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Fields, Xan

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Topic 1, Assignment 1

 

Traditional Strategies  Implied?  Digital Alternatives 
Roll call  Implied

kiosk

Twitter with a group hash

Do colleges really care if you show up for class?

 

Desks in rows (and different levels)  Shown in video

no desks needed in a virtual classroom 

some e-learning software (like Elluminate) allow you to meet as a group then break the large group into smaller "rooms" for group work, then come back together.

Students don't know each other  mentioned

Discussion Boards

Wikis

E-mail

Facebook

Twitter

Blogs

Skype 

Students don't know professor  mentioned (same as above) -- instructor may need to build in opportunities to start the students mingling amoung themselves and with the professor.
Professor doesn't know students  mentioned (same as above) 
Little conversation to discuss content  mentioned (same as above) -- instructor will need to build in opportunities. 
Few questions asked by students  mentioned (same as above)
Professor reluctant to call for questions mentioned (same as above)
Little feedback provided to professor mentioned (same as above) Assignments let prof. know if content is being learned, Survey Monkey can be used for design/delivery feedback
Taking notes with paper and pen or laptop Shown in video Can be done via GoogleDocs, MSWord, etc.
Studying notes and reading after class mentioned web searches
Assignements and tests that are easy to grade mentioned use assignements that cause the students to be more engaged by searching out the content themselves
Little practice of skills in class implied Allow students to search out the content on the web
Professor writes on chalk board shown in video GoToTraining (or something like it), Skype with screen sharing, smartboards
Professor uses overhead projector mentioned

Camtasia programs

Screen sharing

Everyone attends class at same time implied Everyone can attend when it's convenient for them
Students get sleepy mentioned Students can attend when they want so they can plan to attend when they are not sleepy and break up their studying as needed to stay awake
Students lose concentration after 20 minutes mentioned (same as above)
Sound quality poor when professor talks mentioned Less talking and more typing, or headphones can be used with volume adjustments more personal
Sound quality poorer when students speak up in class mentioned Less talking and more typing, or headphones can be used with volume adjustments more personal
Students chat with other students during lecture mentioned Discussion boards, Twitter, Facebook, IM, texting
students reluctant to ask questions during or after class mentioned Discussion boards, e-mail, twitter, Facebook, Blogs, texting, IM
Students enterain themselves by snacking and listening to their own music or writing graffiti on desks shown in video Online this is not necessary due to students attending class when it's best for them.
Vision problems in large classes implied Personal computers allow students to adjust to their personal vision requirements
Resources scarce mentioned Web has a lot lot lot of free resources.   
Professor must keep office hours (even though students don't usually show up) mentioned Professor is freed like students to tend to school needs at their convenience
Class style doesn't support higher levels of learning useful later in life mentioned Online learning can definately does support higher levels of learning
Faculty feels pressure when engaging large classes mentioned Online may not feel as much pressure because professors may not see 200 people staring at them at once. 
Reflection time can be worked into the class mentioned Blog responses, papers, discussion boards, wiki assignments
Breaks can be worked into the class mentioned Student controls when they take a break
games, simulations, and movement around the room can be worked into the class mentioned SecondLife or other form of game and/or simulation can be created/used
books, calculators, notebooks, pens, and laptops brought to classroom shown in video Much of this can be found on laptops or desktop computers.  Students only tote it around if they don't want to sit in the same place all the time. 
students raise their hands to ask a question or make a comment shown in video Twitter can be used in a live class and projected on a separate screen from where the content is for students to ask questions as they go. 
students can write their questions down to ask other students or professor mentioned Twitter, IM, chat features in GoToMeeting can be used right away that is either reviewed occasionally during class and/or after class 
students can solve content related problems together in class in pairs or groups mentioned Elluminate learning platform allows "teacher" to break large groups into smaller "rooms" for small group work then return to the "main" room 
rearrange desks into small groups when possible mentioned create smaller "classrooms" in wikis for groups of students to work together
display or tell instructions for activities mentioned web-sites, blackboard, e-mail, twitter, facebook, wiki, blog
establish norms for classroom behaviors mentioned Write "ground rules" on wiki or blackboard to support norm establishment early in the course. 
passing out papers shown in video e-mail or post to a shared wiki or e-learning manager
mindmapping mentioned online mindmapping tools
lectures mentioned podcasts, videos, written online, Skype, GoToTraining

 

Part 2:

 

F2F  Blended  Online 

videos 

"black board"

twitter on-screen

laptops

desktop computers

papers/reports

free resources on the web using laptops, smartphones, iPads

podcasts

videos 

written online lectures

Skype

GoToTraining

e-mail

wiki

e-learning manager/platform

web sites

twitter

facebook

blog

discussion boards

papers

free resources on the web

texting

podcasts 

videos

written online lectures

Skype

GoToTraining

online mindmapping tools

e-mail

wiki

e-learning manager/platform

web-sites

twitter

facebook

blog

SecondLife

discussion boards

papers

free resources on the web

texting

 

 

 

 

Comments (2)

Crystal Mealer said

at 4:21 pm on Feb 22, 2011

Xan! You're editing your page! You're alive! I hope you're well....

jsfields@crimson.ua.edu said

at 3:58 pm on Feb 23, 2011

Very weak, but alive! Pain is waning now, thank goodness. I appreciate your concern and support very much.

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