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Integrating Desktop Video Conferencing into Online and Web-Enhanced Courses Ms. Darla Runyon Dr. Roger Von Holzen Center for Information Technology in Education Northwest Missouri State University. What’s on the horizon that can help online and web-enhanced courses?.

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Integrating Desktop Video Conferencing into Online and Web-Enhanced CoursesMs. Darla RunyonDr. Roger Von HolzenCenter for Information Technology in EducationNorthwest Missouri State University

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Networked Collaborative Tools web-enhanced courses?

  • New options available to provide collaborative learning opportunities*

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Collaborative Learning web-enhanced courses?

  • Consists of students working interactively in groups

    • using synchronous and asynchronous methods for student engagement and interaction

    • to complete activities, assignments, and projects*

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Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning web-enhanced courses?

  • CSCL focus:

    • Enhance peer interaction in groups

    • Get students engaged in the content by working with others

    • Facilitate sharing and distribution of knowledge among the group

    • Enrich the social presence and interaction of the online community*

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Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning web-enhanced courses?

  • Interactions occur through the use of computer-supported collaborative learning tools and techniques

    • Collaborative learning supported by technology

    • Use of technology enhances the process

  • Technology provides the opportunity for spontaneous collaboration

    • Technology coordinates this collaboration*

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Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning web-enhanced courses?

  • Builds a networked community of learners

  • Provides learning spaces for knowledge sharing and knowledge building

    • Use group presentations and projects rather than passively absorbing information as an individual

  • Engages students in a problem-solving environment

  • Promotes synthesis and reflection of process

  • Provides text and audio archives of process*

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Computer Mediated Communication web-enhanced courses?

  • Allows real-time conferencing with students

  • Sessions options:

    • One-on-one tutoring

    • Small group

      • allow students to work in groups virtually

    • Large group

      • Instructor lead

      • Subject matter experts lead

  • Campus-based courses using a course web site can also benefit

    • Allows online students to meet virtually in the classroom with online students creating a learning hub*

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Computer Mediated Communication web-enhanced courses?

  • Subject matter experts can become a major part of a course

    • communicate real-world experiences with students

    • provide feedback on concept applications *

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Collaborative Learning Spaces web-enhanced courses?

  • Recorded events

    • Tegrity

    • Narrated lectures

  • Live interactive events

    • Instant messaging

    • Desktop video conferencing*

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Desktop Video Conferencing web-enhanced courses?

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Computer Mediated Communication web-enhanced courses?

  • Desktop video conferencing

    • specialized software and services for real-time communication, collaboration, instruction, and learning over the Internet

  • Provides

    • mode for collaborative visualization of instructional concepts in an online environment

    • medium for spontaneous, collaborative communication*

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Interactive Features web-enhanced courses?

  • Two-way audio

  • One-way video

    • May be switched among participants

  • PowerPoint-based presentations (agendas)

  • Whiteboard

  • Application sharing

  • Web tours

  • Surveys/polls

  • Chat

  • Recording and archiving*

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New Assessment Tools web-enhanced courses?

  • Desktop video conferencing surveys and quizzes

    • Provide formative feedback in synchronous sessions

      • improve content development

      • check student understanding

    • Report feature captures individual scores for grade reporting*

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Practical Tips for CSCL web-enhanced courses?

  • Use an open ended collaborative task

    • Multiple perspectives

    • Multiple solutions

  • Group students providing guidelines and expectations

    • Use small groups such as dyads and triads

  • Choose transparent and user-friendly desktop video conferencing systems*

Veerman, A. & Veldhuis-Diermanse, E. (2001). Collaborative learning through computer-mediated communication in academic education. In the Proceedings of the Computer support for Collaborative Learning Conference (CSCL) 2001, Maastricht University, Holland. Presents four studies that all took place as part of an academic course, in which students had to work collaboratively on complex tasks by the use of a CMC system. 

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Grouping Techniques web-enhanced courses?

  • Assignment of course content based on roles or enrollment status for the course

  • Distribution of roles and responsibilities in groups

  • Peer assessment and grading based on group developed scoring guides*

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Online Collaborative Learning Articles web-enhanced courses?

  • Central Queensland University

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Computer Mediated Communication web-enhanced courses?

  • Desktop video conferencing can also support campus activities

    • recruitment of new students

    • conduct campus meetings

    • training and support of faculty with instructional technology across campus and around the globe*

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Endicott, J. (October 2004). 5 web-enhanced courses?Proven principles of web presenting. Presentations.

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Management Issues web-enhanced courses?

  • Licensing

  • Hosting

  • Session requests*

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Planning for Integration web-enhanced courses?

  • Courses using this technology should market technology requirements with the course description

    • Webcam and headset--$50

  • Users must make certain they complete the system check on the computer they will use for the course

  • Instructors should prepare an agenda for sessions in advance*

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What’s Available—and the Cost? web-enhanced courses?

  • One-on-one tutoring

    • Free video and/or audio conferencing capability of IM services

  • Video conferencing providers

    • Centra

    • Horizon Live

    • Elluminate

    • Placeware

    • WebEx

    • Tegrity

    • Click2Learn

    • Interwise

    • Macromedia Breeze*

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Darla Runyon web-enhanced courses?drunyon@mail.nwmissouri.eduDr. Roger Von

Center for Information Technology in EducationNorthwest Missouri State University