Donna Simiele
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Looking for OER for Engineering

Started May 19, 2016 0 Replies

Hello Everyone,I have a faculty member that is interested in using OER for her engineering courses and she wanted to know if anyone else is using and OER for an engineering book and where did you…Continue

Tags: Engineering, OER

Course Observations for Online Courses

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna Simiele Jan 27, 2016. 6 Replies

Hello Everyone,On our campus we require program coordinators to perform a course observation in on campus classes and we are now looking for something to use for online course observation.  Does…Continue

Tags: Observation, Course

Proctoring Guidelines

Started Aug 17, 2015 0 Replies

Does anyone happen to have a standard Proctor requirements or guidelines, etc. type document for those courses that require a proctored exam for an online course? Do you have a form that students…Continue

Tags: Exams, Proctored

 

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Alexandra M. Pickett liked Donna Simiele's discussion Looking for OER for Engineering
May 21, 2016
Donna Simiele posted a discussion

Looking for OER for Engineering

Hello Everyone,I have a faculty member that is interested in using OER for her engineering courses and she wanted to know if anyone else is using and OER for an engineering book and where did you find it? The courses she is teaching are Engineering Mechanics (Statics and Dynamics), Strength of Materials, and Thermodynamics.These are some of the things I found but wondering if someone was already using an OER book for these topics.…See More
May 19, 2016
Donna Simiele replied to Donna Simiele's discussion Course Observations for Online Courses
"Hi Andrea, Thank you for the information.  Thomas Tobin was the person that prompted this request from us. We saw his webinar that he did with Magna on "Evaluating Online Teaching for New or Veteran Administrators". …"
Jan 27, 2016
Andrea Gilbert replied to Donna Simiele's discussion Course Observations for Online Courses
"Hi Donna, I was at the Accessibility Conference @ Alfred State a few weeks ago and Thomas Tobin was a presenter. He has a book that may be helpful to you called: Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices. I had borrowed it from our…"
Jan 26, 2016
Martha V. Gold replied to Donna Simiele's discussion Course Observations for Online Courses
"Hi Donna,  I agree. In my thread that I added yesterday, I added some components in the OLC scorecard that would help with teaching behaviors. "
Jan 26, 2016
Donna Simiele replied to Donna Simiele's discussion Course Observations for Online Courses
"The problem is that the OSCQR rubric is for more of an evaluation of course design and not teaching. We need to observer "teaching behaviors" in an online course. This process would correlate with an in class observation but for an online…"
Jan 26, 2016
Martha V. Gold replied to Donna Simiele's discussion Course Observations for Online Courses
"Hi Donna,  The OSCQR rubric is great as far as assessing the course design aspect. However; evaluating online courses, particularly asynchronous courses, also involves communication with students, how much and of what quality, as well as…"
Jan 25, 2016
Donna Simiele replied to Erin Maney's discussion Attendance Alternatives in Blackboard in the group COTE Community Call
"At NCCC we recommend that faculty create a Google Sheet to keep attendance.  They can create a link in the course menu out to there Google sheet to make it easy to take attendance in class. I provide them with a spreadsheet at the…"
Jan 21, 2016
Ian August replied to Donna Simiele's discussion Course Observations for Online Courses
"I would think something like the OSCQR rubric would work."
Dec 28, 2015
Donna Simiele posted a discussion

Course Observations for Online Courses

Hello Everyone,On our campus we require program coordinators to perform a course observation in on campus classes and we are now looking for something to use for online course observation.  Does anyone have a set of questions or items they look for while doing a course observation for online classes?Is anyone doing course observations in online classes?  What are you using to do these observations?  Any input would be greatly appreciated!Best Regards,Donna Simiele 716-614-6487…See More
Dec 1, 2015
Donna Simiele replied to Ian August's discussion Online learning Policy
"At NCCC we have a voluntary peer review process. Due to faculty contracts we can’t make this mandatory.  What we are trying to do is make sure a faculty member has a course go through the peer review before they develop a new…"
Sep 29, 2015
Dave Ghidiu replied to Donna Simiele's discussion YouTube Transcripts in the group COTE Community Call
"Glad to hear it's working!"
Aug 28, 2015
Donna Simiele replied to Donna Simiele's discussion YouTube Transcripts in the group COTE Community Call
"I did upload a short video into YouTube and set the language to English.  I made sure I did not click on the option to "add new subtitle or CC". I waited for a period of time and the English option with the auto text did show up this…"
Aug 28, 2015
Dave Ghidiu replied to Donna Simiele's discussion YouTube Transcripts in the group COTE Community Call
"Here was what I did: Upload the video to YouTube In the "Information" screen (where you give it a title, list it as Public/Private, etc.), I went to the "Advanced Settings" tab and changed the following:-Changed the…"
Aug 28, 2015
Donna Simiele replied to Donna Simiele's discussion YouTube Transcripts in the group COTE Community Call
"OK I will try it again and see if I can get it to work.  I have a feeling that there are specific steps to this and if you do something before the auto transcript is created it will overwrite it. Donna"
Aug 28, 2015
Dave Ghidiu replied to Donna Simiele's discussion YouTube Transcripts in the group COTE Community Call
"Donna - I uploaded a video yesterday after you started this thread, and today the automatic captions have been made. If you still haven't seen them made in yours, maybe the audio wasn't very clear? Also in the "Information"…"
Aug 28, 2015

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I am the eLearning Technology Support Coordinator in the eLearning Department at Niagara County Community College. Along with my instructional designer role I also teach face-to-face and online courses for NCCC.
email address
dsimiele@niagaracc.suny.edu
my interests
online teaching, online learning, effective practices, research, web 2.0, web-enhanced teaching and learning
campus affiliation
Niagara County Community College
blog
http://ncccelearning.com
i teach
fully online, face to face, i support faculty that teach online
Open SUNY Fellow Role
Expert Online Instructional Designer

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At 10:26am on October 5, 2010, Alexandra M. Pickett said…
Hi Donna!

Welcome to the community!

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I will look forward to learning from you as you share what you know here : ) Please add a photo to your profile when you can, and introduce yourself in the Welcome - who are you? forum so we can get to know you a little better. I would love if you would share what you teach online, for how long, your discipline and what is going on in online teaching and learning at NiagaraCCC? Maybe also a little about what you are looking for in this community, or anything else you want us to know.

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