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Upon completion of this unit, participants will:
 
Upon completion of this unit, participants will:
* Define teaching presence and describe the role of the instructor in an online learning environment.
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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.
* Create a repository of research surrounding which community development tactics that positively impact learning.
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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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<big><b>Lecture:</b></big>
  
[[Unit 1 Lecture: Building Successful Learning Communities]]
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[[File:IdeaTW.png|35px|left|]][[Unit 3 Lecture: Instructional Strategies for Promoting Meaningful Online Learning]]
 
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[[File:Notice.png|35px|left|]]'''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<br />
  
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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<br />
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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?<br />
  
'''Activity #1:''' Develop a repository of research showing studies of community building techniques in online courses. Each participant is expected to submit a minimum of <b>5</b> articles to the shared repository. Add the APA citation for each article you submit to the Table of Contents document available now. I have included a sample article and citation for your reference. You can upload articles here:
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'''Activity #2:''' In the discussion board, discuss the prevalent themes in the articles you gathered. In small groups, come to a consensus about the most important factors to creating a successful learning community.
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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 [https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1baxMXnC3s7RjqmstCxcb_3tTaDeTeJVQ?usp=sharing here] and find the rubric [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rhWIfyfmEl18LsHtvbjd9caEwVi3Rjq3/view?usp=sharing here].
  
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<big>'''Reflection Activity:'''</big><br />
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[[File:Reflectionblog.png|35px|left|]]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?<br /><br />
  
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1. What are some of elements of online instruction that stood out to you in this week's activities?
 
 
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'''Home:''' [[Driving Learner Engagement in an Online Environment]]<br />
 
'''Home:''' [[Driving Learner Engagement in an Online Environment]]<br />
 
''[[ETAP 623 Spring 2019]] |
 
''[[ETAP 623 Spring 2019]] |
[[Taylor Walsh]]''
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<big>'''''NOTE:''' You will find citations for this course on the [[Driving Learner Engagement in an Online Environment References and Resources]] page.'''''</big>

Latest revision as of 19:02, 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

Discussionbubble.png

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?

InspirationTW.png

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 and find the rubric 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

NOTE: You will find citations for this course on the Driving Learner Engagement in an Online Environment References and Resources page.