Take two learning problem proposed in class (your own AND someone else’s). Research them in the literature, and extend it based on at least 2-3 scholarly sources. One should provide data about what is currently known about the learning “problem,” another should suggest a possible approach to designing a solution. Enrich your learning problem statements using information you find and add citations to your sources. Post your updated “problems” here.
Alex is a motivated young developer who wants to teach people how to program for the new AppleTV OS that recently came out. He has never taught before and thinks that offering this course online will supplement his income.
He has looked at several MOOCS, online courses, course marketplaces, YouTube videos and other several examples he found online. He feels like he does not know where to start in creating, organizing and delivering the course material.
How will he engage with the students? How will the students help each other? How will he handle student’s questions? How will he assess if his teaching is effective? How will he track the progress of all of the students?
To address this challenge he could use frameworks such as Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and SAMR Model to guide him through the process.
Resources providing data about what is currently known about the difficulties and frustrations in creating and managing online courses:
- Liu, X., Lee, S., Bonk, C., Su, B., Magjuka, R. (2005). Exploring Four Dimensions of Online Instructor Roles: A Program Level Case Study. Online Learning Consortium https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB4QFjAAahUKEwjQ4te54tfIAhUL1GMKHcGSCxA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonlinelearningconsortium.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fv9n4_liu_1.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHtnYf76HkFI-YrIcLhxBWoNPXhRw&sig2=RQVCKYoBJvqv-Gtu8oyCdw (Links to an external site.)
- Redmond, P., (2011) From face-to-face teaching to online teaching: Pedagogical transitions. ascilite 2011 Hobart: Full Paper http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/hobart11/downloads/papers/Redmond-full.pdf (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
- Golightly, J. (2012). From On-Ground to Online: Moving Senior Faculty to the Distance Learning Classroom. Educause Review. http://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/6/from-onground-to-online-moving-senior-faculty-to-the-distance-learning-classroom (Links to an external site.)
- Rover, A., Downey, J. (2009) Why some distance education programs fail while others succeed in a global environment. Elsevier Inc. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1096751609000281 (Links to an external site.)
- McCaslin, S. (2015). Case Study: Challenges and Issues in Teaching Fully Online Mechanical Engineering Courses. Springer International Publishing Switzerland http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-06764-3_74 (Links to an external site.)
Resources providing possible approaches to designing a solution:
- Vai, M. & Sosulski, K. (2015). Essentials of Online Course Design. A Standards-Based Guide, 2nd Edition. Routledge https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138780163 (Links to an external site.)
- Keengwe, J. & Kidd, T. (2010). Towards Best Practices in Online Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching http://jolt.merlot.org/vol6no2/keengwe_0610.htm (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
- Pela, B. (2004). (My) Three Principles of Effective Online Pedagogy. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Volume 14: Issue 1 http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ909855.pdf (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
- Gupta, N., Cutrell, E., O’Neill, J., Thies, W., Cross, A. (2015) Source Effects in Online Education. Proceedings of the Second (2015) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale
Pages 257-260 http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/thies/las15-source-effects.pdf (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
- Salmon, G. (2015) The Five stage Model. http://www.gillysalmon.com/five-stage-model.htm (Links to an external site.)
- Richardson, J., Alsup, J. (2015). From the Classroom to the Keyboard: How Seven Teachers Created Their Online Teacher Identities. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Volume 16, Number 1 http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/download/1814/3253 (Links to an external site.)