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  1. Diverse Online Teaching Strategies for Our Diverse Students Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The 13th Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning The Power of Online Learning: Making a Difference November 7-9, 2007 Orlando, FL

  2. Topics Covered . Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  3. Learning and Teaching Styles Overview When I learn: I like to deal with my feelings. I like to think about ideas. I like to be doing things. I like to watch and listen. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  5. Learning and Teaching Styles Overview -- Kolb • Different Dimensions of Learning • Instructional Practices • Information Processing • Social Interaction Tendencies • Influence of Personality Cultural Differences Can Influence Learning Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  6. Based on Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory • Accommodating: intuition, people • Latinos, White females, African Americans, Native Americans • Assimilating: logic, theory • Converging: practice, technology • Diverging: imaginative, group work Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  7. Processor/Reflector Processor/Doer • Doer/Theoretical • Reflective/Theoretical Kolb, D.A. (1984). Experiential Learning: experience as the source of learning and development. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall .

  8. Latinos, white females, Native Americans, African Americans Asians-- Reflectors Honey, P. & Mumford, A. (1982) Manual of Learning Styles . London: P Honey.

  9. Good to assess students in order to facilitate collaborative projects Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  10. Global Learners – • random sequence • make connections (culturally relevant) • second languages • Millenials (Digital Natives) • multitasking • visual learners • interactivity and social networking

  11. Suggestions for Shaping Online Instruction to Provide an Optimal Learning Environment Strategies That Will Benefit Multiple Learners in the Online Environment Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  12. Design Activities in Multiple Formats Scenarios/Simulations Audio/Visual Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Discussion Forums/Debates Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  13. Use Audio and Video Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  14. Find other examples of multimedia to add Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  15. http://www.nipissingu.ca/faculty/univ1011/Modules/05_YouLearn/05_YouLearn.htmhttp://www.nipissingu.ca/faculty/univ1011/Modules/05_YouLearn/05_YouLearn.htm Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  16. Camtasia/Captivate Tutorials (video) with Audio and Call Outs

  17. Provide Additional Multimedia Options http://www.library.uiuc.edu/diglit Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  18. Design Activities in Multiple Formats Scenarios/Simulations Scenarios/ Simulations Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Discussion Forums/Debates Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  19. Mock Reference Interview Simulations in a Chat Room Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  20. Simulated Reference Interview Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  21. Scenarios Providing Examples From Real Life Experiences

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  23. Design Activities in Multiple Formats Scenarios/Simulations Polls/Surveys Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Discussion Forums/Debates Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  24. Use Polls to Stimulate Conversations Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  25. Also good for feedback Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  26. Survey Monkey Polls http://surveymonkey.com Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  27. Design Activities in Multiple Formats Scenarios/Simulations Games/Puzzles Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Discussion Forums/Debates Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  28. Games appeal to various learning styles Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  30. Use available quizzing features of your system. Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  31. Include Feedback Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  32. Design Activities in Multiple Formats Scenarios/Simulations Journals/Blogs/ Wikis Polls/Surveys Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Discussion Forums/Debates Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  33. Collaborative Creation-- WIKIS Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  34. Social Networking • Opportunity to contribute, share, communicate and collaborate. • Tagging -- Flickr, Odeo, YouTube, Google Video, Ourmedia , del.icio.us • Can begin work in a classroom and take it outside and then bring it back in again.

  35. Design Activities in Multiple Formats Scenarios/Simulations Polls/Surveys Discussion Forums/Debates Games/Puzzles Journals/Blogs/Wikis Discussion Forums/Debates Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  36. Chat and White Board Take advantage of the tools available Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  37. Discussion Forums Topics should be personally relevant Allow students to choose project topics (incorporates diverse views into online courses) Keep groups small Groups should be focused on a task Management and oversight of groups is critical Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  38. Peer Group Feedback Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  39. Feedback Instructors need to provide two types of feedback: information feedback and acknowledgment feedback. • Timely • Friendly • Supportive Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  40. Feedback Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  41. Bringing the Styles Together Collaborative Inquiry Space • Individual Space Formative Expertise Merged Spaces Forums Peer Groups Blogs Wikis

  42. Use a variety of teaching methods. Design activities in multiple formats. Develop resources that support students who require a morepersonalized, interactive learning environment. Be flexible and creative. Conclusion Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  43. Additional References Mentioned • Kevin Downing and Tat Mei Chim, “Reflectors as Online Extraverts?”Educational Studies 30, no. 3 (2004): 265–76. • Jean S. Moeller, “A Research Study to Discover Temperament Types, Communication Styles, and Learning Styles of Adult Learners in Nontraditional and Online Learning Environments,” paper presented at Honoring Our Roots and Branches . . . Our History and Future. Proceedings of the Annual Midwest Research to Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, Madison, Wisc., 2000. • M. Rourke and Linda Lysynchuk, “The Influence of Learning Style on Achievement in Hypertext” (New Orleans: The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 466 102, 2000). • Dolores V. Tanno, “When Education, Media, and Technology Converge, What Do Latino/A Students Gain?” Journal of Latinos and Education 2, no. 1 (2003): 42.

  44. Lori MestreDigital Learning Librarianlmestre@uiuc.edu Diverse Learners Diverse Approaches Lori Mestre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign