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Using Online Icebreakers to Promote Student/Teacher Interaction

Using Online Icebreakers to Promote Student/Teacher Interaction | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"In an online environment, human interaction does not just happen naturally. Your online students need a way to get to know you, the instructor, and others. There are several ways to encourage your students to interact with each other. The idea is to be creative and set several guidelines for students to follow in order to stimulate asynchronous discussions." 

 

You’ll find here a bunch of techniques and suggestions. Save them for future use.

 

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How to Write an A+ Discussion Posting

How to Write an A+ Discussion Posting | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In online classes, discussion posts take the place of classroom participation. Learn how to turn your ideas into thoughtful posts and good grades!

 

Whether you are a seasoned distance learner or are taking your very first online class, the online class discussion (also known as online bulletin board or message forum) is central to your online learning experience.


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How to get students to participate in Online Discussions…

How to get students to participate in Online Discussions… | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Students’ participation in online discussions is central in online learning courses as it contributes to a participative and meaningful instruction where learners build their knowledge in a constructive way with instructors, colleagues, informal sources and by reflecting upon the process.

Debbie Morrison is posting a triplet series on how to create effective discussions in an online learning environment. In part I she presents components which make online discussions effective, namely:

 

1.  A solid course design 

2.  Guidelines and expectations for students  

3.  Well constructed topics/questions

4.  The existence of a skilled facilitator or moderator

5.  An assessment component

 

References:

Wang Y. & Victor Der-Thang Chen (2008). Essential Elements in Designing Online Discussions to Promote Cognitive Presence, Journal of Asynchronous Communication. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 3-4 (12).

Wade, D. A., Bentley, J. P. H., & Waters, S. H. (2006). Twenty guidelines for successful threaded discussions: A learning environment approach. Distance Learning, 3(3), 1-8.

 


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