Immediacy & Personality Sarah Krongard Eric Esteves
Teaching Presence Categories Example IndicatorsDesign and Organization Setting the Curriculum and Methods Establishing Time Parameters Utilizing Medium Effectively Establishing Netiquette Macro-level comments re: contentFacilitating Discourse Shaping Constructive Exchange Identifying Areas of Agreement/Disagreement Seeking Consensus / Understanding Encourage/Reinforcing Student Contributions Drawing in Participants, Prompting DiscussionDirect Instruction Focusing and Resolving Issues Summarize Discussion Confirm Understanding through Assessment Diagnose Misconceptions Respond to Technical Concerns
Social Presence Categories Example IndicatorsInterpersonal Affective ExpressionCommunication Self-Disclosure (Careful) use of HumorOpen Communication Continuing a Thread Quoting from Others Messages Referring Explicitly to Others Messages Asking Questions Expressing Appreciation Expressing AgreementCohesive Communication Vocatives Addresses Group using Inclusive Pronouns (we, us, our) Phatic Salutations
Discourse ToolsLearning Activity Tool Group/Individual/Class Discuss Discussion Board Group/Class Brainstorm Wiki, Discussion Group/Class Reflect Journal (Private) Individual Blog Group/Class Analyze Journal (Private) Individual Blog, Discussion Group/Class Review Blog, Wiki Group/Class Create Blog, Wiki Group/Class Present VoiceThread, Individual/Group Wiki Share Blog, Discussion, Individual/Group Wiki
Discourse Tools Tool Best Used For... Wiki Co-Construction of Knowledge Brainstorming Collaborative Production Blog Presentation of Knowledge Peer FeedbackDiscussion Forum Ongoing, Sustained Dialogue Threaded Conversation Journal Private Reflections Shared only with the Instructor
Discussion BoardsProvides way to learn how students are engaging with your course materials & give them an opportunity to discuss the materials at length.Democratizes conversations - if you require students to participate in the forum, make participation part of their grade for the course, and provide guidelines for the expected length and substantiveness of postings
Best Practices for Online Discourse• Setting limits and being explicit with students• Establish a set of guidelines for appropriateness.• Be very specific about the quality and level of posts you expect.• Model the types of communications you want your students to use.• Structure discussions in advance, & connect the discussions to your course objectives.• Shift your role as participant.
Blogs vs WikisBlog: an online journal with new entries appearing in sequence as they are written Blogs allow students to post reflections that can be shared and commented on by all members of the class.Wiki: A collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it and is continually modifiable
My Assessment Portfolio (MAP)MAP is the assessment system students use to create electronic portfolios, or ePortfolios, using the online program offered by Chalk and Wire (chalkandwire.com/lesley).Overview Video
Voice Tools Voice Podcast Voice Boards Voice Email VoiceThreadDescription Podcasting Audio-based Send and listen to Discussions in a slide discussion board audio emails show format where viewers can comment via text, audio or webcamUsed for Broadcasting Threaded Send audio emails Discussions around discussions where to a single person, media and images One-way students are several selected communication responding to each individuals or Narrated PowerPoint other and audio everyone in the presentations Reflection would be a benefit course activities Introduction & Icebreaker activitiesExport content MP3, WAV or MP3, WAV or Voice MP3, WAV or No. VoiceThreads can Voice Podcast Board format Voice Email format be copied for reuse format accessed via without copying the Archives viewers’ commentsAsynchronous Yes Yes Yes YesText Editor Minimal Minimal Minimal No
Voice ToolsVoice Email allows you to send and listen to voice through email messages.The Voice Board allows users to post and listen to voice messages within discussion boards.Voice Podcaster allows you to create or upload podcasts for user subscription.
VoiceThreadVoiceThread allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of a conversation.These conversations are not live; they take place whenever and wherever it’s convenient for people to participate. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a webcam, or uploading an audio file.
CollaborateCollaborate is a web conferencing tool that will allows you to conduct live meetings online.Typical uses of web conferencing include training, guest speakers, group planning meetings and class sessions.Overview Video
Blackboard Instant MessengerBBIM is an instant messaging tool that allows students and faculty to easily work together online.• Use text, audio and video chat for one-on- one or group conversations• Collaborate visually using the whiteboard• Share desktop, documents and websites• See when colleagues & students are online overview video