Group 6:

Directions for this activity:

  1. Appoint a recorder.
  2. Recorder click on the "edit this page" button and then use this wiki to record a summary of your group's discussion under each section listed below.
  3. When yofu have completed recording your group's results, click on the "save" button


Your task: [discussion]


Complete each of the sections below:

Part 1: If you had to teach only face-to-face

If you had to use this strategy in teaching face-to-face, to be as effective as possible:
  • (a) What could you do in class? List key components that would make this strategy most effective)
  • clickers:ask a question adn let them break into groups according to how they answered the question
  • what kind of disucssion is this: pose a question/problem? survey initial response, get them in groups to discuss, then survey again
  • Think/Pair/Share (especially when teaching in a second language)

  • (b) What could students do outside of class in preparation for and/or as a follow up to the seat time in class?
  • strategies: post discussion topics ahead of time
  • have students read ahead of time

  • think about the constitution of groups: the whole class? turn to your neighbor? specific size of groups? group roles?
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Part 2: If you had to teach only online:

If you had to use this strategy in teaching fully online, to be as effective as possible:
  • (a) What could students do on their own (working independently using any resources provided)? List key resources & components that would make this strategy most effective) similar to above, could post topics, readings, instructions

  • (b) In what ways could students work collaboratively/interact with others online in preparation for and/or as a follow up to their independent work?
  • asynchronous discussion tools both having all students post and require at least two replies
  • divide students into groups for discussions in their own asynchronous forum
  • have students generatte topics in a forum as well as professor posting topics
  • one group generates topics that others have to respond to
  • how to get the students to "discuss" instead just reply

Part 3: If you could teach a hybrid class (taking the best of both worlds):

If you had a choice and could make the best of both worlds by teaching using this strategy a hybrid class, what would you do and would you have students do:
  • (a) in the face-to-face component of the class? depending on the goals of discussion: do you want to build community? survey what students already know? get them to practice persuasion? pracitce collaboration?
  • decide how big the groups should be
  • clearly define the task, roles and expectations
  • model the kind of disucssion

  • (b) in the online component of the class?