FLIPPED CLASSROOM VIDEO Did you watch it before you came to class? Why? What are your thoughts? What questions did it raise in your mind? Is this an option that you might use in a hybrid classroom? Face to Face? Online? Why? Is this approach suitable for adult learners? Why or why not?
THE FIRST WEEK Trust must be established. Be clear about expectations. Model what you want students to do. Characteristics Behavior
ADVANTAGES TO ONLINE DISCUSSIONS Students in research studies have reported: Online discussions can be more reflective. Introverted or students who perceive themselves as “different” usually feel more comfortable in an online setting. Everyone’s voice is heard. There is a record of the discussion.
ACTIVE LEARNING & TEACHING THROUGHDISCUSSION FORUMS Learning is about catching the concept Active Learning includes: Concise postings Dialogue Reflection Netiquette Discussions connected to lived experiences Setting up discussions with good discussion starters Continuing discussions with solid questions and TEACHING
IMPROVING YOUR STUDENTS THINKING SKILLS Create a safe, trusted environment. Use Inquiry format in a community of practice. Provide focus for students to keep to a particular point or concept. Pose higher-order thinking skills to encourage thinking processes. Start where student is (Jesus’ model of teaching). Help student grow by asking questions.
PRACTICE Open discussion Structured topic discussion Point/Counterpoint # of words Collaborative Task Discussion
GUIDED DISCUSSION How do you guide the discussion forums? Sentence Openers Refocus Questions Clarifying Questions Verifying Questions Narrow Focus Questions Supporting Questions
DIVERSITY Cultural Race Age Personality Gender Geography
PRACTICE Re write one of the following discussion forum questions: In your family, describe how the mother and father are treated differently by the children. This is an interesting discussion. You shy people need to weigh in now. What did you learn about systems management from watching American Idol last night? What do the non-Christian’s in our group think of Christopher Stone’s essay on Generation X?
BEST PRACTICES Understand your learners. Adult learners come with specific challenges Use the advantage of asynchronous learning activities. Use solid andragogical learning practices. Promote active learning. Establish strong trust. Be respectful. Be a guide in all learning. Keep learning yourself.