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Unformatted text preview: From Digital Resource to Online Course Fred Omega Garces, Ph.D. Miramar College (SDCCD) San Diego, CA 92126 www.miramar.sdccd.cc.ca.us/faculty/fgarces/ From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Abstract A web environment for chemistry students in Chem­100 (Allied heath Chemistry) at Miramar College has been developed. This web environment contains: class syllabus, course schedule (dates of reading assignment, homework assignment, quizzes, sample exams, special project), survey of student interest, helpful study advise / aide, solution to homework set, supplement homework questions, sample exams, lecture notes and links to other chemistry resources. Tutorials were developed to reinforce some important topics that students had difficult time understanding in the course. The intent of the web environment / digital resource is: 1) to help students succeed in chemistry and 2) position Chem­100 as an offering for the California Virtual Campus. The California Virtual Campus (CVC) was created in 1999, by then Governor Wilson, to create a portal for California’s Community College educator to offer their courses online. This paper will discuss how the chemistry digital resource for Chem­100 was developed; what steps to take to translate MS­Word, MS­PowerPoint, MS­Excel documents to web friendly files using Netscape Composer and Adobe Acrobat. The finish product is used as a template for the online course that will be taught this fall under the California Virtual Campus (Miramar College). From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM I. Moving towards distance education Outline II. Basic idea: Resource binder California Virtual Campus : SDCCD online, Miramar online Chemistry courses online Students profile Beginnings: Lecture Notes to “Word Processing” Notes. The Resource Binder: Notes, Sample exam & other resources. Netscape Composer: Web Master without HTML Page layout and the content WebCT: Shell to house online course. Survey, equipment requirement, tech­etiquette. III. Digital media: Electronic environment IV. Online course: Strategy Announcement, syllabus, schedule, lecture notes, sample exam… V. Tools to start digitizing your course material VI. Summary From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Moving towards distance­ed California Virtual Campus 10-UC, 23-CSU, 71-AICCU 108 Community Colleges -Assist faculty offer course online. SDCCD Online Miramar•Mesa•City -Full degree online Miramar College -Miramar’s offering 3.23.01 2:29 PM online From Digital Resource to Online Course Chem Courses On­line Chem Offering from CVC CSU, Stanislaus (BioChem 4400) (ChemLife 3070) SFCC (ChemNonscientist 110) Coastline (GenChemA 180) (GenChemLabA 180L) Coastline (GenChemB 185) (GenChemLabB 185L) Pierce (GenChem1 101) (GenChem 101) Santa Monica (GenChem1 11) Canyons (GenChemI 201) (GenChemII 201) Cuesta (GenChem 1A) (GenChem 1A) LaVerne (IntroChem 103) (IntroChemLab 103L) MiraCosta (PrepChem 108) SanMateo (SrvyChem 100TV) From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Student Profile Online success requires • Motivation and self­discipline • Learn primarily from written and graphic documents. • Willing to put in just as many hours as traditional course. • Knowledge of computers, software and internet operation (e­mail and Web browser) • The ability to learn WebCT. From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Student Technology Survey 1 Web usage Where access Speed connection Activities used Web Spend time online Everyday 2-3 times a week 1 wk or less Not at all 55.80% Own 20.90% School 20.90% 2.30% 77.50% Very fast 22.50% Fast Slow Very slow 9.70% Access class material and assignment 73.10% Help with assignment 17% Study for test(s) 0% Research /Surf info Take quizzes Chat online about the course 95.30% Music / Entertainment 46.50% 90.60% 55.80% 30.20% 11.60% Retrive news email and other Homework and communication information Research online 9.30% Speed of connection 60.40% Low quality of informtion 16.20% Read text from screen then print 53.40% Accuracy of search engine difficulty of finding info Junk mail and Spam Frustrations 48.80% 18.60% 16.20% 48.80% 67.40% Highest 2nd 3rd 4th Lowest From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Student Technology Survey 2 Agree or Disagree Use internet to do class research Study for exams Supplement to text Benefit to have online study guide Topics in web teach me more than text Read e-text rather than textbook I would be very interested in a Web service for exploring career options. Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree 23.80% 45.20% 19.00% 50.00% 35.70% 4.70% 9.50% 4.70% 2.30% 4.70% 16.60% 30.90% 26.10% 52.30% 38.00% 4.70% 9.50% 16.60% 2.30% 2.30% 2.30% 2.30% 21.40% 35.70% 38.00% 11.90% 16.60% 42.80% 14.20% 14.20% 33.30% 42.80% 23.80% 0% 0% Traditional Traditional Course Course Course with Online Resource Online Online Course CH-100 CH-200 CH-201 43.8 % 29.4 % 29.4 30.0 % 30.0 43.6 % 58.8 % 58.8 70.0 % 70.0 12.5 % 11.8 % 11.8 0% Highest 2nd 3rd 4th Lowest 3.23.01 2:29 PM From Digital Resource to Online Course The Basic Idea • Present course content through a multitude Present of media to convey behavior at the atomic scale. scale. • Disseminate information that is both Disseminate convenient in schedule and geography. convenient • Create module lesson plans that can be Create shuffle for other courses or rearranged if text is changed. text • Reduce paper usage and save on copy cost Reduce (for the department). (for From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Developing A Library Templates for: Templates Lecture Notes Notes are design in a modular format which provides flexibility in the sequence of presentation. Handouts & Activities A variety of handouts, concept summaries and group activities (marathon group learning problem set) are developed for students to comprehend topics in different formats. Exam Questions Questions are saved as footnotes in a MS Word document. In this format questions can easily be shuffled when making up an exam. From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM The Process Composition Notebooks Word Processor: Word Lecture Notes Lecture Resource Binder From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Chemistry Resource Binder •Purpose -Disseminate course content to Students i.e., Syllabi, Schedule, Handouts, Lecture Notes Notes •Benefits -Don’t have to keep passing out handouts -Reduce paper usage -Readily accessible to students Resource Binder provides the template by Resource which the digital resource is organized. which From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Digital Transformation Resource Binder Shareware QuickTime ScreenMovie Default Folder Default iView Multimedia iView iMovie Flash-It Fetch The variety of programs used to translate the content of the Resource binder to digital media From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Netscape Composer “Building a well-design site has become surprisingly simple …Gone are the days when you had to have a command of HTML … using (web-creation program) designers view the actual page as they create it, entering text and placing graphics in much the same way as they would with a word processor.” word - Smart Computing Moreover, It’s Free !!! It’s From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Netscape Composer Launch Netscape Features of a Page Edit Mode Table Creation Adding images Finish Product From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Netscape Composer Creating an index page •Content •Horizontal separator •Table (alignment) •image •Target From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Netscape Composer Syllabus and schedule links •Paths •Linking syllabus and schedule to the index page From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Netscape Composer Lecture Notes setup •Office 2001 PowerPoint QuickTime movies embedded in PP. Save as QuickTime movies Save as Acrobat Reader PDF Save HTML Word Save as PDF From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Netscape Composer Index to Lecture Notes Index •Path: link from lecture note page to •PowerPoint HTML QuickTimeª and a Animation decompressor are needed to see this picture. •PowerPoint •PP movies (QT) PDF From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Netscape Composer Index to Exam •Webpage for exams •HTML exam page with solution (scanned) QuickTimeª and a Animation decompressor are needed to see this picture. •Word, save as HTML •Link to exam page From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Netscape Composer Index to Grades Excel •Save Excel in PDF •saved in index page From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Netscape Composer Completing Index •Completing Index page •Completing links in index page to appropriate documents /files. QuickTimeª and a Animation decompressor are needed to see this picture. From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Chem Web Page @ Miramar A Tour of Chem100 web page The accumulation of information at the Miramar College Chemistry course webpage. http://www.miramar.sdccd.net/faculty/fgarces/ QuickTimeª and a Animation decompressor are needed to see this picture. From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Up Loading Files to Server Using an FTP program (Fetch) files are uploaded to the Miramar College Server. Fetch3.0 FTP Program Linking to the Miramar College Server with Fetch The server contains all the files and folder that has been developed. It is best to organize the files in folders so that information uploaded to the server is easily tracked. From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Up Loading Files to Server Using an FTP program (Fetch), files are uploaded tot he Miramar College Server. •Uploading Files from the desktop is uploaded to the server using the Fetch Program. From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Migration to WebCT WebCT has been adopted by SDCCD. The idea of all SDCCD’s online courses developed with WebCT will give a look and feel that is universal to all courses offered by SDCCD. From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Distance Ed survey* Bellevue Community College Bellevue Community College has a survey online which students can take survey to determine if they are ready for distance learning. Is Distance Learning for You? (A Self-Guided Test) The results of this self test are not recorded by BCC. Click the answer that best describes your abilities, and be honest with yourself. Are you ready for Distance Learning courses? Take a few minutes to take the test below. Yes No • I am able to work independently. • I am a good time manager. • I am capable of taking notes from textbooks, television programs, and online lectures. • I am goal directed. I set my sights on an end and usually achieve it. • I am able to gather information visually. • I am capable of independent learning. • I am confident of my academic abilities. • I like to complete what I start. • I believe I possess the appropriate reading skills for college level courses. • I am in control of my time - I decide how to use it. • I do not give up easily, even if confronted with obstacles. • I am self-motivated. • I believe high quality learning can take place outside of a classroom. • I can make a commitment of 10 hours a week per course. • I am comfortable communicating in writing. • I believe that what I learn is ultimately my responsibility. • I am capable of doing college level work. • I am not a procrastinator - I like to get things done. • I am comfortable taking both essay and objective exams. • I do not feel that I have to be part of a traditional class. From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Equipment check list Bellevue CC An important factor whether students have a positive online experience is going to depend on their computer. Bellevue CC also provides a description of the minimum equipment necessary for an e-education. From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Tools used to develop web page Survey for Distance Ed http://distance-ed.bcc.ctc.edu/WebAssess/ Equipment requirement Survey to potential students considering distance education. Description of minimum equipment for distance education Virtual storage where students can store data http://distance-ed.bcc.ctc.edu/techspecs.htm WWW Storage: FreeDrive 50 MB www.freedrive.com Myspace 300MB www.myspace.com MyPlay 5GB www.myplay.com Mac itools 20MB www.idisk.mac.com Screen capture prgm: Flash-It, screenmovie,.. http://www.pure-mac.com/screen.html Fetch 3.0.3 http://www.eskimo.com/~pristine/ftp.html#fetchomatic Screen capture Shareware and Freeware that provides capture images from monitor. Program to upload website to server Software from Foundation at a reduced rate Tutorials and link for students. California Community Foundation http://www.foundationccc.org/student.asp F.O. Garces Link site http://www.miramar.sdccd.cc.ca.us/faculty/fgarces/ChemComon/Tutorial/Tutorial.htm From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM Digital Resource: Conclusion Web-based methods of disseminating information to students Web-based are effective means of helping students help themselves to course (required and supplemental) material. course Big-bang approach to digitizing content is overwhelming. Big-bang Piecemeal over time it is manageable. Piecemeal Transformation: Using Netscape Composer, Office, and Acrobat, transforming Using content to web friendly pages can be accomplish without knowledge of JAVA or HTML. knowledge Online Course: Customizing course content, the step of offering the course Customizing online can be realized. online From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM www.miramar.sdccd.cc.ca.us/faculty/fgarces/ Acknowledgements This work was supported by an Emerging Technology Innovation Grant (ETIG) from the San Diego Community College District Dr. Figueroa, Prof Ric Matthew, Dr. Toto, Dr. Trubovitz, Dean Cuaron From Digital Resource to Online Course 3.23.01 2:29 PM ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course CHEM 1010 taught by Professor Marshall during the Spring '11 term at North Texas.

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