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creating online courses
student centered learning
multi-media learning theory
spatial contiguity theory
temporal contiguity theory
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AbstractDue to the shift from Instructor centered learning to student centered learning, careful consideration has to be given to the needs of adult learners in all facets of education. Time restrictions and the learner’s current skill level are two areas that need to be addressed in adult learning. To address these issues in a non-credit course on social media applications that I am teaching this summer face to face, I have developed an online learning environment to supplement in classroom instruction. The online learning environment is able to be accessed by students when it’s convenient for them, which helps expand upon the instruction that they receive in the classroom. In addition, learning theories and information design principles are applied to the online learning environment to increase the student’s ability to learn, as well focus on web accessibility. The online learning environment has been developed using WordPress; a free and open source web content management system.
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Design of an Online Technical Communication Course Using the Open SUNY Online Course Quality RubricBrierley, Sean; Stam, Kathryn; Thesis Advisor; Lizardi, Ryan; Second Reader (SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 2019-05)This project is a one-semester, online technical communication class for undergraduates at a four-year university. The audience includes students who are taking the class to learn about writing but who generally have majors unrelated to technical communication. The online class will use best practices in course delivery and will support a constructivist theory of learning, based on peer-to-peer, as well as peer-to-instructor, interaction. Writing and communication best practices will make extensive use of revision based on peer and instructor review. Importantly, this design of the class will make use of the Open SUNY Online Course Quality Review (OSCQR) Rubric and Process (“About OSCQR,” n.d.). The intent of this project is to deliver a live product that can be accessed through the Internet and used out of box with little revision almost immediately. A representative, functional Moodle class will be available at https://brierleynet.com, and this will be ready for roll-out before the fall 2019 semester.
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The development of an adult English as a second language instructional course for use in Jamestown, New YorkCaldwell, Mackenzie (2016-12)There are an increasing number of Spanish-speakers in Jamestown, New York. The Spanish-speaking adults have limited access to high quality English as a Second Language instruction which is the problem this curriculum addresses. Research has shown that in order for adult education to be successful, it is necessary to take the appropriate factors into consideration. This involves acknowledging scheduling conflicts and understanding familial priorities and obligations that may prevent enrolling in such a program. Part of creating a successful adult education program involves appealing to the individual interests of learners, as well as maintaining motivation to keep the adults attending. Of all the unique topics that intrigue adult learners, this curriculum focuses on three of the most important: work, community, and home. This purpose of this curriculum is to provide instructors with a course that targets the specific needs of adults in detail. It stimulates language acquisition by teaching English through authentic experiences. One of the intended results of this curriculum is to increase the number of Spanish-speakers in the local workforce as well as promote cultural interaction and acceptance within the Jamestown community.