Digital Literacy and New Teaching Skills for University Lecturers Going Online,

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<ul><li> Digital Literacy and New Teaching Skills for University Teachers Going Online Susanne Koch University of Oslo [email_address] </li> <li> The Scope <ul><li>Challenges and solutions of a small university department which focuses primarily on lifelong learning setting out to meet some of the central requirements of the Bologna process </li></ul></li> <li> A Big Leap <ul><li>From only one assessment at the end of each course to formative assessment throughout the entire course </li></ul><ul><li>So, in a course with 100 students, was the lecturer to invite each student into his office for a conversation? </li></ul><ul><li>Online support was the answer </li></ul></li> <li> New Tricks for Old Dogs <ul><li>A need for new skills: pedagogical, technical and even social </li></ul><ul><li>A shortage of resources: Online teaching is often time consuming and the lecturers are already pressed for time </li></ul><ul><li>A problem of motivation: When implementing an extensive reform, there are a number of changes to be implemented and both lecturers and students can get weary. </li></ul></li> <li> Our Solution <ul><li>Offer short one-on-one sessions in e-pedagogy when needed </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an online toolbox for e-learning </li></ul></li> <li> T oolbox for e-learning <ul><li>Writing for Internet </li></ul><ul><li>LMS tips and hints </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to technical tools for teaching online </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to pedagogical tools for teaching online </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews of books on e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teach yourself to teach online , short pdf introductions to teaching online </li></ul><ul><li>Online discussions on the pitfalls of online communication and how to avoid them </li></ul></li> <li> Portal for Online Pedagogy <ul><li>An expansion of the toolbox for e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Made available to the entire University </li></ul><ul><li>Readily available, practically oriented, bite sized pieces of teaching skills and digital literacy </li></ul></li> <li> Elements of the Portal <ul><li>A short and simple manual in pdf format to be used as an introduction or to refer to when in doubt </li></ul><ul><li>LMS course pages with general resources for lecturers to cut and paste when preparing their own courses </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced LMS tips and tricks </li></ul><ul><li>A short introduction to using online discussion forums </li></ul><ul><li>Practical tips for using forums in teaching </li></ul><ul><li>How to search the net for material suitable for teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Link bank of quality tested scholarly web links </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul></li> <li> In Short <ul><li>In order to take advantage of the benefits of e-learning, it is important that technical and pedagogical support is available. </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional design teams with technicians, educationalists and web designers who work together is an ideal solution, but unaffordable for us </li></ul><ul><li>We are hoping that a system with a portal for online pe dagogy offering help for the novice and the adept alike, and with some degree of personal support, might be a way to go </li></ul></li> <li> Our next adventure <ul><li>An online bank of cases for case based teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and students building the cases together </li></ul><ul><li>Using mind map technology </li></ul></li> </ul>