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Welcome to Break Out the Breakout Rooms
• For those of you with laptops:
– Please make us aware if you have a laptop, to r...
Jodie Maxfield and Terrie Paterson
Technologically supported by Stephen Coventry
Break out the Breakout Rooms
Business Online at JCU
• Undergraduate Business Degree, IT Degree & Postgraduate MBA and the Business Online
Support Team ...
Business Online - History
• 2013 – program commences
• 2016
4
Deliberate Instructional Design
5
Deliberate Instructional Design
6
Pedagogical shift in class format
7
Is anybody out there?
8
Collaborate Tutorials / Discussions
• Patterns of communication engagement and some anonymous whiteboard comment
activity
...
Break out the Breakout Rooms
10
Strategising Engagement
• 3 examples of different uses or forms of collaboration and engagement using Break Out
Rooms
– 1s...
Unstructured /Informal
• 2 categories:
– unstructured/informal
– structured/formal collaboration/engagement/ use of Break ...
Unstructured /Informal
• 3rd Year WIL Subject
– Used informally to allow students to collaborate outside of class time.
– ...
Structured / Formal Breakout Room Strategy
• (1st year) Accounting for Decision Making – Group Assignment
• Historically e...
• Use of microphones in Break Out rooms
• Increased use of informal meeting rooms
15
Structured / Formal Breakout Room Str...
Structured / Formal Breakout Room Strategy
• (2nd Year) Managing People – Group IF-AT Quiz
• Face-to-face scratch cards
• ...
IF-AT Activity
• Laptop users:
1. Click on the ‘JCU Breaking Out at BB 2016’ to enter the Collaborate Session.
2. Enter yo...
Cooperative Learning Strategies
• Challenge = transfer cooperative learning strategies into a collaborative online learnin...
Break Out the Breakout Rooms
19
• Jodie Maxfield – Lecturer in Accounting
• Terrie Paterson – Online Learning Developer
• ...
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Breakout the Breakout Rooms: Increasing Online Student Engagement and Collaboration - Terri Paterson, Jodie Maxfield - James Cook University

The College of Business, Law and Governance at James Cook University has been employing the flexibility of Blackboard Collaborate Breakout Room facility in a variety of ways and contexts to enhance student learning. This session will illustrate three different approaches to the use of breakout rooms to engage student communication and collaboration relevant to group assessment across a 3-year undergraduate degree. The presenters will discuss the purpose, supports and benefits of using breakout rooms to develop the online students’ self-efficacy in using this form of digital communication.

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Breakout the Breakout Rooms: Increasing Online Student Engagement and Collaboration - Terri Paterson, Jodie Maxfield - James Cook University

  1. 1. Welcome to Break Out the Breakout Rooms • For those of you with laptops: – Please make us aware if you have a laptop, to receive relevant instructions. • For those with mobile devices: – Download BB Collaborate App 1
  2. 2. Jodie Maxfield and Terrie Paterson Technologically supported by Stephen Coventry Break out the Breakout Rooms
  3. 3. Business Online at JCU • Undergraduate Business Degree, IT Degree & Postgraduate MBA and the Business Online Support Team  3
  4. 4. Business Online - History • 2013 – program commences • 2016 4
  5. 5. Deliberate Instructional Design 5
  6. 6. Deliberate Instructional Design 6
  7. 7. Pedagogical shift in class format 7
  8. 8. Is anybody out there? 8
  9. 9. Collaborate Tutorials / Discussions • Patterns of communication engagement and some anonymous whiteboard comment activity • Needs to be engaging interactive participatory activities • Small group interaction 9 Communication via chat and whiteboard
  10. 10. Break out the Breakout Rooms 10
  11. 11. Strategising Engagement • 3 examples of different uses or forms of collaboration and engagement using Break Out Rooms – 1st year Accounting subject – 2nd year HR subject – 3rd year Work Integrated Learning subject • 2 categories – unstructured/informal – structured/formal collaboration/engagement/ use of Break Out Rooms 11
  12. 12. Unstructured /Informal • 2 categories: – unstructured/informal – structured/formal collaboration/engagement/ use of Break Out Rooms 12
  13. 13. Unstructured /Informal • 3rd Year WIL Subject – Used informally to allow students to collaborate outside of class time. – Instructions provided to enable students to create and access BreakOut Rooms 13
  14. 14. Structured / Formal Breakout Room Strategy • (1st year) Accounting for Decision Making – Group Assignment • Historically engagement limited to tools available BlackBoard Group facility • No opportunity for live, synchronous collaboration between group members • Restructure / redesign assignment to cater for online groups and to foster collaboration – Compulsory online sessions – BO Online Student Orientation – Supported Break Out Room – Mastery of Break Out Rooms – staff and students – Milestone tasks – engagement confirmation – Instructions for JIT reference 14
  15. 15. • Use of microphones in Break Out rooms • Increased use of informal meeting rooms 15 Structured / Formal Breakout Room Strategy
  16. 16. Structured / Formal Breakout Room Strategy • (2nd Year) Managing People – Group IF-AT Quiz • Face-to-face scratch cards • IF-AT Design transferred to an online environment • Only one person has input permissions to provide the consensus group answer in the Breakout room • Overcoming geographical separation and fostering collaboration • The online IF-AT product talks to the Blackboard Grade Centre and control over release of grades is standard 16
  17. 17. IF-AT Activity • Laptop users: 1. Click on the ‘JCU Breaking Out at BB 2016’ to enter the Collaborate Session. 2. Enter your Breakout Room. 3. Minimise this window once you are in the Collaborate Session. 4. Click on ‘Quiz IFAT BB2016’ link. 5. Bring up the Collaborate Session window, click on the Applicaton sharing icon, click ‘OK’ 6. Then select ‘share desktop’, click on ‘Share’. The IF-AT Quiz will now be on the screen, click ‘OK’ to share with team members. • Mobile device users: 1. Enter Collaborate Session from handout instructions and wait to be moved to a Breakout room. 17
  18. 18. Cooperative Learning Strategies • Challenge = transfer cooperative learning strategies into a collaborative online learning environment using Breakout Rooms 18 http://www.theworldcafe.com/ https://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/1 09600/Jigsaw-learning-activity.pdf
  19. 19. Break Out the Breakout Rooms 19 • Jodie Maxfield – Lecturer in Accounting • Terrie Paterson – Online Learning Developer • Stephen Coventry – Flexible Learning Technical Officer College of Business, Law and Governance James Cook University

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