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  • Welcome to the 6th E-Teaching for E-Learning Seminar. On Thursday, March 19, we will have a lecture on designing discussion activities, a hands-on PowerPoint design exercise and practice in Wimba Live Classroom, and demonstration of a Homework assignment in Moodle.
  • Ektf Seminar6 Notes

    1. 1. 6
    2. 2. Online Teaching for Learning Classroom & Online Discussion Design Seminar #6 Dr. Jane Zahner, Visiting Professor Eszterh á zy K á roly F ö iskola, Eger, Hungary Valdosta State University, Georgia, USA
    3. 3. Why Classroom Discussions? <ul><li>Check comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Correct errors </li></ul><ul><li>Extend understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Add perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Foster interaction </li></ul>
    4. 4. Problems: Classroom Discussions? <ul><li>Lack of preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Incorrect information </li></ul><ul><li>Unformed opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal participation </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty to assess / grade </li></ul>
    5. 5. Problems: Classroom Discussions? <ul><li>Lack of preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Incorrect information </li></ul><ul><li>Unformed opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal participation </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty to assess / grade </li></ul>
    6. 6. Online Discussions solve problems? <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare for F2F discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend F2F discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Substitute for F2F discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All same place - same time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All same place - different times </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Asynchronous vs. Synchronous <ul><li>Not at same time </li></ul><ul><li>In writing </li></ul><ul><li>Spellcheck/grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible time </li></ul><ul><li>Size can vary (<20) </li></ul><ul><li>Formal strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Easy documentation </li></ul><ul><li>At same time </li></ul><ul><li>Writing or speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Natural / informal </li></ul><ul><li>Limit size (6-8) </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies possible </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation, but awkward </li></ul>Blend possible
    8. 8. Asynchronous vs. Synchronous <ul><li>Not at same time </li></ul><ul><li>In writing </li></ul><ul><li>Spellcheck/grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible time </li></ul><ul><li>Size can vary (<20) </li></ul><ul><li>Formal strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Easy documentation </li></ul><ul><li>At same time </li></ul><ul><li>Writing or speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Natural / informal </li></ul><ul><li>Limit size (6-8) </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies possible </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation, but awkward </li></ul>Blend possible
    9. 9. Problems: Classroom Discussions <ul><li>Lack of preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Incorrect information </li></ul><ul><li>Unformed opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal participation </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty to assess / grade </li></ul>Can help; gives time & access to resources
    10. 10. Resource Access in Online Discussions <ul><ul><li>Students know specific questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students use-- </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assigned resources </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Found resources </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Problems: Classroom Discussion <ul><li>Lack of preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Incorrect information </li></ul><ul><li>Unformed opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal participation </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty to assess / grade </li></ul>May help
    12. 12. Differentiation of experience in Online Discussions <ul><ul><ul><li>Apply concepts to multiple real life examples </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quiet students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loud students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skilled / not skilled writers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thoughtful students/ instructors </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Problems: Classroom Discussions? <ul><li>Lack of preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Incorrect information </li></ul><ul><li>Unformed opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal participation </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty to assess / grade </li></ul>
    14. 14. Assessment & Grading in Online Discussions <ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Documents discussion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows individual feedback/correction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows group feedback/correction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formative evaluation for course / activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Both </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Neither </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Beyond Online Discussions? <ul><li>Project Springboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PBL (problem-based learning) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio artifacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Referenced </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Persuasive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opinion </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. The instructor is in charge Discussions must be DESIGNED!

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