WAOL Advisory Group Monday, August 20, 2012
Agenda: • State Authorization • Blackboard Collaborate Check-in • Tegrity Check-in • ANGEL Check-in • eLearning Community • Canvas Update • Open Course Library • OCL Research Next meeting – September 17th– same time, same place
State Authorization • If you are enrolling students from Maryland, take a look at what you should do by October 1—their rules change then. • USDOE regulation requiring state authorization was vacated by US District Court and that ruling was upheld June 5 by the US Court of Appeals, and that ruling remanded to DOE. So it’s still not over. However, state laws remain on the books. • The regulation was vacated not because the state laws are illegal but because the US Dept of Ed didn’t follow the correct process—so it’s just a technical ruling. Still must be done. • Remember the requirement to provide complaint contacts for out-of-state students was not vacated. This is for all students. • http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/federal-student-complaint-regulation-%E2%80%93-clarifying-misconceptions/ • More information on this wiki: http://stateregulations.wikispaces.com/
Blackboard Collaborate • Collaborate (Wimba/Elluminate combo) • V 11 Instructions here: (Search the WAOL Blog • http://blog.waol.org/ http://waol.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/creating-and-using-a-virtualoffice-with-blackboard-collaborate.pdf • Here is the free app for Collaborate Mobile for V12: http://iTunes.com/apps/blackboardcollaboratemobile • Collaborate will support Canvas integration (LTI) • We’re working on test access, they’re aiming for August 23 delivery
Tegrity Check-in We’re working with Canvas and Tegrity to integrate Tegrity, initially with LCC’s installation Will Tegrity recordings migrate to Canvas? --We think so if the user ID remains the SID or EID
Tegrity Training • Desktop Training: http://pages.tegrity.com/desktoptrainingseries.html • Training Videos: http://www.youtube.com/tegritynw
ANGEL Check-in • ANGEL 8.0 Upgrade – Sept 10th • Hosting changes, last Friday • Get ANGEL help at: http://www.waol.org/help
eLearning Community http://elearninginwa.blogspot.com/ …is currently on summer break, sessions resume September 20th Participant Link: http://goo.gl/JpmfU All sessions will be recorded and available via this link: http://goo.gl/4mT8r To view the session schedule, follow this link: http://goo.gl/4mT8r If you have suggestions for how to improve the format of these sessions or a suggestion for a future topic, please fill in this form: http://goo.gl/i6OGF
Canvas Update and Notes • MOU • SB eLearning Canvas: sbctc.instructure.com • SBCTC1 & SBCTC2 available for testing • Pilots may be done on SBCTC, under sub-account • Courses • Get your courses into the right Canvas environment • Export and Import course content • SIS Integration • New system, run in parallel with SMS-ANGEL • Split your courses between ANGEL and Canvas
Open Course Library • Tom Caswell just took a job with WGU as Director of Instructional Design • BoyoungChae will be interim manager of the OCL firstname.lastname@example.org
OCL Research • The purpose of the study is to investigate the adoption of Open Course Library (OCL) courses within the WA CTC system. • How and to what extent, are open course materials being shared and used? • What are the barriers or keys to the successful adoption of open course materials? • What institutional policies are needed to support the adoption and use of open course materials? • How does the use of open course materials influence student success?
Research Method • Qualitative Study • Focus group with faculty who have experience with OCL course materials • Follow-up phone interviews with focus group participants
Focus Group at Tacoma CC • Participants: 10 faculty members who have experience with OCL course materials to any extent • 1 hour focus group, followed by 30 minutes phone interview
Preliminary finding 1 • Those who decided to adopt the OCL materials liked: • OCL materials being offered as a whole package • OCL courses offers low cost textbook • Proper institutional support. • OCL course quality was impressive
Preliminary finding 2 • Those who decided not to adopt the OCL materials encountered the barriers including: • OCL courses resides in ANGEL. • OCL courses did not offer low cost textbook. • Did not receive proper institutional support. • OCL course quality was not very impressive. • Outdated resources • Course objectives were not aligned with course content • Course did not utilize the proper open resources
Preliminary finding 3 • What faculty consider keys to successful adoption • A community of OCL users • A system where they can continuously improve these courses. • More connection with the authors to ask questions or suggest ideas.
Next meeting September 17th, 2012, 11:00 to noon on Blackboard Collaborate information on this web site: http://waol.org/faculty_and_staff/WAOLAdvisory.aspx Recordings on WAOL Blog: http://waol.org Please forward invitations to others on your campus who might be interested.