1<br />Collaboration in the Online Classroom<br />Your help is needed to complete this PowerPoint for a very important presentation to new teachers<br />It is your job to help them understand the importance of collaboration in the online classroom and provide some tips<br />As you read through this presentation, add anything you wish to add<br />When you see Your Turn in and instructions in Red Text, be sure to replace it with your ideas<br />Make sure your ideas are in a different color.<br />You may change the look of the PowerPoint in any way<br />
2<br />Why Collaborate?<br />Promotes deeper levels of knowledge<br />Promotes initiative, creativity and development of critical thinking skills<br />Promotes Co-creation of knowledge<br />Promotes Reflection<br />
3<br />Building Community<br />A sense of community must exist for collaboration to occur<br />Members feeling comfortable enough to express ideas with each other,<br />Members feeing comfortable enough to disagree with each other, and <br />Members feeling responsible for each other<br />Lead to SUCCESSFUL Collaboration!!<br />
4<br />Elements of Community<br />All the people involved<br />Shared purpose<br />Sharing information, experiences, interests, resources<br />Guidelines<br />Structure of the course, groundrules for participation and interaction<br />Technology or Meeting Places<br />Collaborative Learning<br />Student-to-student interaction<br />Reflection<br />To reinforce and transform the learning<br />
5<br />Why Do People Need to Learn to Work Together?<br />Your turn: How does it prepare learners for the workplace or in other ways?<br />
6<br />When Groups Work and Don’t Work<br />Your turn: We did this in our discussion group already, so this slide should be easy for you<br />Your turn: Think of a group you were in that you really liked. Explain what you liked about that team or group and why you think it worked well. <br />Your turn: Think of a group you were in that you really did not like. Explain what you liked about that team or group and why you think it did not work well. <br />
7<br />Stages of Group Development<br />Forming: when groups get to know one another<br />Norming: when groups figure out how to work together<br />Storming: Problem-solving where there will be disagreement and/or conflict<br />Problem solving allows participants to be exposed to multiple viewpoints.<br />Performing: when groups work to complete the task<br />Adjourning: when groups end the work and disband or regroup for other tasks<br />
8<br />What Do I Need to Do as an Instructor?<br />Set the Stage<br /><ul><li>Provide a course introduction and syllabus that outlines course expectations.</li></ul>Create the Environment<br /><ul><li>Introduce yourself to the students in an interesting and interactive way. Next, create an opportunity for the students to safely and creatively make introductions and begin the early stages of community building.</li></ul>Model the Process<br /><ul><li>The teacher should provide models of each of the activities or techniques that he/she expects the students to produce throughout the class.</li></li></ul><li>What Do I Need to Do as an Instructor?<br />Guide the Process<br /><ul><li>The teacher should guide the learning process with constant communication through a variety of means such as question and answer discussion boards, provision of learner surveys and teacher feedback.</li></ul>Evaluate the Process<br /><ul><li>The teacher should take time for self-reflection and student reflection. The use of teacher and class evaluations (completed by students) are a helpful means to do this.</li></ul>9<br />
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