Synchronous Learning Anne McKinney WISE+ Introduction to Online Pedagogy Workshop
Why Synchronous Learning? <ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same-time requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mul...
How you can use a live session in your course <ul><li>Lecture + Q&A  </li></ul><ul><li>References course: demonstrate sear...
Getting it Ready <ul><li>Prepare slides, links, etc. in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Make the most of your class’s synchronou...
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Synchronous Learning

  1. 1. Synchronous Learning Anne McKinney WISE+ Introduction to Online Pedagogy Workshop
  2. 2. Why Synchronous Learning? <ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same-time requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-tasking for instructors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time interaction offers spontaneity, more like f2f classrooms than podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&A sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring in guest lecturers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students generally feel like part of a community, less isolated </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How you can use a live session in your course <ul><li>Lecture + Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>References course: demonstrate searching in real-time </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling course: student performance </li></ul><ul><li>Small groups: split students into separate meeting rooms for timed small group discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-record create screen captures with Camtasia, then talk them through the process as they watch step-by-step </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast lectures, use live time for everything else </li></ul>
  4. 4. Getting it Ready <ul><li>Prepare slides, links, etc. in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Make the most of your class’s synchronous time together </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-session activity: what do you want your students to do before you meet? </li></ul><ul><li>Post-session activity: you can give them some assignment to do after the session is over </li></ul>

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