Questions <ul><li>What are “good” discussions? </li></ul><ul><li>What does “good” discussion look like online? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you set them up? </li></ul><ul><li>How do facilitate and evaluate them? </li></ul>
Brainstorm What Makes for a “Good” Face-to-Face Discussion?
Goals and Expectations Before 5:00 p.m. on 2/15, post at least two substantive questions for the archivists (one question per message). The discussion subject line should include either the question or key words relevant to the question. Before 5:00 p.m. on 2/23, reply to two questions (yours or a classmates), summarizing what you learned about this question during the interview. In addition to "reporting," include comments, insights, reflections, and concerns. Read your peers' posts and respond to at least two -- the goal is to have a rich post-interview discussion. <ul><li>Provide Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Made in a timely fashion, giving others an opportunity to respond </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughtful, and analyze the content or question asked </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections with reading and real-life </li></ul><ul><li>Add something new to the conversation and/or take it deeper </li></ul><ul><li>Concise and clearly written </li></ul>
Tone MM: I'm particularly curious about the morality of telling a story that a narrator doesn't think is particularly interesting … How much convincing should we do before we throw in the towel and come back when the narrator can see the importance of what they have to say? JL: I don't think we should just give up … We need to make every effort to make sure the narrators' know their stories matter and that there is a reason why are collecting them. SD: Though getting the full story is a great end goal, shouldn't your interviewee feel like they also have some measure of control over the interview, and that they won't be strong armed into sharing something? It seems to me that this is probably one of the best ways to get your subject to not only open up more willingly, but also to establish a strong rapport with them. Debating Musing Questioning
Design In Chapter Two, what are the top three characteristics of effective teams? Discuss and debate. <ul><li>Think of a specific time when you had a great experience working within a team. In your starter post, tells about it. Between Thursday and Saturday, respond at least two starter messages, taking the following into consideration: </li></ul><ul><li>What elements do your experiences have in common? </li></ul><ul><li>How do these experiences support or contradict this week’s reading about effective teams? </li></ul><ul><li>Given your experience, what factors appear to be most important for the development of effective teams? </li></ul>
Facilitation Tips <ul><li>Wait! </li></ul><ul><li>Post strategically and sparingly </li></ul><ul><li>Collect and sort by author, date, and thread </li></ul><ul><li>Address the group, not individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Mirror, landscape, question, and muse </li></ul><ul><li>Connect past and foreshadow future </li></ul>