GPACW 2013 - Virtual Cocktail Party: Can Online Education Teach Social Skills?

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Presented at the 2013 Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing, hosted by University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

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GPACW 2013 - Virtual Cocktail Party: Can Online Education Teach Social Skills?

  1. 1. VIRTUAL COCKTAIL PARTY CAN ONLINE EDUCATION TEACH SOCIAL SKILLS Jason  Tham  |  St.  Cloud  State  University   Great  Plains  Alliance  for  Computers  and  Wri<ng  2013  
  2. 2. A MOOC BY GEORGIA TECH
  3. 3. A CONFESSION hCp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMnbCG8wfrQ    
  4. 4. xMOOCs VS. cMOOCs
  5. 5. SOCIAL NORMING
  6. 6. “WHAT MOOCs CANNOT TEACH”
  7. 7. A  college  educa+on  bestows  not  just  cogni+ve   skills  –  mathema+cal,  historical,  and  scien+fic   knowledge  –  but  prac+cal  skills  –  social,   emo+onal,  and  behavioral  competencies.   Tenacious,  confident,  and  socially  competent   employees  have  an  edge  over  equally  cogni+vely   talented  employees  who  lack  those  prac+cal  skills.   What  students  cannot  learn  online  are  precisely   those  skills.     “WHAT MOOCs CANNOT TEACH”
  8. 8. “WHAT MOOCs CANNOT TEACH”
  9. 9. “WHAT MOOCs CANNOT TEACH”
  10. 10. COUNTER-ARGUMENTS
  11. 11. COUNTER-ARGUMENTS
  12. 12. COUNTER-ARGUMENTS
  13. 13. COUNTER-ARGUMENTS
  14. 14. Social  spaces  are  where  cultures   meet,  clash,  and  grapple  with  each   other,  oBen  in  contexts  of  highly   asymmetrical  rela+ons  of  power…   (PraH,  34)   ELECTRONIC CONTACT ZONES
  15. 15. IMPLICATIONS
  16. 16. STRATEGIES
  17. 17. CONCLUSION
  18. 18. 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  9.  10.  11.  12.  13.  14.  15.  16.  THANK YOU hCp://top.freewallpaper-­‐s.net/rwx/blue_background.JPG   hCp://blog.ecollegefinder.org/wp-­‐content/uploads/2013/04/122584470.jpg     Coursera.org   hCp://moocnewsandreviews.com/wp-­‐content/uploads/2013/04/ ar<ficial_intelligence_header.jpeg   hCp://www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/7.9406.1363108542!/image/ MOOCs.jpg_gen/deriva<ves/landscape_630/MOOCs.jpg   hCp://stemcollege.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/apple-­‐lecture-­‐hall.jpg   hCp://i.huffpost.com/gen/1275399/thumbs/o-­‐COLLEGE-­‐CLASSROOM-­‐ DIVERSE-­‐facebook.jpg   hCp://ced.berkeley.edu/images/uploads/content/ ced_diversity_schmitz_8383.jpg   hCp://www.mbaschoolauthority.com/wp-­‐content/uploads/2013/03/College-­‐ Classroom1.jpg   hCp://i.huffpost.com/gen/1281675/thumbs/o-­‐MOOCS-­‐facebook.jpg   hCp://www.koreaicmes.com/images/frustrated%20student.jpg   hCp://blog.tutor.com/wp-­‐content/uploads/2012/05/CellPhone.jpg   hCp://blogs.pugetsound.edu/studyingabroad/files/2013/07/IMG_5391.jpg     hCp://www.evolllu<on.com/wp-­‐content/uploads/2013/03/Teacher-­‐with-­‐ technology-­‐39422273-­‐%C2%A9-­‐goodluz.jpg   hCp://www.law.temple.edu/PublishingImages/student%20candid %20library.JPG   hCp://gigaompaidcontent.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/ shuCerstock_96939038.jpg   Jason  Tham  |  St.  Cloud  State  University   Great  Plains  Alliance  for  Computers  and  Wri<ng  2013  

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