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    • Michael M. Grant, PhD
      Asynchronous, Synchronous & Everything in between
      Michael M. Grant 2010
    • Michael M. Grant
    • http://bit.ly/westtntech
      Get the slides & links from here.
    • 3 Things to Tackle
      Tips for managing an online course
      Tips for synchronous communications
      Tips for asynchronous communications
    • 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
      CSMs
      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 Communications
      2
    • 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/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/milllogo3101finalcl.JPG.
    • Image from http://idesweb.bc.edu/ides/website/teaching_tools/wimba/voice_direct
      2-Way Audio
      Tips for Synchronous Communications
      2
    • 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 prepared.
      Tips for Synchronous Communications
      2
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • 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 for Synchronous Communications
      2
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Tips for Asynchronous Communications
      3
    • Setting Student Expectations
      Tips for Asynchronous Communications
      3
    • Setting Student Expectations
      Tips for Asynchronous Communications
      3
      Don’t worry.
      The full text is on the site for you.
      Collaboration with Lee Allen, Trey Martindale & Clif Mims.
    • 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 postings.
      Tips for Asynchronous Communications
      3
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
      3
      Drs. Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan& Marie Jasinski
    • C3POChallenge, 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 Tennessee Technology Symposium for having me!!
    • Michael M. Grant 2010