Your Digital Personality

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Your Digital Personality

  1. 1. YOUR DIGITAL PERSONALITY the real you in your online class
  2. 2. DO WE AGREE: <ul><li>Instructor’s personality impacts student learning </li></ul><ul><li>There is more that is learned in a class than “the content” </li></ul><ul><li>Online instruction makes a “personality” difficult to develop or create </li></ul>
  3. 3. THE ENVIRONMENT WE LEARN IN <ul><li>What does face-to-face classroom “ambiance” look like? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it created? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>art/furnishings/plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sounds/music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the tone/humor/friendly/serious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the instructor’s personality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Does it impact student learning? </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE ROLE OF THE ONLINE INSTRUCTOR <ul><li>Pedagogical Role </li></ul><ul><li>Social Role </li></ul><ul><li>Managerial Role </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Role </li></ul><ul><li>These roles originally came from: The Role of the Online Instructor/Facilitator by Zane L. Berge, Ph.D. </li></ul>
  5. 5. TRANSACTIONAL DISTANCE? <ul><li>Do we “get” more from those we “feel” close to? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this apply to the F2F classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>The online class? </li></ul>
  6. 6. ONLINE AMBIANCE? <ul><li>What is the ambiance of an online class? </li></ul><ul><li>What role does the instructor play? </li></ul><ul><li>How do instructors create a “learning” environment online? </li></ul>
  7. 7. THE ONLINE FACULTY PROFILE <ul><li>Lets look at some examples </li></ul>
  8. 13. IS THAT ENOUGH? <ul><li>Is there more that can be shared? </li></ul><ul><li>To what end? </li></ul>
  9. 14. A “CLICKABLE” INSTRUCTOR <ul><li>What do students want to know about you? </li></ul><ul><li>Where will they look? </li></ul>
  10. 15. FACULTY WEBSITES <ul><li>Some from Yavapai College </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Larry M. Frolich </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>David Dolatowki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Few Others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Valencia Listing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From very simple: R. Enger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To something more complex: D. Dyer </li></ul></ul>
  11. 16. BLOGGING <ul><li>A Princeton Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Paul Starr </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology at Albany Law School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Here is a site for students </li></ul></ul>
  12. 17. USING YOUTUBE
  13. 18. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT
  14. 19. IMAGE RESOURCES <ul><li>Picasa Web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Here is mine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Webshots </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Yavapai Faculty </li></ul></ul>
  15. 20. HOW ABOUT THIS <ul><li>Here is an example of how some simple additions can help make the course have personality. </li></ul>
  16. 21. THANKS FOR BEING HERE

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