Designing an exemplary course interaction and collaboration

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  • 1. Designing an ExemplaryCourse

2. 22Workshop ObjectiveBy the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: Identify the elements of interaction andcollaboration from the Blackboard ExemplaryCourse Program Rubric. 3. 3What is a Learning Community? 4. 44Blackboard Exemplary Course ProgramExemplary Course Program 5. 5Exemplary Course Program RubricCourse DesignInteraction andCollaborationAssessmentLearner Support 6. 6Interaction and CollaborationCommunicationStrategiesDevelopment ofLearning CommunityInteraction Logistics 7. 77ECP Winner 2012 Course TourExemplary Course Tour 8. 88Establishing a Learning Community1. Communication Strategies Opportunities for synchronous/asynchronousinteraction Asynchronous communication promotes criticalreflection Synchronous activities benefit from real-timeinteractions and rapid responsecommunication 9. 99Establishing a Learning Community2. Development of Learning Community Communication activities build a sense ofcommunity Student-to-student interaction is required Student-to-instructor interaction is encouraged Collaborative activities reinforce course contentand learning outcomes 10. 1010Establishing a Learning Community3. Interaction Logistics Guidelines explaining required participation Expectations regarding quality ofcommunication Rubric included to explain evaluation Instructor actively participates and providesfeedback to students Instructor uses communication tools to providecourse updates, reminders, announcements 11. 1111Establishing a Learning CommunityBlackboard Communication Tools Announcements Email Messages Groups Discussion Board Chat Virtual Classroom Blogs Journals Wikis 12. 1212Best Practices for Quality Communication Provide opportunities for students to work in smallgroups Clearly communicate expectations forparticipation in the groups and criteria forevaluation Use discussion boards and other interactiveactivities to encourage critical thinking and inquiry Establish rubrics for evaluation of discussionposts Provide feedback to students via announcementsand email as appropriate 13. 1313Designing an Exemplary Course Presentation Video Course Tours Scholarly Readings Hands-On Activities 14. 14Interaction and CollaborationCommunicationStrategiesDevelopment ofLearning CommunityInteraction Logistics 15. 1515Questions?ThankYou!