Effective “Ellumination” Kristine Diener January 14, 2010
Features of Elluminate
The Elluminate classroom offers the ability to
Allow communication between and among participants
The challenge is to use these features to engage learners and support learning
Find a comfortable place with no distractions.
Test your microphone and speakers.
Practice and Prepare
Elluminate Live! Online Orientation
Getting ready to Elluminate
Decide on session purpose/focus
Upcoming task relevant to all (Course project) OR
FAQ on an essential question or big idea for course OR
Review for assessments
Getting ready to Elluminate
Issue the invitation - be specific!
This week in Elluminate…
Although it may be difficult to require participation in Elluminate sessions, there seems to be a correlation between participation in synchronous activities and successful course completion. (North, 2005)
Prepare, Prepare, Prepare…
Create presentation slides and instructor notes. Don’t just expect interaction to happen, design it into your lesson plan.
Plan a way for students to complete an assignment or assessment while participating in the Elluminate session. This gives them an alternate way to show what they know!
Big Idea / Essential Question
If you are meeting with students from multiple courses, stagger their start times so you can easily make discussion relevant
Build in an incentive - By attending this session you will earn/ start/ complete …
Q&A (student driven)
Bell Activities: Why?
Purposeful social time
Advance organizer – link new learning to existing knowledge
Engage multiple intelligences
Create meaningful engagement in big idea
Bell Activities: Complete a task, react to a quote, solve a problem
While you are waiting…
Try this pretest (Quiz tool)
Read the following passage (White board) or view website (web tour) and post your reaction, thoughts, connections… ( Chat and/or VoIP)
Consider the following problem… (White board)
Bell Activity: Respond to this poll
I have not participated in a virtual classroom like Elluminate prior to today
I have been a participant in a virtual classroom prior to today
I have moderated a virtual classroom
I have no idea what you’re talking about
Bell Activity: Webtour Multimedia as advance organizer
Show via multimedia library
Show via web tour
Show via application share
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii1B9oQT-2Q&feature=fvsr To download a video from YouTube: http://keepvid.com
Elluminate Live!™ V9 Moderator Training and Documentation
Clark, R. C. (2005) Harnessing the virtual classroom. Training & Development , 59(11), 41-45 . Available online at http://www.clarktraining.com/content/articles/HarnessingTheVC.pdf
Clark, R. C. & Mayer, R.E. (2007) E-learning and the science of instruction – 2 nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.
North, M.A. (2005) Assessing the value of a synchronous seminar component in online database classes. Issues in Information Systems, VI(1), 156-162. Available online at www.iacis.org/iis/2005_iis/PDFs/North.pdf