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Using wikis and live chat to enhance learning online

Using wikis and live chat to enhance learning online

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  • 1. Utility facility: Do it free for learnability
    KWatson, Coastline CC
    1
  • 2. Wiki
    What it is
    What we did
    Why we did it (instructional purpose)
    How its results are assessed
    2
    KWatson, Coastline CC
  • 3. Wiki
    What it is:
    -- a shared repository of knowledge, data, links (exemplar: Wikipedia)
    -- an asynchronous source to your own & others’ data, links, etc.
    -- a simple, freely creatable, customizable place (e.g., Wikispaces)
    3
    KWatson, Coastline CC
  • 4. wiki
    What we did:
    -- used a free easy wiki, wikispaces
    -- created a Coastline/subject-matter-relevant site: http://ouiquioui.wikispaces.com
    -- linked the site to Seaport courses
    4
    KWatson, Coastline CC
  • 5. wiki
    Why we did it:
    -- to acquaint students with lamentalité wiki
    -- to comfort students with French interface
    -- to permit easy sharing of resources
    -- to promote interaction
    5
    KWatson, Coastline CC
  • 6. wiki
    How results are assessed:
    -- Obvious methods, from within
    * quantitative
    * reportorial, written
    -- Less obvious methods, from without
    * E-mail messaging
    * commenting by telephone, chat, etc
    6
    KWatson, Coastline CC
  • 7. Electronic live chat (ELC)
    What it is
    What we did
    Why we did it (instructional purpose)
    How its results are assessed
    KWatson, Coastline CC
    7
  • 8. ELC
    What it is:
    Unique linguistic hermaphrodite
    Speech-like: casual, quick, elliptical, dialectal
    Language-like: careful, edited, complete
    Synchronous, communicatively consequential
    8
    KWatson, Coastline CC
  • 9. ELC
    What we did:
    -- used a free easy chat service, Chatzy
    -- made Coastline/subject-matter-relevant space
    -- password-protected the chatroom
    -- linked the site to Seaport courses
    9
    KWatson, Coastline CC
  • 10. ELC
    Why we did it:
    -- to acquaint students with French argumentation (e.g., argument form can have more value than its content)
    -- to give comfort via anonymous, “faceless” French
    -- to promote interaction
    -- to permit easy sharing of resources
    10
    KWatson, Coastline CC
  • 11. ELC
    How results are assessed:
    Obvious methods, “inside”
    -- quantitative
    -- reportorial, written
    Less obvious methods, “meta-” judgment
    -- E-mail messaging
    -- commenting by telephone, chat, etc.
    11
    KWatson, Coastline CC
  • 12. Utility facility
    KISS
    Ask for help
    Look everywhere
    Use anything and everything
    Test it yourself! Test it among students!
    KWatson, Coastline CC
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