IT532 Week 1

Introduction: Course Expectations, Blackboard, Review Readings on Teaching and Learning in Online Learning Environments

Readings
  • Gayol, Y. (2010). Online learning research. In K. E. Rudestam & J. Schoenholtz-Read (Eds.), Handbook of Online Learning (2nd ed.) (pp. 197-225). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Muilenburg, L. Y., & Berge, Z. L. (2005). Student barriers to online learning: A factor analytic study. Distance Education, 26, 29-48. doi:10.1080/01587910500081269
  • Text: Palloff, R. M. & Pratt, K. (2007) Ch 1
  • Quick Notes The quick notes is my explanation of Exploratory Factor Analysis to help with the Muilenburg and Berge (2005) reading. Please note, I do not specialize in factor analysis so my explanations are at the very basic level.

Discussion Material

Agenda

Synchronous Activities

5:05pm-7:00pm

  1. Blackboard Collaborate
    Please join the class session in Blackboard Collaborate ready to start by 5:05pm. You can join Collaborate clicking the link provided in the Blackboard Menu Bar when you log into the Blackboard Site. The session will be available at 4:30pm to make sure you have the time to optimize your computer and USB headphone/microphone settings.
  2. Introductions
  3. Syllabus and Blackboard--Course Tour on Collaborate
    1. Expectations
    2. Assignments
    3. Schedule
  4. Participant questions
  5. Thinking about Online Learning Environments Instructor Discussions
  6. Break
  7. Breakout Week 1 Activity
  8. Whole Group Discussion of Breakout Activity and Course Ground Rules
  9. Break


Asynchronous Activities on Blackboard

7:10pm-7:45pm

  1. Participant Introductions
  2. Establishing Course Ground Rules (Initial Ground Rules)
  3. Complete Course Survey

Last Updated January 14, 2014