Instructional immediacy in the classroom fapsc presentation


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Instructional immediacy in the classroom fapsc presentation

  1. 1. Instructional Immediacy in theClassroom: Using Technology to Bridge the Gap between Faculty & Students Presenter: Patrick G. Ray; Program Associate Dean (Fortis Online)
  2. 2. Insert Super-Hilarious-Awesome Joke HereThe applause will come, Patrick…wait for it…wait for iiiiiiiiiiiiit!
  3. 3. Insert another Knee-Slappingly-Hilarious Joke HereEat your heart out, Gene Wilder! Milk’s coming out of their nose, and they’re not even drinking milk!
  4. 4. Knock Them Silly with the PUNCH-line Here!!!Do you need a tissue to capture all of those tears of laughter???
  5. 5. Where’s the Joke?STUDENT A STUDENT B
  6. 6. ?? ?STUDENT A’S FEEDBACK…Please note: you did not follow the instructions for this assignment.I have deducted points for this. Be more careful on futuresubmissions. Reread the instructions to see what you missed, & letme know if you have any questions.
  7. 7. =)STUDENT B’S FEEDBACK…Your analysis of the primary issue presented in this assignment wasexcellent, and covered all points noted in the rubric. I see that youapplied the analysis tool that I suggested to you last week. Greatwork, B! However, I did have to deduct 10 points for improperformatting, and another 10 points for spelling/grammatical errors.Please see the attached, annotated copy for more information.
  8. 8. What is Instructional Immediacy?• Albert Mehrabian (1971) – “Principle of immediacy“ – "people are drawn toward persons and things they like, evaluate highly, and prefer; and they avoid or move away from things they dislike, evaluate negatively, or do not prefer"• Joan Gorham (1988) – expanded to include verbal interaction that increased psychological closeness between teachers and students – Affective Learning = reaching the emotional & belief system aspects of those who facilitate & participate in it.• Examples: engaging in humor, asking questions, addressing students by name, encouragement of discussion and following up on student-initiated comments, encouraging student expression of opinions, and sharing of personal examples.
  9. 9. So…be nice?• Instructor lack of awareness• Instructor not applying immediate behaviors• Karla Jensen (1999) - faculty could successfully learn to use such after participating in an immediacy training program. Faculty participating in such training increased their use of verbal immediacy behaviors by 42 percent and, consequently, experienced a 59 percent increase in student participation in class compared to those in the control group
  10. 10. “Community of Inquiry”Rourke, Anderson, Garrison, and Archer (2001) – identify with thecommunity & develop relationships (social); facilitation for purpose ofrealizing personally meaningful outcomes (teaching); & extent learnersare able to construct & confirm meaning through sustained discourse(cognitive).
  11. 11. Chickering & Gamson’s Seven Principles of Good Practice1. Encourage contact between students and faculty: Frequent student- faculty contact both in and outside of class is an important factor in student motivation and involvement.2. Develop reciprocity and cooperation among students: Faculty should create and encourage opportunities for collaborative learning among students.3. Encourages active learning: Faculty should require students to apply their learning in oral and written forms.4. Give prompt feedback: Faculty should provide appropriate and prompt feedback on performance. Students need help assessing their current competence and performance, and need frequent opportunities to perform and receive suggestion for improvement. Such feedback should be an ongoing process in collegiate settings.
  12. 12. Seven Principles (cont.)5. Emphasize time on task: Faculty should create opportunities for students to practice good time management. This includes setting realistic time for students to complete assignments as well as using class time for learning opportunities.6. Communicate high expectations: Faculty should set and communicate high expectations for students. Such becomes a self- fulfilling prophecy for students and they often will rise to meet the challenge.7. Respect diverse talents and ways of learning: Faculty should create learning opportunities that appeal to the different ways students will process and attend to information. Varying presentation style and assignment requirement will allow students to showcase their unique talents and learn in ways that work for them.
  13. 13. Effects of Instructional Immediacy in Online Classrooms (Glenda Gunter; 2007)• Analyzed four relationships in online courses: 1. Teacher-Student 2. Student-Student 3. Student-Content 4. Student-Computer• Impetus – high dropout rates in online courses• Most cited reason for student dissatisfaction: lack of social presence (feeling of closeness & community), feelings of isolation, lack of interaction with instructor and other students.
  14. 14. Instructional Immediacy Online (Gunter; continued)• “online students depend more on validation from interaction from their professors because of the lack of face-to-face interaction”• “online interactions…synchronous or asynchronous, can increase a student’s self-efficacy…*which+ positively affects motivation because it improves a student’s belief in their ability to be successful”• Positive correlation between immediacy & “increased time on task, which also impacts cognitive outcomes”
  15. 15. What is ‘instructional immediacy’…not? GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE
  16. 16. EXHIBIT A:
  17. 17. EXHIBIT B:
  18. 18. EXHIBIT C:
  19. 19. EXHIBIT D:
  20. 20. Online-based Tools & ApplicationsProvide Multiple Means of Interaction• Presentations – audio/video• Video/Screencasting Tools• Chart/Diagram Creation Tools – static/dynamic• Whiteboards/Screensharing tools• Survey tools• Other dynamic resources impossible from print/physical resources
  21. 21. Presentation Tools• Author Stream* (share your powerpoint presentations online; d/l as video)• SlideShare* (another online powerpoint sharing tool)• Hello Slide* (automatically generates audio for your presentation based on slide text)• Slide Rocket* (online powerpoint style presentation tool; slick w/ lots of options)• Prezi (popular online zooming presentation tool; powerpoint + mindmap)• Ahead (online zooming presentations)
  22. 22. Video/Screencasting Tools• Jing (share annotated screengrabs/video from desktop; free version = 5 min max)• Screencast-O-Matic* (free online screen recorder; no app to install)• Screenr (no d/l to install; online screencasting tool)• SketchCast (online sketch sharing tool; w/ or w/o audio)• DragON Tape (mix tapes for Youtube; can string different videos together into one presentation)• Vimeo (online video sharing tool)• Seesmic (quick, easy video-sharing tool)
  23. 23. Visualizing Tools• Many Eyes http://www- (IBM; custom data visualizer)• Tagxedo (online word clouds)• Wordle* (another online word-cloud image generator)• Timetoast (create online, interactive timelines)• Dipity (free online, interactive timelines, incorporating images/video)
  24. 24. Audio-casting/sharing Tools• Ipadio (phone-cast live to the web)• AudioBoo* (audio-blogging site)• Capzles (combine photos, videos, audio into online story presentations)• Voice Thread (collaborative; multimedia slideshow)• Speaking Image (online interactive image annotation)• Blabberize (create “talking pictures”; free up to certain bandwidth usage)
  25. 25. Chart/Diagram Creation Tools •* (online, collaborative brain- storming) • Caccoo (real-time diagram sharing tool) • (create free diagrams online) • Chart Gizmo (create online charts that incorporate data dynamically; can import data from Excel) • Chartle (online, interactive charts)
  26. 26. Chart/Diagram Creation (cont.) • Gliffy (flowcharts; venn diagrams; floor plans; org charts) • Mindomo (available as Google app as well; online, interactive mindmaps) • Mindmeister (online mind-mapping tool) • Lovely Charts (slick online chart creation tool) • Flowchart (online; real-time; collaborative flow charts)
  27. 27. Creating a Sense of Community • SurveyMonkey (free survey tool; how am I doing?; what do you like?) • Toluna (create online poll; real-time results) • 43 Things (listing/sharing your life goals/priorities) • Book Glutton (create an online book club) • Free Rice (play trivia games & correct answers = rice donated to United Nations World Food Program) • Gwap (online games that improve effectiveness of search engines) • LetterPop (simple; easy to use newsletter generator)
  28. 28. Video/Photo-editing & Creation Tools • Flickr (online photo-sharing tool) • Aviary (online photo editing tool) • Slide Roll (online photo sharing/presentation tool; can upload to youtube) • Empressr (share photos, video, audio online; syncs with Photobucket) • Gickr* (create animated GIFs; can pull from your Flickr account) • Bit Strips (comic-strip creation tool; easy to use) • Dvolver (direct your own movie; share online – email to others)
  29. 29. Whiteboards/Screensharing Tools • (extremely simple, easy-to- use screensharing tool) • Twiddla (free; easy to use collaboration tool; whiteboard or review websites; no install) • Vyew (similar to DimDim, but presentation-based; can share desktop as well) • Oneeko (simple screen- sharing; no d/l)
  30. 30. Bookmark Sharing Tools• Delicious*• Diigo (like Delicious, but can also use sticky notes; annotate pages)• Speed Tile (visual-based organizing/sharing tool)• Digg (shared social bookmarking; more “diggs” = more visibility)
  31. 31. Video: Online Repositories• Youtube Education Channel• Teachertube (like youtube edu)• TED (Technology; Entertainment; Design – conference videos)• Academic Earth (online presentations from world’s top scholars)• MIT Open Courses• Art Babble (like youtube for artists)• CassioPeia Project (same for science)• Sixty Symbols (physics & astronomy videos)
  32. 32. Blogging Tools• Posterous Spaces* (easy-to-use; email updates)• Tumblr (another easy-to-use blogging tool)• Glogster (online poster “mash-up” tool; can use images, audio, video; edu version as well; FLASHY!)• Wallwisher (another online poster/corkboard tool; easy)
  33. 33. Math Instructional Tools• Khan Academy (online math lessons; video)• WolframAlpha (computational knowledge engine)• Wolfram MathWorld• Mathway (similar to WolframAlpha)• MathTV (math videos)• Tricki (wiki devoted to math)• Online Conversion (convert almost anything to anything else)
  34. 34. Online Publishing Tools• Blog Booker (turn your blogs into a pdf “book” complete with images)• Blurb (make & sell e-books, as well as physical books)• Issuu (free online digital publishing tool)• Storybird (create online short stories that others can share, read, or print)
  35. 35. Cloud-based Office Applications • Google Docs (Google Office Suite – word processor; presentation tool; spreadsheet tool) • Windows Live (create Word, Powerpoint, Excel, One-Note docs – browser-based; also – 25GB of online storage!) • Think Free (java-based online office suite tool – MS Office 2003) • Zoho (cloud-based office suite; lots of tools)
  36. 36. Thank you.Patrick G. Ray; Program Associate Dean twitter: carpefuturum Email: Phone: (866) 353-9919