Presentation on theme: "Interactive Features for Online Teaching Donna Reiss (TCC), Rosalind Blunt (NVCC), Cathy Simpson (NVCC), Ron Carter (NVCC), Eric Hibbison (JSRCC) New."— Presentation transcript:
Interactive Features for Online Teaching Donna Reiss (TCC), Rosalind Blunt (NVCC), Cathy Simpson (NVCC), Ron Carter (NVCC), Eric Hibbison (JSRCC) New Horizons, April 13, 1999 Shockhoe Room, 10:45-11:45
Types/Uses of Forums 4 Post open-ended application questions (study questions, practice questions). 4 Have students respond to your questions or each others’ or both. 4 “Grade” as quiz or checkmark. 4 “Asynchronous” = respond any time before a specified deadline. 4 “Synchronous” = everybody online at once. 4 Remote vs. same location
Defining Quality: A Sample Forum (see handout) 4 The best answers to discussion forums are –insightful –substantial –focused 4 Open vs. required registration 4 Making vs. finding forums
Forums: Pros and Cons 4 How much do forum answers count? 4 How do you know your students posted questions or sent replies to a forum? 4 Is the server on when your students need it? 4 Can’t listservs, chats, or email serve the same objectives? 4 Students have to go to forums (or chats); listserv comments & email are sent to them.