Asynchronous online discussions

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Asynchronous online discussions

  1. 1. Asynchronous Online Discussions A Model for Implementation for Secondary Schools
  2. 2. Title <ul><li>An investigation into the effectiveness of a holistic model for implementing asynchronous online discussion in secondary schools. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Research Questions <ul><li>Main Research Question: </li></ul><ul><li>To critically evaluate and further develop a new model for Asynchronous Online Discussions in Secondary Schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Sub Research Questions : </li></ul><ul><li>How pedagogically relevant and applicable are existing models/ frameworks for Asynchronous Online Discussions in Secondary Schools? </li></ul><ul><li>How effective was the holistic model developed from a critical review of existing models and frameworks in enabling staff to design, prepare, and facilitate AOD's? </li></ul><ul><li>How effective in supporting and enhancing student learning were the discussion activities designed and implemented on the basis of the proposed model? </li></ul><ul><li>What enhancements should be made to the model on the basis of staff and student evaluation data and critical reflection upon existing research? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Process <ul><li>Stage 1 – Pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Present Model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design Online Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback from Staff and Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JUNE/JULY </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stage 2 – Full Research Version </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SEPT/ OCT </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Model
  6. 6. Zone 1 – The Foundations <ul><li>Medium term for organisations and short term for small groups/ classes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training  for teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical access  both in school and at home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Literacy   </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Zone 2 – Teaching Design <ul><li>Lead organiser sets out the context and content of the task </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role Definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Zone 3 – Interaction and Facilitation <ul><li>In the inner zone the actual online discourse taking place as a result of continuous interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Playing Roles </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation techniques are practical, for example, asking open questions, asking for opinions etc. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Increasing Benefits <ul><li>The model also illustrates how planning and preparation over a longer period of time can maximise the benefits from the online discussion. </li></ul>

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