# To discuss classroom based activities that can be adapted to cyberspace.
# To understand effective instructional strategies in e-learning environments and Keller’s ARCS motivation theory.
# To apply effective instructional strategies and Keller’s ARCS motivation theory in an e-learning environment.
Instructional Strategies for Effective E-learning
Review of the synchronous meeting: write a summary of the key topics that were included in the discussion along with a summary of the process. You are to analyze the content presented including the Q &A period. Also discuss advantages and constraints of synchronous online discussion based on your experience of the session. The meeting will be audio recorded for your review.
This week we have discussed many different interesting things that are so helpful for us. One of the most interesting things that we do on this week is speaking with the guest speaker Mr. Edgar Chabolla. He discus with us a lot of helpful information about e-learning trends. He talk about horizon report as a better source of information and the key trends in higher Ed (1-2 years, 3-5 years, and 5 plus years). He also mentions that what challenges they are going to see in the future ahead (attainable challenges, difficult challenges, and the impassible challenges). He also discuss a topic of a new development (what kind of technology is available now, what will they in the future) for example, 1-2 years they have fipped classroom, 2-4 years 3D printing, 4-5 years self- analysis of data as student). Then my classmate starts to ask the guest speaker many different questions that related to the topic. For example, Lorraine asks if he can define gamification as it pertains to education and give an example of it being used in a course. He answer that equation by saying creates an online module and for student and see what result the student will give. Also Michael mention that the flip classroom he transitioning to right now includes more gamification and it does motivate them to succeed and he gives some examples like his students are on district mandated language and math web programs, and the successes are celebrated with rewards, points, certificates, etc. Also one of the most interesting question that my classmate ask is Gayle his question is “Have these strategies been proven that in using them students will become better critical thinkers?” and the gesture answer this question by saying yes teacher who make the student engage and summarize that give him opportunity to do critical thinkers. Then, Michael back again and ask how can the new technologies help students believe in himself more. That is my biggest obstacle and I hope technology helps them direct their education. Eventually I cannot do it for them. He responds this question by give example on this professor. he said one of his professor reword his student by doing that when the student post something on the end of the week the teacher discuss what information that the student post is value so that he gave the students feel that what he post is so important. There is also some question comes from students who could not join the meeting that tonight:
What is the most recognized eLearning conference or journal for California community college level online learning?
He response by gives some name of them like AECT and DET/CHE WICHE. Finally Dr. Baek asks are all CSU use Blackboard at the System level? Or is it depending on individual campus? And he answered no maybe half of them. Then, Lorraine mentions that she likes that – “Technology is just a means to an end.” It really is true and Gayle also said Yes, we will never really be “caught up.” it was so interesting and helpful meeting. The speaker covers much helpful point that gives us an idea how to be a successful teacher in online course.
Summarize this week’s discussions. Use this template to structure your production:
Did you fulfill the requirement to make your first post no later than Wednesday in the discussion? YesSummarize this week’s discussions. Use this template to structure your production:
Did you fulfill the requirement to post at least three times in each discussion topic between Monday and Friday? Yes
Did you fulfill the requirement to post the answers to the prompts in your blog no later than Sunday? Yes
Did you fulfill the requirement to reply at least three classmates’ blogs on Saturday/Sunday? Yes
Quote your best post(s) from the week and explain why you feel these are the best.
That was for Lorraine,
It is a Great post. She gives helpful information as she did every time. I agree with her on the activities it can be applied to cyberspace like posting tutorials, research guides, and videos that can take the place of in-house library research classes. Yes that will be a great idea. Also, on the activities that would be difficult to apply in cyberspace Study groups and group projects generally work best in a F2F environment. Why I feel this is the best because I totally agree with that. That’s way I thought that taking online class will be difficult for student to communicate.
Also Kimberly post,
It is a great post. She post is so organized and clear you give simple and clear information in her post. I feel this is the best because I totally agree that on the activities would be difficult to apply in cyberspace especially discussions for students who have never engaged in an online class where they had to provide peer responses to other students. I had this problem with the first time I used the discussion board. It was so difficult.
Quote several of the best posts from other students. Explain why you chose the ones you present.
I like Kimberly comment,
She said “Very well written post! Your activities were very detailed and thought out. The project you worked on with Dr. Baek was pretty awesome! And gives you an inside look at how a teacher with the instructional tools would work.”
I also like Mingda
She mentions that “I like your class of interviewing skill, I think it really help for students.”
Explain why you chose the ones you present.
I choose them because they really give me motivation about my activity to apply it for my student.
Other discussion topics this week:
What did you learn in the discussion this week that will be useful to you or that changes the way you view something?
I really like and learn about what kinds of classroom based activities can be applied/ activities would be difficult to apply to cyberspace. Also, by reading to find activity that really help the student I really get chance to have an idea about kind of activity that can apply to help the student in mu future career.
D1: Classroom based activities which can be applied to cyberspace
I did not even be a teacher before, but as I am a student I think there is a big difference between the activities that are applied in classroom and the activities that are applied to cyberspace. It’s difficult for student to understand and participation to any activities. In my opinion the teacher who teaches in cyberspace must choose the activity on special standards.
What kinds of classroom based activities can be applied to cyberspace? Explain how these can be successfully applied?
Much activity can applied, but as I mention before teacher who teaches in cyberspace must choose the activity on special standards.
In cyberspace environment teacher can applied online technologies such as chat, blog, e-mail, Skype, discussion board, and Google docs. Watkins (2005) mentioned that “these activities can be helpful throughout almost any course (online or blended format) to introduce learners, stimulate discussions, increase interactions, challenge presumption, and achieve diverse course objectives.” (p.5)
Also some Games the teacher can applied to cyberspace environment
Watkins (2005) stated that “many e-learning activities can be adaptations of the training games used in traditional classroom instruction, and other activities can use the unique aspects of the online environment to develop distinctive activities for online course” (p.5)
Watkins, R. (2005). Developing interactive e-learning activities. Performance Improvement, 44(5), 5-7
What kinds of classroom based activities would be difficult to apply in cyberspace? Explain why this would be the case?
Even though the e-learning student can work as group, but it’s so difficult to communicate and learn from each other even if they learn it is less than if they have face to face group. They can discuss, share opinion in obvious way, and split the work as they see fit their potential
This activity is so difficult to between the students and their teacher also. sometimes the teacher misunderstand the student when she or he want to explain his or her opinion on something in cyberspace environment and that will give the student bad feedback, but when the student set up in the class and give presentation that can give good and clear idea and the student can get good feedback and excellent suggestion from his teacher and his classmate.
D2: Instructional Strategies
Using Guidelines for effective strategies for online instruction and the ARCS motivation theory.
Share your experiences: when have you been highly motivated in your classes? These can be experiences from any delivery format- face to face, hybrid, or online. What motivated you to be involved and learn? Be specific.
A class where I was highly motivated was a face to face environment class I take it last quarter with Dr. Beak. The class name Design and Development of Instructional Materials. Wow it was an interesting class we work as group we decide to teach 6 grad students how to add and change text in a PowerPoint presentation.
Our objective of this research were to take student through the steps to learn who to use PowerPoint in the classroom and to do some specific tasks such as create a new, blank presentation and open an existing presentation. For create a new, blank presentation. The development of a PowerPoint presentation usually begins with a blank template slide. The user then selects a specific template to use in the presentation. To create a new blank presentation at any time: click on the file tab and choose new from the left-hand side of the screen. Ensure blank presentation is selected, and then click on the create button. A template usually includes a background color or image, a standard font, and several slide layouts. To keep a uniform look, the template is kept the same throughout the presentation.
It was really interesting course. Develop, give a presentation and get a feedback, work with very nice group and teacher, and learn from our mistake.
Explain specifically what kinds of activities you can develop for an online course. Incorporate effective strategies for motivation and share this with your classmates (suggest at least two different activities).
Course Title: Interviewing Skills.
Content/Topics: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening Standard: Comprehension and Collaboration.
Target Audience: College students
Delivery Format: On-line with either skype or face-to-face sessions.
Technology Tools: computer access, smart board, YouTube videos.
1 Day 1– Give the students the attached pretest with interview questions to complete. Following the completion of the pretest, discuss the students’ answers. Ask the students what they think the purpose of an interview is? If students have participated in an interview, ask them to share their experience and the outcome.
Activity 2 Day 2– (attached) and ask the students to read the steps and discuss each step.
Step 1: Before the interview – After reading this section, critique the outfits of the day and why or why not people are dressed appropriate.
Step 2: The Start of the Interview – Did you greet the teacher when you entered? How is your posture? Are you chewing gum? Fidgeting? Use this time to get up and practice your handshake and introduction. Have the students practice with each other and when they are confident they have it, they can introduce themselves to the teacher.
Step 3: The Interview (Middle) – Again how is your posture? Are you engaged?
Step 4: The Interview (End) – Are you clear on instructions when leaving the room? Do you know how to contact your instructor if needed?