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* Self-assess the quality of your discussion contributions thus far and describe how you might facilitate discourse in your own course.
 
* Self-assess the quality of your discussion contributions thus far and describe how you might facilitate discourse in your own course.
* Discuss the importance of the facilitator in online learning environments and provide examples of effective facilitation.
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* Discuss the importance of instructor activities outside of the discussion board and describe actionable steps you can take to keep learners engaged long-term.
 
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'''Activity #1:''' Discuss the importance of the facilitator in online learning environments and provide examples of effective facilitation. Consider instructor-to-learner interactions that take place outside of the discussion board: what specific strategies will you use to build a welcoming presence that still instills accountability?<br />
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Revision as of 16:56, 10 May 2019

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Target Objectives: Upon completion of this unit, participants will:

  • Self-assess the quality of your discussion contributions thus far and describe how you might facilitate discourse in your own course.
  • Discuss the importance of instructor activities outside of the discussion board and describe actionable steps you can take to keep learners engaged long-term.



Lecture:

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Unit 3 Lecture: Instructional Strategies for Promoting Meaningful Online Learning



Activities:

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Important: To participate in this course, you will need a Wordpress account. This will allow you to contribute to discussion board prompts as well as post reflection blogs. Here is the link to the site we will be using to create and organize our posts: https://onlinelearningengagement.wordpress.com

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Activity #1: Discuss the importance of instructor activities outside of the discussion board. What are the instructor-to-learner interactions that drive sustained engagement? What specific actions and strategies will you use to build a welcoming presence that still instills accountability?

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Activity #2: Self-assess the quality of your discussion contributions thus far and describe how you might facilitate discourse in your own course. You can find the rubric and submit your completed self-assessments here.



Reflection Activity:

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Do you feel you are engaging in this course's discussion thread in a meaningful way? Why or why not? How might you drive learner engagement in discussion forums within your own course?




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ETAP 623 Spring 2019 | Taylor Walsh