Sloan 2010, Advanced Authoring, Engaging Learners

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A presentation created for Sloan 2010 (Orlando, FL) on engaging online learners. I share my strategies and show examples. Images are linked to the activities discussed, or to blog posts with more information. These is modified for online delivery.

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  • 1. Engaging Learners
    • Britt Carr,
    • Creative Director,
    • Advanced Authoring, LLC
    • Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2. Agenda
    • About Advanced Authoring
    • Benefits to institutions and organizations
    • Strategies
    • Examples
    • About Britt Carr
    • Acknowledgments
  • 3.
    • Advanced Authoring uses innovative technologies to create meaningful, learner-centered experiences for institutions, or organizations
  • 4.
    • We create activities:
      • designed to immerse and engage the learner
      • designed to show learners mastery
      • designed to provide quality learning experience
  • 5.
    • Founded by Britt Carr, in response to requests from institutions and organizations
      • To assist with increasing quality of instruction in an online format
      • As a supplement to traditional classes,
      • As well as completely online courses or programs
  • 6. Strategies
  • 7. Challenges facing institutions
    • Enrollments are skyrocketing
    • Instructional technology resources are tight or nonexistent
    • Teaching loads are heavy on faculty and staff
    • Classrooms are crowded
    • Institutions need a better way of using online instruction to stay competitive
  • 8. Solutions
    • Invert classrooms
    • Free up resources/facilities by shifting knowledge acquisition outside the classroom- but do so in a learner-centered fashion rather than a passive approach
    • use face-to-face class time for meaningful discussion or facilitated group work
  • 9. Solutions
    • put the learners in charge of their own education
    • allow students to demonstrate deeper knowledge or mastery of subjects
    • allow learners to personalize their experiences
  • 10. Solutions
    • We design activities that challenge students to think rather than to memorize
    • We create activities designed to build comprehensive knowledge
    • We design to be reused vertically, within the discipline
    • We architect interactions that can be repurposed horizontally, within the institution
  • 11. Randomization
    • We make activities that randomize challenges and their solutions
    • We let the learner try and try and try again
    • We remove the assumption that they know simply because the guessed the right choice
  • 12. Customization/Personalization
    • If available, we use information about the student to personalize
    • We make the activity literally about them
    • We allow the user to alter the outcomes, or preferences, perhaps several different ways
  • 13. Interaction / Simulation
    • We create activities that look and act as the real world would
    • We design interactions to take advantage of multi-modal learning
    • We allow the user to alter the outcomes, or preferences, perhaps several different ways
  • 14. Examples
    • For a complete demonstration, please visit our poster session, or view the screencast demos at:
    • http://www.advancedauthoring.com/sloan/
  • 15. Miami Universitys Sewing Tutorial
    • Photorealistic, 3D machine you can thread.
    • Recycled for stage lighting safety tutorial
    • Designed to help students learn sewing safety procedures
  • 16. Art Institutes Virtual Photo Studio
    • 3D photorealistic environment
    • Random, timed challenges all using the same approach
    • Designed for mastery of troubleshooting electrical photography equipment in a studio situation
  • 17. Miami Universitys Virtual Audience
    • Audience watches, listens, and reacts to you!
    • Random actions by audience designed to distract the performer
    • Designed to help students suffering from stage fright
  • 18. Current Projects
  • 19. MBA Business Sim Sim
    • Simulated company where student assumes various management positions
    • Game play is aligned with each courses syllabus
    • Designed to help students make business decisions with outcomes that might affect them later in the sim
  • 20.
  • 21. Stanford Microscope Tutorial
  • 22. Stanford Microscope Tutorial
  • 23. Contact US:
    • [email_address]
    • www.advancedauthoring.com
    • Screencasts of activities shown here, and many more:
    • www.advancedauthoring.com/sloan/
  • 24. Who is This Britt Carr Anyway?
    • 92: producing forensic video for courtroom exhibits w/ 3D
    • 94: building online degree programs for NAU-Online and Arizona State Universities. Founded Advanced Authoring.
    • 98-2001: Internet Strategist for Macromedia, Inc. Ed/eLearning/Govt. Group.
    • Managed Macromedias eLearning Award Program until 2004
    • Instructional Designer / Tech. Specialist for Miami University 2001 - August 2010.
  • 25. Accomplishments /Recognition
  • 26.
    • Clute International Institute on Teaching and Learning; Best of Show 2008
    • Invited to join Adobe Education Leaders Organization, 2008
    • Miami University Pride Award / Delivering Value Winner 2009
    • New Media Consortium, Best of Conference-- Peoples Choice and Judges Choice, 2009.
    • Ohio Learning Network, Invited Keynote Speaker, 2009
    • Invited Presenter, Adobe On-Demand- Education Series, 2009
    • Invited Presenter, Adobe MAX 2009/2010
    • Invited Presenter, Adobe Summer Institute, 2009/2010
    • Adobe Impact Award for contributions to education, July,2010
  • 27. Acknowledgments
    • Ryan Davidson - Flash Developer
    • Michele Gingras - Miami University
    • Meghan Petters - Miami University
    • Tim Rentler - Education Management Corporation
    • Mike Link - Education Management Corporation
    • The