Unit Two: Identifying Facilitating Discourse Tips


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Unit 2 Study Guide

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Watch the following videos and respond to questions

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Now, read these articles about facilitating discourse and share your thoughts on the article in Discussion 2.

  • Media:Unit 2.pdf "Assessing teaching presence in a computer conferencing context" by Anderson, T., Rourke, L., Garrison, D. R., & Archer, W. (2001)

Discussion 2

Consider the following questions: What are the main principles the author is suggesting? What is the benefits of effective feedback?

How will this apply to course to get active feedback that contains suggestions for revision and exploration? How will learning community members work together in a situated activity to construct shared understanding?

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References and Resources

Anderson, T., Rourke, L., Garrison, D. R., Archer, W. (2001). Assessing Teaching presence in a Computer Conference Environment, Journal of Distance Education, 14(3), 51-70.

Archibald, D. (2010). Fostering the development of cognitive presence: Initial findings using the community of inquiry survey instrument. Internet & Higher Education, 13(1-2), 73-74.

Eggins, S., & Slade, D. (1997). Analyzing casual conversation. Washington: Cassell.

Fabro and Garrison (1998) Fabro, K. R., & Garrison, D. R. (1998). Computer conferencing and higher-order learning. Indian Journal of Open Learning, 7(1), 41 - 54.

Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T., & Archer, W. (2001). Critical inquiry in a text-based environment: computer conferencing in higher education. The Internet and Higher Education 2(2-3), 87-105

Garrison, D. R. & Cleveland-Innes, M. (2005). Facilitating Cognitive Presence in Online Learning Interaction Is Not Enough. American Journal of Distance Education,19(3),pp. 133-148

Gorham, J., & Christophel, D. (1990). The relationship of teachers' use of humor in the classroom to immediacy and student learning. comunication Education, 39(1), 46 - 62.

Gunawardena, C. N., Lowe, C. A., & Anderson, T. (1997). Analysis of a global online debate and the development of an interaction analysis model for examining social construction of knowledge in computer conferencing. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 17, 395 -429.

Kanuka, H., Liam, R. & Laflamme, E. (2007). The influence of instructional methods on the quality of online discussion. British Journal of Educational Technology, 38(2), 260 -271.

Selman, R. Shamp, S. (1991). Mechanomorphism in perception of computer communication partners. Computers in Human Behavior, 7(3), 147 - 161. Shea, P. and Li, C. S., Pickett, A. (2006). A comparative study of “teaching presence” and student sense of learning community in online and classroom environments

Shea, P. & Bidjerano, T. (2009). Community of inquiry as a theoretical framework to foster "epistemic engagement" and "cognitive presence" and "cognitive presence" in online education. Computers and Education, 52 (3), 543 - 553.

Tagg and Dickenson (1995) Tagg, A. C., & Dickenson, J. A. (1995). Tutor messaging and its effectiveness in encouraging student participation on computer conferences. Journal of Distance Education, 10(2), 55.


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Unit One: Understanding the Learning Community and Online Discourse

Unit Two: Identifying Facilitating Discourse Tips.

Unit Three: Implementing Class Management Plan.