Session Title: BbWorld 2013 Session – Effective Interactive Tools and Web 2.0 Projects Promote Student Learning & Engagement
Shu-Hui (Susan) Chang, Ph. D.
Director Distance Education
Computer Science Department
Iowa State University
(Seated and waiting for session to start)
Sound Teaching Pedagogies, Interactive Components and Effective Technologies are the hallmarks of an engaging online learning experience.
Distance Learning Evaluation Guide from American Council on Education
Before integrating interactive components in your course, focus on design. (Systematic Design complete with Objectives, weekly modules, & technology that accommodates different learning styles)
Integrating Interactive Components
- Build Online Community
- Engage Learning
- Facilitate Student instructor and student student interaction
Start from beginning. Include media in Introductory Activities (Don’t be afraid to do audio/video). Let the student start out as course content owners.
Use Case Study’s for group projects to build online learning community. Students research their own project and comment on each other’s reports.
Use real-time Chat sessions – (Text chat is fine) Guide the discussion by providing rules of the road so that the students know what to focus on. Prompt with each question. For example: What is Web 2.0?
Stream lecture-ets (5-15 minute) lectures that connect to Learning Activities.
Be Collaborative with Wikis, have students build the content and then provide feedback on each other’s section. Include positive feedback and constructive Criticism in comments. (provide netiquette guidelines for flaming etc)
Use Shutterfly to Introduce yourself to the class. Incorporates photos and text.
Use Prezi – Give students a research topic to present on (eg. Network Topology)
Prezi, Brain Shark, Knovio, Projeqt.com, PhotoSnack,
TED, Animoto, Capzles (Capzles Classrooms), Jing, Podsnack(Custom Flash audio players), Tubesnack (create video playlists and sharew ith others)
Audioboo(record sound to cellular device and attach picture to sound), Instagram, cel.ly (creates a social network using cell phones)
Bubbl.us(mind maps, brainstorming diagrams), Voki, Classtools (create interactive games, quizzes etcc), Wikis, Facebook, Blogger,
Blabbberize, Glogster, Quizlet, Toon Doo (create cartoons games), Fodey (fake newspaper), Pixlr (photo editor), Pintrest