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  • Promoting InteractionPromoting Interaction Teaching onlineTeaching online
  • InteractionInteraction Interaction often leads to more studentInteraction often leads to more student effort, more student learning, and moreeffort, more student learning, and more student satisfaction with the learningstudent satisfaction with the learning experience.experience. However, it is often unclear exactly what isHowever, it is often unclear exactly what is meant by the term "interaction" in onlinemeant by the term "interaction" in online learning, to what specific ends it is beinglearning, to what specific ends it is being invoked, and how best to elicit it.invoked, and how best to elicit it.
  • What do we mean by "Interaction?" Generally, in learning situations,Generally, in learning situations, interaction refers to the "mutual orinteraction refers to the "mutual or reciprocal action or influence" thatreciprocal action or influence" that occurs:occurs: Between student and instructor.Between student and instructor. Among students.Among students. Between students and the content theyBetween students and the content they are attempting to learn.are attempting to learn.
  • Why use interaction in online courses?  To increase participation and socialTo increase participation and social engagement in the learning groupengagement in the learning group  To encourage feedback from peers aboutTo encourage feedback from peers about performance, expectations, and attitudesperformance, expectations, and attitudes  To increase motivationTo increase motivation  To enhance understanding of teamTo enhance understanding of team development and dynamicdevelopment and dynamic  For clarification of understanding orFor clarification of understanding or interpretationinterpretation
  • Why use interaction in online courses?  To develop both expressive and receptiveTo develop both expressive and receptive communication skillscommunication skills  To enhance elaboration and retention ofTo enhance elaboration and retention of newly learned informationnewly learned information  For negotiation of understanding  To augment the cross-fertilization of ideas forTo augment the cross-fertilization of ideas for the discovery and exploration of newthe discovery and exploration of new conceptsconcepts  For closureFor closure
  • What are some strategies that one mightWhat are some strategies that one might use to promote interactive learning?use to promote interactive learning?  Partner or Dyad Activities "Please"Please conference/share/check/review/discussconference/share/check/review/discuss with your assigned "buddy" the advantageswith your assigned "buddy" the advantages and disadvantages of _______, and email aand disadvantages of _______, and email a summary to me by______.”summary to me by______.”
  • What are some strategies that one mightWhat are some strategies that one might use to promote interactive learning?use to promote interactive learning?  Asynchronous Group Discussions "Please sign up to lead a discussion with your"Please sign up to lead a discussion with your discussion group for one of the topics/weeksdiscussion group for one of the topics/weeks listed below. Also, sign up to be alisted below. Also, sign up to be a summarizer of the class discussion forsummarizer of the class discussion for another topic/week.”another topic/week.”
  • What are some strategies that one mightWhat are some strategies that one might use to promote interactive learning?use to promote interactive learning?  Project-Based Ventures "Each workgroup of 4-5 students will create"Each workgroup of 4-5 students will create a grant proposal for the development of aa grant proposal for the development of a _________. Please describe your basic_________. Please describe your basic assumptions, goals and objectives, potentialassumptions, goals and objectives, potential funding sources, project timeline, budget,funding sources, project timeline, budget, marketing plans, etc.”marketing plans, etc.”
  • What are some strategies that one mightWhat are some strategies that one might use to promote interactive learning?use to promote interactive learning?  Planned Controversy "You will be paired with another student,"You will be paired with another student, and then each of you will be asked to takeand then each of you will be asked to take pro and con sides of a debate onpro and con sides of a debate on ___________. After one week, these roles will___________. After one week, these roles will be reversed. Then, along with your team,be reversed. Then, along with your team, you will be asked to write a consensusyou will be asked to write a consensus paper.”paper.”
  • What are some strategies that one mightWhat are some strategies that one might use to promote interactive learning?use to promote interactive learning?  Cooperative Group Research "Each student in a workgroup will select a"Each student in a workgroup will select a related mini-topic in which to become anrelated mini-topic in which to become an expert. She/he will then share his or herexpert. She/he will then share his or her findings with the group. Mini-topics willfindings with the group. Mini-topics will ultimately be combined into a joint groupultimately be combined into a joint group composition, literature review, or othercomposition, literature review, or other written product.”written product.”
  • What are some strategies that one mightWhat are some strategies that one might use to promote interactive learning?use to promote interactive learning?  Synchronous Chats "On this Thursday PM, we'll be discussing"On this Thursday PM, we'll be discussing _______ in a realtime chat along with visiting_______ in a realtime chat along with visiting professor, Dr. Whizbang. Following thisprofessor, Dr. Whizbang. Following this discussion, I'd like you to join with your teamdiscussion, I'd like you to join with your team in the assigned Threaded Discussion Centerin the assigned Threaded Discussion Center and summarize the issues related to thisand summarize the issues related to this situation.”situation.”
  • What are some strategies that one mightWhat are some strategies that one might use to promote interactive learning?use to promote interactive learning?  Public Tutorial "In the Discussion Forum, please pose a"In the Discussion Forum, please pose a topic/question that you find to betopic/question that you find to be particularly challenging. Your classmates willparticularly challenging. Your classmates will serve as collective tutors and assist you inserve as collective tutors and assist you in elaborating your understanding/answer.”elaborating your understanding/answer.”
  • What are some strategies that one mightWhat are some strategies that one might use to promote interactive learning?use to promote interactive learning?  Brainstorming "Over the next day, brainstorm strategies for"Over the next day, brainstorm strategies for solving problem X described in the assignedsolving problem X described in the assigned article. Focus on (1) quantity or more ideas;article. Focus on (1) quantity or more ideas; (2) the wilder the better; (3) suspending(2) the wilder the better; (3) suspending evaluation; and (4) building on, combining,evaluation; and (4) building on, combining, or improving ideas already mentioned.”or improving ideas already mentioned.”