Thank you for taking out of your busy schedule to meet with me. My name is Jason Rhode. For the next few minutes, please imagine yourself as an new online instructor eager to learn more about how to be as effective as possible teaching online. The focus of this brief presentation is to explore the roles and responsibilities of the online learner and to provide some practical suggestions for how to structure the online learning experience with a rich collaborative learning environment.
Roles & Responsibilities of the Online Learner Jason F. Rhode, Ph.D.
Two Additional Elements of Online Learning Communities
The Community Puzzle (Palloff & Pratt, 1999, p. 30) Faculty Guidance Teamwork Mutually Negotiated Guidelines Community Facilitation Collaborative Learning Active creation of knowledge & meaning Interaction & Feedback Focused Outcomes Shared Goals Buy in from Everyone
In understanding the notion of online community, I think we must recognize the fact that no matter how attractive the option of being a sponge, it does not build community. Corals build community by each secreting their resources to build the reef and mutually supporting the group.
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