About the Class
Designing Online and Blended Courses to Customize Learning: A Blueprint by Dr. Danielle Herro
About the Presenter:
Dr. Danielle Herro is a Instructional Technology Leader in the Oconomowoc Area Schools. She recently completed her PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in the Educational Communications and Technology Program. Her work includes researching Web 2.0, social media, and emerging technologies to assist educators in designing sustainable content-driven, technology-enhanced environments. This year her focus in the Oconomowoc Area Schools has been positioning the district to offer online and blended courses for high school students beginning in September, 2011.
About the Presentation:
This presentation chronicles the research and design a mid-sized school district used to build a sustainable model for online learning. Committed to changing the structure of the traditional school day, the district is moving staff and students towards online environments with tools offering individualized instruction, flexible pacing, and anytime, anywhere learning. After a brief review of research and statistics pointing towards the value of online learning, the session will review planning, policy issues, teacher training, cost, course design, and community buy-in as we share our current blueprint and vision for the future.
Integrating Technology for Active Life-long Learning
CO11 on IT4ALL Moodle & WiZiQ
Feb 4-6, 2011
Welcome to the annual connecting online live online conference (CO11). You are cordially invited to participate at the live online conference on the weekend of Feb 4-6 2011.
The conference will be of interest to educators, administrators, students, and community members who value the importance of integrating technology into the curriculum to improve instruction and learning. Online learning involves various skills on the part of the instructor and learner. These include social and communication skills, social networking, independent learning strategies, critical and higher order thinking skills, creativity, and effective online and face-to-face facilitation. In addition, there are may challenges that the educators, administrators, students, and community members face.
The CO11 will be conducted on IT4ALL Moodle with the presentations on WiZiQ through the Moodle.
The themes for the presentations are:
- Connecting Online to Improve Instruction and Learning: Online Learning and Instructional Experience
- Experiences with technology in face-to-face and online classes. What worked and what didn't work for you?
- How do you use technology to promote and sustain your online workshops, consultation, and communities of practice and learning?
- Research conducted on e-learning, blended online learning, and blended learning.
- Reviewing or promoting books on integrating technology into the classroom, e-learning, blended learning, and blended online learning.
- Challenges administrators, instructors, students, and community members face in connecting online.
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