Transcript of "AECT 2012 Intersubjectivity in Online Discussion: Design, Facilitation, Evaluation"
11/5/12 Intersubjectivity Online: Design, Facilitation, and Evaluation Vanessa Dennen Florida State University email@example.com slideshare.net/vanessadennen meme.coe.fsu.edu/vanessaOnline Discussion Cycle Design Facilitation Evaluation 1
11/5/12 Elements Contributing toIntersubjectivity Attention Power Objectives Intersubjectivity Interest TimeDesign Issues What is communicated to students about performance expectations? How do prompts scaffold performance expectations? What should be included in prompts? Number of messages? Content of messages? Timing of messages? Interaction between message partners? 2
11/5/12 Intersubjectivity and Design Course designers (instructors?) set the design Students must accept and adopt it PROBLEM: Students execute at the checklist levelFacilitation IssuesCourse Why are Discussionyou here? Exchange What is required? Why are these What are you other What is the What am I replying? saying? people outcome? here? 3
11/5/12 Course Level Facilitation Need agreement on Why students are in the course What will be learned How it will be learnedDiscussion Level Facilitation Need agreement on: What will be discussed The outcomes of the discussion Who may contribute Instructor-student agreement Peer agreement 4
11/5/12 Message Posting vs Discussion A collection of messages that respond to an assignment ≠ intersubjectivity Topically threaded messages ≠ intersubjectivity Intersubjectivity is reliant on discursive interchange working toward a goal or goalsOwnership, Complexity, andDifferent Media Discussion Boards: Instructor as owner Respond to instructor, respond to peers Blogs Blogger as owner Encourages essays with responses Twitter Fragmented ownership and responses Short messages impact complexity of thought 5
11/5/12 Exchange Level Facilitation Micro-levelexamination of the discussion Look at positioning and acceptance or negotiation of position Discursive interactions Performance of expertiseFacilitation Goals Encourage: Responsivediscourse Shared goals Group identity Helpin position negotiation Work toward an outcome Perhaps group, perhaps related individual outcomes 6
11/5/12 Evaluation Were outcomes reached? Whose outcomes? Sources of data Archived discussions Logfiles Need something more … Focus group? Interviews?Closing Thought:An Instructional Cycle Evaluation of Design Design Assessment of outcomes Participation Facilitation 7