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  • 1.+Designing an Online Courseto Engage Learners in aWorld that is OpenZoraini Wati Abas, Ed.D.Faculty of Education and LanguagesOpen University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpurzoraini@gmail.com

2. +1Focus Designing an Online Course toEngage Learners ina World that is OpenZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 3. + 2http://www.oum.edu.my Malaysias first ODL institutionestablished in 2000 First intake: 753 students in2011 Total enrolment: 110,794students (Dec 2011) Total no of programs: 54 Blended Learning Total no of courses: 1,300+ Online learning (Master of Instructional Design and Total full-time faculty: 90+ Technology) Total no of tutors: 4,000+ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 4. + things firstFirstWhat is engagedlearning?ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 5. + 4Engaged Learning Definitions interest and motivation arendezvous between students have in theirlearning and the digital own learning of coursetools and techniques contentthat excite students Young & Bruce (2011) Linda Deneen (n.d.)ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 6. + 5Engaged Learning Definitions: Whatstudents say To be engaged in learning Learning engagement refers tomeans to be self motivated to a situation where instructionlearn by way of:encourages learners to take Participating in the learning an active role in their ownprocess by completing learning by giving themassignments.practical tasks that willpromote information processing By getting involved in classand understanding of concepts.discussions and doing selflearning on your own whereJan Nkosi (6 Feb 2012 via email)needed in order tounderstand the subjectmatter even more. Enna Ayub (5 Feb 2012 via email)ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 7. + 6Engaged Learning Definitions:What Students SayI think that this means for the learner tobe actively involved in all learningactivities through interacting withinstructor, peers, web, learningmaterial.It also means that the tasks must beable to maintain the students interestsand so must include tasks designed tochallenge the students problemsolving abilities, reasoning, evaluationskills and other cognitive abilities. Helene Francis-Seaman, 6 Feb, 2012 via emailZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 8. + To achieve the intended learning7 outcomes of the course by producing the desired learningDesigningBegin with the end in mind ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 9. + How do we deliver the courses? 21st century approaches (SCCC) Learning materials Learning activities Learning interactions Web 2.0 tools Web 2.0 platformOnline CourseMaster of Instructional Design andTechnology100 percent online42 credit hours (14 courses)7 semesters14 courses ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 10. + Various countriesDifferent time zones Experienced educators/trainers Matured Hold key positions Some with existing post-graduatequalificationEngage LearnersSupportive Learning Community 5-18 students per courseZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 11. Community of Inquiry ModelBlooms Taxonomyfor the Digital AgeCreate Evaluate AnalyzeApply UnderstandRememberSource:http://communitiesofinquiry.com/sites/communityofinquiry.com/files/Critical_Inquiry_model.pdfZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 12. Web Searching in the World of E-Books+ E-Learning and Blended Learning Availability of Open Source and Free Software Leveraged Resources and OpenCourseWare Learning Object Repositories and PortalsWorld that is Open Learner Participation in Open Information CommunitiesWE-ALL-LEARN Electronic Collaboration and Interaction Alternative Reality Learning Real-Time Mobility and Portability Networks of Personalised Learning ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 13. +Evolution in Educational Technology12 Social Systematic The FilmProgrammedNetworks u-TelevisionInstructional Computers (1950s)Instruction Design(1980s)Internet and Web Learning (1940s)(1960s) (1990s) 2.0(2010 - )(1970s)(2000s)ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 14. 131890 2010 120 years apart 15. 14 16. 15 Source: http://langwitches.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/connected-teacher-e.jpgZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 17. 16ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 18. +17Blooms Taxonomy Digital PyramidSource: http://www.usi.edu/distance/bdt.htmhttp://www.usi.edu/distance/bdt.htmZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 19. +EngagingLearners ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 20. +Factors that will Engage Learnersand Learning SupportiveLearning Community FriendlyLearning EnvironmentStudent EngagementZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 21. + FactorsSupportive Learning CommunityFriendly Learning EnvironmentCourseSocial (personal involvement with others) CompletionSense of connectednessPsychological closenessWelcoming Student EngagementRespectfulSafe Instructors personal connection withThoughtful studentsCollaborativeStudents encouraging each otherMeaningful Active online environmentChallenging but achievable goals Interesting, relevant and meaningful content & activities (view, read, discuss, suggest, apply, create) Interactive discussions Critical thinking Shared reflections Helpful feedback from peers Perspectives Ideas Personal experiencesZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 22. +21Maslows Hierarchy of Needs http://www.hypergene.net/wemedia/images/uploads/maslow.gifZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 23. 22Use of Social Learning PlatformsZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 24. + 23ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 25. + 24ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 26. +25Transform Learningfrom Push to Pull Adapted from: Morrison(2003). E- Learning strategies: How to get implementation and delivery right the first time. Hoboken, NJ: John WileyZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 27. +26Centralised Learning Adapted from: Morrison(2003). E-Learning strategies: How to get implementation and delivery right the first time. Hoboken, NJ: John WileyZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 28. + 27Learner-Centric Learning Adapted from: Morrison(2003). E-Learning strategies: How to get implementation and delivery right the first time. Hoboken, NJ: John WileyZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 29. +28Tools Used Ning YouTubehttp://hmlt5203.ning.com Slidesharehttp://hmid6303.ning.com RSS E-mail Skype Links to readings/textbookZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 30. + 29Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 http://www.slideshare.net/janehart/top-100- tools-for-learning-2011ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 31. +30Top 10 learning tools (Jane Harts) Twitter YouTubeCreate GoogleDocsEvaluate SkypeAnalyze WordPress DropBoxApply Prezzi Understand Moodle Remember Slideshare GlogsterZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 32. +31Planning ToolTopicIntended Assessment Learning Learning Learning TasksActivities Resources Outcomes(Pushed) (Pushed) (Pulled) (Pulled)Technology Integration 10 December 2009 33. +EngagingLearners ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 34. + 33Three factors that will encourage or showevidence that learners are engaged1. Being present in class.1. Acknowledging the instructor by way of participating in class discussion between the learner with the instructor or with their peers by doing the activities led by the instructors.2. Timely completion and submission of assignments and tasks. Enna, 5 Feb, 2012ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 35. + Three factors that will encourage or show34evidence that learners are engaged1. The learner interacts with the content and discovers concepts and principles to apply.2. The learner takes responsibility for learning and collaborates with other learners.1. Learning engagement involves learners in authentic tasks to involve problems solving. Jan Nkosi, 6 Feb 2012ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 36. + Three factors that will encourage or show35evidence that learners are engaged 1. Actively participating and enthusiasticin the lesson discussions, andposts, that is students respond in atimely manner 1. Submitting assignments ontime, students complete the courseonline and with good grades 1. Motivating others in classHelene Francis-Seaman, 6 Feb 2012ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 37. + 36Advantages of Ning overWikispace, myLMS, PBWorksUsing Ning as the platform has a lot advantages in creating a learningenvironment which is conducive for the learner.1. Ning rapid response system. Nings feature whichalerted the student via email when their posts are replied by amember energizes the forum, in a way, students are alertedthat a respond has been made to their posts and theyremotivated to respond back. Unlike wikispace and the MyLMS.2. User-friendly interface. Nings interface is learner friendlyand easy to navigate. I dont have to look around for icons orpages I need to access the learning pages etc, unlikePBWorks.ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - Tehran February 15, 2012 38. +37Roles Students RoleInstructors Role Provide the Structure for Learning Provide the Learning Cooperate Environment Share SCCC Collaborate Web 2.0 tools with links, forums and assignments Facilitate, model, moti vate, reinforce, coach,remind, counselorZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 39. +38SummaryStructured framework allowing flexibility withinthe structure Provide the structure for learning to be produced (course LOs, outline, schedule, activities & assessment) Provide a welcoming atmosphere to encourage lively interactions to produce the learning Provide the learning events Provide the learning resources Encourage self-exploration Provide feedback and motivationZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFebruary 15, 2012 40. + Learning Matrix (Form, Style, Tool)39Web 2.0ZW Abas - ICELET 2012 - TehranFe