AECT 2012 Intersubjectivity in Online Discussion: Design, Facilitation, Evaluation

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AECT 2012 Intersubjectivity in Online Discussion: Design, Facilitation, Evaluation

  1. 1. 11/5/12   Intersubjectivity Online: Design, Facilitation, and Evaluation Vanessa Dennen Florida State University vdennen@fsu.edu slideshare.net/vanessadennen meme.coe.fsu.edu/vanessaOnline Discussion Cycle Design Facilitation Evaluation 1  
  2. 2. 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  
  3. 3. 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  
  4. 4. 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  
  5. 5. 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  
  6. 6. 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  
  7. 7. 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  

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