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Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online | Dixon | Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie

Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online | Dixon | Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie | Online learning- creating community | Scoop.it
Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online

 

From the Abstract:


Icebreakers are fun activities that help people get to know each other. These activities can potentially ameliorate the perceived distance in online learning environments. Two author-developed icebreakers were used in a preliminary study involving university undergraduates and instructors in online environments. Respondents took part in an icebreaker at the start of a semester and at the mid-point after which they completed a questionnaire about perceived value of icebreakers. Early results were positive and have led to recommendations for practice.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 15, 2013 7:01 PM

You'll find some interesting icebraker ideas in the the appendix of this full text research paper. 


Carl Heine's curator insight, June 19, 2013 11:43 AM

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Teaching with Twitter – Please check your baggage at the door

Teaching with Twitter – Please check your baggage at the door | Online learning- creating community | Scoop.it

How-to’s and link roundups on teaching with Twitter has been done many times before, but the topic is worth frequent revisiting and refreshing, especially in the context of the #FutureEd initiative and the Pedagogy Project by HASTAC Scholars.

 

The goal of this review is to help think through if, why, and how to use Twitter in our teaching and learning – especially for those who remain skeptical.

 


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 15, 1:37 PM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Christopher Resetar's curator insight, February 16, 1:01 PM

I really like this article because it is very effective at weighing the pros and cons of using twitter in the classroom.  Some of the supplemental links are also very helpful to look at and include content on how to teach with Twitter and how to avoid some of the pitfalls that can result from using Twitter in a classroom setting.   In general, I believe strongly in helping students to develop global competency (as we have discussed in class) and I believe that Twitter is one of the best and most convenient mediums to do this.  While I am slightly apprehensive about how and if it is even possible to use Twitter in an elementary school classroom I definitely see more potential in using it after reading this article. 

objectplace's curator insight, February 16, 11:40 PM

twitter why and why not discussion with deep links for more.

Good for higher ed

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Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online | Dixon | Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie

Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online | Dixon | Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie | Online learning- creating community | Scoop.it
Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online

 

From the Abstract:


Icebreakers are fun activities that help people get to know each other. These activities can potentially ameliorate the perceived distance in online learning environments. Two author-developed icebreakers were used in a preliminary study involving university undergraduates and instructors in online environments. Respondents took part in an icebreaker at the start of a semester and at the mid-point after which they completed a questionnaire about perceived value of icebreakers. Early results were positive and have led to recommendations for practice.


Via Dennis T OConnor
Ruth Hall's insight:

Check the icebreakers in appendix A

more...
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 15, 2013 7:01 PM

You'll find some interesting icebraker ideas in the the appendix of this full text research paper. 


Carl Heine's curator insight, June 19, 2013 11:43 AM

Looking for activities to break the ice online?