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  • 1. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Building Classroom Community Using Collaborative Online Cour se DesignPresented at 28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching &Learningwww.onlineinteract.weebly.comM. Aaron BondDaron WilliamsSamantha J. Blevins Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 2. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Objectives Par ticipants will  Describe research-based pedagogical practices for building community in hybrid and online environments.  Demonstrate knowledge and use of a variety of online collaborative tools.  Explain how to apply theory to distance learning classroom practices. Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 3. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Introductions Name? Profession? Why this workshop? Favorite Food? Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 4. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Background Why community? Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 5. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Background For classes delivered electronically to be wor thwhile instructor s must allow for the interaction of three essential elements: social presence, cognitive presence and teacher presence (Garrison, Ander son, & Archer, 2000) Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 6. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Background Learning experiences must utilize multiple methods to deliver content to see increased gains in student learning (Moore, 2008) Designed interactions and collaboration oppor tunities are essential for building an online learning community (Pallof f and Pratt, 1999). Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 7. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Our Research I won’t be able to connect with my students. It is possible for students to feel disconnected from professors in either environment. The online environment offers many more ways for connections. Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 8. Building classroom community using collaborative online course designeLearning Interaction Model Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 9. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Brainstorm How can we “minimize” the medium when: Creating Assignments? Students are Confused? Giving Feedback? Fostering Interaction? Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 10. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Types of eLearning Synchronous  IVC  teleconferences  Online classroom Asynchronous  Websites  Narrated lectures for download  Blogs, Wikis, and podcasting  Forums, email Hybrid Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 11. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Synchronous/Hybrid Tools Saba Centra Adobe Connect GoToMeeting Skype FaceTime Google+ Hangout Chat/IM Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 12. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Activity Develop an activity that enhances community in your online cour se for each of the following types of synchronous tools. Instant Messaging/Chat Google Hangout/Skype/FaceTime Online Classroom (Centra, Eluminate, Connect) Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 13. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Mid-Workshop Break Please be back in 10 Minutes Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 14. Building classroom community using collaborative online course designAsynchronous Teaching: Student Centered Learner takes charge of learning Active Learning Questioning Socratic Discussion/Debate Group Activities Problem Solving Case Studies Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 15. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Asynchronous Assignments “Busy work” can seem boring and pointless to both students and instructors Make Topic Interesting and Relevant Application Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 16. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Asynchronous Facilitation Encourage Timely Participation Participate Too Use Emoticons Ask Follow up Questions Intervene as necessary Create Safe Environment Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 17. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Asynchronous Transfer Problem Solving Oral Communication Written Communication Teamwork Technical Knowledge Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 18. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Wikis 3 Models Cooperation Collaboration and Cooperation Collaboration, Cooperation, and Peer Assessment Wikispaces.com SciFi Wiki Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 19. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Blogs Journal or Reflective Exercise Oppor tunities for follow-up comments Can be private or open Examples Wordpress.com blogger.com U.S. Women’s Histor y II Blog (Virginia Tech) Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 20. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design E-Por tfolios Digital containers Displaying audio, graphics and textual artifacts 3 Purposes Track learning Assess learning Demonstrate Professional Development Reflection is the key Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 21. Building classroom community using collaborative online course designRobust enough to serve as formative AND summative assessmentFree ePortfolio tools www.weebly.com www.wix.com google.sites.comePortfolios at Virginia Tech Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 22. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Discussion Boards Can Be The Heart of the Online Course Extend Course Content Open-ended Questions Must connect to course objectives. Can’t be “black and white” questions Reflective, creative, and critical thinking Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 23. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Video-Based Learning Informative Sessions Interactive Lectures Group Work Assessment/Feedback Announcements YouTube Examples Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 24. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Activity Develop an activity that enhances community in your online cour se for each of the following types of asynchronous tools. Wiki Blog Discussion Board/Forum Video-Based Learning ePortfolio Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 25. Building classroom community using collaborative online course designAssessing Interaction/Community Do we need to grade par ticipation in community? Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 26. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Activity Rubric Exercise Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 27. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Tips and Tricks Teach Ever ything the Fir st Week Small Cohor ts Fair Group Grading Practices Deliberate and Authentic Interactions Rubrics Informed Students Employ Case Studies Know your students Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 28. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Tying it All Together No matter the tool you use, community is built and maint ained by an involved instructor. Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 29. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Tying it All Together Closing Activity Share in your group one strategy that you will use when you return home. Share contact information. Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 30. Building classroomcommunity usingcollaborative onlinecourse design Questions? Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 31. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design References Garrison, D. R., Ander son, T., & Ar cher, W. (1999). Critical Inquir y in a Text-Based Envir onment: Computer Conferencing in Higher Education. The Internet and Higher Education , 2 (2-3), 87 - 105. doi:DOI: 10.1016/S1096-7516(00)00016-6   Moore, J.C. (2008). A Synthesis of Sloan-C Ef fective Pr actices. The Sloan Consor tium. Pallof f, R., & Pr att, K. (1999). Building Learning Communities in Cyber space: Ef fective Str ategies for the Online Classroom. San Fr ancisco: Jossey-Bass Publisher s. Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning