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Engaging our Diverse Students Through Multiple Styles in the Online Environment   <ul><li>Lori Mestre </li></ul><ul><li>Un...
. Topics Covered   Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
When I learn:  I like to deal with my feelings. I like to think about ideas. I like to be doing things. I like to watch an...
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign <ul><li>Different Dimensions of Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Instruc...
<ul><li>Based on Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accommodating:  intuition,  people </li></ul></...
Kolb, D.A. (1984).  Experiential Learning: experience as the source of learning and development.  New Jersey: Prentice-Hal...
Honey, P. & Mumford, A. (1982)  Manual of Learning Styles  . London: P Honey. Asians-- Reflectors Latinos, white females, ...
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Good to assess students in order to facilitate collaborative proje...
<ul><li>Global Learners  –  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>random sequence  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make connections (culturally...
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Strategies That Will Benefit Multiple Learners in the Online Envir...
Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre  University o...
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Use Audio  and  Video
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Find other examples of multimedia to add
http://www.nipissingu.ca/faculty/univ1011/Modules/05_YouLearn/05_YouLearn.htm Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urban...
Camtasia/Captivate Tutorials  (video) with Audio and Call Outs
http:// www.library.uiuc.edu/diglit Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Provide Additional Multimedia ...
Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre  University o...
Mock Reference Interview Simulations in a Chat Room Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Simulated Reference Interview Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chats are archived and students can ...
Providing Examples From Real Life Experiences Scenarios From experiences– or create scenarios that have them answer “What ...
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre  University o...
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Use Polls to Stimulate Conversations
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Also good for feedback
http://surveymonkey.com Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Free polling sources
Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre  University o...
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Games appeal to various learning styles
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Use available quizzing features of your system.
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Include Feedback
Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre  University o...
Collaborative Creation-- WIKIS Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Students create the content—add to,...
Social Networking <ul><li>Opportunity to contribute, share, communicate and collaborate. </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging  -- Fli...
Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre  University o...
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Take advantage of the tools available Online Office Hours
<ul><li>Topics should be personally relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students to choose project topics (incorporates diver...
Peer Group Feedback Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May need to provide scaffolding for students t...
<ul><li>Timely </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive </li></ul>Instructors need to provide two types of ...
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bringing the Styles Together Forums Blogs Individual Space Collaborative Inquiry Space Peer Groups Wikis Formative  Expert...
<ul><li>Use a variety of teaching methods. </li></ul><ul><li>Design activities in multiple formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Deve...
Additional References Mentioned <ul><li>Kevin Downing and Tat Mei Chim, “Reflectors as Online Extraverts?” Educational Stu...
Lori Mestre  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Diverse Learners  Diverse Approaches
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  1. 1. Engaging our Diverse Students Through Multiple Styles in the Online Environment <ul><li>Lori Mestre </li></ul><ul><li>University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign </li></ul>WCET 19 th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA: E-Learning in Higher Education: Making Good on the Promises
  2. 2. . Topics Covered Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  3. 3. When I learn: I like to deal with my feelings. I like to think about ideas. I like to be doing things. I like to watch and listen. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  4. 4. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  5. 5. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign <ul><li>Different Dimensions of Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Information Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Social Interaction Tendencies </li></ul><ul><li>Influence of Personality </li></ul>Cultural Differences Can Influence Learning
  6. 6. <ul><li>Based on Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accommodating: intuition, people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Latinos, White females, African Americans, Native Americans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assimilating : logic, theory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Converging: practice, technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diverging : imaginative, group work </li></ul></ul>Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  7. 7. Kolb, D.A. (1984). Experiential Learning: experience as the source of learning and development. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall . Processor/Doer <ul><li>Processor/Reflector </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective/Theoretical </li></ul><ul><li>Doer/Theoretical </li></ul>
  8. 8. Honey, P. & Mumford, A. (1982) Manual of Learning Styles . London: P Honey. Asians-- Reflectors Latinos, white females, Native Americans, African Americans
  9. 9. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Good to assess students in order to facilitate collaborative projects
  10. 10. <ul><li>Global Learners – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>random sequence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make connections (culturally relevant) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>second languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Millenials (Digital Natives) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>multitasking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>visual learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interactivity and social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>personal interest </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Strategies That Will Benefit Multiple Learners in the Online Environment Suggestions for Shaping Online Instruction to Provide an Optimal Learning Environment
  12. 12. Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  13. 13. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Use Audio and Video
  14. 14. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Find other examples of multimedia to add
  15. 15. http://www.nipissingu.ca/faculty/univ1011/Modules/05_YouLearn/05_YouLearn.htm Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  16. 16. Camtasia/Captivate Tutorials (video) with Audio and Call Outs
  17. 17. http:// www.library.uiuc.edu/diglit Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Provide Additional Multimedia Options
  18. 18. Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  19. 19. Mock Reference Interview Simulations in a Chat Room Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  20. 20. Simulated Reference Interview Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chats are archived and students can go back and see all other chats
  21. 21. Providing Examples From Real Life Experiences Scenarios From experiences– or create scenarios that have them answer “What if….” “What would you do if….”
  22. 22. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  23. 23. Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  24. 24. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Use Polls to Stimulate Conversations
  25. 25. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Also good for feedback
  26. 26. http://surveymonkey.com Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Free polling sources
  27. 27. Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  28. 28. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Games appeal to various learning styles
  29. 29. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  30. 30. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Use available quizzing features of your system.
  31. 31. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Include Feedback
  32. 32. Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  33. 33. Collaborative Creation-- WIKIS Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Students create the content—add to, comment on, etc.
  34. 34. Social Networking <ul><li>Opportunity to contribute, share, communicate and collaborate. </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging -- Flickr, Odeo, YouTube, Google Video, Ourmedia , del.icio.us, Splashcast </li></ul><ul><li>Can begin work in a classroom and take it outside and then bring it back in again. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Scenarios/Simulations Discussion Forums/Debates Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Discussion Forums/Debates
  36. 36. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Take advantage of the tools available Online Office Hours
  37. 37. <ul><li>Topics should be personally relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students to choose project topics (incorporates diverse views into online courses) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep groups small </li></ul><ul><li>Groups should be focused on a task </li></ul><ul><li>Management and oversight of groups is critical </li></ul>Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  38. 38. Peer Group Feedback Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May need to provide scaffolding for students to know how to provide peer feedback
  39. 39. <ul><li>Timely </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive </li></ul>Instructors need to provide two types of feedback: information feedback and acknowledgment feedback. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  40. 40. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  41. 41. Bringing the Styles Together Forums Blogs Individual Space Collaborative Inquiry Space Peer Groups Wikis Formative Expertise Merged Spaces
  42. 42. <ul><li>Use a variety of teaching methods. </li></ul><ul><li>Design activities in multiple formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop resources that support students who require a more personalized, interactive learning environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible and creative. </li></ul>Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  43. 43. Additional References Mentioned <ul><li>Kevin Downing and Tat Mei Chim, “Reflectors as Online Extraverts?” Educational Studies 30, no. 3 (2004): 265–76. </li></ul><ul><li>Jean S. Moeller, “A Research Study to Discover Temperament Types, Communication Styles, and Learning Styles of Adult Learners in Nontraditional and Online Learning Environments,” paper presented at Honoring Our Roots and Branches . . . Our History and Future. Proceedings of the Annual Midwest Research to Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education , Madison, Wisc., 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>M. Rourke and Linda Lysynchuk, “The Influence of Learning Style on Achievement in Hypertext ” (New Orleans: The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association , ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 466 102, 2000). </li></ul><ul><li>Dolores V. Tanno, “When Education, Media, and Technology Converge, What Do Latino/A Students Gain?” Journal of Latinos and Education 2, no. 1 (2003): 42. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Diverse Learners Diverse Approaches

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