Synchronous CMCCALL Feb 25 2013Follow along: goo.gl/oHPIH
Why CMC? Not an either/or choice between  speaking in person and CMC. What can CMC do…    ◦ In class?    ◦ Small group w...
Learner Participation More equal participation than in-class  group work and less use of L1  (Warschauer, 1996). Learner...
Tools Chat programs (Instant Messenger,  Google Talk, Microsoft Lync,  Facebook Chat) Internet Relay Chat (chat rooms, v...
Activities Discussion topics (high interest topics) Work on a project/task (through  discussion) Study groups Collabor...
Let’s try it out   Blackboard Collaborate (Guide here):   Login to Collaborate session via BBLearn (568 ->    General In...
Small group work With a partner…choose one of the  following (preferably that you haven’t  used before) Test out the app...
Synchronous CMC  Google Hangout                     Up to 10 members  http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/ Video chat  hango...
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  1. 1. Synchronous CMCCALL Feb 25 2013Follow along: goo.gl/oHPIH
  2. 2. Why CMC? Not an either/or choice between speaking in person and CMC. What can CMC do… ◦ In class? ◦ Small group work outside of class?
  3. 3. Learner Participation More equal participation than in-class group work and less use of L1 (Warschauer, 1996). Learners have time to prepare Encourages output Can be used in conjunction with tasks/projects.
  4. 4. Tools Chat programs (Instant Messenger, Google Talk, Microsoft Lync, Facebook Chat) Internet Relay Chat (chat rooms, very text-based) Video/audio conferencing (e.g., Skype, TokBox) LMS classrooms (e.g., Blackboard Collaborate)
  5. 5. Activities Discussion topics (high interest topics) Work on a project/task (through discussion) Study groups Collaborate on a document (in application) Hold class Jigsaw activity (Pre-determined groups, students go from group to group)
  6. 6. Let’s try it out Blackboard Collaborate (Guide here): Login to Collaborate session via BBLearn (568 -> General Information) You may need to install Collaborate/update Java. Asks for Admin authorization, just cancel (should still work) Or join via mobile app (Blackboard Collaborate Mobile in iTunes or Google Play). You will need the Blackboard Mobile app AND the Blackboard Collaborate app to use it.
  7. 7. Small group work With a partner…choose one of the following (preferably that you haven’t used before) Test out the application; figure out how to use it. Brainstorm ideas for using it in your own class. Share your findings in the appropriate Collaborate group.
  8. 8. Synchronous CMC Google Hangout Up to 10 members http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/ Video chat hangouts/ Low barrier to entry Skype Ubiquitous (students probably http://www.skype.com/en/ familiar) Free, intuitive Video or audio only (no text) TokBox (Conference option) Video conferencing (or text) http://www.tokbox.com/ Video messaging http://youtu.be/QlQA9eAxqdM Shared whiteboard, other tools Free basic or Premium versions Browser-based Some tech savvy required to set up IRC (Internet Relay Chat) Browser-based, text only http://irchelp.org/irchelp/irctutorial.ht Free ml Flexible and easily accessible Very old school (text commands)

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