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  • 1. E XTENDEDL EARNINGI NSTITUTE Kim Monti Instructional Designer Nantana Wongtanasirikul Instructional Designer


  • Who we are, what we do
  • Community of Inquiry framework
  • Web 2.0 tools we use
  • Lessons learned and next phase with tool
  • Whats next with ELI and Web 2.0


  • Offered distance education for over 30 years
  • Fastest growing area in NOVA
  • Moving from print-based to online courses
  • Moving from self-paced to collaborative work

4. Garrison, Anderson, Archer , 1999 5. 6. 7. 8. Tip: Have students post their username on their profile; Create GROUP in Skype to sort students by course. 9. Tip: Include your online office hour in your syllabus 10.

  • Not many students interested in using chat with their instructors
  • Create special group projects, exam review
  • Give extra credit for participating

11. Tip: Keep it short and sweet 12.

  • Old way of teaching in new tool
  • Discussion around the topic
  • Optional tool for students to use for presentations, class assignments
  • Using Viddler ( http://www.viddler.com /)

13. Tip: Create a username and password where entire class posts. 14.

  • Some students found posting their videos difficult
  • Give students additional options to share videos beyond YouTube
  • Provide clear guidelines and examples
  • Additional materials required (webcam)


    • Tip: Collaborate together towards an end goal such as a project, paper, or presentation

16. 17. Tip: Consider to turn on/off the notification email 18. Tip: Encourage students to invite their friends and family to their blogs 19.

  • Difficult to keep track of each students contribution
  • Use for brainstorming.Not for final drafts
  • Incorporate synchronous communication
  • Group evaluation
  • Guidelines for interaction in tool
  • Enable notification in tools

20. So many tools, so little time. Please dont overwhelm me 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. http://delicious.com/eliid/salt 28.

  • For links to all of the tools mentioned today (and more!):
    • http://del.icio.us/eliid/salt
  • If you have any questions, please contact:
    • Nantana:[email_address]
    • Kim:[email_address]