Goal: The online teacher understands and is able to use a range of technologies, both existing and emerging, that effectively support student learning and engagement in the online environment
In this session you will:
develop a familiarity with the flipped classroom.
explore the components of a wiki and other Web 2.0 tools.
"A wiki is a web site that lets any visitor become a participant: you can create or edit the actual site contents without any special technical knowledge or tools. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection. A wiki is continuously “under revision.” It is a living collaboration whose purpose is the sharing of the creative process and product by many. One famous example is Wiki-pedia, an online encyclopedia with no “authors” but millions of contributors and editors." (www.teacherfirst.com/content/wiki)
Your task is to use the wiki resource below and add pages about this session's topic. What technologies have you used that you would recommend? Is there something that you read about, but haven't tried yet? Share the advantages and disadvantages of using it with your online students. Or...add a page of research- what are the top recommended tools? Share with the group through the wiki page!
This five minute video addresses group teamwork and collaboration in an online environment. The instructors do talk about group work in a different approach since AU uses rolling enrollment. Would there be any way group work could be part of your course? Could students see other students work or add to those exemplars?
Have some fun exploring the components of the Flipped Classroom! Read the graphic below and watch some of the Khan Academy videos. How might this paradigm factor into your online course? Share your thoughts in the wiki for this session.
Below you will see three examples of Khan Academy videos. You have a choice of selecting macro economics, calc or chem. Watch one or all! How did you experience them as a student? Did the videos hold your attention? What made them so interesting. Instructionally consider the value of watching them prior to coming to class. What would this frontloading be valuable?