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Student Interaction

  1. 1. Student Interaction Kim Monti Nantana Wongtanasirikul Rong Zhu Extended Learning Institute April, 2009
  2. 2. Discussion <ul><li>Why are you attending today's session? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Session Goals <ul><ul><li>Set the Stage for Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review General Design Principles for Student Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight Elements of Discussion and Group Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin work on Student Interaction Worksheet </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Setting the Stage <ul><li>Student & Instructor expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Netiquette </li></ul><ul><li>General guidelines for online communication (How to be a critical thinker) </li></ul><ul><li>Create activities that build upon interaction: simple interaction (icebreaker, discussion forum) to more complex interaction (group work) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Design elements to encourage student interaction Purpose Engagement Structure
  6. 6. 1 - Purpose Principle <ul><li>Use interaction for critical thinking beyond basic course content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What thinking skills do you want students to develop? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Your Purpose <ul><ul><li>What thinking skills do you want students to develop? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking skills desired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An important course topic for which students can use these thinking skills </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 2 - Engagement Principle <ul><li>Assign interesting questions or challenging problems that are authentic and universal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current controversies – Discuss the effects of the economic crisis. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real life problems – Recommend computer specifications for a friend. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared desires and concerns – Critique a children’s book. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Your Engagement  <ul><ul><li>Current controversies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real life problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared desires and concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think about: </li></ul><ul><li>How can each of your important topics be made engaging? </li></ul>
  10. 10. 3 - Structure Principle <ul><li>Shape the interaction with clear requirements for content and process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s the desired thinking skill? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s the best kind of interaction for the goal? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What requirements will produce the interaction? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What facilitation by me will best support that interaction? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Your Structure <ul><li>First, think about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Type of interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Role Play, Debate, Case Study, Peer Critique, Concept Mapping, Study Group, Group Presentation, Group Research/Project </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Form of interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion (Simple), Group Work (Complex). </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Factors to Think about <ul><li>Group Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More structured /formal format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need final product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May require Synchronous interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short term activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing ideas / skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asynchronous interaction </li></ul></ul>Start slow ... then move to more complex interaction
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>Second, outline: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements for interaction (initial posts, replies, contributions, end product) </li></ul></ul>Your Structure
  14. 14. Summary Purpose: Use interaction for critical thinking beyond basic course content Engagement: Assign interesting questions or challenging problems that are authentic and universal Structure: Shape the interaction with clear requirements for content and process

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