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Discussion Questions - M Evans

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Discussion Questions 

NOTE: We will be using a blog for the first couple of weeks until Blackboard has been setup.  Students must create an account on blogger, go to the following link: http://www.blogger.com


WK1-Discussion Question 1

Original Post Due NLT Midnight: Sunday, August 28, 2011

Peer Reponses (2) Due NLT Midnight: Monday, August 29, 2011

First Online Class Meeting: Tentatively Scheduled Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 8pm

WK2-Discussion Question 2 

Original Post Due: Sunday, September 4, 2011

Peer Reponses (2) Due: Monday, September 5, 2011

2nd Online Class Meeting: Tentatively Scheduled Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 8pm


DQ Requirements 

  1. All discussion question original responses are due on the assigned date. Late responses will not be accepted.
  2. All original responses must be written in a scholarly manner.  "Scholarly" means using complete sentences and at least one quote from a subject matter expert supporting your response. Please include citations using APA format.   (http://www.apastyle.org
  3. All responses should be at least 50-100 words (without the citation). You may compose in Microsoft Word and "copy and paste" your reponse into the comment field.
  4. Peer response (respond to 2 (two) other original responses) by the assigned date. No late peer responses will be accepted.


Original Response: Collaboration is critical in the e-learning environment. The current technology innovations have provided instructors with multiple methods to maintain meaningful “conversations,” synchronously or asynchronously. The use of wikis, blogs, learning management systems, or interactive discussion programs such as Skype; provide quick and easy communication between learners and the instructor. “When collaboration is not encouraged, participation in the online course is generally low and may take the form of queries to the instructor rather than dialogue and feedback” (Palloff & Pratt, 2001, p. 33). 


Palloff, R., & Pratt, K. (2001). Lessons from the cyberspace classroom: The realities of online teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


Peer Response: Using collaborative projects does provide more opportunities for authentic learning.  Educators must remember to use differentiated instruction to reach all different learning styles.  Today's learners are multi-taskers that require many different forms of learning styles.  Collaborative projects do provide an opportunity to multi-task and work in an environment that faciliatate multiple learning styles depending on the task assignment.


Comments (2)

Veronica Zamarron said

at 11:32 pm on Aug 28, 2011

Technology integration in today's classrooms merges content with mechanics. Computers are not just used for Accelerated Reading; whiteboards are used everyday; and e-readers are provided as an alternative to books. Educators need to try and strike a balance between traditional and project-based learning. There must also be support and training available to educators so that they can utilize tech tools more effectively in their classrooms. Veronica Zamarron

PRamirez1113 said

at 9:09 pm on Aug 31, 2011

What is the question that we are supposed to respond to? I understood that the above responses are examples. Could someone clarify? Please Advise

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