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How to Ask Better Questions to Maximize Student Learning

How to Ask Better Questions to Maximize Student Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Response: Ways to Use Questions Effectively in the Classroom
By Larry Ferlazzo Nov. 18, 2017
(This is the first post in a five-part series)

The new "question-of-the-week" is:

How can teachers use questions most effectively in the classroom?
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Facilitating an online forum involves a deep understanding of questioning. This is the first of 5 podcast episodes hosted by Larry Ferlazzo.  Fine work! 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 28, 2017 1:35 AM
Have just added this to my PD to listen to list. 
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EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning

EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Learn the fine art of deepening critical thinking through discussion facilitation. 

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Learn more about online community, discussion facilitation,  and encouraging learner engagement -- take this great online class. 

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EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning

EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Maryruth Hicks 
Summer: June 26 - August 18, 2017
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Build your facilitation skills - polish your online teaching resume!

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Join the Educator Network - Right Question Institute

Join the Educator Network - Right Question Institute | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) is the outcome of twenty years of work in developing and, most importantly, simplifying a straightforward, rigorous process that helps all students learn how to produce their own questions, improve their questions, and strategize on how to use their questions. In the process, they develop divergent, convergent and metacognitive thinking abilities.
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Fantastic Resources.  Join today!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 6, 2017 11:47 AM

Great resources that will help you and your students think. 

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Best Practices for Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips

Best Practices for Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Expertly facilitated online discussion is the driving force for community in e-learning classes. Creating norms for discussion quality and timing improve the dialog. This also helps the facilitator step back as students learn to deepen their online dialog.
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Special thanks to Kathy Hayden of Cal-State San Marcos for the many of the ideas behind 'Value Added' response techniques.  It's always useful to mix up the types of responses you offer to your students (and peers)  in an online discussion. 

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Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork (EdSurge News)

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork (EdSurge News) | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Most online courses are a solitary experience for learners. Students lack the ability to strike up an impromptu conversation about last week’s homework or compare notes with whoever’s sitting next to them in class. The absence of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in
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