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QM Standards 5 & 6: Interaction and Technology


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A look at aligning your objectives to interactions in your course and the technology you use to support learning.

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QM Standards 5 & 6: Interaction and Technology

  1. 1.  Use the Quality Matters rubric and Standards 5 and 6 to help guide your course development  Develop opportunities aligned with course objectives for students to engage in class – online or off  UseWebEx to promote both synchronous and asynchronous interaction in your classroom
  2. 2.  As with other standards, QM stresses alignment of interaction and technology tools to course objectives  Always keep objectives in mind and use them as guidance when developing activities or choosing technologies  Good objective verbs for promoting interaction:  Discuss  Present  Analyze  Solve  Design  Compare and Contrast  Critique  Argue
  3. 3.  Part of the ”interaction” requirements of Standard 5 refer to teacher-student interaction  Be sure to provide timely and specific feedback throughout the course  Some tips for better feedback:  Use PassNote:  Provide your expected response times (such as within 24-48 hours) in your syllabus  Set guidelines and expectations for netiquette for students AND for for yourself  Use formative assessment; try
  4. 4.  Group projects can sometimes become headaches for both students and instructors  While there are benefits, there are often challenges in coordination and getting students to truly collaborate
  5. 5.  Try activities that promote collaboration, but still result in an individual grade  Provide groups a chance to work during class time (or incentivize online participation)  Teach AND assess team process skills as part of the activity  Assign roles to each group member to create structure  For more: ign/instructionalstrategies/groupprojects/challe nges.html
  6. 6. In your requirements, ask students to provide feedback and hold each other accountable.Try the following prompt:  Everyone on your team is expected to contribute.The purpose of peer review is to provide effective feedback. Take time to conduct a peer review and submit a completed form for each of your team members.  Also, take a moment for a self-evaluation as well and submit the evaluations to your supervisor. Please be honest on the evaluations on yourself and your peers. Please post an evaluation for each team member, and one for yourself.
  7. 7.  In an online class, groupwork gets a little more complicated  Individual responsibilities and assessment is even more important  Considering offering both synchronous and asynchronous options for working together  Synchronous tools: WebEx, Google Hangouts, Skype, Facebook chat, phone/text  Asynchronous tools: Discussion boards, wikis,, email, Facebook groups
  8. 8.  WebEx is aWeb communication system that allows users to reach others online anytime in a live conference  What can it be used for?  Webinars  Classroom Lectures  Virtual Office Hours  Distance Learning  Professional Development  User Collaboration on content  AvailableWebEx app for iPhone/Android allows talk and text chat, reviewing of content, some file sharing
  9. 9.  All users with a Purdue account have access (even students)  Visit to log in  Webcam and microphone needed  Start a conference – four types:  Meeting: For interactive presentations of a general nature  Event: For scheduled online events and webinars  Training:To administer online tests or quizzes, and conduct lab sessions or virtual office hours  Support: For helping others work through technological issues by sharing screens
  10. 10.  Login toWebEx at  Click Meeting Center  Open your personal room –[yourusername]
  11. 11.  Go over basic etiquette with students, like not talking over one another or changing the slides  You can mute participant microphones and manage access on the fly  Have students use the chat feature for questions (in case they cannot use the microphone)  Practice good etiquette in the room:  Try not to speak over others  Communicate effectively  Respect network delays/lags
  12. 12.  You must be in the room first before others can enter  You can share the link to anyone – they don’t have to log in  Schedule a meeting and make the link available if you want students to meet on their own
  13. 13.  At this time,WebEx has no automatic or live transcription available – if transcription is needed, contact Disability Services  Share visuals that include both text and graphics to accommodate more students  Be mindful of both technological and processing delays and allow extra time for responses when you ask a question  Share handouts, notes, and transcriptions along with your recordings
  14. 14.  WebEx records through the Recorder button in the top right of your meeting window  Make sure to click the Red Record Button in the lower right to start recording!
  15. 15.  All published recordings go to the Kaltura MediaSpace:  You may log in at the MediaSpace website to access links to all recordings  You may also access recordings in BlackBoard through the Build Content -> Kaltura command  There is a lag time between recording and accessing the finished recorded link, which can be several hours depending on length
  16. 16.  Google Hangout is a free alternative to Adobe Connect if your students need a meeting room or a tool for collaboration   Available on:  Windows  Mac  Tablets (iOS & Android)  Mobile Devices (iOS & Android)
  17. 17.  Facebook can be a great way to get people together  Can be used synchronously or asynchronously  You can create groups or encourage students to create them on their own  Creates a more informal, fun space for discussion
  18. 18.  Classic, simple threaded discussion forum  Perfect for asynchronous debate, brainstorming, and peer review  Create threads (messages) then reply to start conversation  Forums can be graded by points or rubrics  Subscribe to forums to receive message notifications in email
  19. 19.  BlackBoard has some basic group tools including self- signup, group discussions, and group assignments  GroupTools can be a little difficult for students to understand at first, but can be useful  See m/en- us/Learn/9.1_2014_04/Instr uctor/080_Collaboration/0 50_Course_Groups
  20. 20.      FlockDraw   More at http://www.creativeblo collaboration-tools- 912855
  21. 21.  Kahoot  GoFormative  Socrative  EdPuzzle  Padlet  Todaysmeet  Smore  Canva  Piktochart
  22. 22.  WebEx:  Kaltura MediaSpace:  WebEx help at PNC: /webex/  WebEx support online: started.html  Dropbox  Set up a Dropbox account:
  23. 23. Reach us at:   for all workshop notes, links, and training needs