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Keeping Faculty and Students Engaged in the Asynchronous Environment: 

Keeping Faculty and Students Engaged in the Asynchronous Environment Jacqueline C. Hagerott, Antonio R. Emanuel and Betty K. Young Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio

The challenge to keep everyone current and on track: 

The challenge to keep everyone current and on track Asynchronous learning: lack of coincidence in time.

Methods to meet the challenge: 

Methods to meet the challenge Create activities which require the student to log into the course web site on a regular basis. Before the class begins, have each student create a profile. Have students pose a question that requires cohort members to respond. 'Just talking' topic thread

Methods…: 

Methods… Teaching tips Regularly scheduled BB posts Feedback Alternative research material Quiz/exam hints Assignment clarification FAQ’s

Methods…: 

Methods… Protocol Establish course objectives Establish deadlines REMOVE THE THREAD AFTER THE DEADLINE Design grading rubric Create an online grade book Announcement page Build an assignment schedule Use the web course for primary communication rather than e-mail

Successful Communication is the Key: 

Successful Communication is the Key Establish the ground rules for open and free online communications Create a safe learning environment E-etiquette - The basics No exclamation points (Can be perceived as threatening!!!!) No use of all caps (IT IS RUDE AND IS LIKE SHOUTING) Use your given name rather than a pseudo name Keep posts brief and to the point Encourage students to stick to the subject of a particular thread Never publish private e-mail Don’t clutter the virtual classroom with, 'I agree, me too, nice job, etc.'

Online Communication Means…: 

Online Communication Means… Listening and demonstrating that you are listening Incorporating ideas into an expression How we express our idea is as important as the idea itself Communication forms perception

Expression + Communication = Perception: 

Expression + Communication = Perception (Knapp andamp; Miller, 1985) Research shows that those who express themselves effectively are viewed as better communicators.

How do I know what I think until I see what I say?: 

How do I know what I think until I see what I say? Online Communication involves written expression Words carry tonal messages online Think, feel, believe, know, understand, accept, suggest

Slide10: 

References Danet, B. (2001) . Cyberpl@y: Communicating Online. New York: New York University Press. (http://micro5.mscc.huji.ac.il/~msdanet/cyberpl@y/index.html) Knapp, M. L. andamp; Miller, G. R. (1985) . Handbook of Interpersonal Communication. Beverly Hills: Sage. Shea, V. (1994) . Netiquette. Albion Books. White, K. andamp; Weight, B. (2000). The online teaching guide. Allyn and Bacon.

Related Links: 

Related Links Emoticons http://www.albion.com/netiquette/book/0963702513p59.html

Contact Information: 

Contact Information Antonio R. Emanuel Franklin University 201 S. Grant Avenue Columbus, OH 43215 emanuela@franklin.edu 614-341-6331

Contact Information: 

Contact Information Jacqueline C. Hagerott Franklin University 201 S. Grant Avenue Columbus, OH 43215 hagerott@franklin.edu 614-341-6233

Contact Information: 

Contact Information Betty K. Young Franklin University 201 S. Grant Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43215 youngb@franklin.edu 614-341-6367

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