Effective Online Discussions

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  • Effective Online Discussions

    1. 1. DISCUSSIONSWHERE THE ENERGY HAPPENS
    2. 2. JIM MARTENEYDISTANCE EDUCATION TRAINER
    3. 3. THE DIFFERANCEBETWEEN ANENGAGING ONLINECOURSE
    4. 4. THE DIFFERENCEAND A BORINGONLINE COURSE
    5. 5. STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS
    6. 6. STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS From Facebook to texting, to YouTube, our students are ready to perform.
    7. 7. HIGHER ORDER THINKINGDiscussions allow for higher order thinking skills
    8. 8. HIGHER ORDER THINKINGDiscussions allow for higher order thinking skills
    9. 9. NUTS “N” BOLTSEssentials ofDiscussions
    10. 10. NUTS “N” BOLTS
    11. 11. NUTS “N” BOLTS
    12. 12. NUTS “N” BOLTS
    13. 13. NUTS “N” BOLTS
    14. 14. NUTS “N” BOLTS
    15. 15. NUTS “N” BOLTS
    16. 16. NUTS “N” BOLTS
    17. 17. NUTS “N” BOLTSCategory
    18. 18. NUTS “N” BOLTSCategory Forum
    19. 19. NUTS “N” BOLTSCategory Forum Topic
    20. 20. NUTS “N” BOLTSCategory Forum Topic
    21. 21. NUTS “N” BOLTSCategory Forum Topic
    22. 22. NUTS “N” BOLTSCategory Forum Topic
    23. 23. NUTS “N” BOLTS
    24. 24. NUTS “N” BOLTS
    25. 25. NUTS “N” BOLTS
    26. 26. CREATING A DISCUSSION
    27. 27. CREATING A DISCUSSION
    28. 28. CREATING A DISCUSSION
    29. 29. CREATING A DISCUSSION
    30. 30. CREATING A DISCUSSION
    31. 31. CREATING A DISCUSSION
    32. 32. CREATING A DISCUSSION
    33. 33. STRUCTURING A TOPIC
    34. 34. STRUCTURING A TOPICWrite Enough
    35. 35. STRUCTURING A TOPIC Write Enough Make yourexpectations clear
    36. 36. STRUCTURING A TOPIC Write Enough Make yourexpectations clearAdd video or links
    37. 37. STRUCTURING A TOPIC Write Enough Make yourexpectations clearAdd video or linksWhat is it worth?
    38. 38. STRUCTURING A TOPIC Write Enough Make your expectations clear Add video or links What is it worth?Don’t Assume they can read your mind.
    39. 39. CREATING A TOPIC
    40. 40. CREATING A TOPICMake the topics interesting
    41. 41. CREATING A TOPIC Make the topics interestingDon’t create topics with specific text answers
    42. 42. CREATING A TOPIC Make the topics interestingDon’t create topics with specific text answersRequire Student Judgment
    43. 43. CREATING A TOPIC Make the topics interesting Don’t create topics with specific text answersRequire Student JudgmentRequire Student Evaluation
    44. 44. CREATING A TOPIC Make the topics interesting Don’t create topics with specific text answersRequire Student JudgmentRequire Student Evaluation Be Creative
    45. 45. GIVE STUDENTS CHOICES
    46. 46. ALWAYS SELL YOUR TOPIC Why shouldyour students care?
    47. 47. EXPERTS ON A TOPIC
    48. 48. EXPERTS ON A TOPICAdds valuable content and insight
    49. 49. EXPERTS ON A TOPIC Adds valuable content and insightStudents appreciate experts
    50. 50. EXPERTS ON A TOPIC Adds valuable content and insightStudents appreciate experts Easier to recruit online experts
    51. 51. EXPERTS ON A TOPIC Adds valuable content and insightStudents appreciate experts Easier to recruit online expertsGives you a break
    52. 52. EXPERTS ON A TOPIC
    53. 53. DISCUSSION USES
    54. 54. ICE BREAKERS Not sosuccessful
    55. 55. ICE BREAKERSSuccessful
    56. 56. ICE BREAKERS TipsAsk specific questionsAsk interesting questionsBuild Trust: Answeryour own questions
    57. 57. ICE BREAKERS TipsThis may be their first discussion, make instructions clear
    58. 58. ICE BREAKERS
    59. 59. ICE BREAKERSThis is the firststep in tearingdown the wall betweeninstructor and student.
    60. 60. WHAT MIGHT YOU TRY? What icebreakertopics might you use?
    61. 61. TOPIC SAMPLES
    62. 62. EVALUATION TOPIC
    63. 63. USER GENERATED TOPIC
    64. 64. RESPONSE TO VIDEO
    65. 65. CREATIVE TOPIC
    66. 66. USER GENERATED TOPIC
    67. 67. USE POETRY
    68. 68. OFF THE WALL
    69. 69. DEBATE
    70. 70. ACTIVITY
    71. 71. RESULTS
    72. 72. RESULTS
    73. 73. RESULTS
    74. 74. WHAT MIGHT YOU TRY?What topics might you use?
    75. 75. GRADING A DISCUSSIONHow Do YouGrade aDiscussion”?
    76. 76. GRADING A DISCUSSIONGrading by Category
    77. 77. GRADING A DISCUSSIONGrading by Category Looks clean with blue line
    78. 78. GRADING A DISCUSSIONGrading by Category Looks clean with blue line Allows for multiple unit discussions
    79. 79. GRADING A DISCUSSIONGrading by Category Looks clean with blue line Allows for multiple unit discussions Puts only one grade in grade book
    80. 80. GRADING A DISCUSSION
    81. 81. GRADING A DISCUSSION
    82. 82. GRADING A DISCUSSION Make YourExpectations Clear
    83. 83. GRADING A DISCUSSIONMy Rubric
    84. 84. GRADING A DISCUSSIONMy Rubric Wanted them to Post Early
    85. 85. GRADING A DISCUSSIONMy Rubric Wanted them to Post Early Wanted them to Post Often
    86. 86. GRADING A DISCUSSIONMy Rubric Wanted them to Post Early Wanted them to Post Often Wanted them to Respond to Classmates
    87. 87. GRADING A DISCUSSIONMy Rubric Wanted them to Post Early Wanted them to Post Often Wanted them to Respond to Classmates Wanted Quality Posts
    88. 88. GRADING A DISCUSSION
    89. 89. GRADING A DISCUSSION
    90. 90. GRADING A DISCUSSIONStudent specific Good Ani, "We Dont Know about Truth." You are on the right track here. Canned How can anyone be so sure about the existence of Bat Boy? As you are thinking, we dont deal in Truth here. Instead, look for the validity of the argument.I am hoping you can see that I used this discussion to re-emphasize the problem of dealing with Truth as a critical thinker. Remember, we search for validity, not Truth. Student specific Below is the Grading Rubric for this discussion.. When initially posted 3 (By Thursday of that week or closer to the final date From. 3 to 0) Fulfilled responding Responsibilities 3 (Initial post and two classmates? From 3 to 1) Frequency of Posts 2 (Spread out over the week or all in one night? From 3 to 1) Content of posts 10 (Quality of post. From 11 points to 0) very good initial post.
    91. 91. GRADING A DISCUSSIONGently Guide During the Discussion
    92. 92. GRADING A DISCUSSIONGently Guide During the Discussion
    93. 93. WHAT MIGHT YOU TRY?What might be your grading criteria?
    94. 94. MORE DISCUSSION IDEAS
    95. 95. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPS
    96. 96. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPS Too many in classfor one discussion
    97. 97. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPS Too many in classfor one discussion
    98. 98. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPS Too many in classfor one discussion Want to create special groups
    99. 99. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPSSelect “Site Info”
    100. 100. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPSSelect “Site Info”Select “Manage Groups”
    101. 101. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPSSelect “Site Info”Select “Manage Groups”
    102. 102. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPSSelect “Site Info”Select “Manage Groups”
    103. 103. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPSSelect “Site Info”Select “Manage Groups”Title and Describe the Group
    104. 104. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPSSelect “Site Info”Select “Manage Groups”Title and Describe the GroupSelect students and add
    105. 105. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPS
    106. 106. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPS Only those studentswill see the discussion
    107. 107. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPS Only those studentswill see the discussion Can make focusedannouncements just to that group
    108. 108. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPS Only those studentswill see the discussion Can make focusedannouncements just to that group Can make focusedannouncements just to one class section
    109. 109. PUTTING STUDENTS IN GROUPS Only those studentswill see the discussion Can make focusedannouncements just to that group Can make focusedannouncements just to one class section
    110. 110. CREATING DISCUSSION THREADS
    111. 111. CREATING DISCUSSION THREADSHave each student start a topic
    112. 112. CREATING DISCUSSION THREADSHave each student start a topic
    113. 113. DISCUSSION THREADS AND GROUPS
    114. 114. DISCUSSION THREADS AND GROUPSCreate a Group of One
    115. 115. DISCUSSION THREADS AND GROUPSCreate a Group of One
    116. 116. DISCUSSION THREADS AND GROUPSCreate a Group of One
    117. 117. DISCUSSION ICONS
    118. 118. HAVE FUN DISCUSSIONS“Coming to class” not all work
    119. 119. HAVE FUN DISCUSSIONSBuilds Class Community
    120. 120. HAVE FUN DISCUSSIONS
    121. 121. HAVE FUN DISCUSSIONS
    122. 122. HAVE FUN DISCUSSIONS
    123. 123. HAVE FUN DISCUSSIONS
    124. 124. HAVE FUN DISCUSSIONS
    125. 125. HAVE FUN DISCUSSIONS
    126. 126. WHAT MIGHT YOU TRY?Any ideas for fun topics?
    127. 127. REVERSE ORDER
    128. 128. SAVE SOME TIMEUse “Recent Topics”
    129. 129. SAVE SOME TIMEUse “Recent Topics”
    130. 130. SELECT REPLY ONLY
    131. 131. SELECT REPLY ONLY
    132. 132. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER Select“I’ll re-use”
    133. 133. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER Select“I’ll re-use”
    134. 134. STIMULATING DISUCSSIONSThank You

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