INTERACTIVE ONLINE TECHNOLOGY TOOLS to Enhance Learning for English Composition Students
WHO IS YOUR PRESENTER? <ul><li>TIFFANY SMITH </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Development...
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER… <ul><li>Can a virtual classroom offer these? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>communication </li></ul></ul><ul...
…  YES! <ul><li>Blackboard enables students to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>share their ideas openly/freely </li></ul></ul><ul><...
HOW… TECHNOLOGY TOOLS! <ul><li>Online Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>M...
ONLINE DISCUSSIONS <ul><li>Develop ideas on course concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with peers to gain deeper understan...
ONLINE DISCUSSION
WIKI SITES <ul><li>Share & collaborate ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki pages to showcase pre-writing information, topic i...
WIKI SITES
WIKI SITES
BLOGS <ul><li>Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange informed ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice paragraph develo...
BLOGS
MAIL <ul><li>Compartmentalize student messages </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce meta-cognition assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Se...
MAIL
ELLUMINATE <ul><li>Hold Virtual Office Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct live Q...
ELLUMINATE
STUDENT FEEDBACK <ul><li>6 semesters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meta-cognition Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I actuall...
STUDENT FEEDBACK <ul><li>1 semester: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey Monkey-Technology Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>9...
RESEARCH <ul><li>Krentler, Kathleen A. & Laura A. Willis-Flurry.  “Does Technology Enhance Actual Student Learning? The Ca...
RESEARCH <ul><li>Brookfield, Stephen D. & Stephen Preskill. “ Discussion As A Way Of Teaching Tools and Techniques For Dem...
QUESTIONS <ul><li>TIFFANY SMITH </li></ul><ul><li>Email:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Email:  [email_address] </li><...
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Interactive Online Technology Tools to Enhance Learning for English Composition Students

  1. 1. INTERACTIVE ONLINE TECHNOLOGY TOOLS to Enhance Learning for English Composition Students
  2. 2. WHO IS YOUR PRESENTER? <ul><li>TIFFANY SMITH </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Development Coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Webster University </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online English Composition Instructor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>St. Louis Community College-Wildwood </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER… <ul><li>Can a virtual classroom offer these? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encouragement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>an interactive learning environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can technology tools engage students? </li></ul><ul><li>Can Instructors increase student learning in an online course? </li></ul>
  4. 4. … YES! <ul><li>Blackboard enables students to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>share their ideas openly/freely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interact with peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborate ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>participate in group activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>improve writing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gain insightful feedback from Instructor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LEARN! </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. HOW… TECHNOLOGY TOOLS! <ul><li>Online Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Mail </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate </li></ul>
  6. 6. ONLINE DISCUSSIONS <ul><li>Develop ideas on course concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with peers to gain deeper understandings </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce writing concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Practice paragraph development </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance reading comprehension skills </li></ul>
  7. 7. ONLINE DISCUSSION
  8. 8. WIKI SITES <ul><li>Share & collaborate ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki pages to showcase pre-writing information, topic information, etc. on a paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki sites for group paper projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share helpful web links & summaries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki pages to showcase helpful course concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>paragraph development, introductions, closings, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Publish drafts and final essays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki pages to showcase individual student’s work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publish & share research material </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki sites to showcase research project material </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. WIKI SITES
  10. 10. WIKI SITES
  11. 11. BLOGS <ul><li>Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange informed ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice paragraph development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examine writing over time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reinforce writing concepts </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. BLOGS
  13. 13. MAIL <ul><li>Compartmentalize student messages </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce meta-cognition assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Send and Receive feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Share important course information </li></ul>
  14. 14. MAIL
  15. 15. ELLUMINATE <ul><li>Hold Virtual Office Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct live Q&A sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Offer course feedback & clarification </li></ul>
  16. 16. ELLUMINATE
  17. 17. STUDENT FEEDBACK <ul><li>6 semesters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meta-cognition Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I actually had more contact with you online than with some Instructors I see 2/3 times a week.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Excellent Instructor! She pushed me to work very hard but I learned a lot.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I feel… even if my grades not what I truly wanted… in the end…I have grown… learned… Thank you.” </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. STUDENT FEEDBACK <ul><li>1 semester: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey Monkey-Technology Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>95% favored Virtual Office Hours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>87% favored Blog assignments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>83% favored Instructor online help/input </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>80% favored Online Discussions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey Monkey-Course/Writing assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100% - course helped with critical reading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>96% - course gave writing skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>96% - course helped expand paragraph writing skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>95% - course helped learn to synthesize ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>95% - comfortable writing Argument Paper </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. RESEARCH <ul><li>Krentler, Kathleen A. & Laura A. Willis-Flurry. “Does Technology Enhance Actual Student Learning? The Case of Online Discussion Boards.” Journal of Education for Business (July/August 2005): 316-321. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 16 Apr. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Goldscheider, Eric. “Blackboard: New Uses For Technology; In Class, Gadgets for Interacting, and No One Need Nod Off.” The New York Times (2000): 1-2. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 2 May 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Rosenfeld, Barbara & Manual Martinez-Pons. “Promoting Classroom Technology Use.” The Quarterly Review of Distance Education 6.2 (2005): 145-153. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 29 Apr. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Pedro, Francesc . “Comparing Traditional and ICT-Enriched University Teaching Methods: Evidence from Two Empirical Students.” Higher Education in Europe 30.3-4 (2005): 399-411. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 6 June 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Gallini, Joan K. & Daniel Barron. “Participants’ Perceptions of Web-Infused Environments: A Survey of Teaching Beliefs, Learning Approaches, and Communication.” Journal of Research on Technology in Education 34.2 (2001-2002): 139-156. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 6 May 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Edwards, Janet . “At the Center of it all.” Maryville 10 (2009): 11-17. Maryville Conference Handout, St. Louis, MO. 2 Oct. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Yang, Catherine. “Big Program On Campus.” Business Week 3900 (2004); 96-98. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 6 July 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Anstendig, Linda & Eugene Richie . “Guide to Writing and Technology across the Curriculum: A Resource for Professors and Student Assistants.” 2003. Pace University Online. 13 Oct. 2009. <http://webpage.pace.edu/erichie/wacguide/>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Caverly, David. C. & Lucy MacDonald. “Techtalk: Technology for Developmental Writing.” Journal of Development Education 22.1 (1998): 0894-3907. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 02 Aug. 2006. </li></ul>
  20. 20. RESEARCH <ul><li>Brookfield, Stephen D. & Stephen Preskill. “ Discussion As A Way Of Teaching Tools and Techniques For Democratic Classrooms .” San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Krentler, Kathleen A. & Laura A. Willis-Flurry . “Does Technology Enhance Actual Student Learning? The Case of Online Discussion Boards.” Journal of Education for Business (July/August 2005): 316-321. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 16 Apr. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Goddard, Mark . “What Do We Do with These Computers? Reflections on Technology in the Classroom.” Journal of Research on Technology in Education 35.1 (2002): 19-26. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 2 May 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Caswell, Thomas C . “The Threaded Discussion Forum: A Case Study in Technology Integration.” Clearing House 75.1 (2001): 26-29. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 2 May 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Goldscheider, Eric . “Blackboard: New Uses For Technology; In Class, Gadgets for Interacting, and No One Need Nod Off.” The New York Times (2000): 1-2. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 2 May 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Fitch, James L . “Student Feedback in the College Classroom: A Technology Solution.” ETR&D 52.1 (2004): 71-81. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Webster University., St. Louis, MO. 16 Apr. 2009. </li></ul>
  21. 21. QUESTIONS <ul><li>TIFFANY SMITH </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ WritE_RighT_NOW </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ educatortiffanysmith </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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