- 1. Online Tools toEngage YourStudentsJennifer KauffmanFall 2012Students will be able to nameengaging tools that they caneffectively use in their online course.
2. What type of learner are you? Choose from the following: 1.visual learner 2.auditory learner 3.read and write learner 4.kinesthetics learnerType in the chat box to tell us which of these four choices describes you. Infographic from Online College.org http://edudemic.com/2012/07/types-of-learning/ 3. Online Tools to Engage Your Students1. Discussion Boards2. Blogs3. Video Clips4. If you build it can they find it and use it? Go Animate Prezi IM Others5. Resources 4. The use of unorthodoxteaching methods encourages Discussion Boardsstudent involvement andhelped students becomepersonally engaged in thecourse material-Webb Teacher sets guidelines by helping students to understand theirrole in the discussion forum. Model good communication Discussion must have purpose, share how it relates to thelearning objectives Create open ended questions allowing students to explore andapply what they are learning- targets the higher-order thinkingskills Why do you think that? What is your reasoning? Is there analternative strategy? Ask clarifying questions that encouragestudents to think about what they know and dont know. Provide incentives for student participation How many discussions should a 16 week course include? Why? (Type your response in the chat window.) 5. online environmentcan be richer than face-to-face situations-DaiBlogs Blogs present content in reverse chronologicalorder If possible, host within the course managementsystem Provide a rubric to help students know what isexpected of them Instructors can add current content to their class Dont duplicate content from the main part of thecourse content Great place to put news and announcementswhere the students can ask clarifying questionsWhat clarifying question would you ask about blogs?(Type your response in the chat window.) 6. Video Clips Can stimulate discussion if video isrelevant to the course Brief, 5 minutes After viewing students participate in adiscussion based on the video. Again besure to give guidelines as to the length oftheir response to the video and also thenumber of responses to their peersWhere do you think we could post our discussionsabout the video?a. Discussion boardb. Blog 7. Go Animate http://goanimate.com/videos/0q_vujgXm 9l0?utm_source=emailshare&refuser=0tdk 8RHKuXKwView the Go! Animate video and then tell us if youhave tried this program. 8. The quality of yourcontribution is moreimportant than the length ofeach component. Prezi-University of Oregon Very similar to power point to create Enables instructor to present information in a funtechie manner Accepts files, you tube, web links, screen shots,videos, pictures, etc.http://prezi.com/plttmx-9gu8b/online-teaching/ 9. IM is best suited forbrainstorming,IMinvestigating, or exploringissues.-Kelly Setting up for each participant Chats can be set up in groups-different days of theweek, and times to meet the needs of all learners Students have to give their undivided attention, nomultitasking Form study groups Students can IM you, and you IM them Policies and expectations have to be clear from thebeginning Keep a chat log-some students may prefer toparticipate in smaller group over a whole class chat Dont micromanage-let them keep it informal Tells us, other than your phone texting, where do you currently use IM? 10. Others to check out Web Field Trips Educators should Google Reader engage students earlyand often, using Twitter different learning Wikistrategies customizedto the class content Slide Rocketand the students pre-existing knowledge. Creative Commons-Angelino, Williams, Natvig 11. Quizlet http://quizlet.com/8353069/learning- online-flash-cards/In groups of 4, where could we create and discuss ourQuizlet flash cards? 12. Diigo Use it as your personal library A place to store all of your online sources A place where the entire class can addresources 13. Works Cited1. Online Classroom Magna Publication December 2007Mingsheng Dai, PhD 10 Ways to engage Students in an OnlineCourse2. Online Classroom Magna Publication ed. Rob KellySynchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools: 15 Strategies forEngaging online Students Using Real-time Chat, Threaded Discussionsand Blogs3. EduCause Review Online December 2009 by Ed WebbEngaging Students with Engaging Tools4. The Journal of Educators Online, Vol. 4, #2, July 2007.Strategies to Engage Online Students and Reduce Attrition Rates byAngelino, Williams, and Natvig.5. University of Oregon, a division of the University Teaching andLearning Center. Teaching Effectiveness Program BlackboardDiscussion Board Generating and Facilitating Engaging and EffectiveOnline Discussions