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My audio isn't working. Any tips?
Kay, make sure your speakers are turned on and not muted
I dialed in, instead. The speakers were on... oh well.
Kay, you can hang up and try call in again
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Writing-intensive classes, undergraduate research, and learning communities.
I'm teaching a section of ENGL 130 for the Go Global Academy certificate--so I'm doing learning community, writing-intensive, and global learning.
Capstone projects, ePortfolios, and collaborative projects
Collaborative assignments and projects in population-based health.
My role is in teacher education so learning communities are a must as well!
FYE section of a "normal" class.
I am in Nursing education. I have assignments regarding population based health as well, and of course working inter-collaboratively in the health care system is something our students have to master.
Student have group project to create a podcast
Those are all great, thank you for sharing. We will be sharing online comments so let us hear from you.
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I'm curious (to this text/online group) about tips for making a discussion board more writing intensive (communicate effectively online...? Does anyone have strategies to share?
Does anyone currently use the VoiceThread tool?
I am currently revising face-to-face ELL classes to hybrid or fully online classes. These will cover reading, writing (one class) and listening, speaking (a different class). So I'm looking for any methods that will improve the interactive experience for a very unique population.
I was viewing learning communities in one particular online class, not over the course of a program. In my Elementary Education "distance" methods class, students use a PLC (professional learning community) to process student data, lesson plan, and implement other important skills inherent in teaching.
I just created my first VoiceThread and my online students will be commenting on it this week. I'm so excited!
Our institution just switched from Voice Thread to Yuja. I didn't use Voice Thread much but hoping to make Yuja user friendly for students.
In my experience, VoiceThread is more robust than Yuja at allowing students to discuss the same topic. VoiceThread, in its simplest form, is a video/audio/text discussion forum.
Does Yuja have those capabilities as well?
YuJa is more video streaming and lecture capture
So far I've just made video with screen shots so I can explain units and assignments to my online students. Just sent out a survey to see if they are watching the videos. In the past my students resisted new online features (some don't have webcams etc.)
I get stuck with online discussion boards (in writing) that students are superficial, and reluctant to create conflict. I was curious if including the voice/visual tones in speaking to a Voice Thread might help students disagree or debate in a healthy, constructive way...
For me, written discussion forums tend to be superficial at best. A rubric/checklist has curbed some of that but it's still there...
Has anyone tried the remove service learning? The distance engineering students I have are sometimes on an oil rig. I'm not sure how to expect access to an interactive service opportunity...
Many of my ELL students are refugees and are not as familiar with technology that my Native English Speakers grew up with. That is a hurdle in my online class. It is sometimes difficult to design an activity that works for everyone.
Are there some orientations to the technology that can be recorded in YuJa? I've assigned YouTube videos on Zoom, so students can learn how to use online office hours...
I have tried requiring synchronous meetings for online students via Zoom and it works for most students to join in. The session is recorded and archived for students that could not attend. I reserved these required meetings for important program wide information and it has significantly decreased the amount of inquiries received from students regarding these topics.
I've made online orientation videos--short and sweet--but many of my students admit to not watching them. Reasons? Not enough time, difficulty accessing the videos, and wanting someone to explain it to them rather than watching video.
I do not have personal experience with the other topics listed so I apologize for my lack of response!
Do you "track view" through Yuja's reporting feature? It helps keep students accountable to the information shared via video.
I haven't! That's a great idea.
You can also build quizzes into your yuja videos as well to help further engagmen
In my experience it has been difficult to use portfolios in Bb. Any new tools that people are using with success?
I want to make my assignment references more diverse and global not just to include my ELL students but to widen the experience of my NES students. I've started this with the smallest details (using more diverse names in exercises) but want to expand to global readings and discussions from a different world view of some of my students.
I am curious to the suggestions here as well - especially if the e-portfolio spreads through several semesters as in a graduate professional program.
Lee, what kinds of readings would you need for your course?
Our program utilizes TaskStream with great success! Our teacher candidates present their ePortfolios at the end of student teaching to showcase their knowledge and performance of education standards. The portfolio has three checkpoints throughout the program and this has increased proficiency greatly!
TaskStream? Is that something students pay for?
Yes, they purchase a 7 year subscription for about $150 when they enter the program. We use it for all data collection and program improvement for accreditation as well.
Oh... interesting. Thanks for that!
We use it at the graduate level as well.
watermarkinsights looks very interesting. Thanks!
Students purchase the TaskStream subscription as a "course resource" from the bookstore so they can charge it to financial aid.
That might have applications for business students. I'll pass that along!