@ONE Rolls Out New Courses for Spring 2000
Beginning in 2000, the @ONE Project, which is the statewide technology training initiative for faculty and staff of the California Community Colleges, will make available three new courses to campuses for use by faculty development trainers.
If your faculty has been seeking help with using Internet research for teaching and learning, or using simulations or multimedia presentations in teaching, these courses will be available for you to deliver in the Spring. The courses will be available at no cost to each campus.
According to Kenneth C. Greens 1999 national Campus Computing Project data, "assisting faculty efforts to integrate technology into instruction remains the single most important information technology challenge confronting American colleges and universities." @ONEs courses are in direct response to this need.
Kenneth Greens data concludes that "whats ahead for most faculty and most students is some kind of hybrid learning experience in which technology supplements, not supplants, both the content and the discourse that have been part of the traditional experience of going to college."
@ONE has purposefully avoided "technology for technologys sake" in developing courseware. @ONE courses are designed to help faculty plan the process of thoughtfully integrating technology into the classroom, addressing learning goals and projected student outcomes.
Coming from a pedagogical standpoint, @ONE courses focus on benefits and challenges to using technology in the classroom, and take advantage of best practices of other community college faculty.
The @ONE Project is currently scheduling a series of Train-the-Trainer sessions at campuses that volunteer to host a session. The host requirements are minimal since the sessions are discussion style, and dont require a computer lab. The purpose of the Train-the-Trainer sessions is to distribute course materials (CDROMs, course guides, etc.); describe the support that is available to Trainers; provide an overview of course content, such as tips to help Trainers focus on pedagogy; help Trainers adapt materials for their local campus environment; and discuss best practices for local delivery.
To host a session at your campus or for more details, contact Wendy Baker at WBaker@onemail.fhda.edu or visit our Web site http://one.fhda.edu. You may also call the @ONE office at 408-864-8250.
A Description of the New @ONE Courses
Internet Research for the Classroom
Using Simulations in Teaching and Learning
To aid faculty of the California Community Colleges to keep pace, all campuses are invited to take advantage of these new training courses, to customize and adapt them as needed for local use, and use all of the related services @ONE has to offer.