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Tips for Building Social Presence in Your Online Class | Faculty Focus

Tips for Building Social Presence in Your Online Class | Faculty Focus | Study Tips & Software | Scoop.it

Oliver Dreon:

 

You’ve been assigned your first online class to teach and you feel like you’re ready. You’ve done your homework and learned the ins and outs of the institution’s course management system.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 13, 2013 5:55 PM

Solid, common sense adivce.  Does your online course have these features?

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:26 PM

I not only require my students to introduce themselves, but to reply to at least one other student's introduction, so they get to know their online classmates. This semester, my students commented a number of times on how much they had learned from each other! 

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Study: Prettier Charts Can Be Harder for Students to Read

Study: Prettier Charts Can Be Harder for Students to Read | Study Tips & Software | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards are calling for more focus on students reading charts and graphics, but new research shows engaging graphics can reduce students' understanding of chart data.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:35 PM

"The common core calls for students to comprehend and connect information from visual elements, including charts, maps, and multimedia, in addition to understanding stories and informational texts." One question that comes up is how do we best teach students how to create and read graphs. This article presents information that "visually appealing graphics" may not be the best way for students to learn. By "visually appealing" they are describing graphs that use symbols, as in stacks of fruits or shoes, to represent the numbers as opposed to a bar graph.

Additional detail is provided in the article. Do you teach graphing to students in early elementary school? Reading this post may lead you to change your teaching methods (relative to graphing).