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1 The Art and Science of Cyber-Nagging and Cyber-Schmoozing Dr. Debra Dirksen Dr. Wes Leggett Department of Teacher Education Metropolitan State College of Denver

2 A little history…  Adapting EDT 3610 F2F to Online  Hiring an Adjunct Online Instructor  Ensuring Consistency in Grading  Comparing Student Evaluations  Questioning Differences  Modeling

3 The Keys  Establish Expectations  Scaffold Instruction  Build Relationships  Hang on to Sanity

4 Establish Expectations  “Cyber-Nagging” Repetition  Introduction Page WARNING!!!  Intimidating Greeting Announcement  Course Materials Preview  Instructor Examples  Exemplar Student Examples

5 Scaffold Instruction  Due Dates/Links on Homepage  Assignment Synopsis on Syllabus  Detailed Assignment Rubrics/Criteria  FAQ  Examples  Threaded Discussion Q&A’s

6 Build Relationships 1 of 2  “Cyber-Schmoozing” Encouragement  Students “Hi!”  Students “About Me” nicenet.org  Virtual Classroom/Q&A nicenet.org  Instructor Website Personal Photos  Timely Announcements

7 Build Relationships 2 of 2  Emoticons :-) :-( ;-)  Timely Feedback  Encouraging Feedback  Constructive Feedback  “Everything Okay?”

8 Hang on to Sanity  Availability Expectations 24/5  Consistent Grading Routine  Reinforce Scaffolding  Open Invitation to F2F Classes  “Heads Up” Announcements  “Bark” is worse than “Bite”

9 Personal Websites  wesleggett.com  clem.mscd.edu/~dirksen  


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