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    Developing Collaboration - OlsonJELT7008-4 Developing Collaboration - OlsonJELT7008-4 Presentation Transcript

    • Developing Collaboration An online educator’s guide
    • Getting Started
      • Effective collaboration may be one of the most challenging tasks to develop
      • Must include:
        • Planning
        • Coordination
        • Feedback
        • Reflection
    • Setting the Stage
      • Effective collaboration must begin at the onset of the course
      • Begin the course with a simple introductory activity to engage the learners
      • Ensure students are familiar with the setup and functionality of the course
    • Setting the Stage
      • Have the students review the course material and ask and answer one question on a discussion thread
      • Ensure your expectations and course material are clear prior to students beginning coursework
    • Creating the Environment
      • Determine and identify the participation level and expectations for all synchronous or asynchronous activities at the onset of the course
      • If possible, have the class help develop “Rules for Engagement”
    • Modeling the Process
      • The instructor must demonstrate good collaboration
      • Recommendation: Have the instructor complete the asynchronous activity and post to the discussion board first…allow students to comment
      • Learners should post and respond to posts
    • Guide the Process
      • “ better to give some brief indication of what’s on your mind than to have students obsessed with whether your silence means disappointment or satisfaction with their efforts”
            • (as cited in Palloff & Pratt, 2005, p. 23)
      • The instructor must respond effectively to posts and provide useful feedback
      • Model this and encourage students to follow suit
    • Evaluating the Process
      • Was the learning objective met?
      • What was the learner’s attitude about the activity after having completed it?
      • What was the level of active participation?
      • How can this be improved next time?
    • Tips for Success
      • Model the engagement you want the learners to demonstrate
      • Understand that technical difficulties are bound to occur
      • Learner feedback is vital to future success
      • Success begins the first day of class
    • Ideas for Engaging Activities
      • Discuss relevant experiences in personal introductions
      • Completing a sentence
      • Provide a Hook
        • Weirdest Gift
        • Best Vacation Spot
        • Etc.
              • (Bender, 2003, p. 48-53)
    • Ideas for Engaging Activities
      • Play a game
      • Ask: What do you hope to learn from the course?
      • Short descriptive stories about themselves
      • Students interview and introduce each other
              • (Bender, 2003, p. 48-53)
    • References
      • Bender, T. (2003). Discussion-based online teaching to enhance student learning . Sterling, VI: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
      • Palloff, R.M., & Pratt, K. (2005). Collaborating online . San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.