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  • 1. Effective Use of Threaded Discussions for Online or Hybrid Classes Britt Watwood
  • 2. Why Discuss? Critical Thinking Reflective Social Capital Interactive Formative Assessment Discussion
  • 3. What Is A Threaded Discussion?
    • Collection of Individuals
    • Connected via Bb
    • Topic Based
    • Grouping of Messages
    • Hierarchical
    • a series of related conversations
  • 4. Blackboard Discussion Boards
  • 5. What Does a Good F 2 F Classroom Discussion Look Like???
  • 6. Does a Good Online Discussion Look Different???
  • 7. Audience
    • Digital Literacy
      • Digital Natives
      • Digital Immigrants
    • Learner Confidence
      • Undergraduate
      • Graduate
    • Learner Maturity
    • Degree of Engagement
  • 8. Advantages of Asynchronous Discussions
    • Time and Space Flexibility
    • Student Interaction
    • Reflective
    • Overview of Conversation as Well as Specifics
    • Permanent Record
  • 9.
    • Assumption of Sophisticated Learner
    • Absence of Body Language
    • Fragmented Discussion
    • Linear Postings
    • Late Contributions Not Developed
    • Time Consuming
    • Can Be Confrontational
    • Lack of Spontaneity
    Disadvantages of Asynchronous Discussions
  • 10. Chickerings Seven Good Practices X Diverse Talents X X X High Expectations X X Time on Task X X X X Prompt Feedback X X X X Active Learning X X X StudentStudent Collaboration X X X Student Faculty Contact Online Discussion Online Quiz Live Chat Email F2F
  • 11. How Does One Promote The Use Of Threaded Discussions???
  • 12. How Does One Promote Use?
    • Required
      • Part of Learning
      • Expectations
      • Rubric
    • Graded
      • Rubric
    • Relevant
      • Keyed to Lessons
    • Teacher Presence
  • 13. Five Roles I Play (Scot Headley)
    • Space Planner
    • Pacesetter
    • Host
    • Connector
    • Mirror
  • 14.
  • 15. Tips for Fostering Discussions
  • 16. Tips for Fostering Discussions
    • Good Topics
    • Narrow Topics
    • Organized Topics
    • Keyed to Rest of Class Activities
    • Established Schedule
    • Facilitated
    • Build on Differences Also
  • 17. The Right Question
    • In a constructivist learning environment, the instructor always needs to keep in mind that when facilitating online discussion, asking the right questions is almost
    always more important than giving the right answers . Berge and Muilenburg (2002)
  • 18.
  • 19. Policy and Rules
    • Syllabus
    • Style
    • Netiquette
  • 20. Not Just Instruction
    • Forums for:
      • Faculty Office
      • Student Lounge
      • Club Activities
      • Current Events
  • 21. Guest Speakers
  • 22. Disruptive Discussers
  • 23. Alternative Formats
    • Wimba Voice Board
    • Live Classroom
  • 24. Next Steps? Our Website: http://www.vcu.edu/cte