1 minuteExplain to the participants that there are 4 main sections (Course Design, Interaction and Collaboration, Assessment, Learner Support) in the rubric. This workshop focuses on the second section, Interaction and Collaboration. Tell the participants that the complete rubric is located in the Participant’s Guide.
1 minute Tell the participants that there are three main subsections for Interaction and Collaboration, which will be described in more detail in the following slides. Communication StrategiesDevelopment of Learning CommunityInteraction Logistics
2 minutesReview the three main parts of the Interaction and Collaboration subsection of ECP rubric.Communication StrategiesDevelopment of Learning CommunityInteraction Logistics
Designing an ExemplaryCourse
22Workshop ObjectiveBy the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:– Identify the elements of interaction andcollaboration from the Blackboard ExemplaryCourse Program Rubric.
44Blackboard Exemplary Course ProgramExemplary Course Program
5Exemplary Course Program RubricCourse DesignInteraction andCollaborationAssessmentLearner Support
6Interaction and CollaborationCommunicationStrategiesDevelopment ofLearning CommunityInteraction Logistics
77ECP Winner 2012 Course TourExemplary Course Tour
88Establishing a Learning Community1. Communication Strategies– Opportunities for synchronous/asynchronousinteraction– Asynchronous communication promotes criticalreflection– Synchronous activities benefit from real-timeinteractions and “rapid response”communication
99Establishing a Learning Community2. Development of Learning Community– Communication activities build a sense ofcommunity– Student-to-student interaction is required– Student-to-instructor interaction is encouraged– Collaborative activities reinforce course contentand learning outcomes
1010Establishing a Learning Community3. Interaction Logistics– Guidelines explaining required participation– Expectations regarding quality ofcommunication– Rubric included to explain evaluation– Instructor actively participates and providesfeedback to students– Instructor uses communication tools to providecourse updates, reminders, announcements
1111Establishing a Learning CommunityBlackboard Communication Tools– Announcements– Email– Messages– Groups– Discussion Board– Chat– Virtual Classroom– Blogs– Journals– Wikis
1212Best Practices for Quality Communication– Provide opportunities for students to work in smallgroups– Clearly communicate expectations forparticipation in the groups and criteria forevaluation– Use discussion boards and other interactiveactivities to encourage critical thinking and inquiry– Establish rubrics for evaluation of discussionposts– Provide feedback to students via announcementsand email as appropriate