Work Sample 5. Interactive Online Teaching and Learning Model CAF – Sequence 1. We were asked to watch the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hNZ8LFE5DA. Q&A - Consider.
Interactive Online Teaching and Learning Model
CAF – Sequence 1
Zoe Cummings - 14 April 2013 5:53:02 AM CDT
Position 2: The absence of nonverbal cues does not affect communication in text-based online environments, because people adapt to the environment and include novel stylish and contextual cues to convey attitudes and emotions (i.e. using emoticons). This position rejects ideas of lowered student engagement and restrictions in participants’ abilities to express emotions and exchange information about affective states. Yes, text-based communication has fewer cues and is less rich in information, notably non-verbal, than conventional face-to-face or voice communication. However, social information processing theory (Snowman et al, 2009) suggests that the use of emoticons can and does very effectively communicate emotions in a text-based environment. Hence, text-based online communication does not lower student engagement or student learning outcomes.
Zoe Cummings - 14 April 2013 5:58:31 AM CDT
Question- So, what camp do you belong to or what position do you subscribe to? Provide a short explanation as to why.
I mostly use emoticon through social media such as facebook and through text. I mostly use
the basic :) :/ :( :S ; ( :< ; )
Question : If you haven't done so already, please tell us briefly how the lack of non-verbal cues in text-based online communication is affecting your learning engagement and learning outcomes ... .
Zoe Cummings - 14 April 2013 6:07:06 AM CDT
From participating in this study I have also learnt about another of the DeBono attention directing ideas called the CAF approach, which ‘pushes’ you gently to engage in deep learning approaches.
The video attached at the beginning of the activity highlighted the fact that everyone reveals something of their identity when they interact in virtual environments. Similar to the dog and the cat in the video, people may also be tempted to hide their real identity in these environments. However others are more genuine and show their real identity and intentions.