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Interactive Instruction

  1. 1. Interactive Instruction
  2. 2. Your Choice <ul><li>Life behind bars …. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Or… <ul><li>Teach an online course </li></ul>
  4. 4. Imagine This… <ul><li>Your department chair tells you that you will teach your first online class next semester </li></ul>
  5. 5. Your Reaction…. <ul><li>Beg your chair to reconsider </li></ul><ul><li>Try to bribe colleague to take the class instead </li></ul><ul><li>Keep hearing all the “horror” stories run through your head </li></ul>
  6. 6. Calm Down … <ul><li>You can do this … </li></ul><ul><li>Take a deep breath </li></ul><ul><li>Gather your wits </li></ul><ul><li>It is time to make a plan </li></ul>
  7. 7. Delivery Method <ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course cartridge with textbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you need training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campus Cruiser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you need training </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Other Instructors? <ul><li>Are you the only one who will teach the class </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate to ensure parity between the courses </li></ul>
  9. 9. Taught Class Before? <ul><li>Course materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check with other instructors </li></ul>
  10. 10. Interactive Instruction <ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Role playing </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
  11. 11. Brainstorming <ul><li>Brainstorming rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantity, not quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticism is not allowed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play off of other learner’s ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not censor ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid discussion at this point </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Brainstorming <ul><li>Get brainstorming into group projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual classrooms </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Role Playing <ul><li>Students take on another identity, either made-up or real </li></ul><ul><li>When ideas are generated by a “nameless” person, there is less embarrassment </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to view problems from unusual viewpoints </li></ul><ul><li>Post anonymously </li></ul><ul><li>“ Shy” learners contribute more </li></ul>
  14. 14. Cooperative Learning <ul><li>Asynchronous discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Group work </li></ul><ul><li>More communication between instructor and student and between students as well </li></ul><ul><li>Students develop social and team skills </li></ul>
  15. 15. Interviews <ul><li>Help students learn about each other </li></ul><ul><li>Show learners that they can be helpful resources for each other </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful in developing communication skills </li></ul>
  16. 16. Problem Solving <ul><li>Communicate, listen, brainstorm, evaluate options, identify good options, agree on solution </li></ul><ul><li>Give learners “real-world” problems to work </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive or collaborative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give problems to groups to work or individually and then share problems solving methods </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Discussion <ul><li>BlackBoard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion board threads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campus Cruiser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Message board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chats </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Summary <ul><li>You CAN teach online </li></ul><ul><li>Use a familiar method such as interactive instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is extremely important </li></ul><ul><li>ENJOY </li></ul>
  19. 19. References and Resources <ul><li>Roblyer, M. (2000). How Interactive are YOUR Distance Courses? A Rubric for Assessing Interaction in Distance Learning. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 3 (2). Retrieved March 1, 2005, from University of West Georgia Web site: </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation Tools (Retrieved February 25, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity & Innovation in Science & Technology (Retrieved February 27, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Saskatoon Public School Division Cooperative Learning (Retrieved February 26, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Saskatchewan Education Interactive Instruction (Retrieved February 26, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for Hutterian Educators (Retrieved February 26, 2005) </li></ul>