Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom II/III
The purpose of this presentation is to share a variety of strategies and tools for providing successful online learning. These strategies are not restricted to the technological tools, but are based upon proven pedagogical processes. It begins by the Communities of Inquiry framework for organizing various genres of instructional media and pedagogical aproaches. Once the framework has been established, a variety of techniques, recommendations, and online tools are intoduced.
At the end of this session, the attendees will be able to:
1. Describe the Communities of Inquiry framework.
2. Explain the importance of the Social Presence, Teaching Presence, Cognitive Presence in facilitating learning.
3. Discuss the importance of the educator connecting with their students to create an educational environment.
4. List a variety of onine tools that can facilitate student/teacher connections.
5. Share some of the online facilitator strategies for successfully hosting an online course.
6. Describe some of the online tools shared, including Flip.com, Pear Deck, Kahoot, Quizizz and MentiMeter.
Communities of Inquiry Framework
Cognitive Presence, Teaching Presence, & Social Presence
Strategies for Building the Teacher-Student and Student-Student connection.
Opening Question Activity
Building Teaching Presence through Effective Online Synch Class Management
Enlist an Assistant
Use 2 Monitors
Use the Chat Room
Use Multiple Cameras
Secrets to Managing Your Class
Give Audio Feedback
Filter Your Email
Effectively Using Breakout Rooms
Organizing Breakout Rooms with Shared Documents
Support Your Students with Weekly Checklists
Facilitate Cognitive Presence through Interactive Online Tools
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