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Incorporating Web2 Tools

  1. 1. Incorporating Web 2.0 Tools in a DE Environment to Develop Critical Thinking Skills in African American Students<br />Cynthia Johnson, MS, BS, CHES<br />Online Program Director/Adjunct Instructor<br />Dept of Health Studies, Texas Woman’s University<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Conference 2010<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br />Stats<br />Advantages & disadvantages<br />Bloom’s Taxonomy <br />Higher level thinking skills in African American students<br />Open source web tools<br />Overcoming barriers to techology innovations<br />Questions??<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  3. 3. Stats<br />8.3 % African-American college students enrolled in an online course, compared to 8.6% White students<br />Estimated 175,000 African-American DE students (Distance Education Report, 2004)<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  4. 4. Advantages:<br />More affordable than living on campus??<br />Able to work full-time ??<br />Pursue education at their convenience??<br />Able to stay at home to take care of children??<br />Disadvantages:<br />DE course fees increases affordability<br />Full-time work schedule decreases graduation rate<br />Enrollment less than 12-15 hours credit load per semester delays graduation date<br />Difficulty staying at home to care for children<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  5. 5. Comparison of Bloom’s Taxonomy & Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy<br />Knowledge<br />Comprehension<br />Application<br />Analysis<br />Synthesis<br />Evaluation<br />Remembering<br />Understanding<br />Applying<br />Analyzing<br />Evaluating<br />Creating<br />Collaboration**<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  6. 6. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  7. 7. Why higher level thinking skills in African American students?<br />To be competitive in 21st Century world.<br />To be able to work well together with the global community.<br />To be able to effectivelycommunicate social injustices, racial and health disparities and issues to the key leaders.<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  8. 8. Evaluating<br />(featuring Discussion Boards participation, and Internet source validation)<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  9. 9. Discussion board participation<br />Commenting and replying to threaded discussion<br />Providing constructive criticism<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  10. 10. Validating Internet sources<br />Wealth of Internet information, but lack of data authentication<br />Correct URL links<br />Proper APA format<br />Evaluate data sources<br />Type of sources (.com, .org, .edu, .gov)<br />Professional journals, library databases<br />RefWorks (http://www.refworks.com/) <br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  11. 11. Creating<br />(featuring animoto.com and “photovoice”)<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  12. 12. Animoto.com<br />Free!<br />Create 30 seconds video clips<br />Images and music<br />Edit, produce and publish high quality video<br />Interacts with facebook, and flickr accounts<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  13. 13. Animoto.com [cont.]<br />Children of Africa<br />http://animoto.com/play/YyYQ9q6bkJ6OxHpOAEoP0g?utm_campaign=share_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_email<br />Senegal, Africa<br />http://animoto.com/play/kKKGcgT0I9g5V5KELL1AKA?utm_campaign=share_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_email<br />Breastfeeding Saves<br />http://animoto.com/play/Uvl1CavNid18AKqCgo8hlg?utm_campaign=share_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_email<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  14. 14. “Photovoice” Methodology<br />Developed by Dr. Carolyn Wang<br />Based on Paulo Freire’s theory<br />Used for community participatory needs assessment<br />Key concepts:<br />Photo <br />Voice<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  15. 15. Collaboration<br />(Featuring wiki collaboration)<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  16. 16. pbWiki <br />PbWorks.com http://pbworks.com/content/edu+overview<br />TWU HS 6443.50 Foundations of Health Science<br />http://www.screencast.com/users/LSandon/folders/Default/media/49c38350-c717-407e-9180-7cf2fa05a7a1<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  17. 17. Overcoming barriers to technology innovation<br />Effective Diffusion<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  18. 18. Diffusion of Innovation<br />Defined as:“ the process by which an innovation is communicated through certain channels over time among the members of a social system.”(Glanz, K., Rimer, B., & Lewis, F., 2002)<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  19. 19. Key factors to maximize appeal<br />Relative advantage<br />Compatibility<br />Complexity<br />Trialability<br />Observability<br />Impact on social relations<br />Time<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  20. 20. Communication Channels<br />Media <br />Software demonstrations from vendors<br />Videos of students’ example work<br />Interpersonal interaction<br />Networking <br />One-on-one “early adopters”<br />Decision makers<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  21. 21. Questions???<br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />
  22. 22. References<br />Crew, R. (2007). Only connect: the way to save our schools. New York, NY: Sarah Crichton Books<br />Church, A. (2009). Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. Retrieved on January 19, 2009 at http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom's+Digital+Taxonomy<br />In the news: Black students and distance education. (2004, August 1). Distance Education Report, pg.3. <br />Dynarski, S. (2005). Finishing college: the role of state policy in degree attainment. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan, 2005). Retrieved on February 20, 2010 at http://cee.lse.ac.uk/27-05-05-dyn.pdf<br />Glanz, K., Rimer, B., & Lewis, F. (2002). Health behavior and health education: theory, research, and practice. Diffusion of Innovations. (pp. 312-334). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.<br />McKeachie, W. & Svinicki, M. (2006). McKeachie’s teaching tips. strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co. <br />Ogbu, J. (1992). Understanding cultural diversity and learning. Educational Researcher, 5, pp. 5-24.<br />Pbwiki, Inc. (2010). PBWorks. Pbworks for your classroom and School District. Retrieved on March 1, 2010 at http://pbworks.com/content/edu+overview<br />Wang, C. & Burris, M. (1997). Photovoice: concept, methodology, and use for participatory needs assessment. Vol. 24: 369 DOI. 10.1177/109019819702400309.<br />Zvacek, S. (2001). Confessions of a Guerilla Technologist. Educause Quarterly, 2, pp. 40-45. <br />Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 37th Annual Confererence<br />

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