First Year FIPSE Project
Overview
eWriting: ESL Writing Success
September 2002 – August 2005
Miami-Dade College
Kendall Campus
ESL/Foreign Languages Department
Why MDC?
•Our student population
•Experience and expertise of ESL faculty
•Technologies available to us at the College
•Support from College Training and Development
Student Population
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MDC – the largest ESL program in the US
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20% of all incoming students – begin in ESL
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58% - need preparatory writing
Student Population at Kendall
(cont.)
80.00% 74.20%
70.00%
60.00%
Hispanic
White non-Hispanic
Black non-Hiapanic
other
50.00%
40.00%
30.00%
20.00%
10.00%
0.00%
14.80%
8.50%
2.50%
Kendall ESL Lab Curriculum
College ready students at MDC campuses
50%
45%
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
InterAmerican
North
Wolfson
Kendall
eWriting Program Description
Improve ESL Writing skills through
a 6 level on-line writing lab
 Low and high beginners –
levels 1 & 2
 Low and high intermediate –
levels 3 & 4
 Low and high advanced –
levels 5 & 6
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Outcomes
12 000 students from all campuses of
MDCC will benefit from the eWriting
lab course
 5 000 students will enroll in the
program by the end of the 3 year
grant
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Project Support
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Kennesaw State University (KSU)
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
Hispanic Educational Telecommunications
System (HETS)
Plato Learning
Feedback Technologies
Miami-Dade College (MDC)
FIPSE Funding
3 year total FIPSE funding
$ 498 833.00
Year 1
$171 452.00
Year 2
$ 175 241.00
Year 3
$ 151 960
First Year Goals &
Steps in Project Development
1. Create faculty teams to develop
content
2. Conduct technology training for
faculty and project staff
3. Develop Content for levels 3, 4 & 5
Create Faculty Teams To
Develop Content
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Level 3: Maria Fallon and Nancy
Monterrubio
 Level 4: Marcia Cassidy and Janis
Perez
 Level 5: Helen Roland and Paula Sanchez
Conduct Technology Training
for Faculty and Project Staff
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WebCT On-line Testing Workshop
BlueGLAS Training and Presentation
Macromedia Education Day
Design Your Own Spring Break Seminar
Flashlight On-line Survey Development
Critical Challenges in Critical Education:
Copyright issues online
FrontPage Basics
Excel Basics
Conduct Technology Training for
Faculty and Project Staff
FIPSE Focus Group Workshop
Presentation of Tools:
BlueGLAS
Wimba
Camtasia
Impatica
Impatica On Cue
Toolbook
Flashlight
Hot Potatoes
Conduct Technology Training for
Faculty and Project Staff
Conduct Technology Training for
Faculty and Project Staff
FIPSE Focus Group
April 17, 2003
Group work
Re-Inventing the Learning Wheel
FIPSE Focus Group Workshop
April 17, 2003
Pair Work
Develop Content for levels 3, 4 & 5
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Outline eWriting competencies for levels
1– 6
based on college-wide, established
grammar and writing competencies
Outline curriculum:
 Table of contents
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Develop Content for Levels 3, 4 & 5
(cont.)
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Identify the LO as basic structural unit of the
eWriting lab and its components
What is an LO?
 Definition
 Samples
Develop Content for Levels 3, 4 & 5
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LO Checklists
Piloting
Revision
Design On-Line LO’s
model on-line LO’s
addressing a variety of learning
styles
 Hire technology experts to work with
teams
 Produce
Second FIPSE Year Goals and
Activities
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Train new faculty
teams for levels 1, 2 &
6
Finish piloting and
revision of levels
3 ,4 & 5
Develop and pilot online LO’s for levels
3,4 & 5
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Develop content of
levels 1,2 & 6
Pilot and review
content for levels 1,2
&6
Collect evaluation
data
Disseminate project
THANK YOU
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First Year FIPSE Project Overview