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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Why Online Learning Succeeds in Higher Ed

 

 

 

Original Post Date: May 12, 2014

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PowerPointlessNess- Editorial Opinion Still Relevant

 

 

What alternatives are there to PowerPoint?

Reference

Paul Ralph, August 25, 2017. Universities should ban PowerPoint. It makes students stupid and professors boring. Retrieved from https://www.businessinsider.com/universities-should-ban-powerpoint-it-makes-students-stupid-and-professors-boring-2015-6

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Innovations to Borrow and Blog: Twitter Slow Chats

Is there an aisle in the Anytime/Anyplace online learning supermarket that is reserved for the gourmet delicacy of sustained, deep thinking?

Yes there is!

Digital Innovations: This week’s Borrow & Blog’s innovation is Sylvia Ellison’s Twitter Slow Chats!


The Concept:

Sylvia Ellison @SylviaEllison perfects anytime/anyplace engagement through an affinity space called “Slow Chats.”

A Twitter “slow chat” invites an extension of informal learning and Sylvia Ellison at  #HackLearning is a particularly effective connecting spark for learning because it conforms to learner’s engagement preferences (Tsai & Men, 2013).  Ellison’s Monday/Thursday question response time segments promote reflection. Slow chats veer away from “vexatious issues over which people are in and which are out of the group” (Gee, 2004, p.215).   Extroverts are plentiful online (Cho & Auger, 2017), yet in the social engagement supermarket not all affinity spaces are pressed from the same cookie cutter.

Slow chats encourage extended contemplation. They promote active engagement over frenetic response or the passive lurking of learners overwhelmed by rapid-fire tweets.

That a contemplative practice can occur on Twitter is a promising (and welcome) irony. Check out slow chats here!

How-focused implementation:

  1. Every Monday and Thursday, Sylvia creates and posts a new question.

Slow Chat

2. Sylvia begins with an introduction followed by the question.

Slow Chat 2

3. During the intervening days, Sylvia responds to participants.

 

Why It Works:

Twitter in educational contexts has research-based support. Research indicates that affinity spaces are necessary for student-led inquiry and learning engagement (Gee, 2004, 2017, Lammers, et al., 2017).  Why? Because affinity spaces connect shared interest and engagement with activity (Gee, 2004, 2017).

Engagement on social media follows a continuum (Tsai & Men, 2013).

infographic created by Teague

 

 


 

References

Cho, M., & Auger, G. A. (2017). Extrovert and engaged? Exploring the connection between personality and involvement of stakeholders and the perceived relationship investment of nonprofit organizations. Public Relations Review43(4), 729-737.

Gee, J. P. (2004). Affinity spaces. Situated language and learning: A critique of traditional schooling. London: Routledge

Gee, J. P. (2017). Affinity spaces and 21st century learning. Educational Technology, 27-31.

Tsai, W. H. S., & Men, L. R. (2013). Motivations and antecedents of consumer engagement with brand pages on social networking sites. Journal of Interactive Advertising, 13(2), 76-87.

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MOVING STUDENTS FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING WITH ONLINE ED ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Engaged learning is a vital piece of the pie when moving students from surviving to Thriving (Schreiner, McIntosh, Nelson, Pothoven, 2009). Our Canvas Cowboy Innovator*, Dr. Ed. Sim knows this because he averages over 57,000 Page Views each semester! He will share his tips and we will share cookies and take notes!! 

What: Join Dr. Ed Sim today as he demonstrates ways to use  as a platform for engaged student learning

When: Today 3-3:30pm

Where: RL 133

SchreinerThrivingQuotient

 

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Poster created by Helen Teague using Smore

 

Post written by Helen Teague and reposted at this link:
https://hsutxonlineed.edublogs.org/2018/04/24/moving-students-from-surviving-to-thriving-with-online-ed-engagement-strategies/

*Canvas Cowboy Innovator term and program created by Helen Teague

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HSU CANVAS COWBOY INNOVATOR FOR APRIL ~ DR EDWARD SIM

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The HSU Office of Online Education continues our spotlight feature where you are the star! There is so much innovative Canvas-ing occurring on the HSU campus! We want you to be in the know about what your fellow faculty members are accomplishing with Canvas. On the first Monday of every month, we will spotlight the innovative talents of our faculty and staff for the “Canvas Cowboy Innovator of the Month.” Each Cowboy will present his/her/their innovation to HSU faculty and staff during a peer-to-peer share event.

 


Although computers and the internet invade every area of our life, humans do not perceive information the same way that a computer does. Computers perceive information “by manipulating abstract symbols” (Lyons, Ansari & Beilock, 2015). The dedicated online educator realizes this and uses many engagement strategies to compensate and alter the embodied thinking structure of students’ conceptual understanding.

Dr. Edward Sim, prompts his students to realign their thinking toward content delivered in online format of the Canvas learning management system. His engagement strategies yield over 56,000 page views across all his courses, from January -March 5, 2018. He is a Canvas “Power User” and our Canvas Cowboy Innovator for April, 2018.

Here is why page visits are important: if students are engaging with content then they are more likely to internalize, learn, and apply this content. Also, the question “How do I engage with my students” remains one of the top concerns from faculty. Dr. Sim will share his best ideas for engaging students in a peer-to-peer engagement event on April 24, 2018 from 3:00 pm-3:30 pm in the HSU Office of Online Education.

Dr. Sim celebrates ten years with Hardin-Simmons University this year. Dr. Sim is a graduate of George Washington University where he earned a master’s degree in information management and the University of Maryland where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in information systems. Prior to serving at HSU, Sim worked in the United States intelligence community. He has also been an assistant professor of information system and decision systems at Loyola College.

Dr. Sim has done research in the fields of software engineering, software metrics, analytical decision making, and creativity.. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Towson State University, a Master of Science in Management Information Systems, from George Washington University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems and Decision Sciences, from the University of Maryland (Baltimore).

Please join us as we enjoy some cookies, fellowship, Q&A, and receive Dr. Sim’s ideas for engaging students to log-in and tune-in to your Canvas course(s)!

April 24, 2018 3:00pm – 3:30pm

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The Cookies and Computers Poster created by Helen Teague using Smore
Canvas Cowboy Innovator image created by Helen Teague using PicMonkey

 

References:
Lyons, I. M., Ansari, D., & Beilock, S. L. (2015). Qualitatively different coding of symbolic and nonsymbolic numbers in the human brain. Human Brain Mapping36(2), 475-488.

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