Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Experience
LINK5.10x: Data, Analytics, and Learning (DALMOOC)
For DALMOOC, I initially was brought on as the lead designer, but soon became involved in some teaching decisions and interacting with students through social media outlets. The unique feature of DALMOOC is that it was designed as a dual-layer course: one layer that is instructor led, and another layer that is student-centered. Participants were free to choose either layer, both layers, or move back and forth between layers as they wanted or needed.
LINK5.15x: History and State of Digital Learning Research (DLRNMOOC)
Brief Description: “Exploring the historical developments and current changing state of distance education, online learning, and blended learning.”
This MOOC is currently in development and will be launched in the Fall of 2015. This course will also utilize the dual-layer design approach.
Since 2009, I have been an online adjunct professor for the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB). I currently teach EDTC 3321, but have taught other courses also. The following is a list of all courses I have taught for UTB.
EDTC 3310 – Introduction to Educational Technology
Course Description: “The phrase, educational technology has been used by many educators as a means to introduce technology into education. However, the efforts to introduce its origin and contributions to society have been futile. Hence, the purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the field of educational technology and its impact on teaching and learning. Historical and current perspectives are examined, as well as emerging trends and issues. The application of innovative instructional technologies are introduced in this project-based course.”
EDTC 3320 – Instructional Design for the Corporate Trainer
Course Description: “This train-the-trainer course introduces the learner to the principles of instructional design (ID). In this course, students will explore the complexities of designing instruction in the context of corporate training environments. Students will learn classic ID theory and models and apply these theories in a real-world context through a major design project.”
EDTC 3321 – Computer/Web-Based Training
Course Description: “Computer-based training (CBT) and Web-based training (WBT) are at the forefront of the current “e-learning” boom. However, while CBT and WBT use is on the rise, specific skills and tools are required to ensure a successful implementation. Based on proven instructional design concepts, this course provides students with the skills necessary to create effective computer/web-based training programs.”
EDTC 3323 – Designing Interactive Multimedia
Course Description: “This course places emphasis on the development of skills which are essential for any instructional technology training. However, in today’s world, it is not enough to learn how to use emerging technology tools in isolation. In order to remain competitive, individuals must also learn how and when to use certain technology tools in order to enhance a presentation or a training session. Therefore, skills to be learned and practiced in this course include the use of up-to-date software programs to develop effective and interactive multimedia presentations/trainings”
Faculty Training Experience
Designing Effective and Engaging Online Classes
Designing Effective and Engaging Online Classes (UT Arlington) was a course designed to help online instructors improve their courses. This course was designed to utilize social constructivist theory, where questions are posed and learners discuss in order to share experiences with each other.
Technology Round-table: Creating an “Assignment Bank”
This is session I have presented to faculty about utilizing an assignment bank learning tool. Assignment Banks allow students to pick the type of assignment they want to utilize to prove that they know the content of the assignment. This allows for more flexibility in assessment.