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Interaction AECT 2012

  1. 1. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Building Classroom Community Using Collaborative Online Cour se DesignPresented at 28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching &Learningwww.onlineinteract.weebly.comM. Aaron BondDaron WilliamsSamantha J. Blevins Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  2. 2. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Objectives Par ticipants will  Describe research-based pedagogical practices for building community in hybrid and online environments.  Demonstrate knowledge and use of a variety of online collaborative tools.  Explain how to apply theory to distance learning classroom practices. Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  3. 3. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Introductions Name? Profession? Why this workshop? Favorite Food? Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  4. 4. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Background Why community? Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  5. 5. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Background For classes delivered electronically to be wor thwhile instructor s must allow for the interaction of three essential elements: social presence, cognitive presence and teacher presence (Garrison, Ander son, & Archer, 2000) Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  6. 6. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Background Learning experiences must utilize multiple methods to deliver content to see increased gains in student learning (Moore, 2008) Designed interactions and collaboration oppor tunities are essential for building an online learning community (Pallof f and Pratt, 1999). Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  7. 7. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Our Research I won’t be able to connect with my students. It is possible for students to feel disconnected from professors in either environment. The online environment offers many more ways for connections. Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  8. 8. Building classroom community using collaborative online course designeLearning Interaction Model Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  9. 9. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Brainstorm How can we “minimize” the medium when: Creating Assignments? Students are Confused? Giving Feedback? Fostering Interaction? Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  10. 10. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Types of eLearning Synchronous  IVC  teleconferences  Online classroom Asynchronous  Websites  Narrated lectures for download  Blogs, Wikis, and podcasting  Forums, email Hybrid Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  11. 11. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Synchronous/Hybrid Tools Saba Centra Adobe Connect GoToMeeting Skype FaceTime Google+ Hangout Chat/IM Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  12. 12. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Activity Develop an activity that enhances community in your online cour se for each of the following types of synchronous tools. Instant Messaging/Chat Google Hangout/Skype/FaceTime Online Classroom (Centra, Eluminate, Connect) Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  13. 13. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Mid-Workshop Break Please be back in 10 Minutes Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  14. 14. Building classroom community using collaborative online course designAsynchronous Teaching: Student Centered Learner takes charge of learning Active Learning Questioning Socratic Discussion/Debate Group Activities Problem Solving Case Studies Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  15. 15. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Asynchronous Assignments “Busy work” can seem boring and pointless to both students and instructors Make Topic Interesting and Relevant Application Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  16. 16. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Asynchronous Facilitation Encourage Timely Participation Participate Too Use Emoticons Ask Follow up Questions Intervene as necessary Create Safe Environment Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  17. 17. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Asynchronous Transfer Problem Solving Oral Communication Written Communication Teamwork Technical Knowledge Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  18. 18. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Wikis 3 Models Cooperation Collaboration and Cooperation Collaboration, Cooperation, and Peer Assessment Wikispaces.com SciFi Wiki Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  19. 19. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Blogs Journal or Reflective Exercise Oppor tunities for follow-up comments Can be private or open Examples Wordpress.com blogger.com U.S. Women’s Histor y II Blog (Virginia Tech) Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  20. 20. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design E-Por tfolios Digital containers Displaying audio, graphics and textual artifacts 3 Purposes Track learning Assess learning Demonstrate Professional Development Reflection is the key Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  21. 21. Building classroom community using collaborative online course designRobust enough to serve as formative AND summative assessmentFree ePortfolio tools www.weebly.com www.wix.com google.sites.comePortfolios at Virginia Tech Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  22. 22. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Discussion Boards Can Be The Heart of the Online Course Extend Course Content Open-ended Questions Must connect to course objectives. Can’t be “black and white” questions Reflective, creative, and critical thinking Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  23. 23. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Video-Based Learning Informative Sessions Interactive Lectures Group Work Assessment/Feedback Announcements YouTube Examples Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  24. 24. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Activity Develop an activity that enhances community in your online cour se for each of the following types of asynchronous tools. Wiki Blog Discussion Board/Forum Video-Based Learning ePortfolio Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  25. 25. Building classroom community using collaborative online course designAssessing Interaction/Community Do we need to grade par ticipation in community? Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  26. 26. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Activity Rubric Exercise Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  27. 27. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Tips and Tricks Teach Ever ything the Fir st Week Small Cohor ts Fair Group Grading Practices Deliberate and Authentic Interactions Rubrics Informed Students Employ Case Studies Know your students Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  28. 28. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Tying it All Together No matter the tool you use, community is built and maint ained by an involved instructor. Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  29. 29. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design Tying it All Together Closing Activity Share in your group one strategy that you will use when you return home. Share contact information. Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  30. 30. Building classroomcommunity usingcollaborative onlinecourse design Questions? Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
  31. 31. Building classroom community using collaborative online course design References Garrison, D. R., Ander son, T., & Ar cher, W. (1999). Critical Inquir y in a Text-Based Envir onment: Computer Conferencing in Higher Education. The Internet and Higher Education , 2 (2-3), 87 - 105. doi:DOI: 10.1016/S1096-7516(00)00016-6   Moore, J.C. (2008). A Synthesis of Sloan-C Ef fective Pr actices. The Sloan Consor tium. Pallof f, R., & Pr att, K. (1999). Building Learning Communities in Cyber space: Ef fective Str ategies for the Online Classroom. San Fr ancisco: Jossey-Bass Publisher s. Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning

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