Friday, January 20, 2012

Spring 2012 Synchronous Online ICT Course Offerings

We need to learn to share what we offer and accept what others offer, so that together we have a broader and deeper portfolio of ICT offerings than any of us can produce alone.
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Toward that end, below are 21 community college ICT courses offered this Spring 2012 semester synchronously and interactively online to students anywhere. This is at the same time instruction is being delivered to students in a physical classroom, using online collaboration technologies, like Blackboard Collaborate (via CCC Confer), Cisco Webex and Adobe Connect. Archives are available to students any time, anywhere. Student, instructor and department outcomes from this kind of multi-modal delivery are better than asynchronous online courses.
If it doesn't compete with offerings at your college, please let your students know about these opportunities, together or individually! (Instructions are provided in each course description for how to enroll.)

If we can expand the breadth and depth of courses offered in this manner, we can significantly improve community college ICT education in our region - and for our local communities.

Click here to learn more about using these platforms to improve ICT education. You don't have to deliver an entire course in this manner to have an impact. Opportunities include:
  • Online office hours (to be able to help students who can't make it in person)
  • Online department meetings (to save everyone time and energy)
  • Remote guest lectures (to enrich student classroom experiences)
  • Content capture and recording (to produce multimedia experiences for students)
If you would like to learn more about using these tools (free in California and Hawaii), please review this webpage, this toolkit, or contact MPICT.

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