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Asynchronous communication

  1. 1. Asynchronous Communication Day 8 – Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:15-10:15am
  2. 2. Asynchronous Communication Session Overview Learning Objectives By the end of this session, faculty will be able to:  Understand and describe differences between various asynchronous communication tools  Identify appropriate tools that will achieve your teaching goals  Facilitate engaging and thoughtful discussions with your students Academic Technology Services 2 of 12
  3. 3. Asynchronous Communication Session Overview What are asynchronous communication tools?  Asynchronous, or ‘Anytime, Anywhere Tools’, allow your students to fully participate at their own convenience. There is no specified meeting time, or schedule that they must abide by. Academic Technology Services 3 of 12
  4. 4. Asynchronous Communication Session Overview A few asynchronous tools we will be introducing are:  Discussion Forums  Email and messaging  Blogs  Wikis  Journals  Announcements  Groups Academic Technology Services 4 of 12
  5. 5. Asynchronous Communication Session Overview Let’s Define:  Discussion Forum  An Internet forum, or message board, where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. A single topic, or conversation is called a ‘thread’ Academic Technology Services 5 of 12
  6. 6. Asynchronous Communication Session Overview Let’s Define:  Email  Electronic mail – a message composed at one computer terminal that is received by another user at a computer terminal  Blackboard acts only as a launch pad for email and users receive it in their @sandiego.edu mailbox Academic Technology Services 6 of 12
  7. 7. Asynchronous Communication Session Overview Let’s Define:  Messaging  Within Blackboard, messaging is much like email that is contained within the application and not sent to actual email addresses.  WebCT users: Email is now Messaging Academic Technology Services 7 of 12
  8. 8. Asynchronous Communication Session Overview Let’s Define:  Blog  A ‘web log’ or blog is a site on which an individual or group of users record opinions, information, etc. on a regular basis. Academic Technology Services 8 of 12
  9. 9. Asynchronous Communication Session Overview Let’s Define:  Wiki  A web site developed collaboratively by a community of users, allowing any user to add and edit content.  Wikipedia and Google docs are good examples Academic Technology Services 9 of 12
  10. 10. Asynchronous Communication Session Overview Let’s Define:  Journal  A personal record of occurrences, experiences kept on a regular basis, also referred to as a diary, and in education is often reflective in nature. Academic Technology Services 10 of 12
  11. 11. Asynchronous Communication Session Overview Let’s Define:  Announcements  A notification, statement, or broadcast message  In Blackboard, an instructor tool that posts a message within the class, and sends an email to the students enrolled Academic Technology Services 11 of 12
  12. 12. Asynchronous Communication Session Overview Group Tools:  If you use ‘Groups’ to cluster your students for team projects, the following tools can be made available to them:  * Blogs  Collaboration  Discussion Boards  Email  File Exchange  * Journals  Tasks  * Wikis  * These items are gradable Academic Technology Services 12 of 12

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