Online Training for Hanauma Bay Volunteers

Session Description
Hanauma Bay Education Program is blessed to have people of all ages willing to share their time and talents as volunteer interpretive guides. Volunteers come from all walks of life, are at different stages in life, originate from all over the world, and are from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. Due to their diversity, not all volunteers learn at the same speed. In an effort to find a solution to aid in the frustrations of the younger generation feeling like training sessions dragged on, and the older generation feeling like training moved too fast, it was decided that online training might be a good option.

In this session, we will present an overview of volunteer needs, training design, and technology implementation. Some of the tools that were integrated into the course included Flipgrid as a video discussion platform, Aurasma as an augmented reality platform, Kahoot and Google Forms to assess learner progress. Online training enabled volunteers to review lessons on Canvas LMS at times that were convenient to them, and as often or as many times that the volunteers saw fit. The course was designed to supplement the onsite hands-on experiences that volunteers received while they were at the Bay. Those who were technologically challenged, did not have access to a computer, mobile device and/or internet access, or simply needed additional support, were asked to go to the training center for assistance with online lessons and activities requiring the use of technology. Please join us in this exploration.

Valerie Torikawa-Domingo
Valerie Torikawa-Domingo, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Ewa Beach, HI, USA
Valerie Torikawa-Domingo is a graduate student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Education. She will be graduating with a Master’s in Education in Learning Design and Technology in May 2018. Upon completing the Master’s program, Val will also receive her Graduate Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Accounting and Finance with Distinction from the University of Hawaii West Oahu where she graduated with honors. Ms. Torikawa-Domingo is currently a freelance accounting and administrative services provider, and an independent paralegal experienced in real estate law.
Morgan Mamizuka
Morgan Mamizuka, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Kahuku, HI, USA
Aloha! My name is Morgan Mamizuka and I am from Kahuku, Hawaii. I’m just finishing up my second year in the LTEC online master’s program and plan to graduate in the Spring of 2019. I became interested in the LTEC program and learning about Instructional Design because I have worked in an informal learning environment for the last 12 years. I am the Volunteer Coordinator for the Hanauma Bay Education Program, which is administered by the Hawaii Sea Grant College Program at UH Mānoa. My day-to-day job consists of recruiting, training, and supervising 100+ volunteers who help to educate the visiting public at the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. My time in the LTEC program has given me much insight into how I can improve training programs for our volunteer cadre, using educational tech tools, and I look forward to putting these new skills into action.
Bing Zhou
Bing Zhou, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI, USA
Phd student in LTEC program, University of Hawaii at Manoa
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