apply the concept taught. So it was a two
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stage
worksheet.

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: My students have to make a presentation in front of the class. I give
them a rubric so they know what I expect. Before they present, I actually ma
ke a presentation showing
them what I want them to do.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: They loved the exercise and were happy to apply it.

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: Im submitting the rubric by email

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Yes.and

also learned how to approach critical thinking in problem
solving.

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Arturo, we'll bring it up as soon as we get it

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: yes. that is true Linda.

Activity 7: Arturo’s Rubric

One of the participants sent in the ru
bric he uses for grading his class.

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: This is for Elementary Spanish I

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: correct

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: correct

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: :)

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: my question i
s... is this rubric too vague?

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: correct.... hardly anybody gets a 3

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: by those standards

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: Should it be made more achievable?

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: got it... t
hnx

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: correct

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: yes, please

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Thanks for sharing, Arturo!

ALAN SARACINA [Charleston, SC]: thanks arturo for your contributions to the class

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Building on what Lin
da said, I'd only tweak it so that Distinguished is what you expect
from the A students...still giving room for 1 or 2 mistakes in each area

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: thanks Kevin. I will change the rubric.

Host
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Kevin Kelly: I do think it's okay to
have high expectations, though! :)

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: I try to limit my lecture time... the nature of a language class is such,
that a lot of group work and role plays are used.

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: the more elementary classes do requ
ire a little bit more lecture



Activity 8: Methods and Moves

Please share your methods and moves for your outcomes

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: I have no idea how I will actually implement this but I want to
incorporate a reading and discussion session
in my graduate class for Thermodynamics in the first few
weeks. They will be reading a short book written in basic analytical language which is nice to read and
will develop them to think broadly.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: The method will be reading
and discussing. The outcome expected is to
have broad idea thinking critically in thermodynamics.

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Methods: I already use student
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peer feedback and some group work, would like to
use more problem
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based learning

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, S
C]: Yes.

Host
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Kevin Kelly: My class might be construed as inquiry based learning, too

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Yes, that is true. The first chapter of the book is related as a story of a
boy which I would like to animate in cartoon style and show in

powerpoint. However, I have not yet
done it.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Excellent idea Linda. That helps a lot!! Thanks.

ALAN SARACINA [Charleston, SC]: integrating activities into the lectures. Having assignments related to
the reading... short paper
. your experiences that relate to the reading, top 3 key points, why, etc.

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Good advice!

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: The idea is to help them think in simple terms.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Yes.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Exa
ctly. To think one step at a time and think logically.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Yes exactly.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Thanks a lot.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Thanks Linda. Your suggestions are very helpful.

POLL: What are you using?

Lecture




100%

Interactive lecture


75%

Recitation



0%

Directed Discussion


75%

Writing/Speaking Exercises

100%

Classroom assessment tech.

50%

Group work/learning


100%

Student
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peer feedback


75%

“Cookbook” science lab


0%

JITT




25%

Case Method



75%

Inquiry ba
sed



25%

PBL




0%

Project
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based learning


75%

Role plays and simulations

75%

Service learning w/ reflection

50%

Field work/clinicals


0%




Activity 10
:
What did you find to be the most challenging part of this course
design and development process?

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Developing an overview of a course when teaching it for the first time.

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: Writing appropriate/correct course outcomes

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Making sure the assessment shows students can do the work a
t the level I hope they
can reach

ANTHONY OLALERE [Clemson, SC]: Connecting appropraite outcome and assessments

Activity 11
:
What part of the process did you find easiest?

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Designing the lecture once the outcomes are known.

AR
TURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: Agree with Sapna

Activity
12:
What part of the process surprised you?

Host
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Kevin Kelly: Outcomes map actually made me see my class in a new way!

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: Agree with Kevin... the mapping tools

SAPNA SARUP
RIA [Clemson, SC]: agreed.

Activity 13:
Is there any part of the process you’re still wondering about?

ALAN SARACINA [Charleston, SC]: developing blended classes

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: making the classes interactive while covering all the topics

Ho
st
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Kevin Kelly: Alan, we'll have a workshop on designing hybrid classes in the Fall!

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: also making the class interesting for all students
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the gifted, average
and slow.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: I faced this in my sophomo
re class and some students had to give up
because they were slow.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Right. I am beginning to learn that now. That is an excellent point.

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Exactly!

SAPNA SARUPRIA [Clemson, SC]: Yes, THANK YOU LINDA!!

General Chat: Ending comments

Tech host
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Cally Latchford: http://wli.wiley.com/pg/event_calendar/view/1906
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Returns you to the
event description page where you can "evaluate and request certificate"

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: This was awesome. Thank

you Linda!

David Brightman: Thank you, Linda, and everyone for participating today!

ALAN SARACINA [Charleston, SC]: Thanks Linda and Kevin. Excellent!

ARTURO MORALES [Longview, TX]: Will this session be available for replaying later?

ARTURO MORALES [Long
view, TX]: Thank you so much!