For those interested in improving their online teaching and learning practices and who are also willing to "share what they know!"
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Trying to provide learning opportunities for your online students?
Discussion activities are one of many great ways to promote critical thinking among online students in an asynchronous format, but only if the discussion topic and talking points are planned accordingly. Consider these tips to help students learn by engaging with you and each other:
1. Provide open-ended questions that incorporate one or several human dimension components. Allow students to…
Discussion again? Yeahhhh because discussion is what adds a human element to our online courses and makes them real. Without communication, why would students even need us? They could just complete a bunch of self-taught modules and click send to submit their own grades to the registrar. We teach to communicate knowledge to students and to allow students to communicate their own learning and knowledge to us and to other students. Having said that, it is important to assure that…Continue
There are many approaches to developing inclusive discussion which motivates students to participate and share learning, but the one I have found to work best I learned from the University of Phoenix. It is called ABC Facilitation.
A = Acknowledge
B = Build
C = Conclude
So, what does this mean and how does it work?
“A“ means to acknowledge what the students has posted. In my discussions, I post a starter to the discussion to which students must respond by…Continue
Our online students are in a very different situation from those in the traditional classroom. In the traditional class room discussion the students sit in a chair and see and hear the facilitator. In the online class room the student sits in a chair and sees a computer screen. The online student often wonders if anyone is even reading what he or she posts and not feeling included can take away motivation to participate.
One thing I have learned in my 20 or so years of…Continue
Some really good news for OER in SUNY is the quest for an Executive Director for OER at SUNY Geneseo! This position will administer and coordinate operations and the strategic direction for Open SUNY Textbooks (OST) and SUNY OER Services (SOS). The application deadline was October 10th and preliminary…Continue
I've taught online for several years now....I consider myself to be quite informed with the Blackboard platform......the guidance in the first module have been so eye opening as to the additional features I could and will use. Although my SUNY campus offers fine Bb instructions, I am pretty much self taught....this is helpful.
HEre are a few examples of Videos made by students for MEC 104 at SUNY Stonybrook, which is a fully online course
Storytelling is a powerful clarifying approach to understanding and navigating change at the deepest levels of human experience. Storytelling allows for a diversity of perspectives that get us closer to an objective and authentic sense of reality. Please take a few minutes to share your story:Continue