Hearing A Chorus of Nods Wegmann SITE 2011

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This is a presentation from the SITE 2011 conference in Nashville, TN on March 8, 2011.

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  • Hearing A Chorus of Nods Wegmann SITE 2011

    1. 1. Hearing a Chorus of Nods: A Connected Stance in Online Asynchronous Communication Dr. Susan Wegmann University of Central Florida [email_address] SITE, 2011 March 8, 2011 Room: 11 2:45 PM-3:45 PM
    2. 2. Susan is. . .
    3. 3. We were. . .
    4. 4. <ul><li>Characteristics of Good Students? </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Characteristics of Good Instructors? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Connected Stance <ul><li>Moves </li></ul><ul><li>1. Introducing a new topic </li></ul><ul><li>2. Sharing opinion/ 3. Sharing beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>4. Connecting to other readings </li></ul><ul><li>5. Connecting to their own experiences </li></ul><ul><li>6. Connecting to their own classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>7. Connecting to their own thinking </li></ul><ul><li>(reflecting) </li></ul><ul><li>8. Building rapport </li></ul><ul><li>9. Suggesting a new organizational theme </li></ul><ul><li>10. Revealing their own struggles </li></ul><ul><li>11. Responding to another peer’s question </li></ul><ul><li>12. Giving information </li></ul><ul><li>13. Giving advice </li></ul><ul><li>14. Connecting to a previous thought </li></ul><ul><li>15. Questioning (or wondering) </li></ul><ul><li>16. Giving an example </li></ul><ul><li>17. Sharing “Grand idea” (sweeping </li></ul><ul><li>generalization) </li></ul><ul><li>18. Challenging a peer </li></ul><ul><li>19. Connecting to course content </li></ul><ul><li>20. Using humor  </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>When students think deeply and engage fully with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>their reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>their peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>their teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And show deep, engaged, challenging interactions, we called this a connected stance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Presence is enacted. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Disconnected Stance <ul><li>“ I have read your introduction and I am so pleased to be in this learning community with you. My God bless your future endeavors” </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>153 word initial posting </li></ul><ul><li>“ Good job” </li></ul><ul><li>75 word initial posting </li></ul><ul><li>“ Keep up the good work” </li></ul><ul><li>210 word initial posting </li></ul><ul><li>“ I like what you said” </li></ul><ul><li>64 word posting </li></ul><ul><li>“ I agree with everything you said.” </li></ul>
    10. 10. In answer. . . <ul><li>Structuring discussion boards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experimental </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3R - Respond, react, reply </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Rubric </li></ul><ul><li>End with a question </li></ul>
    11. 11. Data Sources <ul><ul><li>Discussion board entries, 2 universities, 2 graduate level reading courses, 32 students total </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End of term survey (addressing each of the four types of interaction) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal interviews with students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student evaluations </li></ul></ul>
    12. 14. Online Discussers <ul><li>Who is the stronger student? Why? </li></ul>
    13. 15. Making Expectations Explicit. . . <ul><li>Rubric </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>E-mails/phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Reminders within assignments </li></ul>
    14. 16. Discussion Rubric
    15. 19. Rubric Changes
    16. 20. Instructor Characteristics
    17. 21. Conclusions:   Characteristics of Successful Online Communication
    18. 22. Future Plans
    19. 23. Hearing a Chorus of Nods: A Connected Stance in Online Asynchronous Communication Dr. Susan Wegmann University of Central Florida [email_address] SITE, 2011 March 8, 2011 Room: 11 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

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