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How is online structure different from face-to-face?

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How is online structure different from face-to-face?

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Dr. Rachel Barnard and Breana Yaklin
How is online structure different from face-to-face?

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Author :
Dr. Rachel Barnard and Breana Yaklin

A good starting point for thinking about building community in your online course is to begin by reflecting on the activities in your face-to-face course. The table above was developed in July 2020 by Dr. Rachel Barnard as a way to help illustrate how an online course might look different from a face-to-face course.

Face-to-face

Online

1st day of class: intro you and the course

D2L pages ("files") describing policies, norms for how often to log in to D2L, etc. with text and short "tour" videos

Student turns to neighbor to ask question

Student use the chat (if synchronous sessions), discussion board, email, and/or text a friend 

Office hours: in your office 

In a Zoom meeting room possibly with a "waiting room"

1:1 meetings about projects

1:1 Zoom meetings about a projects

Group workheet

Collaborative e-tools (Office365, Google Suite, etc.) 

Class meeting: pre-reading --> small group discussion --> share out --> post-reflection

Social reading in perusall.com --> Small group discussion notes on google doc --> individual, written reflection submitted to D2L

Class meeting: iClickers for classroom polling

iClicker REEF (if sync sessions); or videos + short D2L quizzes (if async session)

Taking attendance by roll call

Taking attendance by zoom usage reports, iClicker Reef, zoom polling question, responding to a discussion board post.

 

Another similar resource to explore is a similar table from our colleagues at LSU: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15ZtTu2pmQRU_eC3gMccVhVwDR57PDs4uxlMB7Bs1os8/mobilebasic?pli=1

Please note some of the resources in this table are not supported at MSU. This table is available in a Google Doc, where it is being updated and you can contribute to it as well. This table takes the process a step further by identifying the synchronous and asynchronous ways to achieve your goal. For more on synchronous vs asynchronous learning experiences, go to the next article in this playlist.

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