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Giovanna Doll

Avoiding Conflict Online - 0 views

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    The article includes "five key attributes of online communication to take into consideration" and "four tips to avoid online misunderstandings."
lovinget2

https://web.archive.org/web/20130916104944/http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/learningdesign/print/... - 1 views

  • Synthesis requires that students consider alternative possibilities and create new solutions. Technology can provide students with an educational environment that encourages their thought processes and exposes them to their classmates' ideas.
  • elicit the level of thinking/learning that you want
  • o Bloom's Taxomony of Educational Objectives, Cognitive Domain [1].
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  • knowledge
  • comprehension
  • apply his/her knowledge and comprehension
  • analyze
  • synthesize
  • evaluate
  • analytic questions to target relationships
  • help the learner become conscious of his/her learning process
  • present problems that approximate real-life situations
  • act on the knowledge they possess.
  • assess information acquisition and understanding.
  • you want the student to evaluate information according to a set of criteria and justify his/her belief.
  • target factual information needed for recall or restatement of concepts.
  • organize and synthesize information
  • creative and original thinking.
  • incorporate integrated knowledge and combine elements into patterns not clearly visible before.
  • carefully consider who will be doing what and how long it will take.
  • Some students tend to procrastinate, so make them aware of deadlines and grade dependence
  • Praise students for high quality responses via e-mail, to the discussion group, or directly to the student. Acknowledge students by name.
  • Structure some assignments so that all students must be online during the same day-long or two-day time period
  • Be sure to relate class work to online discussions and interactions.
  • Build into your questions some guidelines to help formulate student responses
  • primarily text-based.
  • By identifying the direction that was taken during a class discussion, you can assess and redirect the conversational thread.
  • synthesize the prior week's responses
  • generate discussion or review questions
  • group to be the experts on a topic or section
  • student start the discussion
Nicole Suri

Education tool: enrich your education process, Online whiteboard | RealtimeBoard - 0 views

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    tool for collaboration, real time feedback possible
Brad Dobbs

shelfari.com - 0 views

  • ms. nelson said: “I will be giving them extra credit for joining shelfari at home and writing at least 2 discussions a week. This will be either a review, summary of what they read, a favorite part of the chapter, or something they found interesting or cool. Can't wait....yay! I love reading. I am a big time nerd wow! haha” posted Sunday, January 10, 2010 ms. nelson said: “Monday (tomorrow) I will be starting this book with my mostly 6th grade class. I love this book so far and have been taking detailed notes of the introduction and 1st chapter. They will love it as I loved the adult version. This one is even better. I love how easy it is for a kid to read and comprehend as well as the connecting pictures to each text.”
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    Shelfari.com is a sort of online communitte for discussions of books, connecting with other readers, etc.
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    In my highlights you can see that one teacher is planning on using this in her classroom.
eaglejack

Introduction to Crafting Questions for On-line Discussions | Penn State Learning Design... - 13 views

  • ou can investigate how to use questions to achieve specific learning outcomes, guide the discussion process, and provide meaningful feedback to your students.
    • Dennis OConnor
       
      It's important to read through all the hyper-links in this document.  Most will apply directly to building the facilitation and questioning skills needed to be successful online. 
    • anonymous
       
      Great source for online questioning strategies!
  • Would you like to enhance the critical thinking level of your students?
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  • Introduction to Crafting Questions for On-line Discussions
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    Practical ideas for crafting questions for online discussions depending on the desired learning outcome.
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    This resource is used during week 3 of E-Learning for Educators as a guide to creating discussion prompts.
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    Prezi now has an app for the iPad. It's currently a viewer.
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    The Penn State Learning Design Community Hub has done a superb job of providing educators with the necessary background information and examples of effective questions which serve as a point of reference and springboard for implementation in the instructional strategies of online classrooms.
Jodie Banyas

Improving the Use of Discussion Boards - 6 views

    • Jodie Banyas
       
      This article lists 3 methods to improve discussion boards and is supported with a variety of research.
  • Quoting student comments goes a long way towards providing confidence and satisfaction in your students, and spurs more frequent posting.
  • Make your presence known in the discussion boards, but do not dominate them or be overwhelming by posting too often. Posting too frequently leads to short discussions and fewer student postings; posting too infrequently leads students to believe the instructor is disinterested or absent (Mazzolini & Maddison, 2003).
Mariette Baker-McDermid

Successful Strategies for Using Asynchronous Discussion Boards - 2 views

  • In this age of digital communication, asynchronous discussion provides additional ways for instructors and students to interact, whether they are truly at a distance, or just trying to expand the walls and time constraints of the traditional face-to-face (F2F) classroom.
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      Also provides good definitions of the different types of asynchronous discussion forums on the Internet.
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    This website provides a guide to understanding and using asynchronous discussion forums effectively. It is based on teacher anecdotes.
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    In Caldwell's article 'Going the Distance with Online Instruction, VSTE Journal, Fall 1998, p. 3,6 it states, "The asynchronous environment that provides threaded discussion, combined with creative use of Internet resources and multimedia, forms the most effective combination for successful student engagement." Collins-Brown begins the article with this quote, it is thus crucial that online instructors understand the multiple ways that discussion forums can be utilized and embedded into the online environment. This article begins by introducing two strategies: instruction and interaction. Strategies for providing instruction included the following: basic course Q & A, course announcements and program level announcements, whole class discussion, small group discussion, group projects, give assignments, have students post assignments, online office hours and others (debates, case studies, lab assignments, journals, exam preparation). Interaction strategies include: learner to content interaction (text pages, video, audio, multimedia, graphics), learner to instructor (feedback and learning initiated by the instructor), learner to learner (discussion in small groups, projects). The article continues to outline the benefits and challenges of discussion boards. Discussion forums are an integral part of the '6 + 1 Writing Traits' course. Participants are dependent on putting the theory into action by grading papers in a collaborative manner. This article allowed me to see how versatile the forum is and how effective it is at creating a learning community. In my own courses this is one of the areas that I need to put into practice. I have started in a small way but know in order to get the students to buy into this form of learning they need to understand the value of sharing and learning from each other. The author of this article, Eli Collins-Brown, created this site as part of her treatise presentation for her M.Ed. in Educational Research and Collabora
Tania Messina

eLearning & Collaboration Solutions :: Elluminate - 3 views

  • THREE for FREE web conferencing. No cost. No catch. No kidding.
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    This site allows you to create a virtual classroom. At our online school, we are provided with a virtual classrom through Elluminate. They do also offer a 3 for free which means you canhave your own room and have up to 3 people in at a time. This would be great for online tutoring sessions. You can upload PowerPoints to the whiteboard to help students understand a topic.
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    Elluminate is an online collaboration system that allows a live synchronous classroom session, chat, voice, interactive whiteboard, surveys, and quizzes. Teachers can sign up for a free online meeting room for up to three participants (a participant is a connection to another classroom).
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    I've heard this mentioned more than once in this course. Thanks for allowing me to bookmark it to my library!
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    This is a great resource for online courses. You can have conversations with one, a few, or all of your students. Great for office hours. Thanks for the bookmark!
Kim Schey-Scuglik

Facilitating Online - Wikiversity - 0 views

    • Kim Schey-Scuglik
       
      This is an explanation of the two types of communication used by online learners
    • Kim Schey-Scuglik
       
      This is a good list of items online educators need to do in their classes
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    facilitating discussion
mcphailj

Questioning Toolkit - 14 views

  • These are questions which touch our hearts and souls
  • Essential Questions would be at the center of all the other types of questions
  • probe the deepest issues confronting us
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  • Essential Questions are at the heart of the search for Truth.
  • offer the organizing focus for a unit
  • Most Essential Questions are interdisciplinary in nature. They cut across the lines created by schools and scholars to mark the terrain of departments and disciplines.
  • Many of us believe that schools should devote more time to Essential Questions and less time to Trivial Pursuit.
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    New and different questioning skills added to your resume are always welcome - here are some to consider
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    On-line questioning
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    Questioning Tools
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    A resource to help create discussion questions
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    Examples of effective questioning techics to expand learning
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    great essential questions! Part of suggested reading for class that will readily apply to teaching!
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    from The Educational Technology Journal
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    Toolkit which contains several dozen kinds of questions and questioning tools.
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    Module 3 - This guide from Penn State leads you through an excellent tutorial on how to use questions to promote critical thinking. *Study this resource. You'll be asked to apply these ideas to create your own discussion prompt. (Bookmark this site with Diigo!)
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    McKenzie defines and provides examples for seventeen types of questions. As a facilitator it is your task to ask questions that deepen thinking and expand on essential ideas.
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    From Now On - The Educational Technology Journal
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    Questions are always important
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    Use as a cluster diagram!
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