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Module 2 Community Building

  1. 1. Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College One of the most commonly heard phrases today is, “We’re all in this together.”From high-level leaders to local school board members to teen-agers offering service, this is the mantra of our time. This mantra makes visible what, until lately, has been invisible: community, the web of our interconnections, the safety net of caring that we extend to one another. (Wheatley 2009)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Online learning can be a lonely place! </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative activities can help alleviate feelings of isolation. </li></ul><ul><li>By learning together, students can extend and deepen their learning experience. </li></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College
  3. 3. <ul><li>Formulate a shared goal </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiate guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Post Introductions and Learning Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Forming Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Real Life Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College
  4. 4. <ul><li>VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.voicethread.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A tool for having conversations! </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College
  5. 5. <ul><li>Keep and Share </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.keepandshare.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep and Share is a group file sharing system. Accounts are password-controlled and secure enough to store sensitive information. </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College
  6. 6. <ul><li>Writeboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://writeboard.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whiteboard is free collaborative writing software. It can be used to write, edit, track changes, and rollback to previous versions. </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College
  7. 7. <ul><li>Twiddla </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.twidla.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twiddla works very well for online meetings or co-browsing. Groups can use it to mark-up and comment on web pages, images, and other content. </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College
  8. 8. <ul><li>Stixy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.stixy.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stixy works like an online bulletin board or whiteboard. It offers a work space where you can place content and collaborate with other people on the web. </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College
  9. 9. <ul><li>ReviewBasics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.reviewbasics.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This free online service is great for people who are collaborating and editing different types of content. ReviewBasics allows users to share, annotate, and markup everything from images and videos to documents. </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College
  10. 10. <ul><li>Palbee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.palbee.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Palbee is a free video conferencing tool with multiple capabilities. Users can conduct video meetings with other people or record a video presentation for later viewing. </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College
  11. 11. <ul><li>Edmondo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.edmodo.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edmodo is rather like a private Twitter. Students and teachers can use this free (and private) microblogging platform to communicate online. Edmodo also provides file sharing and file storage. </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College
  12. 12. <ul><li>SimplyBox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://simplybox.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SimplyBox allows users to capture specific images, text, and video and then organize their finding into an easy-to-share box. Conversations and comments can then be placed around the box and shared once more. </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College
  13. 13. <ul><li>Mikogo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:/www.mikogo.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This free desktop sharing software can be used for online meetings, web conferences, presentations, remote support, and other collaborative efforts. Mikogo is incredibly simple to use and download. </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College
  14. 14. <ul><li>Vyew </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://vyew.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vyew is a relatively new collaboration platform that can be used for webinars, online conferences, and real-time learning and instruction. No installation is required and all activity can be tracked and logged. </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College
  15. 15. <ul><ul><li>While there still may be no substitute for face to face interaction, the tools presented provide opportunities for collaboration and community building. Consider using them along with traditional blogs and wikis to build community in your own learning spaces. </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery George Williams College

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