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Paul Gorski's EdChange - Multicultural, Anti-bias, & Diversity Activities & Exercises

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Multicultural, Anti-bias, & Diversity Activities & Exercises


The activities have been developed and refined for multicultural education courses and workshops for pre-service and in-service teachers. All activities that lead to dialogue on issues such as oppression, prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination should be closely examined and appropriately modified for the target audience. Address questions about the following activities to Paul Gorski.

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This is a favorite resource for face to face multicultural activities that can be adapted for online use.  For many years, I've used the ground rules activity to set 'netiquette' expectations.  

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Culture Crossing Activity - YouTube

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Here's a quick overview of the Culture Crossing Guide from online instructor Maggie Rouman.

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Supporting Cultural Diversity in e-Learning - YouTube

short presentation video
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Interesting case study that will help you shift your point of view.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, June 2, 2015 4:20 PM

Greay food for thought thT relates to online classes that reach students outside the USA.

 

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Paul Gorski: MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION AND THE INTERNET--Multicultual Activities

Paul Gorski: MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION AND THE INTERNET--Multicultual Activities | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The following activities have been developed and refined for multicultural education courses and workshops for pre-service and in-service teachers. All activities that lead to dialogue on issues such as oppression, prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination should be closely examined and appropriately modified for the target audience. Address questions about the following activities to Paul Gorski.
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This is a favorite (if somewhat dated) resource for online multicultural activities. .  For many years, I've used the ground rules activity to set 'netiquette' expectations.  

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Campfires in Cyberspace: Primordial Metaphors for Learning in the 21st Century - David D. Thornburg, Ph.D

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Thornburg's metaphor resonates. He describes online community and communication in a way that will stay with you. 

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AN APPROACH TO GLOBAL NETIQUETTE RESEARCH

ABSTRACT The user base of the Internet is today more diverse than ever. People with different cultural backgrounds may have very different views on some crucial Internet-related matters, such as the regulation of the Internet, the responsibility of an individual in the Internet, copyright issues, issues of anonymity, and so forth. Differing opinions on these matters have already roused heated debates. Although there are a number of local codes of conduct for proper behavior on the Internet, and although countries have set laws and regulations concerning the net, there are almost no studies on the set of rules that would be commonly agreed on by all users of the Internet, in all their cultural diversity. In this paper we propose a study that will be based on established qualitative, anthropological methods, and that aims at finding a commonly agreed core set of rules for appropriate use of the Internet.


KEYWORDS Netiquette; Global Netiquette; Multicultural Web Communities; Cultural Dialogue

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The authors define Netiquette as, "In this paper we use the term netiquette to mean a body of conventions and manners for using the Internet as a tool for communication or data exchange, practiced or advocated by a group of people. In this sense, netiquette includes laws, regulations, as well as good manners and practices."


The idea of a Global Netiquette is intriguing.  

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Edutopia: Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation

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Best practices, Netiquette, Time Management tips... all in one sweet pdf package.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 4, 2014 8:05 AM

lots of good stuff here

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, October 4, 2014 5:55 PM

A PDF with tons of great insights. 

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Email Communication: How to Fight Fair Online

Email Communication: How to Fight Fair Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Tracy Marks:


Feeling hurt or angry after reading an email message from friend, family member, colleague or online acquaintance? Here are twelve guidelines for conflict resolution via email - many of them also useful for in-person relationships. If your conflict is occurring between you and another member in an online group, deal with the conflict outside of the group. 

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Netiquette Archive!

E-Learning Certificate Program: Netiquette Archive! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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It's back to school time.  Speaking of time, use it well at the beginning of the year to set strong foundations in netiquette and digital citizenship.  You'll be glad you did! 


You can assemble the netiquette archive by selecting the nettiquette tag under the filter tab. Or just click this link: http://www.scoop.it/t/e-learning-and-online-teaching/?tag=netiquette

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Why Kids Must Be Taught Digital Manners Infographic

Why Kids Must Be Taught Digital Manners Infographic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Teaching students the importance of having and using manners is nothing new to teachers. However, what has changed is the type of etiquette kids needs today—namely, the digital kind. True, please, thank you and excuse me are still significant, but in addition to these basics, students growing up in this ever-connected, social media crazed world require much more. Concepts such as online privacy, sharing and creating a positive digital footprint through the demonstration of responsible online behaviors are just as vital.


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Tim Hopper's curator insight, May 22, 2013 3:52 PM

Why schools need to lead in the use of digital technologies, not be dragged  reluctantly into the 21st century.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:17 PM

Thanks to Jaime Forshey for sharing this infographic addressing digital manners.  It is a great example of connecting infographics to digital citizenship. 

RitaZ's curator insight, June 25, 2013 3:20 PM

Most valuable reminders in today's practical world.

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eEtiquette – 101 Guidelines for the Digital World

eEtiquette – 101 Guidelines for the Digital World | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Common sense and good sense rules here.  

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A cheat sheet for online etiquette | Articles | Home

A cheat sheet for online etiquette | Articles | Home | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Need a handy list of reminders for how to behave on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites? This should do the trick.

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Dos and Don’ts of Online Student Communication

Dos and Don’ts of Online Student Communication | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Our most popular resource, this Do’s and Don’ts guide will help you establish clear expectations for online communication.
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Ethnicity, Gender, and Perceptions of Online Learning in Higher Educatio

Ethnicity, Gender, and Perceptions of Online Learning in Higher Educatio | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it


Carol Y. Ashong
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302 USA
carolashong@yahoo.com

Nannette E. Commander
Professor
Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302 USA
ncommander@gsu.edu



Abstract

This paper reports on a quantitative study that investigated the impact of ethnicity and gender on perceptions of online learning. Specifically, the study examined African-American students' perceptions of online learning as compared to those of their White-American counterparts. Participants completed a survey that investigated nine different elements of the online learning environment: Computer Usage, Teacher Support, Student Interaction and Collaboration, Personal Relevance, Authentic Learning, Student Autonomy, Equity, Enjoyment, and Asynchronicity. African-American and White students had overall positive views of online learning, but African-Americans reported significantly less positive views regarding the feature of asynchronicity. Females had more positive perceptions than males on Teacher Support, Student Interaction and Collaboration, Personal Relevance, Authentic Learning, and Student Autonomy. The findings of this study indicate that gender and ethnicity independently influence students' perceptions of online learning.

Keywords: African-American students, gender, higher education, collaborative learning, prior online experience, student perceptions, Online Learning Environment Survey (OLES)

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As an online instructor this research underscores the need for UDL. Differentiation and a willingness to challenge your own point of view are invaluable. 

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Improving Cross-Cultural Awareness and Communication through Mobile Technologies

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Keywords: Digital Media; Intercultural Communication; Intercultural Competencies;
Mobile Storytelling; Online Collaboration

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Developing an International Distance Education Program: A Blended Learning Approach

Developing an International Distance Education Program: A Blended Learning Approach | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Ravisha Mathur
Assistant Professor
College of Education
San José State University
Ravisha.Mathur@sjsu.edu 

Lisa Oliver
Assistant Professor
College of Education
San José State University
loliver@sjsu.edu

Abstract

Building a dynamic international distance education program can be a complex operation. The purpose of this paper is to discuss a model for global learning that utilizes a blended learning approach. This paper will describe how a blended learning approach was implemented in an international instructional technology Master’s program to the benefit of both universities and countries involved. The discussion will focus on a specific framework for developing an international, blended learning program with special consideration of cultural differences in language, teaching philosophy, and education.



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This research article from the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration provides case studies about blended, intercultural education.

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A blended e-learning approach to intercultural training by Joan M. Stewart

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How do you go about designing blended intercultural e-learning?

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Molina Luis Alberto's curator insight, May 28, 2015 11:40 PM

Interesting and useful article for our daily activities iwith our students !  ;)   Luis M.

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Paul Gorski's Guide for Setting Ground Rules

Paul Gorski's Guide for Setting Ground Rules | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

From Paul Gorski's Multicultural Pavilion


"Whenever you hope to facilitate conversations on social justice concerns, whether preparing for a one-hour workshop or weaving such discussions into a year-long class, a vital first step is the development of guidelines for participation. These guidelines, often referred to as "ground rules" or "community norms," should provide the community within a workshop or class a framework to ensure open, respectful dialogue and maximum participation."

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Designed for face to face groups, this guide to essential ground rules can still be applied to online work.


Although rule 7. Be conscious of body language... would only apply in synchronous video conferences, everything else on this list hits the mark. 

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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
“Netiquette” refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.

Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.
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Here are good ideas presented in a light graphic fashion.  A written version of the 15 Rules is found below the infographic. 

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, March 26, 2015 12:22 PM

Nice reference.

 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, March 29, 2015 1:04 PM

Thanks!!!

Ellen Comito McKeown's curator insight, June 24, 2015 4:15 PM

Spells out rules for netiquette.  Good way to start out with students who are used to posting on social networks and ranting.  In the comments, the college stated that teachers can reprint this for their classrooms as long as they give credit to Touro College. 

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Discussion Group Policies: Etiquette | Association of Yale Alumni

Discussion Group Policies: Etiquette | Association of Yale Alumni | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Ten guidelines for Discussion Groups
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10. Discussion groups are as good, and only as good, as the subscribers make them.


Discussion groups work best when intelligent people bring fresh knowledge and ideas to the table. New ideas can stimulate discussion. Trivial or inane comments often kill discussion. Write meaty, thoughtful things and everyone will benefit from the list.

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Solid information on group etiquette in discussion groups!  I like to generate a list of principals with each class. That said, this list is quite detailed and covers the essentials nicely. 

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Online Instructor Toolkit

Online Instructor Toolkit | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Dennis OConnor's List: Online Instructor Toolkit - References for online instructors: time management, course checklist, discussion dynamics
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Here's a list of resources I provide to my practicum students as they begin their online teaching internships.  The Practicum insures that every student who earns the UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate has real 'live fire" online teaching experience under the guidance of a master teacher. 

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Manners Matter Online (Infographic)

Manners Matter Online  (Infographic) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Find out more about the do's and don'ts on online manners. For more information about internet issues visit Knowthenet today.

Via Beth Dichter
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Online manners, sometimes called netiquette.. all part of digital citizenship can be taught.  It's not rocket science, it's manners!

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:46 PM

Manners do matter.

Cindy Powell's curator insight, April 10, 2014 7:09 PM

From Infographic...and Informational Text TCC 4-5

This is a graphic example for the article, but the site is a cybersafety site in the UK and has lots of information for parents about online safety for their children. It also tests their knowledge.

Rachael Johnston's curator insight, October 21, 2014 3:53 AM

It is important to build your own brand and to promote yourself positively. You want to be polite to other users and make sure you have nothing on your profile that could be damaging to your reputation. This includes swear words, inappropriate or rude comments, and pictures and videos of drinking or drugs.  This is really important for graduating students who, most likely, need to go through and delete pictures that have been tagged in one Facebook

Make sure you give credit to others if you share something of theirs. Also make sure you are writing your own posts and not just sharing others. However, make sure you are posting valuable and relevant information. Listen and think before you write and make sure you are using proper english. 

It is okay to have debates on social netowrks with other users, everybody has the right ti voice their opinion, but don't let things get too personal or nasty. 

It is also essential to understand that there are also hings to be very careful of when using social networks. For one, people are not always who they seem. You should also make sure you do not assume a false identity. It is important to keep some kind of professionalism, but don't change yourself or hide who you really are. 

You must also make sure you are abiding by the rules of the network and report others who dont. 

Last but certainly not least, be very careful about who you share things with. There are certain places to share certain things. For example, you may post something bout your personal life in your Facebook status, but it is not appropriate to do so on your LinkedIn profile. Do not share pictures and videos with strangers, you never know how they will use these. 

 

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10 Digital Citizenship Tips From Your Mother - Edudemic

10 Digital Citizenship Tips From Your Mother - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

 Katie Lepi: While 'the internet' and 'manners' don't tend to pop up in the same sentence very often (at least not in the positive sense), there are a number of ways that manners really do matter when you're interacting online.

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Excellent infographic on this page.

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Cyberspace Communications - Guide to Netiquette - The Carnegie Cyber Academy - An Online Safety site and Games for Kids

Online communication can be tricky. Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what the other person means without being able to see them or hear them. Here's some tips for being a good cyber citizen and having good manners.
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Internet Etiquette in Online Learning

Internet Etiquette in Online Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The importance of etiquette in online learning (a set of rules and boundaries) on how classmates and instructors interact online.
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