Development and Sharing of Online Course Materials by Three University Campuses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154206
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and Sharing of Online Course Materials by Three University Campuses
Abstract:
Development and Sharing of Online Course Materials by Three University Campuses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hawkins, Chris, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Texas Woman's University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Rae W. Langford, EdD; Anne Scott Stiles, PhD, RN and Ho Soon Michelle Cho, PhD, RN
[Research Presentation] A course offering on multiple campuses, separated geographically by approximately 300 miles, requires faculty to maintain quality and consistency.áA plan is essential to ensure quality via sharing of resources.áAfter information sessions by consultants familiar with the BlackBoard (BB) System, this team explored use of the áBlackBoard Content Management System (CMS), and defined ways to share all collected resources for course use.áAlso, we began to explore organization of the course logically and consistently for faculty and students. The CMS, an integral part of the BlackBoard System, is a separate server with central repository space for materials available to faculty. This faculty decided that all resources for the course should be placed on this server and made available to all teaching the course. Having this separate system allows faculty quick access to a variety of teaching/learning materials without embedding them in the main system. Searching for materials is minimized with the Electronic Resource Library (ERL) within CMS. Faculty involved in this project wanted to preserve academic freedom within each campus. Given this precept, the approach to using the ERL was to encourage use of any materials available, but also explore individual teaching options, and share findings through the system. The project evaluation required faculty and student input. Faculty focused on perceived benefit in efficiency and effectiveness by using the available variety of resources, making selections based on preferences and need. Faculty were eager to determine if the organization, format, activities and weekly evaluation tools (self and faculty) were perceived as helpful, especially in comparison to other course structures. Outcomes: Outcomes continue to be evaluated. Two semesters are inadequate to make definitive conclusions about the project, especially since evaluation data are from two sources. An interim finding is that faculty and students are very positive toward this streamlined course approach.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment and Sharing of Online Course Materials by Three University Campusesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154206-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development and Sharing of Online Course Materials by Three University Campuses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hawkins, Chris, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Texas Woman's University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mhawkins@mail.twu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rae W. Langford, EdD; Anne Scott Stiles, PhD, RN and Ho Soon Michelle Cho, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] A course offering on multiple campuses, separated geographically by approximately 300 miles, requires faculty to maintain quality and consistency.&aacute;A plan is essential to ensure quality via sharing of resources.&aacute;After information sessions by consultants familiar with the BlackBoard (BB) System, this team explored use of the &aacute;BlackBoard Content Management System (CMS), and defined ways to share all collected resources for course use.&aacute;Also, we began to explore organization of the course logically and consistently for faculty and students. The CMS, an integral part of the BlackBoard System, is a separate server with central repository space for materials available to faculty. This faculty decided that all resources for the course should be placed on this server and made available to all teaching the course. Having this separate system allows faculty quick access to a variety of teaching/learning materials without embedding them in the main system. Searching for materials is minimized with the Electronic Resource Library (ERL) within CMS. Faculty involved in this project wanted to preserve academic freedom within each campus. Given this precept, the approach to using the ERL was to encourage use of any materials available, but also explore individual teaching options, and share findings through the system. The project evaluation required faculty and student input. Faculty focused on perceived benefit in efficiency and effectiveness by using the available variety of resources, making selections based on preferences and need. Faculty were eager to determine if the organization, format, activities and weekly evaluation tools (self and faculty) were perceived as helpful, especially in comparison to other course structures. Outcomes: Outcomes continue to be evaluated. Two semesters are inadequate to make definitive conclusions about the project, especially since evaluation data are from two sources. An interim finding is that faculty and students are very positive toward this streamlined course approach.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:49:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:49:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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