Effectively Using Today’s Instructional
Options in Online and Blended Courses
Ms. Darla Runyon
Dr. Roger Von Holzen
Northwest Missouri State University
http://cite.nwmissouri.edu/presentations/
SoftChalk
SoftChalk
Build lessons for the web
 Easy to use interface
 Integrates different interactive learning
activities
 Stands alone or incorporates into course
management system*
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SoftChalk
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Demo of activities
– http://cite.nwmissouri.edu/tr/softchalkdemo/
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SoftChalk Demos
– http://www.softchalk.com/lb_examples.html
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SoftChalk Tutorials
– http://www.softchalk.com/lb_demo3.html
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SoftChalk within a CMS*
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Video Capture
Captivate
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Screen recording software
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Captures images from the computer screen
Incorporates audio and text explanations
Create tutorials of software programs
Demo a process
Example:
http://cite.nwmissouri.edu/ic/ecollegetutorial/in
dex.html*
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Video Cameras
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Flip Video camera
– http://www.theflip.com/products_flip_ultra.sht
ml
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Easily incorporated into
– MovieMaker and CMS
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Example:
– http://cite.nwmissouri.edu/ic/27-115/*
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Web Conferencing Tools
Interactive Web Conferencing
Two-way audio
 One-way video
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– May be switched among participants
Whiteboard-based presentations
 PowerPoint presentations
 Web tours
 Graphing calculator*
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Interactive Web Conferencing
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Multimedia file sharing
– Video
– Flash Application sharing
File transfer
 Interactive surveys/polls
 Quiz Manager
 Breakout rooms
 Chat*
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eBooks and eReaders
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Movement toward the use of eBooks
– Multimedia and interactive content
– Cost savings
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Amazon’s Kindle
– $259 plus shipping
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Sony’s eReader
– $250
– available at Target
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Limitations of the technology*
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Online Polling
Pollinganywhere.com
Free/inexpensive web polling tool
 Process
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– Create poll questions on web site
– Have students vote via text messaging or online
voting
– Charts update live in PowerPoint or on the web
as students vote
– Analyze results or publish to the web*
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Voting Process and Cost
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Vote by
– sending text message to 41411
– logging into www.poll4.com and submitting
vote
Maximum
Audience Size
Type
Share
Cost per month
30
Fee
1
$0
50
Personal
2
$9
100
Professional
5
$24
250
Presenter
10
$65
600
Venue
15
$150
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Podcasts
Invasion of the Podcasts
The term “podcasts” is heard everywhere
 Used by news broadcasts, faculty, and
everyone else
 Only about 1% of Internet users indicated
downloading podcasts daily
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– Quality of podcasts
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Will students really listen to hour-long
podcasts of course content?*
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Technology for Podcasting
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Technology needs to be in place for
– Classroom use
– Individual use
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Provide sufficient hardware capacity to meet storage
and access requirements and demands
 Listen to some sample podcasts
 Consider what is best presented in this format
– Content should be relevant to the listener*
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Podcasts
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Example of a professionally produced podcast
– The Mark Steel Lectures: Aristotle (5:56)
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm8KiCu-By0
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Bad podcasts
– The Most Boring Lecture About Global Warming Ever
(9:33)
– Math 133 Week 3 Lecture 1 (6:59)
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9GLU7QxrVk
– Math Ninja : Fundamental Concepts of Analysis
Lecture 1-2 (8:48)
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8Kap5xRCIo
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Examples of Appropriate Podcasts
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Lecture classes
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Podcast critical content
Podcast content students historically have not understood
Lectures for students with special needs
Podcast mini-lectures outlining lab course information to be
used before going to the lab
– Tests or other review material--podcast review sessions
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Subject matter expert or guest speaker
– Podcast an interview with these individuals
– Use a question and answer session
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Languages
– Podcast pronunciations for student practice
– Podcast phrases and sentences for practice*
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Examples of Appropriate Vodcasts
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Languages
– Review and practice of sign language letters
and words
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Recruitment
– Vodcast pertinent university information to
potential students
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Student vodcast
– Allow students to podcast content, speeches,
opinions, and stories which are pushed out to
the class through RSS feeds*
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Microsoft OneNote
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Microsoft OneNote
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Part of Office suite
– A digital notebook
Improves note taking
 Provides one location to store notes
 A digital organization tool
for research projects and
meetings*
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Microsoft OneNote
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May be used as a centralized collection system for
an organized research process
– Type/write original information
– “Print” any printable files to OneNote
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PDF
Word
Excel
JPG
– Copy web content to OneNote with reference
– Record audio and video content with synchronized
notes*
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Microsoft OneNote
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Search features
– Flagged content by category search
– Keyword search
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The OneNote file can be submitted by the
student to the instructor with the research
paper
– Means to verify referenced content
– Example*
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Turnitin
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Turnitin
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Utilize online resources such as Turnitin.com
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Encourages proper citation
Over 12 billion web pages crawled
Over 60 million student papers
Over 10,000 major newspapers, magazines &
scholarly journals
– Thousands of books including literary classics
– Printable reports
– Side-by-side comparison
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Reinforces proper research and citation
methods and deters plagiarism*
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Turnitin
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Three Turnitin report options
– Immediate—first report final
» Reports will be generated immediately for all submissions and
students cannot resubmit their papers (default)
– Immediate—can overwrite reports until due date
» Reports for a student's initial submission will be generated
immediately. Students can choose to resubmit their papers and
receive Originality Reports as many times as they would like up
until the assignment's due date. Note that reports are generated
immediately only for a student's first submission; reports for
subsequent submissions are delayed 24 hours
– On due date
» Originality Reports will not be generated for submissions until the
assignment's due date. Students can submit their papers as many
times as they would like up until the assignment's due date
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Second report options emphasizes using Turnitin as a
teaching tool*
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Turnitin
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Student copyright issue
– Allow other papers to be checked against
submissions?
– Choose yes if you would like papers submitted
to this assignment indexed in the database.
– If you do not want papers that are submitted to
this assignment stored in the database and used
for future plagiarism searches, select no*
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Turnitin
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Setup
– Easy to set up via e-mail or phone
– Generate faculty accounts
» Faculty create their own course accounts
– No need to manage student accounts*
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Darla Runyon
[email protected]
Roger Von Holzen
[email protected]
Northwest Missouri State University
http://cite.nwmissouri.edu/presentations/
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