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Using screen capture software to include academic content in online discussion boards leads to rich mathematical discussion.

Using screen capture software to include academic content in online discussion boards leads to rich mathematical discussion.

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  • Students learn more about what they need to know when they’re ready, when they want it!
  • Teaches students how to become autonomous learners.
  • Teaches students how to become autonomous learners.

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  • Academic Content in Discussion Boards by Fred Feldon January 2012
  • Academic Content in Discussion Boards
  • Academic Content in Discussion Boards
  • Academic Content in Discussion Boards Discussion boardsshould be “the heart” of an online class!
  • Academic Content in Discussion Boards Keeps students engaged
  • Academic Content in Discussion Boards Students take an active role in their learning, whichincreases success and retention
  • Academic Content in Discussion Boards On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog
  • Academic Content in Discussion BoardsAnonymity and forethought encourages participation
  • Academic Content in Discussion BoardsBuilds skills in communicating mathematically
  • Academic Content in Discussion Boards “There must be far less telling on the part of the teacher, and far more doing on the part of the student.” Jean Piaget
  • Academic Content in Discussion BoardsCreates a sense of community
  • Academic Content in Discussion Boards Duplicates the interaction thatnormally takes place in a classroom
  • Academic Content in Discussion Boards Builds technical skills
  • Academic Content in Discussion BoardsPrepares students for “real life”
  • Screen Capture Software
  • Screen Capture Softwarehttp://www.techsmith.com/jing
  • Add“Embed HTML”Button to Jing
  • Add“Embed HTML”Button to Jing
  • Add“Embed HTML”Button to Jing
  • Add“Embed HTML”Button to Jing
  • Add“Embed HTML”Button to Jing
  • Add“Embed HTML” Button to Jing
  • Add“Embed HTML” Button to Jing
  • Add“Embed HTML” Button to Jing
  • Add“Embed HTML” Button to Jing
  • Capturing the Embed Code
  • Capturing the Embed Code
  • Capturing the Embed Code
  • Capturing the Embed Code
  • Capturing the Embed Code
  • Pasting the Embed Code
  • Pasting the Embed Code
  • Pasting the Embed Code: Old Design
  • Pasting the Embed Code: Old Design
  • Pasting the Embed Code: Old Design
  • Pasting the Embed Code: Old Design
  • Pasting the Embed Code: New Design (2012+)
  • Pasting the Embed Code: New Design (2012+)Right Click Here Warning: These instructions may change if, for example, Pearson adds an “insert image” icon in the menu which is planned for the future…
  • Pasting the Embed Code: New Design (2012+)
  • Pasting the Embed Code: New Design (2012+)
  • Pasting the Embed Code: New Design (2012+)
  • Pasting the Embed Code: New Design (2012+)
  • Academic Content in Discussion BoardsClosing thoughts (for professors)…• Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that integrates studentssocially and academically into the course• Allow enough wait time to ensure peer interaction and student self-discovery• Avoid omniscient overbearing or evaluative posts that inhibit futureparticipation• Start a new conversation when one is stale or there’s a period of silence(Add a relevant link to a current event, for example, to discuss)• Model the behavior you are trying to elicit from students• If the discussion board is boring for you, it will definitely be boring foryour students!• Sustained interaction becomes a rich environment for critical thinking toflourish
  • Academic Content in Discussion BoardsClosing thoughts (for students)…• Check the discussion board every time you log on to the course website; itshould be the first thing you do, the first place you go• Read every new message before you post; your question may have alreadybeen answered• Learn how to get your academic content (your solution to a problem, forexample, or a question from the online homework) on the screen with theprint screen button, screen capture software, a webcam, a camera, your cellphone camera, a printer/scanner, etc.• Learn how to add arrows, boxes, text, highlighting, etc. to your image• There is no “silly question.” What’s silly is not asking a question. Theprofessor and your fellow students will all appreciate it and learn somethingfrom it, guaranteed!• If someone answers your question be sure to thank them then “close theloop” by saying you got it or ask for more help if you need it; other studentsmay also add their thoughts and contribute to the discussion
  • Academic Content in Discussion Boards Closing thought (for everyone)…Discussion forum dialogue has thepotential to be the most valuablelearning opportunity in the online environment!
  • Thank You ffeldon@coastline.eduThis presentation is available to download at http://www.slideshare.net/ffeldon