Teaching & Learning

Session 1 (2002): Online Group Interaction: When, Why, How? Using Groups for Group Discussion and Group Projects

October 31, 2002

Online Group Interaction: When, Why, How? Using Groups for Group Discussion and Group Projects

Session Materials

Hanna, Donald; Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle; Conceicao-Runlee, Simone. 147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Discussion Groups: Essentials of Web-Based Education. Atwood Publishing, 2000.

Hathorn, Lesley G.; Ingram, Albert L. “Online Collaboration: Making It Work,” Educational Technology 42 (1): 33-40.  Jan-Feb 2002.

Kollock, Peter. “Design Principles for Online Communities.” PC Update 15 (5): 58-60. June 1998. (also available online at http://www.loa-cnr.it/Files/CollabKWork/Design%20Principles%20for%20Online%20Communities-%20Kollock.html)

Archived Video

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Welcome by Joan Predko, LearnDAT Director
(viewing time: 3:04)

Welcome by Marcia Witt, LearnDAT Producer and Panel Moderator
(viewing time: 2:17)

Presentation by Pamela Pomerenke, Broad College of Business
(viewing time: 10:37)

Presentation by Sue Mireley, HED Facilities Management Program
(viewing time: 7:29)
Presentation by Jean Baker, College of Education
(viewing time: 20:20)
Question and Answer Period
(viewing 18:45)

 

Session Background

Panelists:
Jean Baker, College of Education
Sue Mireley, HED Facilities Management Program
Pamela Pomerenke, Broad College of Business

Panel Moderator:
Marcia Witt, MSU LearnDAT

Thursday, October 31, 2002
9:00 am รข€“ 10:00 am
Wills House, MSU
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This session focuses on the issue of how to effectively use groups in an online environment. Successes and Challenges by exemplary MSU faculty who teach online courses will be presented followed by an open discussion forum.

Target audience: Faculty who currently teach online courses who want to know more about the dynamics of group projects and group discussions. Faculty who teach traditional classroom courses and are interested in online tools to supplement and support group projects

Issues Explored:

*Why and When to Use Groups
*How group projects in a traditional class map to an online environment
*Making group assignments
*Online Tools to Facilitate Group Communications: Discussion Boards and Live Chat
* Instructor Interactions with Groups

Series Leader: Marcia Witt, eProducer
Faculty Advisors: Carrie Heeter, Susan Melnick, Joan Predko