Online Collaboration<br />Problems and Solutions<br />
Problem One<br />Participation<br />Initial Reluctance<br />Lurking<br />Disappearing<br />Un-even participation<br />
Solution One<br />Orientation to the environment<br />How to contribute<br />How to respond<br />Where to go for help<br />
Solution One (cont)<br />Establish social presence<br />Instructor<br />Biography<br />Personal contact with student<br />...
Solution One (cont)<br />Discussion management<br />Encourage participation<br />Mentor  disappearing learners<br />Period...
Problem Two <br />Getting Off Topic<br />Lack of student preparation<br />Student literacy<br />Topic alignment <br />
Solution Two - solution<br />Intervening facilitator questions <br />Insertion of on-topic resources<br />Student lounge<b...
Problem Three<br />Critical thinking<br />Echo common errors<br />Lack of information<br />
Solution Three<br />Intervening facilitator questions <br />Insertion of on-topic resources<br />
Problem Four<br />Technical Issues<br />Those that are learner specific<br />Those that are course specific<br />Those tha...
Solution Four<br />Knowledgeable  facilitator<br />Technical help desk<br />Online instruction<br />
Summary<br />Establish presence<br />Facilitator <br />participants<br />Clear objectives aligned with activities<br />Cle...
References:<br /> <br />Beaudin, Ph.D., B. (1999). Keeping Online Asynchronous Discussions on Topic. Journal of Asynchrono...
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Online Collaboration Issues

  1. 1. Online Collaboration<br />Problems and Solutions<br />
  2. 2. Problem One<br />Participation<br />Initial Reluctance<br />Lurking<br />Disappearing<br />Un-even participation<br />
  3. 3. Solution One<br />Orientation to the environment<br />How to contribute<br />How to respond<br />Where to go for help<br />
  4. 4. Solution One (cont)<br />Establish social presence<br />Instructor<br />Biography<br />Personal contact with student<br />Learner<br />Biography<br />Ice breaker discussion<br />
  5. 5. Solution One (cont)<br />Discussion management<br />Encourage participation<br />Mentor disappearing learners<br />Periodic summarizing group conclusions<br />Model behavior desired<br />Discussion ground rules<br />
  6. 6. Problem Two <br />Getting Off Topic<br />Lack of student preparation<br />Student literacy<br />Topic alignment <br />
  7. 7. Solution Two - solution<br />Intervening facilitator questions <br />Insertion of on-topic resources<br />Student lounge<br />Topic aligned with course objectives<br />
  8. 8. Problem Three<br />Critical thinking<br />Echo common errors<br />Lack of information<br />
  9. 9. Solution Three<br />Intervening facilitator questions <br />Insertion of on-topic resources<br />
  10. 10. Problem Four<br />Technical Issues<br />Those that are learner specific<br />Those that are course specific<br />Those that are course management specific<br />Those that are server specific<br />
  11. 11. Solution Four<br />Knowledgeable facilitator<br />Technical help desk<br />Online instruction<br />
  12. 12. Summary<br />Establish presence<br />Facilitator <br />participants<br />Clear objectives aligned with activities<br />Clear participation guidelines<br />Clear timeline<br />Clear assessment criteria aligned with activities<br />Timely and appropriate facilitator intervention<br />
  13. 13. References:<br /> <br />Beaudin, Ph.D., B. (1999). Keeping Online Asynchronous Discussions on Topic. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 3(2).<br />Benfield, G. (2002). Designing and Managing Effective Online Discussions. Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, Learning and Teaching Briefing Papers, 5.<br />Bush, R., Lowry, P., & Cole, M. (2010). The importance of teaching presence in online and hybrid classrooms. Academy of Educational Leadership. Presented at the Allied Academies International Conference. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/521208054?accountid=28180<br />Geer, R. (2000). Drivers for successful Student Learning through Collaborative Interactivity in Internet Based Courses. SITE 2000. Presented at the International Conference: Proceedings of SITE 2000, San Diego, California: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.<br />Hughes, J. E., & Narayan, R. (2009). Collaboration and Learning with Wikis in Post-Secondary Classrooms. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 8(1). Retrieved from http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/showissue.cfm?volID=8&IssueID=25<br />Johnson, C. M. (2001). A Survey of Current Research on Online communities of Practice. The Internet and Higher Education, 4(1), 45-60.<br />Ko, S., & Rossen, S. (2004). Teaching Online: A practical guide. Boston Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin.<br />Omar, A., Kalulu, D., & Alijani, G. S. (2011). Management of Innovative E-Learning Environments - ProQuest. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 15(3), 37-64.<br />Palloff, R. M., & Pratt, K. (2005). Collaborating Online: Learning Together in Community (first.). San Francisco, Ca: Jossey-Bass.<br />Palloff, R. M., & Pratt, K. (2007). Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom (second.). San Francisco, Ca: Jossey-Bass.<br /> <br />

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