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Micah Orloff March 10, 2010 For audio call Toll Free 1 - 888-886-3951 and use PIN/code 836151 What's New with Blackboard 9: Increase Student Retention.

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1 Micah Orloff March 10, 2010 For audio call Toll Free and use PIN/code What's New with Blackboard 9: Increase Student Retention by Establishing Community

2 Maximize your CCC Confer window. Phone audio will be in presenter-only mode. Ask questions and make comments using the chat window. Housekeeping

3 Adjusting Audio 1)If youre listening on your computer, adjust your volume using the speaker slider. 2)If youre listening over the phone, click on phone headset. Do not listen on both computer and phone.

4 Saving Files & Open/close Captions 1.Save chat window with floppy disc icon 2.Open/close captioning window with CC icon

5 Emoticons and Polling 1)Raise hand and Emoticons 2)Polling options

6 Micah Orloff What's New with Blackboard 9: Increase Student Retention by Establishing Community

7 With Micah Orloff Monday, April 12, to Friday, May 7 Modality: Online More info: Course: Intro to Teaching with Bb9

8 In One Word, describe how you want to feel while taking an online/hybrid/tech-mediated class?

9 Students expectations Responsive faculty interaction and support Course met needs Students satisfaction with online courses is related to instructor presence sense of collaboration/ community If not addressed Reduced engagement and motivation Can impact students sense of potential of completion Sources:

10 Instructor to Student(s) Student(s) to Content Student to Student

11 Can promote Development of critical thinking skills Co-creation of knowledge and meaning Reflection

12 Can promote Development of critical thinking skills Co-creation of knowledge and meaning Reflection Requires community to be successful Trust among members Commitment to process

13 Source: Palloff, R and Pratt, K. Collaborating Online Learning Together in Community Set the Stage Set clear goals and vision for use. Explain importance. Provide clear guidelines and expectations Model the process Set exemplar postings Actively participate and show same commitment Guide the Process Dont allow students to become obsessed with your silence Provide direction should the discussion/activity stray Evaluate the Process Survey students Take notes and revise as needed

14 Source: Palloff, R and Pratt, K. Collaborating Online Learning Together in Community Individual Sense of accomplishment Quality of outcome Ability to work at own pace Group Collaboration/Teamwork Sense of well-being and support Promotes reflection Reduces isolation Facilitator Comfort with technology Competence with online facilitation Ability to communicate clearly Comfort with chaos Creates a safe environment Promotes self- organization and empowerment Technology Communication and task completion vehicle Transparent and easy to use Problem solve Process information Together Communicate and connect together

15 Discussion Boards Collaboration (synchronous) Blogs Journals Messages Groups Source: Palloff, R and Pratt, K. Collaborating Online Learning Together in Community

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17 With Micah Orloff Monday, April 12, to Friday, May 7 Modality: Online More info: Course: Intro to Teaching with Bb9

18 Q&A Micah Orloff Additional Questions? me at

19 Evaluation Survey Link Help us improve our seminars by filing out a short online evaluation survey at:

20 Thanks for attending For upcoming events and links to recently archived seminars, check Web site at: What's New with Blackboard 9: Increase Student Retention by Establishing Community


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