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Entering the Hallowed Halls of Cyberspace:. Developing Strategies for Teaching, Interacting, and Delivering Information Online. Matthew R. Turner , Ph.D. School of Communication Radford University . Scott A. Turner, Ph.D. Math and Computer Science UNC Pembroke. Overview. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Entering the Hallowed Halls of Cyberspace:

Developing Strategies for Teaching, Interacting, and Delivering Information OnlineMatthew R. Turner, Ph.D.School of Communication Radford University

Scott A. Turner, Ph.D. Math and Computer Science UNC PembrokeOverviewIntroductions and interactionsGroup discussions and gradingEncouraging student feedbackCreating and delivering content

How Often Do you teach online?NeverOccasionallyRegularlyAll the time

1How Much do you feel pressured to teach online?Little to no pressureSome pressureHigh pressureWhats a face-to-face class?

19What do you Teach online?I teach all of my classes online I teach most of my classes onlineI teach online classes occasionallyI teach hybrid coursesI have some of my course content or work onlineI do nothing to very little online

30Introductions and InteractionsFirst impressions matterSet tone for the courseContinuing involvement mattersHow to Introduce yourselfWelcome letter Audio welcomePowerPoint/Prezi (Presentation software with pictures)Video welcomeGet to Know you AssignmentPowerPointPreziVideo

Dr. TurnerA comedy in five acts.

My Family

This is my family on International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19)I have a wife and three daughters. The oldest two are eight year old twins. The youngest is five and about to enter Kindergarten. Fun FactI have two sisters who graduated from Radford University

Setting ExpectationsSet expectations for responding to studentsGives structureFor your own sanitySet hours and mediaVirtual office hoursWhen you will be checking e-mail/IMHow quickly you will respondBe consistentbeing a continuing PresencePosting to forums/discussion boardsNews items or current eventsResponding to student requestsPost most frequently missed test questionsFeedback on assignmentsVideo FeedbackHandwritten feedbackWater cooler discussion board

Which of the following have you done for online discussions? (Select all that apply.)Read and respond to all posts. Grade on quality.Read and respond to some posts. Grade by number of posts.Require all students to do all posts. Grade selected posts throughout the term.Have students read and evaluate each other. Students grade each other.

1DiscussionIn groups of 4-6 people, discuss what do you think about these techniques? Which ones work? Have you used these? What additional techniques have you used or do you think could work?

Which of the following have you used to encourage student participation? (Select all that apply.)First/early submissions get bonus pointsImpose penalties for late submissionsExtra credit for creative posts or assignmentsHard deadlines for assignmentsSoft deadlines for assignmentsGrade only first fixed percentage of submissions

30DiscussionIn groups of 4-6 people, discuss what do you think about these techniques? Which ones work? Have you used these? What additional techniques have you used or do you think could work?

Encouraging student FeedbackProgress ReportsClass surveysSuggestion forumsCreating and delivering contentUniversity provided resources Low cost optionsFree optionsCapture softwareScreencast-o-maticBlueberry FlashbackJingCamtasiaAdobe PresenterCMS (Blackboard, D2L etc.)Digital camera or phone Hosting SitesYoutubeVimeoGoogle driveSkydriveCampus serverCMS (Blackboard, D2L, etc.)

SummaryChanges that happen with online coursesTechnology is more flexible and accessible than it wasYou will most likely have to teach online at some pointYou might want to get started before you are forced to