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  • 1. INTERACTIVE ONLINE TECHNOLOGY TOOLS to Enhance Learning for English Composition Students
  • 2. WHO IS YOUR PRESENTER?
    • TIFFANY SMITH
      • Educator
      • Faculty Development Coordinator
            • Webster University
      • Online English Composition Instructor
            • St. Louis Community College-Wildwood
  • 3. QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER…
    • Can a virtual classroom offer these?
      • communication
      • feedback
      • encouragement
      • an interactive learning environment
    • Can technology tools engage students?
    • Can Instructors increase student learning in an online course?
  • 4. … YES!
    • Blackboard enables students to:
      • share their ideas openly/freely
      • interact with peers
      • collaborate ideas
      • participate in group activities
      • improve writing skills
      • gain insightful feedback from Instructor
      • LEARN!
  • 5. HOW… TECHNOLOGY TOOLS!
    • Online Discussions
    • Wiki Sites
    • Blogs
    • Mail
    • Elluminate
  • 6. ONLINE DISCUSSIONS
    • Develop ideas on course concepts
    • Interact with peers to gain deeper understandings
    • Reinforce writing concepts
    • Practice paragraph development
    • Enhance reading comprehension skills
  • 7. ONLINE DISCUSSION
  • 8. WIKI SITES
    • Share & collaborate ideas
      • Wiki pages to showcase pre-writing information, topic information, etc. on a paper
      • Wiki sites for group paper projects
    • Share helpful web links & summaries
      • Wiki pages to showcase helpful course concepts
        • paragraph development, introductions, closings, etc.
    • Publish drafts and final essays
      • Wiki pages to showcase individual student’s work
    • Publish & share research material
      • Wiki sites to showcase research project material
  • 9. WIKI SITES
  • 10. WIKI SITES
  • 11. BLOGS
    • Students:
      • Exchange informed ideas
      • Practice paragraph development
      • Examine writing over time
      • Reinforce writing concepts
  • 12. BLOGS
  • 13. MAIL
    • Compartmentalize student messages
    • Reinforce meta-cognition assignments
    • Send and Receive feedback
    • Share important course information
  • 14. MAIL
  • 15. ELLUMINATE
    • Hold Virtual Office Hours
    • Demonstrate writing skills
    • Conduct live Q&A sessions
    • Offer course feedback & clarification
  • 16. ELLUMINATE
  • 17. STUDENT FEEDBACK
    • 6 semesters:
      • Meta-cognition Feedback
      • “ I actually had more contact with you online than with some Instructors I see 2/3 times a week.”
      • “ Excellent Instructor! She pushed me to work very hard but I learned a lot.”
      • “ I feel… even if my grades not what I truly wanted… in the end…I have grown… learned… Thank you.”
  • 18. STUDENT FEEDBACK
    • 1 semester:
      • Survey Monkey-Technology Tools
        • 95% favored Virtual Office Hours
        • 87% favored Blog assignments
        • 83% favored Instructor online help/input
        • 80% favored Online Discussions
      • Survey Monkey-Course/Writing assignments
        • 100% - course helped with critical reading
        • 96% - course gave writing skills
        • 96% - course helped expand paragraph writing skills
        • 95% - course helped learn to synthesize ideas
        • 95% - comfortable writing Argument Paper
  • 19. RESEARCH
    • Krentler, Kathleen A. & Laura A. Willis-Flurry. “Does Technology Enhance Actual Student Learning? The Case of Online Discussion Boards.” Journal of Education for Business (July/August 2005): 316-321. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 16 Apr. 2009.
    • Goldscheider, Eric. “Blackboard: New Uses For Technology; In Class, Gadgets for Interacting, and No One Need Nod Off.” The New York Times (2000): 1-2. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 2 May 2009.
    • Rosenfeld, Barbara & Manual Martinez-Pons. “Promoting Classroom Technology Use.” The Quarterly Review of Distance Education 6.2 (2005): 145-153. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 29 Apr. 2009.
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    • Pedro, Francesc . “Comparing Traditional and ICT-Enriched University Teaching Methods: Evidence from Two Empirical Students.” Higher Education in Europe 30.3-4 (2005): 399-411. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 6 June 2007.
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    • Gallini, Joan K. & Daniel Barron. “Participants’ Perceptions of Web-Infused Environments: A Survey of Teaching Beliefs, Learning Approaches, and Communication.” Journal of Research on Technology in Education 34.2 (2001-2002): 139-156. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 6 May 2007.
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    • Edwards, Janet . “At the Center of it all.” Maryville 10 (2009): 11-17. Maryville Conference Handout, St. Louis, MO. 2 Oct. 2009.
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    • Yang, Catherine. “Big Program On Campus.” Business Week 3900 (2004); 96-98. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 6 July 2009.
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    • Anstendig, Linda & Eugene Richie . “Guide to Writing and Technology across the Curriculum: A Resource for Professors and Student Assistants.” 2003. Pace University Online. 13 Oct. 2009. <http://webpage.pace.edu/erichie/wacguide/>.
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    • Caverly, David. C. & Lucy MacDonald. “Techtalk: Technology for Developmental Writing.” Journal of Development Education 22.1 (1998): 0894-3907. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 02 Aug. 2006.
  • 20. RESEARCH
    • Brookfield, Stephen D. & Stephen Preskill. “ Discussion As A Way Of Teaching Tools and Techniques For Democratic Classrooms .” San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
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    • Krentler, Kathleen A. & Laura A. Willis-Flurry . “Does Technology Enhance Actual Student Learning? The Case of Online Discussion Boards.” Journal of Education for Business (July/August 2005): 316-321. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 16 Apr. 2009.
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    • Goddard, Mark . “What Do We Do with These Computers? Reflections on Technology in the Classroom.” Journal of Research on Technology in Education 35.1 (2002): 19-26. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 2 May 2009.
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    • Caswell, Thomas C . “The Threaded Discussion Forum: A Case Study in Technology Integration.” Clearing House 75.1 (2001): 26-29. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 2 May 2009.
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    • Goldscheider, Eric . “Blackboard: New Uses For Technology; In Class, Gadgets for Interacting, and No One Need Nod Off.” The New York Times (2000): 1-2. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 2 May 2009.
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    • Fitch, James L . “Student Feedback in the College Classroom: A Technology Solution.” ETR&D 52.1 (2004): 71-81. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 16 Apr. 2009.
  • 21. QUESTIONS
    • TIFFANY SMITH
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ WritE_RighT_NOW
    • Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ educatortiffanysmith
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