Social presence- explains the feeling of connectedness learners have with their peers and teachers in online coursesFor online teaching, it is easier to establish an online community since it is easy to negotiate the connections within the local, national, and global networksSocial Networks- Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Personal Learning Networks/Environments (PLN/E)- used for informal learning, professional development, and career improvement
It is necessary to identify key elements for the class that the teacher wants to focus on and give tools that support it.Shared resources- site that allows for resources to be shared with one anotherBrainstorming allows the learners to develop out of the box ideas with one another and there are sites and resources available to them that allows for this to occur. Phone or web conference, Skype, Live Chat, or concept mapping websites.Reflection- Helps with the team building process and helps the learner reflect on what he/she may have learned so far. Blogs, private discussion forum, Google docs, media sharing sites.Outreach and Authentic Learning experiences- Collaborative learning such as with guest speakers, classroom to classroom learning, project learning. Resources include, Skype , Google Talk, Messenger
Problem Solving- Important for the 21st century collaborative work.
Collaboration and community building
Making the Move to K-12 Online Teaching:
Chapter 5 by Kerry Rice
When I Grow Up…
When we were younger, we all had aspirations
for who we wanted to be when we were older.
Please share with the group what you wanted
to be when you were younger.
“I wanted to be…. because…”
Working with Others
Tools for Online teaching
The Online Community
a learner feels they are part of the
For online education, easier to establish as
compared to brick and mortar setting
networks- Classroom 2.0, TeacherStream
Building the Community
Have learner’s introductions
photos, stories, interests etc.
phone calls, homework, etc.
Contributing to discussions
Exchange of ideas
Skill with technology
Quick Consensus vs.
Immersive and Quest Based Learning
papers, websites, or videos
Demonstration of Mastery
Standard access to the same resources for all
members and provides the educator with access to
the information gathered
Use of Similar file types
Standard for how the communication between group
members (i.e. email, discussion board)
Needs to be able to be accessed on any computer
The smaller the better