Collaboration and community building


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  • 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

    1. 1. COLLABORATION AND COMMUNITY BUILDING Making the Move to K-12 Online Teaching: Chapter 5 by Kerry Rice Chandler Stroup
    2. 2. 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…”
    3. 3. Overview    Social Presence Working with Others Tools for Online teaching
    4. 4. The Online Community  Social Presence  How a learner feels they are part of the community  For online education, easier to establish as compared to brick and mortar setting  Social networks- Classroom 2.0, TeacherStream  YouTube
    5. 5. Building the Community   Introduce yourself Have learner’s introductions  Sharing photos, stories, interests etc.  Icebreakers   Profiles Immediate feedback  Email,   phone calls, homework, etc. Contributing to discussions “Be yourself”
    6. 6. Collaboration Online  Benefits  Less inhibition  Reinforce community  Exchange of ideas  Meaningful Learning  Challenges  Privacy/ Communication  Skill with technology required  Structure needed  “Groupthink”  Quick Consensus vs. diligent problem solving
    7. 7. Collaborative Activities Asynchronous Tools (Delayed)    Email Discussion Board Tools for Sharing Synchronous Tools (Real Time)    Chat Phone Conference Web Conference
    8. 8. Collaboration Outcomes (Table 5.3, page 109)  Shared Resources   Brainstorming  Concept Mapping   Reflection  Learning  Log Outreach and Authentic Learning Experiences  Collaborative learning
    9. 9. Collaboration Outcomes (Continued)  Problem Solving  Case  Studies Product Development  Creating  Immersive and Quest Based Learning  Role  papers, websites, or videos playing Demonstration of Mastery  Portfolio
    10. 10. Collaboration Guidelines  Communication   Tool requirements   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 platform File sizes  The smaller the better
    11. 11. Thanks for Listening  Any Questions?