has taken quantum leaps in just a few short years, dramatically changing
how people learn and how they are taught. These rapid advances present
many opportunities for enriching both traditional and online courses.
But the adjustments they necessitate in classroom environments and teaching
styles can overwhelm even the most dedicated educators. This
new Instructional Technology Survival Skills series is designed to help
faculty and administrators master the challenge.
will be rebroadcasting this series during our overnight broadcast on
the following dates:
1 How to Master IT! Surviving and Thriving in Your First Online Course
Airs Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 2:00/1:00 am MT/PT
Teaching an online
course is a whole new world, and the more involved the course is, the
greater the differences seem to an instructor with little or no experience
in this environment.
your own course or adapting an existing one, teaching online for the
first time is difficult. But there are many ways to minimize the pitfalls
and ease the anxieties as you'll discover throughout this program. Experienced
educators will share their strategies, offer helpful hints, and provide
valuable insights for conducting online courses successfully.
2 How to Apply IT! Using Information Technology in a Traditional Classroom
Airs January 13, 2001 at 2:00/1:00 am MT/PT
pervades the daily lives of most students today, so they fully expect
to use it in their college courses—even in classroom settings. As a
result, classroom teaching is being expanded and re-defined in exciting
Learn how to use
computers to increase convenience and efficiency and use e-mail and
online discussion forums for increasing communication among and with
3 How to Succeed with IT! Improving Multimedia and Online Courses with
March 1 at 3:00/2:00 am MT/PT
Faculty today are
looking for ways to teach more effectively, a task made more demanding
by new waves of students with busy lives, their need to have options
in their academic work, and to see its real-world value. This informative
"how-to" program will examine:
- Basic principles
of instructional design
- Examples of instructional
design for top-quality multimedia and online courses, which are student-centered
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