Session Location

Grand Valley State University, Eberhard Center, EC 611

Session Start Date and Time

22-8-2012 10:45 AM

Session End Date and Time

22-8-2012 11:35 AM

Session Description

Online Discussion is a central component for establishing a community of inquiry in our online courses and for extending in-seat dialogue. In this workshop, we will present Danielle Lake’s (Liberal Studies) research, where she learned that her asynchronous (online) learners reported stronger community than her synchronous (in-seat) learners. We will build on this to share our experiences in asynchronous discussion and practical suggestions for how to build community in the online environment. Participants will have an opportunity to learn from each other and ask questions of the presenters, and will walk away with specific suggestions and samples for engaging learners and building an online community to enhance learning.

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Aug 22nd, 10:45 AM Aug 22nd, 11:35 AM

Session 03: Engaging the Online Learner: Building Community through Asynchronous Discussion

Grand Valley State University, Eberhard Center, EC 611