Share Paper: Educator Strategy for Managing Dialogue in Rich Online Interactions

  1. Anjli Narwani, University of Michigan, United States
  2. Leslie Herrenkohl, University of Michigan, United States
  3. Nicole Brass, University of Michigan, United States

Abstract: Graduate courses engage students in small and whole group discussions as part of in-class activities. The transition to an online format for graduate courses has produced a surge of creativity in terms of ways to offset the absence of in-classroom interactions. Some of the things we are experiencing are translation of lesson activities to online formats such as (a) reading reflections, (b) collective reading analysis in groups and (c) whole group synthesis. One interesting case is of facilitated graduate classes featuring a research scholar as a panelist. As a result of the COVID-19 circumstances, a new strategy was required to ...