Beyond The Backchannel By Cynthia Calongne

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NMC Rock the Academy: Radical Teaching, Unbounded Learning Symposium presentation by Cynthia Calongne, a.k.a Lyr Lobo in Second Life

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Beyond The Backchannel By Cynthia Calongne

  1. 1. Cynthia Calongne Colorado Technical University NMC Rock the Academy 2008 Beyond the Backchannel: Blending Student Content with Open Discourse Creative Whispers
  2. 2. Characteristics of a Backchannel <ul><li>Whispers </li></ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Direct </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh </li></ul><ul><li>Lively </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfying </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Backchannel and Open Discourse Connection Interaction Lurking with intent
  4. 4. Let Your Voice Be Heard Grand ideas, recorded and published in the time it takes you to say them
  5. 5. Exploration and Collaboration Meeting Minds
  6. 6. Novel class experiences recorded and turned into a music video http://animoto.com/play/3ca65bf4857a660a1464abf52f4e5309
  7. 7. Second Life’s Building Blocks <ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avatar Movement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camera Controls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Course Content </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul>
  8. 8. Social Discourse and Creativity Learning to build while talking Exploring research ideas Pulling it all together Blogs Podcasts Music videos Slideshare Design, test and assess
  9. 9. Experimental Design Usability tests with collaboration and feedback from other schools
  10. 10. New forms of communication and interaction Movement and dance Discourse between people and created content
  11. 11. Links to Tools <ul><li>Twitter at http://twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Animoto at http://animoto.com </li></ul><ul><li>Lyr Lobo’s research at http://ctusoftware.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/lyrlobo </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life at http://secondlife.com </li></ul><ul><li>Gabcast.com at http://www.gabcast.com/ </li></ul>Creative Whispers
  12. 12. Beyond the Backchannel: Blending Student Content with Open Discourse Cynthia Calongne at calongne@pcisys.net For info, contact Lyr Lobo in Second Life

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