What does this assessment actually assess? Student readiness for online courses or something else? Thanks! Karyn Schulz Coordinator of Learning Assistance CCBC Dundalk (410) 285-9455 [log in to unmask] -----Original Message----- From: Mike Ealy [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 10:31 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Learning Assistance for Online Students on the Internet Today/November 7, 2002 As always, I appreciate the wisdom of Frank Christ. We are ready for some online testing of a new assessment C. E. Weinstein has developed for students taking online courses. If anyone would like to participate (free of course) send us a direct email at [log in to unmask] Robert Hackworth H&H Publishing > Dear Colleagues. You may be interested in an email that I sent to Judith > Boettcher, Executive Director of CREN -- an association that is hosting on > the Internet a discussion of Online Teaching/Learning. > > "Judith, thank you for the opportunity to recommend 'next generation tools > for teaching and learning.' My wish list relates to learning support for > online students -- something that I do not find in online courseware or > discussed at any length in online literature. The emphasis seems to be on > teaching even when the word 'learning' is a part of the phrase, "teaching > and learning." > > "I am one of many learning support professionals who wish that every online > course had imbedded in it some JIT tutorials to assist students with any > problems that they may have with learning and study strategies. I would like > to see a 'Virtual Learning Support Center' attached to every course -- a > center where students could get help with time management, task > organization, study-reading, writing essay answers and research papers, note > taking, study environment hints, and writing and math. > > "I would also want learning support professionals who have online experience > to be a part of the instructional design and course development team so that > these skills can be embedded in a course or linked to a course assignment > when it seems that a learning or study skills problem may occur. > > "My apology for this long explanation. I do want to see that online students > have available appropriate and immediate help in all their courses. I feel > that this might make a difference in retention rates, student success, and > student satisfaction. Collegially.......Frank L Christ" > > I received an email response from Judith Boettcher today that indicated that > my"wish" for a Virtual Learning Support center will be included as a > question to Charles Kerns in the session today! > > If you are interested, go to > http://www.cren.net/know/techtalk/events/coursems.html for a live audio of > Charles Kerns (Stanford University) discussing "Course Management Systems > and Learning Tools." Hopefully, my question will be read and responded to. > This live audio starts at 3:45 PM Eastern Standard Time. I hope that you > will try to be there to see if our learning support for online students is > mentioned. Collegially....... > > [log in to unmask] For all of us to win in the knowledge economy, > Frank L Christ we need to unleash the knowledge in our > Emeritus, CSULB document databases, use and reuse our past > Visiting Scholar, U of AZ knowledge, find ways to create new knowledge > and then share it across our enterprise........ > ...Rick Thoman, Former Xerox Corp President & CEO > LSC & WI Web site: http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/~lsche/ To Unsubscribe, send a message to [log in to unmask] In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST. To Unsubscribe, send a message to [log in to unmask] In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST.