“We participate, therefore we are.”
Social Learning Our understanding of content is socially constructed Through conversations and interactions Focus is mo...
Interaction Encourage interaction beyond “my group” The more people we interact with the broader our understanding Use ...
 Show enthusiasm for topic and getting involved Facilitate and moderate conversations Keep conversation flowing Clarif...
 Encourage relationships among students Initiate contact and link comments Encourage “quiet” students participate Enco...
Content Provide multiple resources in multiple formats Keep the content short and focused This is a visual format, take...
 Online environment as an extension of a student-centered learning environment Student-led discussions allow students fo...
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Quality online learning environments

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Quality online learning environments

  1. 1. “We participate, therefore we are.”
  2. 2. Social Learning Our understanding of content is socially constructed Through conversations and interactions Focus is more on how we learn rather than what we learn Students are: More engaged Better prepared for class
  3. 3. Interaction Encourage interaction beyond “my group” The more people we interact with the broader our understanding Use multiple forms of interaction Stay focused Provide space for off-topicdiscussions Teacher sets the stage and actsa the leader
  4. 4.  Show enthusiasm for topic and getting involved Facilitate and moderate conversations Keep conversation flowing Clarify issues and problems Resolve any conflicts Link users to the content Establish trust among students Reliability, respect, and encouragementFacilitator
  5. 5.  Encourage relationships among students Initiate contact and link comments Encourage “quiet” students participate Encourage backchannels and one-on-one communication forencouragement, advisement, and caution Group work is very important When one learns, we all learn.Facilitator
  6. 6. Content Provide multiple resources in multiple formats Keep the content short and focused This is a visual format, take advantage
  7. 7.  Online environment as an extension of a student-centered learning environment Student-led discussions allow students for more deeplyconsider their learning Student-generated content provides student ownershipof their learningIncreased Student Responsibility

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