Reflection in Online Courses
Why? When? How? Who? Apps & LTAs Part of Continuing FridayLive! Theme: LTAs for Online Synchronous Sessions LTAs = Low-Threshold Applications, Activities
2pm ET Intro, Warm-Up – Steve Gilbert
Do we have a VOC today?
Only online courses in which faculty seek to encourage students’ engagement & participation, especially via use of “essential” features of the online resources used in the course.
Warm-Up Shared Whiteboard – (Map of US/world – click)
Why? Simple NON-VERBAL introductory activity. Shared whiteboard can be used in MANY different ways for more advanced purposes,
but quick response from all may require at least an initial practice – “pump-priming”.
Yes/No Question: Would you like some explanation of use of shared whiteboard in Zoom?
Launch Display Map Whiteboard; explain how to participate
Demo Ask question: everyone, pls use whiteboard to indicate your city
Discussion: Reflection before/during/after SYNCHRONOUS sessions
Warm-Up/Demo: Role, Impact, of Silence in Online Sync. Sessions
Why? Show/sample use of silence; lead-in to discussion of how use of REFLECTION in online synch sessions is different from…..?
How? Online variation on “Think-Pair-Share”. Zoom Screen Sharing; INTRODUCE Timer Alarms & Clock 10.1812.10043.0 © 2018 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
PLEASE THINK SILENTLY FOR 2 MINUTES (jot notes offline?); please do not enter anything in the chat; do not speak via microphone.
TOPIC: When using reflection in an online synchronous session, what is the most/least useful time for silence? What would make you avoid using ANY silence at all?
- Use the next 2 minutes to think about silence and timing in online sessions.
- Try to prepare 1 comment or 1 question that you will share as soon as the 2 minutes has elapsed. At that time, you will be invited to “raise your hand” if you would like to respond vocally. Otherwise, please enter your comment or question immediately in the chat.
- We’ll use the next 5 minutes to listen and read.
- Then we’ll decide whether or not to continue this discussion right now!
Resources? [Add more…]
- Recommended Readings
- Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
- We also welcome additional LTAs and Specific Requests for this session More info…
VOTE: FOR THE NEXT 15 MINUTES,
“YES” = DISCUSS Recommended Readings – Timeless classics or out of date?
“NO” = DISCUSS THESE QUESTIONS (1-4)
What is reflection in online courses? What is reflection? Why should we care? What can we do?
- Student reflection ABOUT content DURING online sessions
- Student reflection ABOUT how to improve their own learning before/during/after online sessions
- Faculty reflection ABOUT teaching, learning in online sessions
- [Faculty reflection DURING online sessions about teaching/learning?]
2:45pm ET Closing
REFLECT SILENTLY (MAKE NOTES IF YOU LIKE) SHARE VIA CHAT
What was most useful today?
What was not clear enough?
What would be a useful follow-up?
How might you contribute to the follow-up?
Next Week: THEME: Notation & Syntax – Instructional Bottlenecks at the most Fundamental Levels
Clarify a Topic, Issue: Articulate a
Request for Resource
Identify, Share Resource
At least one strategy, online tool, etc.
Shareable, Shareworthy (almost immediately useable/useful)
Identify Specific Activity, Date, People