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  • Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  • 1. Engaging our Diverse Students Through Multiple Styles in the Online Environment
    • Lori Mestre
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    WCET 19 th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA: E-Learning in Higher Education: Making Good on the Promises
  • 2. . Topics Covered Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 3. When I learn: I like to deal with my feelings. I like to think about ideas. I like to be doing things. I like to watch and listen. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 4. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 5. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Different Dimensions of Learning
    • Instructional Practices
    • Information Processing
    • Social Interaction Tendencies
    • Influence of Personality
    Cultural Differences Can Influence Learning
  • 6.
    • Based on Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory
      • Accommodating: intuition, people
        • Latinos, White females, African Americans, Native Americans
      • Assimilating : logic, theory
      • Converging: practice, technology
      • Diverging : imaginative, group work
    Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 7. Kolb, D.A. (1984). Experiential Learning: experience as the source of learning and development. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall . Processor/Doer
    • Processor/Reflector
    • Reflective/Theoretical
    • Doer/Theoretical
  • 8. Honey, P. & Mumford, A. (1982) Manual of Learning Styles . London: P Honey. Asians-- Reflectors Latinos, white females, Native Americans, African Americans
  • 9. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Good to assess students in order to facilitate collaborative projects
  • 10.
    • Global Learners –
      • random sequence
      • make connections (culturally relevant)
      • second languages
    • Millenials (Digital Natives)
      • multitasking
      • visual learners
      • interactivity and social networking
      • personal interest
  • 11. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Strategies That Will Benefit Multiple Learners in the Online Environment Suggestions for Shaping Online Instruction to Provide an Optimal Learning Environment
  • 12. Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 13. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Use Audio and Video
  • 14. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Find other examples of multimedia to add
  • 15. http://www.nipissingu.ca/faculty/univ1011/Modules/05_YouLearn/05_YouLearn.htm Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 16. Camtasia/Captivate Tutorials (video) with Audio and Call Outs
  • 17. http:// www.library.uiuc.edu/diglit Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Provide Additional Multimedia Options
  • 18. Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 19. Mock Reference Interview Simulations in a Chat Room Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 20. Simulated Reference Interview Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chats are archived and students can go back and see all other chats
  • 21. Providing Examples From Real Life Experiences Scenarios From experiences– or create scenarios that have them answer “What if….” “What would you do if….”
  • 22. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 23. Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 24. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Use Polls to Stimulate Conversations
  • 25. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Also good for feedback
  • 26. http://surveymonkey.com Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Free polling sources
  • 27. Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 28. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Games appeal to various learning styles
  • 29. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 30. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Use available quizzing features of your system.
  • 31. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Include Feedback
  • 32. Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 33. Collaborative Creation-- WIKIS Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Students create the content—add to, comment on, etc.
  • 34. Social Networking
    • Opportunity to contribute, share, communicate and collaborate.
    • Tagging -- Flickr, Odeo, YouTube, Google Video, Ourmedia , del.icio.us, Splashcast
    • Can begin work in a classroom and take it outside and then bring it back in again.
  • 35. Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Discussion Forums/Debates
  • 36. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Take advantage of the tools available Online Office Hours
  • 37.
    • Topics should be personally relevant
    • Allow students to choose project topics (incorporates diverse views into online courses)
    • Keep groups small
    • Groups should be focused on a task
    • Management and oversight of groups is critical
    Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 38. Peer Group Feedback Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May need to provide scaffolding for students to know how to provide peer feedback
  • 39.
    • Timely
    • Friendly
    • Supportive
    Instructors need to provide two types of feedback: information feedback and acknowledgment feedback. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 40. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 41. Bringing the Styles Together Forums Blogs Individual Space Collaborative Inquiry Space Peer Groups Wikis Formative Expertise Merged Spaces
  • 42.
    • Use a variety of teaching methods.
    • Design activities in multiple formats.
    • Develop resources that support students who require a more personalized, interactive learning environment.
    • Be flexible and creative.
    Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 43. Additional References Mentioned
    • Kevin Downing and Tat Mei Chim, “Reflectors as Online Extraverts?” Educational Studies 30, no. 3 (2004): 265–76.
    • Jean S. Moeller, “A Research Study to Discover Temperament Types, Communication Styles, and Learning Styles of Adult Learners in Nontraditional and Online Learning Environments,” paper presented at Honoring Our Roots and Branches . . . Our History and Future. Proceedings of the Annual Midwest Research to Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education , Madison, Wisc., 2000.
    • M. Rourke and Linda Lysynchuk, “The Influence of Learning Style on Achievement in Hypertext ” (New Orleans: The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association , ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 466 102, 2000).
    • Dolores V. Tanno, “When Education, Media, and Technology Converge, What Do Latino/A Students Gain?” Journal of Latinos and Education 2, no. 1 (2003): 42.
  • 44. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Diverse Learners Diverse Approaches