The four main activities of this WebQuest -- Task 1, Task 2, Self-Assessment, and WebQuest Reviews -- should be completed within a six-day period.
Most of your written work will be posted to the OLIT538 WebCT Discussion Forum. You may post your self-assessment reflection statement to the WebCT Discussion Forum OR you may incorporate it into your Review of this WebQuest.
There are five (5) WebQuest resources associated with Task 1, and three (3) resources associated with Task 2. If you're working as a team, please read all the resources. If you are working alone, select at least two resources for Task 1 and at least one resource for Task 2.
===STEP-BY-STEP THROUGH THIS WEBQUEST===
1. First, choose a partner from among your classmates. You and your partner can split up the reading and other tasks. You may also choose to work alone.
2. Next, review the following list of Learner Characteristics, adapted from our course textbook, Designing Effective Instruction by Morrison, Ross and Kemp:
~Reading Level~Technology Skills
~Preferred Learning Style(s)
~Grade Point Average~College Credits Completed
PERSONAL & SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS
~Hobbies & Interests
Keep these general characteristics in mind as you review the WebQuest resources on Native American college students.
3. Read the following WebQuest resources to find out more about Native American college students. If you're working alone, choose two resources to read. If you're working as a team, please read all five resources.
As you review the online resources, pay attention to themes that emerge from the readings. Look for qualities, strengths, and preferences of traditional Native American learners.
~ CONCEPTS ABOUT LEARNING , from "Learning Among Traditional Native Americans," a workshop by Leecy Wise http://www.coloradoadulted.org/NA/nalearning.htm
~SUGGESTIONS FOR TEACHING , also by Leecy Wise http://www.coloradoadulted.org/NA/nastrategies.htm
~MODULE 2, SECTION 3 from "The Share Project" of the Native American Health Care Series http://learn.sdstate.edu/share/Module2Section3.html
(If you are already familiar with adult learning theory, scroll down past the PowerPoint presentation, below the headline “Characteristics of Adult Learners” to read about recommended strategies)
~ACADEMIC PERSISTENCE AMONG NATIVE AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3752/is_200307/ai_n9300410/print
~NURTURING NATIVE AMERICANS ON CAMPUS http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0222/p14s01-legn.html
4. Based on the above resources, what themes emerge from the readings that inform you about key characteristics of Native American college students? Which characteristics should be carefully considered by the Instructional Designer?
Post a message to the OLIT538 WebCT Discussion Forum describing up to three most critical learner characteristics to consider when designing the Introduction to Online Learning course. Justify your recommendation(s) by citing one or more of the WebQuest resources.
5. Read the following WebQuest resources to find out more about online learning activities. If you're working alone, choose at least one resource to read. If you're working as a team, please read all three resources.
~ONLINE TEACHING ACTIVITY INDEX http://www.ion.illinois.edu/resources/otai/
~THE WEB: DESIGN FOR ACTIVE LEARNING (especially the Six Conceptual Frameworks) http://www.atl.ualberta.ca/documents/articles/activeLearning001.htm
~WEBQUEST TASKONOMY: A TAXONOMY OF TASKS http://webquest.sdsu.edu/taskonomy.html
6. Based on the above resources, which activities seem to be a good fit for the Introduction to Online Learning target student population -- that is, Native American college students?
Post a message to the OLIT538 WebCT Discussion Forum suggesting the activities you think would be most appropriate for Native American college students. The activities should take into consideration your list of critical learner characteristics from Task 1.
7. After you post your Tasks 1 and 2 messages to the OLIT538 WebCT Discussion Forum, you're ready to complete your self-assessment of your participation and learning.
For our purposes, the activity leader won't be completing the Evaluation rubric in the next section. However, you should consult the rubric in order to post your comments -- either to the WebCT Discussion Forum, or to the Reviews section of this WebQuest.
Before the six-day time period is up for this WebQuest, please post a reflective self-assessment statement, either to the WebCT Discussion Forum, or to the Reviews page.
Your statement could cover one of the following topics or ideas:
~What did you learn about WebQuests?
~What did you learn about traditional Native American learners?
~What did you learn about active online learning strategies?
~How would you rate your participation in the WebQuest?
~Do you think you will use a WebQuest in the future?
8. Your final activity is to review this WebQuest. Go to the Reviews section and post a message there. Please give the activity leader your feedback on the clarity and navigation of this WebQuest, as well your perceptions of the activities, the usefulness of the resources, or whatever other feedback you would like to share.
This concludes the WebQuest Process. Thank you for participating! Now you can move on to the Evaluation.