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