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What 'crowdsourcing' concepts can I use my classroom?

What 'crowdsourcing' concepts can I use my classroom? | Technology Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it

If you feel the need to find alternatives to a lectured class, crowdsourcing - “the practice of putting many minds to work on a single problem” - might be a good choice. Smith in the article “Crowdsourcing in Your Classroom” explains 4 concepts and presents examples of thorough classroom applications. These concepts are:
1. Distributed Computing - put crowds of brains working to solve a problem
2. Guerrilla Marketing - the pull of an idea
3. Product Evangelism - someone like a facilitator, whose role implies a shift from the “sage on the stage” to the “guide on the side.”
4. Professional Connections - the people who are part of your PLN (who make you a lifelong learner)

 

Crowdsourcing is being used in different areas, including education, even though we didn’t name it like that. Now that the concept is known, maybe we’ll feel more inspired to base new learning approaches on it. Moreover, it’s perfectly suitable for online learning.


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Learning to Teach online


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Paula Silva's curator insight, April 12, 2013 2:57 PM

"If we believe that learning is anchored in engagement, then we really need to design for engagement." 

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How To Flip An Online Course - Edudemic

How To Flip An Online Course - Edudemic | Technology Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
It's not only possible, but actually quite easy to flip an online course. This visual guide will have you started and succeeding in no time.

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Adapting PowerPoint Lectures for Online Delivery: Best Practices | Faculty Focus

Adapting PowerPoint Lectures for Online Delivery: Best Practices | Faculty Focus | Technology Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
If you use PowerPoint lectures in your face-to-face classes, you can use those same lectures as jumping-off points for creating narrated animations for your online students to watch. That’s the good news.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 29, 2013 3:45 PM

But there is work involved as the online environment is different to that of a classroom. That said, this is one of the destinations where we are headed and skills and resources need to be developed to support this goal.

iddlhokie's curator insight, May 24, 2013 1:37 PM

Good basic tips

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5 Ways To Really Connect With Online Students - Edudemic

5 Ways To Really Connect With Online Students - Edudemic | Technology Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
In this world of increased online education, it's important for students and instructors to really know how to connect with online students.

 

From parents to working professionals, students of all types are enthusiastic about online education — as long as it’s done right. Historically, however, online classes have not been very good experiences, with outcomes being marginal at best. Here are five ways instructors can connect with their students, making sure the online education experience is worthwhile for everyone:


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 2, 2013 11:54 AM

Solid advice for any instructor, double that for an online instructor.

Ruth Bass's curator insight, June 6, 2013 1:13 PM

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How to get students to participate in Online Discussions…

How to get students to participate in Online Discussions… | Technology Enhanced Teaching | 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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