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Speak up! transforming classroom discussions jan 2013


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This presentation examines face-to-face discussions and virtual discussions inside the classroom.

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Speak up! transforming classroom discussions jan 2013

  1. 1. What is your name, school and position?
  2. 2. What has been you keytakeaway from this 21CLHK conference so far?
  3. 3. Some students enjoyspeaking up in class while others dont.
  4. 4. through different modes of encourage educators to trydifferent ways to reach their studentsthrough different modes of encourage educators to trydifferent ways to reach their studentsthrough different modes of classdiscussions.
  5. 5. What do you think this picture is communicating to the audience?
  6. 6. Research
  7. 7. Student ParticipationFace-to-Face Discussions compared with Virtual Discussions
  8. 8. Face-to-Face Discussions
  9. 9. Virtual Discussions
  10. 10. 21 Students14 boys & 7 GirlsFace-to-Face discussions in classVirtual Discussions in classVirtual Discussions in classVirtual Discussions in classVirtual Discussions in class
  11. 11. What is the effect of virtualdiscussions on students participationand sense of belonging?
  12. 12. Comfortable
  13. 13. Literature
  14. 14. Jarmon, Lim and Carpenter (2009)"Introduction Pedagogy, Education andInnovation in Virtual Worlds" say virtual worlds will be used more forteaching and learning in the future.
  15. 15. Friedman, Karniel and Dinur’s (2009) study“Comparing Group Discussion in Virtual andPhysical Environments" found that studentshad a higher number of on-topicdiscussions in the physical discussionsetting versus the virtual discussion setting(p. 290).
  16. 16. anonymous
  17. 17.  virtual discussions provided moreopportunities for quieter students.-Carnegie’s (2003, “Teaching a Critical Understanding of Virtual Environments”
  18. 18. Carnegie acknowledges that, “[t]he biggestadvantage [of virtual discussions] wasfor students who were shy, self-conscious, or intimidated inface-to-face group meetings” (2003, p.63).
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  21. 21. Susan Cain (2012) confirms this idea byexplaining that ‘quiet’ students feelcomfortable collaborating in an “onlineworking group” which is similar to a virtualdiscussion because “it is a form ofsolitude” which better meets the needsof more introverted learners (p. 111).
  22. 22. Safety Behind the Screen
  23. 23. Solitude
  24. 24. Wang and Woo’s (2007) study “ComparingAsynchronous Online Discussions and Face-to-Face Discussions in a Classroom Setting”said, “[i]n terms of authenticity, face-to-facediscussions were more real andauthentic than in-class online discussionsbecause participants could talk to each otherin real time, see their facial expressions andclarify matters immediately” (p. 282). In thisaspect, face-to-face discussions wereregarded as more superior to onlinediscussions.
  25. 25. Wang and Woo (2007) also said that “onlinediscussions were more comfortable,less aggressive and offered moreequal opportunities forgroup members to voicetheir opinions” (p. 282).
  26. 26. Participation increased in virtualdiscussionsQuality of participation also increasedduring virtual discussions
  27. 27. Discussion findings
  28. 28. Dr. Larry Rosen says that for iGenerationkids “social connections areEVERYTHING”.
  29. 29. Comfort Behind the Screen
  30. 30. Students are “morecomfortable with sharing”through virtual writing - Dr. Larry Rosen
  31. 31. Beyond the Screen
  32. 32. Integrate virtual discussions into yourclassrooms
  33. 33. Variety
  34. 34. Ideas for Integrating Virtual Discussionsinto classrooms
  35. 35. Building a community in yourclassrooms using Critical FriendsGroup (CFG) Protocols
  36. 36. How could you integratevirtual discussions into alesson?
  37. 37. Turn and talkWhat do you think would be thechallenges of integrating virtualdiscussions in the classroom?
  38. 38. Questions?
  39. 39. What is something you learned from this workshop?
  40. 40.  ReferencesCain, S. (2012). Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that cant stop talking. New York:Crown Publishers.Carnegie, T. A. (2003). TeachingaCritical Understandingof Virtual Environments.Business Communication Quarterly, 66(4), 55-64.Friedman, D., Karniel, Y., & Dinur, A. L. (2009). Comparing Group Discussion in Virtualand Physical Environments. PRESENCE by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,18(4), 286-293.Jarmon, L., Lim, K. Y., & Carpenter, B. S. (2009). Pedagogy, Education and Innovationin 3-D Virtual Worlds. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 2(1), 3-4.Ligorio, M. B., Cesareni, D., & Schwartz, N. (2008). Collaborative Virtual Environmentsas Means to Increase the Level of Intersubjectivity in a Distributed Cognition System.Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 40(3), 339-357.Wang, Q., & Woo, H. L. (2007). Comparing asynchronous online discussions and face-to-face discussions in a classroom setting. British Journal of Educational Technology,
  41. 41. Attribution - VisualSpeaking Up by HowardLake Campus images by rappinoSpeaking Up & Raising my hand image by rappinoResearch Human Rights Faces image by rappinoTrees by Mark Sebastian by Tim Geers by sweet_redbird by Valerie Everett by zigazou76 Solitude: by rappinoView from the Top by C.M Keiner Up by HowardLake in Classrooms: Comparing Face-To-Face Whole Class Discussions to Virtual Discussions by RobertAppinoDownload Presentation on Slideshare via rappino : Robert Appino
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