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NWeLearn 2013 - thinking differently about threaded discussions

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NWeLearn 2013 - thinking differently about threaded discussions

  1. 1. © 2012 Boise State University 1 Thinking Differently AboutThinking Differently About Threaded DiscussionsThreaded Discussions Patrick R. Lowenthal www.patricklowenthal.com patricklowenthal@boisestate.edu @plowenthal
  2. 2. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 2 A Bit about Me slides @ Assistant Professor @ Boise State
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  4. 4. Finish this Sentence Online discussions are… TeachersTeachers Non-traditionalNon-traditional StudentsStudentsStudentsStudents
  5. 5. Finish this Sentence Online discussions are… TeachersTeachers Non-traditionalNon-traditional StudentsStudentsStudentsStudents
  6. 6. Finish this Sentence Online discussions are… TeachersTeachers Non-traditionalNon-traditional StudentsStudentsStudentsStudents
  7. 7. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 7 Typically… 1-2 Discussions Every Week1-2 Discussions Every Week Large (entire class) DiscussionsLarge (entire class) Discussions (Most) Discussions are based on Textbooks(Most) Discussions are based on Textbooks Post 1 original post; reply to 2-3 peersPost 1 original post; reply to 2-3 peers
  8. 8. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 8 My Struggles
  9. 9. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 9 My Struggles Why do we have online discussions? ??
  10. 10. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 10 My Struggles Why asynchronous? Why every week? Why grade them? ??
  11. 11. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 11 Search of Balance
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  13. 13. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 13 Let’s Brainstorm
  14. 14. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 14 …using Google Docs 1st1st Get in small groups 2nd2nd Open Google Doc http://tinyurl.com/nwelearn2013-discussions 3rd3rd Share best practices
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  16. 16. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 16 Top 10 Themes 1. Offer students choice 2. Prior experience matters 3. Class size influences what works 4. Require students to take part 5. Mix in synchronous sessions 6. Set expectations / provide clear guidelines 7. Strategies and discussion questions matter 8. Provide timely (and multiple types) of feedback 9. Instructor plays a key role 10.Students can feel isolated
  17. 17. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 17 Top 10 Themes 1. Offer students choice 2. Prior experience matters 3. Class size influences what works 4. Require students to take part 5. Mix in synchronous sessions 6. Set expectations / provide clear guidelines 7. Strategies and discussion questions matter 8. Provide timely (and multiple types) of feedback 9. Instructor plays a key role 10.Students can feel isolated
  18. 18. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 18 Top 10 Themes 1. Offer students choice 2. Prior experience matters 3. Class size influences what works 4. Require students to take part 5. Mix in synchronous sessions 6. Set expectations / provide clear guidelines 7. Strategies and discussion questions matter 8. Provide timely (and multiple types) of feedback 9. Instructor plays a key role 10.Students can feel isolated
  19. 19. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 19 Top 10 Themes 1. Offer students choice 2. Prior experience matters 3. Class size influences what works 4. Require students to take part 5. Mix in synchronous sessions 6. Set expectations / provide clear guidelines 7. Strategies and discussion questions matter 8. Provide timely (and multiple types) of feedback 9. Instructor plays a key role 10.Students can feel isolated
  20. 20. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 20 Top 10 Themes 1. Offer students choice 2. Prior experience matters 3. Class size influences what works 4. Require students to take part 5. Mix in synchronous sessions 6. Set expectations / provide clear guidelines 7. Strategies and discussion questions matter 8. Provide timely (and multiple types) of feedback 9. Instructor plays a key role 10.Students can feel isolated
  21. 21. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 21 Top 10 Themes 1. Offer students choice 2. Prior experience matters 3. Class size influences what works 4. Require students to take part 5. Mix in synchronous sessions 6. Set expectations / provide clear guidelines 7. Strategies and discussion questions matter 8. Provide timely (and multiple types) of feedback 9. Instructor plays a key role 10.Students can feel isolated
  22. 22. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 22 Top 10 Themes 1. Offer students choice 2. Prior experience matters 3. Class size influences what works 4. Require students to take part 5. Mix in synchronous sessions 6. Set expectations / provide clear guidelines 7. Strategies and discussion questions matter 8. Provide timely (and multiple types) of feedback 9. Instructor plays a key role 10.Students can feel isolated
  23. 23. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 23 Top 10 Themes 1. Offer students choice 2. Prior experience matters 3. Class size influences what works 4. Require students to take part 5. Mix in synchronous sessions 6. Set expectations / provide clear guidelines 7. Strategies and discussion questions matter 8. Provide timely (and multiple types) of feedback 9. Instructor plays a key role 10.Students can feel isolated
  24. 24. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 24 Top 10 Themes 1. Offer students choice 2. Prior experience matters 3. Class size influences what works 4. Require students to take part 5. Mix in synchronous sessions 6. Set expectations / provide clear guidelines 7. Strategies and discussion questions matter 8. Provide timely (and multiple types) of feedback 9. Instructor plays a key role 10.Students can feel isolated
  25. 25. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 25 Top 10 Themes 1. Offer students choice 2. Prior experience matters 3. Class size influences what works 4. Require students to take part 5. Mix in synchronous sessions 6. Set expectations / provide clear guidelines 7. Strategies and discussion questions matter 8. Provide timely (and multiple types) of feedback 9. Instructor plays a key role 10.Students can feel isolated
  26. 26. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 26 Social Presence • One-to-one communication matters • Low tech strategies can help • Past/future relationships matter • Group projects can help • Small groups
  27. 27. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 27 Social Presence • One-to-one communication matters • Low tech strategies can help • Past/future relationships matter • Group projects can help • Small groups
  28. 28. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 28 Social Presence • One-to-one communication matters • Low tech strategies can help • Past/future relationships matter • Group projects can help • Small groups
  29. 29. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 29 Social Presence • One-to-one communication matters • Low tech strategies can help • Past/future relationships matter • Group projects can help • Small groups
  30. 30. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 30 Social Presence • One-to-one communication matters • Low tech strategies can help • Past/future relationships matter • Group projects can help • Small groups
  31. 31. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 31 Protocols • The Final Post • The Last Post • Posting the Crux of the Matter • Designated Readers • Rotating Threads • Snowballing Threads • Jigsaw Threads
  32. 32. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 32 “Rotating Threads” 1. Set up threaded discussion forums, with a different provocative issue to discuss in each forum. 2. In groups of 4 5, have students rotate to a new forum. In‐ terms of timing, you could have each group spend one day in a forum – e.g., Forum A on Monday, Forum B on Tuesday, and so on. 3. Have each group record their ideas about the issue in the forum. 4. Once groups have rotated to each forum, give students time to revisit all of the forums to see what other groups posted. 5. As a final activity, have students summarize what they have learned about the issues.
  33. 33. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 33 “Death to the Dropbox”
  34. 34. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 34 Assessing… Ungraded Graded Quantity Quality Checklist Rubric Individual Rubric Student Teacher
  35. 35. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 35 Karma Points
  36. 36. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 36 Down & Dirty Guidelines
  37. 37. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 37 Resources Online Learning Idea Books CU Online Handbooks
  38. 38. Slides @ patricklowenthal.com 38 Go Broncos! Patrick R. Lowenthal, Ph.D. Email: patricklowenthal@boisestate.edu Thinking Differently AboutThinking Differently About Threaded DiscussionsThreaded Discussions

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