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Eric Wilson, MS Ed March 16, 2010 For audio call Toll Free 1 - 888-886-3951 and use PIN/code 369071 Online Collaborative Groups
Maximize your CCC Confer window. Phone audio will be in presenter-only mode. Ask questions and make comments using the chat window. Housekeeping
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.
Saving Files & Open/close Captions 1.Save chat window with floppy disc icon 2.Open/close captioning window with CC icon
Emoticons and Polling 1)Raise hand and Emoticons 2)Polling options
What do you think the objective should be? The web site shows Learn how to make teamwork or collaborative learning work effectively online. Forget the tests! Forget the quizzes! Let students have fun learning together as they are delegated to various projects and bring back information while learning at the same time. With careful planning, you can use Blackboard, Moodle or even the Web to make learning fun for your students and attain the Zen of teaching for yourself.
Congrats! You Just Did a Collaborative Exercise! Did you find it easy? Did you find it fun? Did you see how it engaged people?
Why Collaborative Learning? Powerful learning engaging tool Allows learners to learn from each other Learn from multiple views Collaborative learning can be measured Rubrics Evaluation forms Essays
I rather use quizzes and tests Test and quizzes are waste of time People are nervous so you may or may not get the real facts if they learn (false positive) Once test is taken, how many students will come back to learn what they missed? 1 out of 20 maybe?
Advantages and DIsadvantages Ted Pantiz of University of Mass listed about 44 different advantages – the most popular are Develop higher level of thinking (retention and recall) Critical Thinking Skills Develop team working skills Develop stronger communication skills Develop community learning environment
Ok…then its for on campus only? Absolutely not! Can be used for online learning too!!! There are so many tools you can use! Blackboard 9 and Moodle Tools Blackboard 9 has powerful Group Management Tool Other tools can work with specific groups!
What tools in Blackboard can I use? Remember collaborative learning is when multiple people working together Discussion Chat Peer Assessment System
Google Docs Google Docs can be shared and edited between invitees
Wiggio Allows for own group place online for meetings, calendar, files, polls and messages
DimDim A free online meeting and screen and document sharing for meetings and discussions
Ning is a fun and free social group but can be locked down to invites. 17