Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

Incorporating social presence and collaboration in online courses eases the isolation that individual students feel and provides an opportunity for students to construct their own meaning as they work through assignments together. This presentation examines several approaches to building digital classroom community through a variety of collaborative tools, each of which were housed within the Moodle CMS. We will discuss the benefits, complications, and effectiveness of each technology through our own observations and instructor and student feedback.

Keywords

social presence, collaboration, online, use of tech tools

Audience Focus

Both K-12 and Higher Education

Start Date

7-30-2015 9:30 AM

End Date

7-30-2015 10:30 AM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Kim Ballard is an instructional designer in Online and Educational Services whose interests include constructivist learning, social presence and collaboration in online learning and incorporating usability principles in educational web sites.

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Jul 30th, 9:30 AM Jul 30th, 10:30 AM

Building Social Presence and Collaboration in Online Courses: Experience and Examples

Incorporating social presence and collaboration in online courses eases the isolation that individual students feel and provides an opportunity for students to construct their own meaning as they work through assignments together. This presentation examines several approaches to building digital classroom community through a variety of collaborative tools, each of which were housed within the Moodle CMS. We will discuss the benefits, complications, and effectiveness of each technology through our own observations and instructor and student feedback.