Add item to your planner: Scheduled Event: W6: Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Facilitating Community, Connection, and Communication in the Online Classroom
March 18, 2019
1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Collaboration can be the “social glue” in online courses, building community among learners and linking course content and 21st century skills. It is a crucial element to facilitating meaningful and engaging learning experiences, but the physical distances that separate instructors and students make interpersonal connection and communication quite challenging. Collaborative technologies can help forge bridges across those gaps as they enable faculty to more fully carry out the social, managerial, pedagogical, and technical roles that are involved in facilitating learning online. Further, collaborative technologies connect learners together to jointly work toward common goals and objectives and create demonstrations of their learning. This workshop will equip participants to take their courses beyond “vanilla” by applying instructional strategies and activities using collaborative technologies for video creation, multimedia sharing, social media, mobile instant messaging, productivity, retrieval practice, video-based discussion, synchronous/webinar, interactive image, and graphic editing. Using hands-on exploration and team challenges with the tools (including Adobe Spark, Padlet, Twitter, GroupMe, Quizlet, Flipgrid, Thinglink, and Canva), the workshop will guide attendees to use collaborative technologies to facilitate community, connection, and communication among learners.