At 11:00am On 11/7/16 I attended Online Discussions: Moving from Compliance to Engagement presented by Dr. BethRene Roepnack at the 2016 USCA NDLW Virtual Conference.
Online Discussions: Moving from Compliance to Engagement
Dr. Bethrene began her topic by discussing how many of us used online discussions and pointing out some issues. She went on to outline how online discussions could be ideal places for engaging with students and content, but the ‘post and respond to two’ format often interferes with how real conversations take place. She further went on to talk at length about how the discussions become time consuming requirements. Many students quickly move through these and
We will review how changing the structure of online discussions and opening up the questions, can move students (and faculty) from mere compliance with online discussion requirements to development of meaningful conversations that promote cognitive and social engagement. We conclude with time saving tips and how we can create a space to ‘let learn’, while maintaining a presence in online discussions.
The notes for this were extremely dense, so I’ve included the Massive slide deck here:
Online Discussions – Moving from Compliance to Engagement – PDF Document