Columbia Business School
Course Design & Development
Jack, an instructor at Columbia Business School, taught his online entrepreneurship course asynchronously through his institution LMS. He was interested in incorporating a Wiley business text into his course, but wanted to deliver this Wiley content seamlessly with his own reading materials and video content. He also sought assistance in streamlining his course by utilizing Wiley’s instructional design expertise.
Custom Course Design and Development in Engage
Wiley worked with Jack to devise a digital course solution in Wiley’s LMS platform, Engage. After conducting a needs assessment to establish a course design, we created a simplified learning path for students. Then we flowed selections of a Wiley business textbook into Engage alongside Jack’s original passages, and posted Jack’s video content and downloadable homework assignments within the course shell as well. The result was a seamless course experience incorporating text, video, and assignment content from multiple sources, both Wiley and local.
Multimedia and Videos
Lynn, an accounting instructor at Virginia Tech, was interested in flipping his class with more videos. However, he had no experience with videos or video editing software, and lacked the time to seek out training from instructional technology resources at his university.
Personalized Training in Screencast Videos
Wiley worked with Lynn to devise a personalized training program in screencast video design and production. First, we conducted a needs assessment to determine Lynn’s objectives in starting a video program and used this as a basis for a content strategy. Over several weeks, we trained Lynn in the ins and outs of creating and editing videos in the screencasting software, Camtasia. We provided detailed design feedback on Lynn’s early video-making attempts. After just several weeks and with minimal time investment, Lynn was empowered to record and add his own screencast videos to his online course.
Florida Atlantic University
Tobin, a geosciences instructor at Florida Atlantic University, was potentially interested in adopting Wiley’s Blue Planet textbook. Unfortunately, no WileyPLUS course was available and the lack of digital course solution was a non-starter. Further, Tobin required the ability to edit his course’s content and structure continually throughout the school year.
Wiley worked with Tobin to develop a made-to-order course in Wiley’s Engage platform. We created a course comprising the Blue Planet digital text in VitalSource; supplemental videos and animations from other Wiley titles; and autograded practice and assessment questions. Tobin and his TAs use the editing toolset in Engage to add his own new questions every semester and update course materials as needed. Since his course is online-only, the he makes good use of Engage’s reporting capabilities, including their ability to see student activity completion and time-on-task metrics.
Georgia State University
Chris, an instructor at Georgia State, wrote a textbook on financial modeling that he wanted to publish for his students as a digital textbook. In addition to his original textbook content, he also developed tutorial videos and Excel templates that needed to be made available as password-protected resources.
Custom VitalSource E-text and Companion Site
Wiley published Chris’s textbook using a modified editorial workflow which provided basic publishing services. Chris’s digital textbook was delivered in VitalSource’s e-text platform and featured his embedded video and downloadable Excel templates, all hosted on a password-protected site on Wiley’s servers. The final product was priced at $95 with a 15% royalty. Development time: 6 months.
Texas State University
The team at Texas State University had been using a print version of a Wiley textbook while giving their students online access to a set of simulations. This combination of print and digital delivery proved to be difficult to for instructors and students to manage.
Custom Course Mash-Up in WileyPLUS
Wiley reviewed TSU’s course syllabus with an SME and mapped content from five different Wiley courses (Magal, Rainer, Russell, Reid, and Sanders) to create a custom “mash-up” course. TSU’s custom course featured more videos on supply chain management, transportation, and general topics and case studies along with algorithmic problems and autograded assignments. This course has an average of 800 students per semester and provides instructors with a wide variety of content to teach from.
Cleveland Community College
Critical Site Operations
Cleveland Community College received a grant to develop a course in Critical Site Operations. However, their grant required that any new course materials be made available under Creative Commons as OER.
OER Curriculum Development
The Wiley team conducted an inventory of Wiley’s content in this subject area and determined we had very little existing content. We approached this as work-for-hire project: Wiley developed new, made-to-order content per the school’s specifications. While Wiley has no copyright to the content, we nevertheless have the rights to re-use it based on the Creative Commons license. The course consists of 14 modules comprising text, videos, simulations, quizzes and practice exams. The entire course is available in BB cartridge. Development time: 4 months.
University of New Orleans
The Chemistry department at the University of New Orleans wrote their own lab manuals and had been delivering them to students as printed handouts. Print delivery was a burden for the department for a number of reasons, including the time required for manually grading the lab manuals’ assessments. The department needed a way to deliver this content digitally, with assessments and lab reports that could be transmitted online as well and autograded wherever possible.
Wiley worked with the team at UNO to build online courses in Wiley’s Engage platform based on their lab manual content. First, we conducted a needs assessment to create a learning design and course structure. Then we posted all reading content as e-text and converted UNO’s assessments to autograded digital homework for assignment within the courses. We utilized a plug-in with Veracite, an anti-plagiarism software, to auto-check students’ lab report submissions for plagiarism.
Janice, an accounting instructor at Quinnipiac, was eager to switch to Wiley’s Pratt Financial Accounting text from the McGraw Hill accounting text she had been using. Unfortunately, no WileyPLUS course was yet available for the Pratt course and Janice required a digital solution with homework management to consider working with Wiley.
Wiley worked with Janice to develop a made-to-order course for Quinnipiac in Wiley’s Engage platform and LMS. We started by conducting a needs assessment to determine the overall course design, structure, and content strategy. Then we developed a full test bank with hundreds of questions, including complex algorithmic types, sourced from both the Pratt text’s end-of-chapter and Janice’s own original test questions. The finished course seamlessly combined autograded quizzes and homework assignments with Pratt reading content and Janice’s own lecture videos.
Bronx Community College
For years, Paul, an accounting instructor at Bronx Community College, had been assigning his students a 40-page paper-based continuing case problem. Paul required his students to complete the massive document with pen or pencil, while he and his teaching assistants had to grade each student’s work manually as well.
Digital Conversions of Instructor Assessments
Wiley worked closely with Paul to convert his paper-based problem to digital. We programmed the problem algorithmically so that no two students would be given the same sets of values. This helped circumvent a long-standing issue of answer-sharing amongst Paul’s students. We also mapped the problem stesp to Bronx’s institutional objectives, which allowed Paul to extract customized reports for his students and adjust his teaching accordingly. Finally, the autograded nature of Wiley’s digital homework saved Paul and his teaching assistants hundreds of hours of manual grading!
SUNY Buffalo State
Jill, a math instructor from SUNY Buffalo State, recorded many hours of video tutorials, and she wanted to flip her traditional class by requiring her students to watch the videos prior to class meetings. But she had no way of delivering the videos or keeping track of whether or not students had actually viewed them.
An Assignable Video Library
Wiley worked closely with Jill to devise a video solution tailored specifically to her needs. First, we mapped the videos to relevant learning objectives in her online course and embedded the videos directly in the eTextbook. This ensured students had access to the instructor’s videos contextually from relevant reading passages. We added a new chapter to her course’s table of contents to showcase all of her videos and created a pass-word protected video library. Finally, we created assignable homework activities featuring the video content paired with relevant auto-graded test bank questions.
Western Governor’s University
Course Design and Development
Western Governors University, a competency-based online university, had difficulty with student success in Biochemistry. This subject has the largest enrollment of the institution and is used by both the Teacher’s College and Health Professions (Nursing School).
CBL-Based Curriculum Development
Wiley conducted a needs assessment with the WGU team to determine the custom course’s scope, sequence, and content strategy. For the final course, approximately 70% of the content was mapped and repurposed from existing Wiley courses, while the remaining 30% was developed made-to-order to WGU’s specifications to align with the institution’s online teaching model. All content was organized in modules comprising chapters and subchapters, each with knowledge check questions reflecting WGU’s unique approach to the subject. The course was delivered in Wiley’s Engage platform and there are currently 2,000 + students with an annual projection of 6500 students @ $60/student.
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