Teaching & Learning

Session 12 (2006): Insights on Designing and Managing Large Online Courses

February 22, 2006

Insights on Designing and Managing Large Online Courses

Session Materials

Archived Video

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Speaker
Video

Welcome by Joan Predko, Director of Learning Design and Technology
(duration: 1:38)

Introduction by Barbara Beckmeyer, LearnDAT Producer and Panel Moderator
(duration: 3:02)
Introduction and overview by Antoinette WinklerPrins, Assistant Professor of Geography and Beth Weisenbor, Virtual Course Coordinator of Geography (duration: 24:37)
Developing and course management by Antoinette WinklerPrins, Assistant Professor of Geography and Beth Weisenbor, Virtual Course Coordinator of Geography (duration: 5:20)
Virtual tour of course by Antoinette WinklerPrins, Assistant Professor of Geography and Beth Weisenbor, Virtual Course Coordinator of Geography (duration: 20:17)
Conclusion and questions by Antoinette WinklerPrins, Assistant Professor of Geography and Beth Weisenbor, Virtual Course Coordinator of Geography (duration: 31:35)

 

Session Background

PRESENTERS:
Antoinette WinklerPrins Assistant Professor Geography
Beth Weisenborn Virtual Course Coordinator Geography
Moderator:
Barbara Beckmeyer, MSU LearnDAT

Wednesday February 22, 2006
9am-10:30am
North Conference Room of the Library (located on the fourth floor, West Wing)
Mchigan State University
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Overview:

The presenters will share their experiences in the development, management, and instruction of the fully online GEO 204 (World Regional Geography), an honorable mention winner in the 2005 SBC FACULTY - STAFF AWARDS IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY competition. This course approaches the teaching and learning of World Regional Geography in fresh and innovative ways. The virtual environment is ideal for bringing places to life in a way that is relevant and stimulating to students today. Moreover, course material is presented in a way that encourages students to interact more actively with the world's regions, their unique physical and human landscapes, and their interconnections. Innovative uses of technology include online lessons, custom graphics, streaming videos, photo-essays, course atlas, quizzes, writing assignments as discussion forums, surveys, learning assessments, FAQs, and a Global Resource Library.
GEO 204V typically enrolls 200-250 students over both summer sessions (only). Each section is taught by a graduate Instructor. The course site and Instructors are managed by the department's Virtual Course Coordinator.
Presenters will also discuss the role of the Virtual Course Coordinator in the development and management of the Department's other fully online courses: GEO 206 (Physical Geography), GEO 330 (Geography of the U.S . and Canada), and ISS 310 (People and the Environment).
Time will be provided for a virtual tour of the online courses, as well as questions and discussion.

Series Leader: Barbara Truitt Beckmeyer, LearnDAT Producer
Faculty Advisors: Byron Brown, Carrie Heeter, Joanne Keith, Kristen Lee, Pattie McNiel, Susan Melnick, Joan Predko, and Glenn Stutzky For more information, please contact Barbara Truitt Beckmeyer at beckmey3(at)msu.edu