Michael M.
Grant, PhD
Asynchronous,
Synchronous & Everything
in between
Michael M. Grant 2010
http://bit.ly/westtntech
Get the slides &
links from here.
3 Things to
Tackle
1. Tips for managing an online
course
2. Tips for synchronous
communications
3. Tips for asynchronous
c...
Tips for Online
Course Management
1
Image from ~FreeBirD®~ at flickr.com
Use groups or teams
Tips for Online Course Management
1
Image from Stephen Poff at flickr.com
CSMs
Tips for Online Course Management
1
Modular Syllabus
Tips for Online Course Management
1
Tips for Synchronous
Communications
2
Image from http://www.csupomona.edu/~ehelp/blackboard/student/step_bb7/lightchat.shtml
Chat
Tips for Synchronous Communica...
Chat
Limit the number of students.
Tips for Synchronous Communications
2
Chat
Limit the number of students.
Use it for office hours.
Tips for Synchronous Communications
2
Chat
Limit the number of students.
Use it for office hours.
Plan for during chat.
Tips for Synchronous Communications
2
Images from http://daves-stuff.pyriform.co.uk/WWTBAM/images/first_fastest_finger_2.JPG and http://www.distantcreations.com...
Image from http://idesweb.bc.edu/ides/website/teaching_tools/wimba/voice_direct
2-Way Audio
Tips for Synchronous Communica...
2-way Audio
Switching students wastes time.
Tips for Synchronous Communications
2
2-way Audio
Switching students wastes time.
Use the text-based chat, too.
Tips for Synchronous Communications
2
Image from http://idesweb.bc.edu/ides/website/teaching_tools/wimba/voice_direct
2-way Audio
Switching students wastes time.
Use the text-based chat, too.
Calling on students makes them better prepare...
2-way Audio
Switching students wastes time.
Use the text-based chat, too.
Calling on students makes them better prepare...
2-way Audio
Switching students wastes time.
Use the text-based chat, too.
Calling on students makes them better prepare...
2-way Audio
Switching students wastes time.
Use the text-based chat, too.
Calling on students makes them better prepare...
Image from http://idesweb.bc.edu/ides/website/teaching_tools/wimba/voice_direct
2-way Audio
Switching students wastes time.
Use the text-based chat, too.
Calling on students makes them better prepare...
2-way Video
Tips for Synchronous Communications
2
2-way Video
Video adds little instructionally.
Tips for Synchronous Communications
2
2-way Video
Video adds little instructionally.
Video worked well for office hours.
Tips for Synchronous Communications
2
2-way Video
Video adds little instructionally.
Video worked well for office hours.
Broadcasting is better but …
Tips fo...
2-way Video
Video adds little instructionally.
Video worked well for office hours.
Broadcasting is better but …
Video ...
2-way Video
Video adds little instructionally.
Video worked well for office hours.
Broadcasting is better but …
Video ...
2-way Video
Video adds little instructionally.
Video worked well for office hours.
Broadcasting is better but …
Video ...
2-way Video
Video adds little instructionally.
Video worked well for office hours.
Broadcasting is better but …
Video ...
Tips for
Asynchronous
Communications
3
Setting Student Expectations
Tips for Asynchronous Communications
3
Setting Student Expectations
Tips for Asynchronous Communications
Don’t worry.
The full text is on
the site for you.
Colla...
Setting Student Expectations
Tips for Asynchronous Communications
3
Setting Student Expectations
Tips for Asynchronous Communications
3
Strategies for Meaningful Discussions
Use guiding questions.
Tips for Asynchronous Communications
3
Strategies for Meaningful Discussions
Use guiding questions.
Provide students with guidelines on how to write
quality po...
Strategies for Meaningful Discussions
Use guiding questions.
Provide students with guidelines on how to write
quality po...
Strategies for Meaningful Discussions
Use guiding questions.
Provide students with guidelines on how to write
quality po...
Strategies for Meaningful Discussions
Use guiding questions.
Provide students with guidelines on how to write
quality po...
Strategies for Meaningful Discussions
Use guiding questions.
Provide students with guidelines on how to write
quality po...
Strategies for Meaningful Discussions
Use guiding questions.
Provide students with guidelines on how to write
quality po...
Guest Blog Posts
Tips for Asynchronous Communications
3
See http://bit.ly/dfYl2o for the student
requirements
Email Games
http://bit.ly/emailgames
Tips for Asynchronous Communications
Drs. Sivasailam “Thiagi”
Thiagarajan
& Marie Ja...
C3PO
Challenge, Pool, Poll,
Predict, Outcome
Twitter & HootCourse
Tips for Asynchronous Communications
3
Michael M. Grant, PhD
mgrant2 [at] memphis [dot] edu
@michaelmgrant
http://viral-notebook.com
Thanks UT-Martin and West Te...
Michael M. Grant 2010
Asynchronous, Synchronous & Everything in between
Asynchronous, Synchronous & Everything in between
Asynchronous, Synchronous & Everything in between
Asynchronous, Synchronous & Everything in between
Asynchronous, Synchronous & Everything in between
Asynchronous, Synchronous & Everything in between
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  1. 1. Michael M. Grant, PhD Asynchronous, Synchronous & Everything in between Michael M. Grant 2010
  2. 2. http://bit.ly/westtntech Get the slides & links from here.
  3. 3. 3 Things to Tackle 1. Tips for managing an online course 2. Tips for synchronous communications 3. Tips for asynchronous communications
  4. 4. Tips for Online Course Management 1
  5. 5. Image from ~FreeBirD®~ at flickr.com Use groups or teams Tips for Online Course Management 1
  6. 6. Image from Stephen Poff at flickr.com CSMs Tips for Online Course Management 1
  7. 7. Modular Syllabus Tips for Online Course Management 1
  8. 8. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  9. 9. Image from http://www.csupomona.edu/~ehelp/blackboard/student/step_bb7/lightchat.shtml Chat Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  10. 10. Chat Limit the number of students. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  11. 11. Chat Limit the number of students. Use it for office hours. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  12. 12. Chat Limit the number of students. Use it for office hours. Plan for during chat. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  13. 13. Images from http://daves-stuff.pyriform.co.uk/WWTBAM/images/first_fastest_finger_2.JPG and http://www.distantcreations.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/milllogo3101finalcl.JPG.
  14. 14. Image from http://idesweb.bc.edu/ides/website/teaching_tools/wimba/voice_direct 2-Way Audio Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  15. 15. 2-way Audio Switching students wastes time. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  16. 16. 2-way Audio Switching students wastes time. Use the text-based chat, too. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  17. 17. Image from http://idesweb.bc.edu/ides/website/teaching_tools/wimba/voice_direct
  18. 18. 2-way Audio Switching students wastes time. Use the text-based chat, too. Calling on students makes them better prepared. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  19. 19. 2-way Audio Switching students wastes time. Use the text-based chat, too. Calling on students makes them better prepared. Fast finger questioning makes it fun. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  20. 20. 2-way Audio Switching students wastes time. Use the text-based chat, too. Calling on students makes them better prepared. Fast finger questioning makes it fun. Handouts are helpful to focus. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  21. 21. 2-way Audio Switching students wastes time. Use the text-based chat, too. Calling on students makes them better prepared. Fast finger questioning makes it fun. Handouts are helpful to focus. Make students complete the diagnostics. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  22. 22. Image from http://idesweb.bc.edu/ides/website/teaching_tools/wimba/voice_direct
  23. 23. 2-way Audio Switching students wastes time. Use the text-based chat, too. Calling on students makes them better prepared. Fast finger questioning makes it fun. Handouts are helpful to focus. Make students complete the diagnostics. Build in extra time the first time. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  24. 24. 2-way Video Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  25. 25. 2-way Video Video adds little instructionally. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  26. 26. 2-way Video Video adds little instructionally. Video worked well for office hours. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  27. 27. 2-way Video Video adds little instructionally. Video worked well for office hours. Broadcasting is better but … Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  28. 28. 2-way Video Video adds little instructionally. Video worked well for office hours. Broadcasting is better but … Video costs more. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  29. 29. 2-way Video Video adds little instructionally. Video worked well for office hours. Broadcasting is better but … Video costs more. Cross platform is still a luxury. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  30. 30. 2-way Video Video adds little instructionally. Video worked well for office hours. Broadcasting is better but … Video costs more. Cross platform is still a luxury. Free and open source options do exist. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  31. 31. 2-way Video Video adds little instructionally. Video worked well for office hours. Broadcasting is better but … Video costs more. Cross platform is still a luxury. Free and open source options do exist. If possible, use two computers/log in twice. Tips for Synchronous Communications 2
  32. 32. Tips for Asynchronous Communications 3
  33. 33. Setting Student Expectations Tips for Asynchronous Communications 3
  34. 34. Setting Student Expectations Tips for Asynchronous Communications Don’t worry. The full text is on the site for you. Collaboration with Lee Allen, Trey Martindale & Clif Mims. 3
  35. 35. Setting Student Expectations Tips for Asynchronous Communications 3
  36. 36. Setting Student Expectations Tips for Asynchronous Communications 3
  37. 37. Strategies for Meaningful Discussions Use guiding questions. Tips for Asynchronous Communications 3
  38. 38. Strategies for Meaningful Discussions Use guiding questions. Provide students with guidelines on how to write quality postings. Tips for Asynchronous Communications 3
  39. 39. Strategies for Meaningful Discussions Use guiding questions. Provide students with guidelines on how to write quality postings. Consider 3-7 different questions for each discussion topic. Tips for Asynchronous Communications 3
  40. 40. Strategies for Meaningful Discussions Use guiding questions. Provide students with guidelines on how to write quality postings. Consider 3-7 different questions for each discussion topic. Push for deeper discussions. Tips for Asynchronous Communications 3
  41. 41. Strategies for Meaningful Discussions Use guiding questions. Provide students with guidelines on how to write quality postings. Consider 3-7 different questions for each discussion topic. Push for deeper discussions. Use groups to manage discussions. Tips for Asynchronous Communications 3
  42. 42. Strategies for Meaningful Discussions Use guiding questions. Provide students with guidelines on how to write quality postings. Consider 3-7 different questions for each discussion topic. Push for deeper discussions. Use groups to manage discussions. Remember what it means to be a student. Tips for Asynchronous Communications 3
  43. 43. Strategies for Meaningful Discussions Use guiding questions. Provide students with guidelines on how to write quality postings. Consider 3-7 different questions for each discussion topic. Push for deeper discussions. Use groups to manage discussions. Remember what it means to be a student. Consider other asynchronous tools. Tips for Asynchronous Communications 3
  44. 44. Guest Blog Posts Tips for Asynchronous Communications 3
  45. 45. See http://bit.ly/dfYl2o for the student requirements
  46. 46. Email Games http://bit.ly/emailgames Tips for Asynchronous Communications Drs. Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan & Marie Jasinski 3
  47. 47. C3PO Challenge, Pool, Poll, Predict, Outcome
  48. 48. Twitter & HootCourse Tips for Asynchronous Communications 3
  49. 49. Michael M. Grant, PhD mgrant2 [at] memphis [dot] edu @michaelmgrant http://viral-notebook.com Thanks UT-Martin and West Tennessee Technology Symposium for having me!!
  50. 50. Michael M. Grant 2010
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